TWDCC Adult Programs


Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Adult Program policies!

Adult Classes are limited in size, 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. These protocols include face masks whenever indoors (including studios and bathrooms), class sign-in, temperature checks, and hand sanitizer at the door. Folks not adhering to these policies will be asked to leave the dance floor.

All adult teachers, staff, dancers, drummers, and participants are required to sign a waiver the first time they take a class. After the first time, all participants will be required to sign a sign-in sheet.

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

This studio is available for rent starting at 7:00PM!
Host your evening class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

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 for rent starting at 6:45PM!
Host your evening class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

Studio 111

This studio is available to be rented starting at 7:15PM!
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

Class cancelled:
January 12, 2022
January 19, 2022

 

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Studio 111

Beginning Contemporary for Adults 
with Molly Katzman
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Cost: $15 for one class, or $60 for 5 classes

Class cancelled:
January 12, 2022

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. 

 

Thursday

Studio A

This studio is available to be rented starting at 8PM!
Host your evening class or rehearsal here, or find a slot in the morning.

Studio 111

This studio is available to be rented starting at 8PM!
Host your evening 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. 

Class Cancelled:
January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022

 

 

 

Studio 111

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.

Saturday

Studio A

Salsa Rueda Cuban-Style
with Ramon Ramos Alayo
11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: $15

Beginning January 15, 2022

 

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.

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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