Current Classes

Online Offerings


Tuesdays 10:45am - 12:15pm
Wednesdays 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Suggested $5 - $15


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

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

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Dance Church

Sundays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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


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

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
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Peer Support Circle

Sundays 11:30am - 12:30pm
$10-$20 suggested donation
(or pay what you can)

Peer Support Circle

Whatever you're struggling with, you're not alone! The Peer Support Circle is a facilitated container to express, connect, and support each other with care and empathy. Authentic shares and compassionate responses are encouraged. Whether you're dealing with a challenging situation or difficult emotions, we are here for you. All are welcome!

Space is limited to six.

To reserve your spot, please email 2 hours before the session

In-Person Offerings

Afro-Brazilian Dance

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


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

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!


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


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 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!


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.

Inner Rhythm

Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Drop-in $12 - $20
Ages 14 and up

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Who Am I Now? 

How do I relate to this world?

Inner Rhythm is an exploration of our inner landscape–alone and in community. What is it like to be in an environment that welcomes our inner chaos and ungroundedness? What is it like to be firmly rooted in your own center, true to yourself, while sharing space and interacting with others on the dance floor? What unfolds when you carry this embodied truth and freedom beyond the dance floor, and into your daily life?

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 your body’s wisdom. It is an opportunity for allowing, feeling, and expressing all the emotional qualities and textures that make up this human experience.

Private Aerial Lessons

Santa Cruz Circus Arts Winter 2019 Showcase. Photo: Steve DiBartolomeo, Westside Studio Images.

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

Transformative Breath Workshop

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


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