Duke University, Freeman Center

1415 Faber Street, Durham, NC 27708 | website


Located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue on Duke’s Central Campus. Parking is free at this class location.

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is held daily (mid-June through July) on Duke’s East Campus with jams and performances taking place at venues on campus and the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). An ID is issued to each KLC student during the ADF season to attend performances at a discount.

“I have been fortunate to travel to several BMC courses and workshops in Europe and North America. I have to say I return to Durham because it is really a magical and ideal place to hold BMC courses. First off, I firmly believe Durham is the friendliest place on earth. The southern hospitality is so infectious and heartwarming. Also, Durham is a quaint beautiful University town surrounded by forest that gives you a lovely balance of peace and serenity with the added bonus of having access to everyday conveniences. When I return home from Durham I always feel incredibly calm and rested.” –Natasha Martina Koechl


The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is the closest airport to Duke’s campus and is approximately 25 minutes away from the course location and housing (or 50 minutes during rush hour). On the last day of each course, required class material is finished by 1:30 pm to allow same day departure flights beginning at 3:30 pm; you should plan to arrive at the airport at least one hour before any domestic flight.


Duke Tower 
807 West Trinity Ave

Duke Tower has apartments with either 2 double beds and 2 full closets in a king room or one king bed in a king room with a full bathroom and linen closet. All units have a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room with cable tv, and in-room hard-wired internet access. Rates also include a cleaning service for the unit that provides clean towels, sheets and paper products provided weekly.

Duke Tower is within walking distance of Freeman Center and Whole Foods (20-30 minutes) and is a few short blocks from downtown Durham where there are numerous restaurants, a (Wed/Sat) farmers’ market, a historic movie theater, live music, and American Dance Festival venues are located.

Duke Tower is a quaint housing option with a garden courtyard which includes a miniature golf course, outdoor pool, shuffle board, grilling, and a laundry facility. Make reservations as early as you can to ensure availability.


Duke University

If you’re interested in looking for housing through Duke’s Resident Life services go to the above website and under departments click on Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL), then Living Off Campus, then Find Housing.


Temporary Living Company
8831 Westgate Park Drive, Raleigh NC 27617

TLC is locally-owned and operated in Raleigh, NC with properties that include Lodge at Station Nine, West Village, and Lofts at Lakeview, which are all walking distance from the Freeman Center.

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment include standard furniture and housewares package, including a washer/dryer, a television, and high speed internet.


West Village  – Urban Loft Apartments
604 West Morgan St.

A short-term lease program in one of Durham’s premiere loft apartments in downtown Durham that is about a 15 minute walk to the Freeman Center and included in Duke’s shuttle service. Apartments are equipped with local cable, phone service, DSL, and include weekly maid service.  Reserve with a credit card.


Other Options

Several participants have found housing via Craigslist, Airbandb, VRBO or the American Dance Festival housing site.


Click here for a New York Times article about dining in Durham in 2010. Since then many more articles, restaurants and eateries have made Durham The Foodiest (farm to table) small city in the South including, Southern Living magazine. A local Durham map will be available for each student.

Here’s also a  list of Durham outings that a local might take you on.

Pomona College, Pendleton Dance Center

333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711 | website


The center of Claremont’s merchant activity is only 2 blocks from the Pendleton Dance Center where our classes are held on the Pomona College campus. This delightful village is filled with affordable and upscale restaurants, shops, and a Sunday Farmer’s Market.

Students enjoy walking out the door of our classroom and into the campus of Pomona College, which features swinging benches and outdoor grills surrounding the patio center of the dorms. An Olympic size swimming pool flanks the Pendleton Dance Center, which is often available for KLC students to enjoy.



  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

ONT is the closest airport to Pomona College, but whether you use it or LAX there’s a 24 hour shuttle that runs from both: (800) 258-3826. You can also take a taxi (try Yellow Cab at (909)-622-1313), or if you’re coming from LAX you can take the Fly-Away bus to Metrolink: (800) 371-5465.

The South campus parking structure is located at 295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Limited street parking is available along College Avenue.


Private Dorms
These are single rooms with shared baths and common kitchen facilities with a large refrigerator. Rooms come with linens ($45/night) or without linens ($27/night). You may reserve these rooms and/or a meal plan on the BMC-KLC registration site. Space is limited: sign up as part of your course registration process.


Other Options
Several participants have found housing via Craigslist, Airbandb, VRBO.


Pomona College Meal Plan
3 Meal Plan options are available during the Organ System course at Pomona College, June 4 through June 11, 2016. Options are: Breakfast ($56), Lunch ($58.50), or Breakfast and Lunch ($114.80), during the eight days of the course. Dinner meal plan is not available. Register for a meal plan on the BMC-KLC registration site.


830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 | website


Rudramandir is easy to find in Berkeley but parking can be challenging on weekdays. If you must drive a car to class, please look on the Rudramandir website for local suggestions and give yourself ample time to  park and settle yourself before class begins in this gorgeous studio. Rudramandir aka Sacred Space is within walking distance of the Bay, a coffee shop, several markets and restaurants, including Berkeley Bowl.



  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

  • Both airports offer BART service to Berkeley and Oakland.
  • From San Francisco Airport:  BART station at airport
  • From the Oakland Airport: Take a shuttle bus to the BART station,
  • The closest BART stop to Sacred Space (studio location) is Berkeley (city center). From BART (Berkeley Station) take local bus to Sacred Space (2   miles)
  • Use Google Maps or 511.org to map out public transportation schedule

Bayporter Express Hotel Shuttle Service

  • Offers shuttles from both San Francisco and Oakland Airports


920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Located about 4 blocks from Sacred Space. Workshop participants can book at $69/night by calling 510-849-1121 and giving the code “Rudra” to the desk clerk.

GOLDEN BEAR INN  –  (12 blocks walk to Sacred Space)
1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA

RODEWAY INN  –  (14 block walk to Sacred Space)
1461 University Ave, Berkeley CA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS  –  (12 block walk to Sacred Space)
1175 University Ave, Berkeley CA