Embodied Community Forum 5/21

Sunday, May 21st 1:00 – 4:00pm   ‘A New Way of No-ing’ Dancing with Peace, Clarity, Joy and Empowerment Movement practice + compassionate communication. Our final offering for this series of Embodied Community Forums, this FREE 3-hour session is... read more

Wake Up Santa Cruz – Practicing Mindfulness

Every other Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:30pm 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19 Practicing mindfulness in a young group Walking, eating, sitting, reading, sharing. We are the Wake Up Santa Cruz Sangha in the tradition of our Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. We... read more

5Rhythms Committed Series

5Rhythms with Rachel Jordana Tuesday mornings, 10:45am-12:15pm Beginning Jan. 10th   5Rhythms is a free form dance meditation practice developed by Gabrielle Roth in the 1960’s. The primary intention is to develop freedom and unity, there is no way to... read more

S Factor Santa Cruz – New Classes!

New Classes! S Factor Beginning Pole Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm, February 20 – April 17 (no class March 27th) S Factor Pole 2 ​Mondays 4:00-5:30pm February 20-April 17 (no class March 27th)  S Factor Pole 2/3 Tuesdays... read more

Mindful Movement Lab

Mindful Movement Lab Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am Come delve into the process of bringing our moving selves into wholeness, resilience and integrity. We will learn and experiment with concepts from traditional and contemporary dance forms, Laban Movement Analysis and The... read more

NEXUS Community Dance

Sundays 8:00 – 10:30pm NEXUS Bringing in a fresh new musical journey Sunday evenings for the Santa Cruz dance community! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/855308391231850/ DJ Windhorse (Brian Edgar), facilitator & organizer... read more

Afro-Brazilian Dance w/ Dandha

Mondays 6:00 – 7:25 Afro-Brazilian Dance with LIVE MUSIC Beginners and All Levels Welcome! Drop-in $15 Dandha’s Afro Brazilian Dance classes are an invitation to explore the rich world of Afro-Brazilian Dance traditions with a gifted and dedicated teacher. Her... read more

Aerial Dance and Bungee Moon Dancing for Adults

Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm Who says gravity is limiting? Spend the afternoon with Lisa and climb, invert, dance, bounce, leap, orbit, spin and fly like you are on the moon! When you Bungee Moon Dance you wear a climbing harness... read more

Sant Cruz Contact Improv Jam

Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:00pm “Dance for pleasure, dance for health, dance full of art, of improvisation, of happiness and spontaneous play with space…” COST: $12.00 – $15.00 sliding scale FORMAT: 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM Arrival 7:05 PM – 7:25... read more

The Art of Improvisation

Fridays 10:00 – 11:30am Dancers with improvisation experience are welcome to join us as we explore clearly guided structures that lead to freedom of expression. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, the more structure we have, the more freedom we have... read more

Samba – Dance of Brazil

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30pm Dance of Brazil was founded by Marsea Marquis and has offered community dance classes in Santa Cruz, California since 1995. Classes are infused with music and dance elements drawing from Brazilian dance styles such as Samba... read more

Qi Gong

Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:25am In this class we move to cultivate a deep inner awareness that can influence multiple dimensions of our beings in ways that can bring us peace, inner stillness and a strong well-balanced center from which to... read more

Ecstatic Dance Monday Nights & Saturday Mornings

Mondays 8:00 – 10:00pm & Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00pm “Ecstatic Dance Monday night and Saturday morning is a place for dance and movement meditation with a rich, musical tapestry spun by DJ Daniel Mollner with occasional guest artists. The dance... read more

Kids Bungee Moon Dancing and Aerial Fabric Class

Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:10pm Who says gravity is limiting? Spend the afternoon with Lisa and climb, invert, dance, bounce, leap, orbit, spin and fly like you are on the moon! When you Bungee Moon Dance you wear a climbing harness... read more

Inner Rhythm

Thursdays 8:00 – 10:00pm Inner Rhythm is a DJ’d, lightly facilitated free-form ecstatic dance/movement meditation experience. It is a practice of surrendering to the moment and to our body’s wisdom. It is an opportunity for allowing, feeling, and expressing all... read more

Monthly Tango

Monthly Tango 4th & 5th Saturdays of the month. 9:00 to Midnight Milonga (dance party) $20 for Class & Milonga $12 for Milonga only. Join us! Even if you’re new to tango, come watch.  No partners required.  Leather sole shoes... read more

Dance Church

Sunday, 9:00 – 11:30am You are invited to dance yourself free every Sunday morning! The DJ is the minister, the music is the sermon, the dancers are the congregation. Since 2001, a spiritual dance jam has occurred every Sunday morning... read more