TWDCC Adult Programs

After 18 long months, TWDCC is ready to start up the Adult Program again, offering healthy and affordable classes for folks over 18.

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 in 2021. 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

Guinea Dance Class with Mohamed Bangoura!
7PM – 8:30PM
Cost: Come prepared! Cost announced at the door.

Starting September 12, 2021

 

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

Congolese Fusion Class
with Arnaud Loubayi
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
6:45PM – 8:15PM
Cost: $15

Start date to be announced!

 

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: Come prepared! Cost announced at the door.

Start date: October 20, 2021

 

dance pic 2

Studio 111

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

Starting October 6, 2021

 

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

*Vaccinated dancers and drummers only.*
Proof of vaccination and ID are required at 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. 

Starting October 8, 2021

 

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

West African Guest Artist Class
11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: Come prepared! Cost announced at the door.

Start date: November 6, 2021

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. 

Starting September 13, 2021 

Congolese Class with Vivien Bassouamina
TWDCC Diaspora Performance Artist
11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: Come prepared! Cost announced at the door.

Starting October 3, 2021

 

Studio 111

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

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