Germans are big believers in clubs with a popular saying "where two Germans meet, they form a club". There is a club for every interest with over 600,000 registered clubs. The most popular clubs are centered on sport, but there are other interests as well. If you have a specific interest or are looking for a way to meet friends, taking a class can be an excellent way of expanding your social circle. Colleges, community centers, and forums are the best places to find listings for classes. There is usually an area to post announcements about courses, programs, and items of interest.
Aesthetic Voice at Studio/Atelier Lukas Thiel - Vocal training for singers age 16 and above. Individual lessons or work in small groups, training the voice (also for speakers) through learning to sing.
Tel: 0176 7562 3168
Drumfactory School: Courses in drums and percussion in modern practice studios. Equipment hire available. DJ training.
Solmsstr. 16, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg. Tel: 030 2123 8532 / 0172 593 9503
Guitar Lessons in English: Experienced guitar teacher offers lessons for all ages in English and teaches how to read notes and play different styles on the guitar.
Tel: 01762 7882142
International Music School Berlin: Instrumental tuition for piano, violin, guitar and flute as well as singing lessons. Other instruments on request as well as instruction German, English, Russian, Spanish, Italian or in other languages.
Luisenstr.41, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Tel: 030 2759 5300 Fax: 030 2759 5303
Art Courses Roman Lukas: Art courses in drawing, painting, clay sculpting and using colored sand. No previous experience necessary.
Rheinstrasse 34, 12161 Berlin.
Berlin Photo Workshops: Seminars, workshops and summer workshops for professional and amateur photographers and students.
Aelier fur Photographie, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Str. 19, 10407 Berlin.
Tel: 0173 952 49 82
Kunstgut: Private art school in Berlin. Preparation of applications for art schools, free painting, nude drawing and sculpture in a variety of materials. Individual lessons available.
Osloer Str. 124, 13359 Berlin-Wedding. Tel: 030 7889 2800 / 0163 132 0843
Sewing and Crochet Classes: Sewing and crochet classes for beginners to advanced level. See website for individual classes, times and fees.
Linkle Stitch'N Bitch cafe, Wrangelstr. 80, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg. Tel: 0152 01375225
Ballhaus Walzerlinksgestrickt: Ballroom and Latin dancing classes from beginner to advanced. Individual and group tuition. Flexible courses.
Am Tempelhofer Berg 7d, 10965 Berlin-Tempelhof
Magna Mata: Flamenco dancing classes from beginner to advanced in an open plan studio overlooking Berlin. Studio available for event hire.
Oudenarder Str. 16, Stair 10, 4th floor, 13347 Berlin-Wedding. Tel: 030 455 1138 / 030 784 8865
The Akademie: Private drama school in Kreuzberg, Berlin offering courses in theatre acting, camera acting, directing and theatre studies.
Schlesische Str. 26, Aufgang D/5. OG., 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg. Tel: 030 862 1744 /030 8639 5901
See also our article on Language courses.