TWDCC Adult Programs

Adult Classes are drop-in only and may be cancelled on short notice. Please call TWDCC at (831) 332-1398 to confirm a class is happening. Plan to arrive early to assure your spot, to fill out the TWDCC Waiver, and so your teacher can start their class on time.

TWDCC abides by the Santa Cruz County, City, Tannery Campus, and TWDCC COVID protocols, whichever is strictest. Masks are optional unless otherwise noted.

All adult teachers, staff, dancers, drummers, and participants are required to sign a waiver the first time they take a class. 

Adult classes ask varying amounts for class. Please arrive with cash or be ready to pay via a digital app like Venmo, Paypal, Cashapp, or something similar.

Monday

Studio A

Connections: A 5Rhythms Dance Class
Tom Truman
7:15PM – 9:00PM
Cost: $20

 Connections canceled 7/4-8/29

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. There are no steps to learn, or particular choreography. We tune into the body’s sensations and move from there with awareness. The practice is a dynamic way to both dance and meditate. This practice is not aiming for any aesthetic result and requires no special physical fitness or previous experience. Only an intention to step into the moment and to give shape and movement to life flowing through us!

Studio 111

This studio is available for rent starting at 7:30PM!
Host your evening class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

Tuesday

Studio A

This studio is available to be rented starting at 6:45PM!
Host your evening class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

Wednesday

Oumou photographed by Crystal Birns

Studio A

Class with Oumou Faye
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Cost: $15

 

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Studio 111

TIME CHANGE for SUMMER!

Beginning Contemporary for Adults 
with Molly Katzman
5:30PM – 7PM
Cost: $15 for one class, or $60 for 5 classes

This class is for the adult who has never danced, who hasn’t danced in years, who dances every day and can’t stop, won’t stop. This class is all about connecting to our bodies, our sensation, our joy of moving; you could never get it wrong since there is an endlessness of possibilities. We will also play with gravity and the weight of our bodies and practice releasing into momentum so we can fly, swing, swoop, surrender, yield, and fall. Let’s remember we have bodies who have an incredible capacity to feel and what it’s like to move together in person again.

No Beginning Contemporary June 29-August 22

 

Thursday

Studio A

SUMMER SERIES!
Class with Arnaud Loubayi! 
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
Thursday 5:45-7:15
Cost: $15

Class with Loubayi canceled 8/18

dance circle

Santa Cruz Dance Circle Medicine 
7:15-9PM
Cost: Donations $5-25 suggested, but no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

Studio 111

This studio is available to be rented starting at 4PM for your summer series!
Host your class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

Friday

Studio A

Haitian Class with Shawn Merriman-Roberts
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
6:30PM – 8PM
Cost: $15

*Shawn’s class only:
Vaccinated dancers and drummers only. 
Proof of vaccination and ID are required at Shawn’s check-in table.*

Taught to all levels, from beginners to advanced dancers.  All are welcome.  I will be teaching both Rada and Petro dances such as Yanvalou, Nago, Mahi, Congo and Petro as well as other Haitian dances. 

Haitian class cancelled:
July 8, August 19

 

Studio 111

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SUMMER SERIES!
Worldanz with Dax Mills!
5-6:15 from June 3 – August 19
Donation based, all proceeds go toward TWDCC SCOPE Fund!

Low-Impact Worldanz class-! The deliriously fun fitness program fusing dance styles from around the globe. Or if you want a longer blurb:  Worldanz DCF is a rousing, high-intensity kinesthetic fitness program that exposes participants to a compelling range of dance forms and musical styles. Worldanz DCF 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. 

Click HERE for more info on Worldanz!

Saturday

Studio A

Salsa Rueda Cuban-Style
with Ramon Ramos Alayo
1st, 2nd, and 4th Saturdays every month!
11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: $15

Salsa Rueda Cuban-Style canceled 7/9-8/13

 

African Diasporic Dance
with Rotating Guest Artist Teacher
3rd Saturday every month!
11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: $15

African Diasporic Dance canceled August 20

 

Ein’terada Ecstatic Dance
7-9PM

Cost: $15-$20
Click 
HERE for more info!

Ein’terada canceled August 20

 

Studio 111

This studio is available to be rented starting at 12PM!
Host your weekly class or rehearsal here.

Sunday

Studio A

dance circle

Santa Cruz Dance Circle
9AM – 10:55AM: DANCE
10:55 – 11:15AM: Closing Circle
Cost: Donations $5-25 suggested, but no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

Dance Circle canceled August 21

Congolese Class with Vivien Bassouamina
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
11:30AM – 1PM
Cost: $15

 

Studio 111

This studio is available to be rented starting at 12PM!
Host your weekly class or rehearsal here.

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