Current Classes

Online Offerings

5Rhythms

Taking a break!

Tuesdays 10:45am - 12:15pm
Suggested $5 - $15

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5Rhythms is a dynamic dance movement practice created and cultivated over 40 years by Gabrielle Roth (1941-2012) and now practiced all over the world.

With no steps to learn or particular choreography, Tom guides the class to move with awareness and tune into the body’s sensations. This practice is not aiming for any aesthetic or result and requires no special physical fitness or previous experience. Only an intention to step out into the moment and to give shape and movement to life flowing through us! Using the dance floor as a space to move into an investigation of the body's natural rhythms, discovering it's deep wisdom and giving expression to our uncensored self, natural and uninhibited in the fullness of being alive.

Email Tom Truman for Registration & Zoom info
tom@tom5rhythmssantacruz.com

Gentle Breath & Movement

Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
$10-$20 suggested donation
(or pay what you can)

Gentle Yoga with Luna

Destress with gentle breath & movement. This class weaves together yoga and dance for focus and fun! Benefits include releasing physical tension while balancing mental and emotional states. Together we will stretch, wiggle, dance, and giggle!

Register 2 hours before class through
paypal.me/LunaRaeWellness

Questions? Email
lunaraewellness@gmail.com

Dance Church

NEW TIME!
Sundays 10:00am - 12:00pm

$10-$20 suggested donation
(or pay what you can)

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Be part of our weekly dance ritual, where the DJ is the minister, the music is the sermon, and the dancers are the congregation!

Online via Zoom
the418project.org/dance-church

AND in-person pods!

San Jose Pod
5401 Eileen Drive
At the park at the end of Eileen Drive at the conjunction of Lawrence Expressway.

Santa Cruz Pod

Join the mailing list to get current upates:
groups.io/g/DanceChurch
Then press the "Join this Group" button

As of November 18, our in-person offerings are presently on pause due to the current county guidance. We are taking it day-by-day, so stay tuned for more info! 

In-Person Offerings

Afro-Brazilian Dance

Mondays 6:00pm – 7:25pm
$15 by 4 PM on Mondays
Beginners and all levels welcome!

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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 classes focus on folkloric and Orixa-inspired dance, Samba-Afro, and samba reggae, and other Brazilian dance styles and feature live drumming. Everyone will find challenge and inspiration in her dancing and teaching. All levels and all backgrounds welcome.

Register through Venmo or PayPal:
@Dandha or paypal.me/dandha

Once payment is made a registration link will be sent to you. Make sure you provide your email address.

This class is offered in-person and online!

Worldanz

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Drop-in $12
Beginners and all levels welcome!

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Worldanz is a rousing, high-intensity kinesthetic fitness program that exposes participants to a compelling range of dance forms and musical styles. Worldanz works to earnestly expand the dancer’s skill set through its distinct incorporation of unique movement challenges and absorbing dance rhythms. Its fusion of modern and traditional movement forms into a powerful anaerobic format designed to challenge the strongest of athletes while still being available to anyone wanting to move, learn and play.

Visit worldanz.com for more information about Worldanz

Aerial & Bungee Moon Dancing

Starting in November
Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Drop-in $15
Beginners and all levels welcome!

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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 will wear a climbing harness attached to bungees and the ceiling. The bungees give you levity and buoyancy, as if you were dancing in the lower gravity of the moon. The endless possibilities allow you to move solo or in contact improvisation. Depending on students’ interests, the time is divided between aerial dance on fabric and hammocks. This will develop core strength and awareness of moving in the air.

Women's Empowermovement

Thursdays 9:30am – 11:00am
November 12 - December 17
Drop-in $130
Pay in full $127 by Nov 12

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Offering breath-work meditation, journaling, warm-up yoga, dance movement, closing circle, and heart shares

Open to all women (cis, trans, non-binary)

$127 for the series by Nov 12 at 8:00pm
Make payments through PayPal jujulover108@gmail.com

Please bring:
- Yoga mat, blanket or towel
- Notebook/journal
- Writing utensil
- Water
- Comfortable clothes to move in
- Any item to sit on, like a cushion or pillow

Private Aerial Lessons

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Connect with Caitlin Lackey, our Fiscal Sponsee from Santa Cruz Circus Arts for your private today!

cjlackey96@gmail.com

Transformative Breath Workshop

Every last Sunday
3:00pm - 5:00pm
$20 - $30

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Next workshop: TBD

Register with Eventbrite!
or with Venmo: @ian-stratton 

We invite you to take some time to breathe. This medicine is incredibly powerful and can incite deep energetic and emotional releases, powerful euphoria, and profound numinous experiences. Benefits include nervous system regulation, improved respiratory and body awareness, greater lung capacity, and more!

  • A Yoga Mat/Pad/Blankets/Bolsters. Think "Nesting" & "Cozy"
  • Water Bottle
  • An Open Heart and Mind