Our Offerings

Find your weekly class that satisfies your movement needs!

All of our offerings are in-person at this time. Some have options to participate online.

Dance Church
with The 418 Project

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Sundays 11am–1pm
Suggested donation  $10-$25
All ages welcome!

Dance Church is a place to deepen into dance, to lighten up your heart, and make new friends. There is no particular set way or form, no right or wrong ways to move. This event is family-friendly. Children are welcome.
 

We value your embodied expressions in a mindful community.
 

We are centering around equity and discovering what this looks and feels like. We are humbly striving to create an antiracist space to move freely and to embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as an intentional community of movers and shakers. We don't know exactly what this will look like however we are open to ideas and would love feedback. If you have suggestions, please submit them in writing to one of the facilitators or the suggestion box.
 

Online via Zoom
the418project.org/dance-church for video and mixlr.com/the-418-project for higher quality sound

Afro-Brazilian Dance
with Dandha Da Hora

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Mondays 6pm–7:30pm
Drop-in $15
Beginners and all levels welcome!

Dandha’s Afro-Brazilian Dance is 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, 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 are welcome.

 

We are centering around equity and discovering what this looks and feels like. We are humbly striving to create an antiracist space to move freely and to embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as an intentional community of movers and shakers. We don't know exactly what this will look like however we are open to ideas and would love feedback. If you have suggestions, please submit them in writing to one of the facilitators or the suggestion box.

Dance Journey
with Deanna Renee, Molly XO, & Presencia

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Mondays 8-10pm

$15-$25 sliding scale

No one is turned away for lack of funds

Dance Journey is an ecstatic dance* experience and movement practice for diving deep within your body, heart & soul. We are a female-run dance, but we welcome all humans to our dance space! We hold a strong, safe container to support you in a movement practice that will help you express, release, tend to, and expand.
 

OUR VALUES:

• Safety • Diversity & Respect

• Honesty & Authenticity • Accountability

• Deep Listening • Depth

Cielito Lindo Tango Practica
with Israel Bibriesca

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Wednesdays 7-10pm

Drop-in $8

Beginners and all levels welcome!

Come join us for a fun night of Argentine Tango Practica at The 418 Project! The dance floor we enjoy in the main lobby is large enough to be divided into two areas, one designated for learning the basics & the other for sequence practice for beginners. This offering requires proof of vaccination, the use of a mask during class is optional. Israel Bibriesca is your facilitator

Roller Dance

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Coming soon!

Queer Munch/Rope Jam
with Dual Demons

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Most Thursdays 6-10pm 
$10-$20

Our purpose is to create a safe, welcoming, and trauma-informed queer-driven space where people can explore and express themselves. As educators and community organizers, we have been focused on facilitating spaces where people, particularly those new and inexperienced, can build out and discover things that bring them joy in the company of like-minded people who have differing levels of experience and perspective. We believe that a diverse coalition of people allows for a community that is truly supportive and representative of all. $10-20 sliding scale for the rope jam, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Offered *Most* Thursdays, Check our Big Theater Calendar for class times & dates. 

Tickets: dualdemons.org // Instagram:  @DualDemons

The Axis Syllabus
A dance class with Miranda Janeschild

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Fridays 12-1:30pm
6-week series $100
Drop-in $20


Any questions please reach out:
www.mirandacompany.com

The Axis Syllabus is a reference system for human movement. Anatomy, biomechanics, physics, plus other physical sciences are resourced while we examine spine-to-limb and head connections for 3-dimensional dancing. We'll sense into and explore skeletal supports, sequential movement of masses, undulations, counter-torsions, pendulums, and other aspects of the body to harness ease and buoyancy while moving across the floor.

Mic Drop
with Greg Speed

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Last Sundays

5pm sign up
5:30pm Open Mic
Entry: $5-$25

Mic Drop is an “All the Way Open”  Open Mic!  featuring a featured artist & spotlight artist.

5-minute sets are available, all modalities of expression are welcome and encouraged. Humans exploring ways to creatively express themselves; whether it be polished or deconstructed, kept and tattered alike, can be such a beautiful mosaic when brought together in community. We are honored to be able to provide a stage for those courageous enough to share themselves. We aim to bring together seasoned & new artists in a supportive, safe space to cultivate growth in a vibrant, fun, playful, and uplifting environment.

 

Follow us on Instagram: @_.mic.drop._

 

Youtube:

https://youtube.com/channel/UCoQNBPkv1fhIGqJd5ejYY8A

Sunday Celebrations with Rev Deb of Inner Light

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First Sundays 3–5pm
All are welcome!

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founder of Inner Light Ministries, an omnifaith spiritual community in Santa Cruz, California, celebrating its 25 anniversary. A dynamic diversity consultant and trainer, organizer, strategist, facilitator, public speaker, and spoken word artist, she is known for her ability to bring clarity to complex and emotionally charged issues. A co-litigant in two California landmark civil rights cases, her lifetime social justice work has been featured in many multi-media venues and garnered numerous lifetime achievement awards. Author of “The Sacred Yes” and “Your Deepest Intent,” her passion is building “The Beloved Community” and healing socio-political/cultural divides. Wherever she goes, her message is one of transformation, inclusion, empowerment, and possibility.

SAMIRA
A Shamanic Sound Ceremony

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SAMIRA which translates to WIND in sanskrit. Wind is what sound is carried on. Our sounds are never planned and are without words. These sounds channel through us for healing. This allows for the mystery and magic to unfold. Our intention is to bring ceremony back into our mixed culture that has lost touch with the sacred. We believe no matter your religious background or culture that we can all connect to the sacred spirit within.

 

Let us take you on a journey that incorporates sounds and practices of many cultures together to help create states of healing. This will be a sound ceremony to honor each and everyone’s ability to feel deeper into their own connection to the sacred. 

 

We choose to do these events every full moon as to bring strength in our prayers and stay on a cycle of continuous gathering like many have done for thousands of years. Every month has an astounding new hand picked musician that I feel can channel the frequencies for a shamanic journey. There will always be an Indiginous person to open the ceremony and call in the directions. 

The ceremony will only have candle lighting. 

 

Please bring a yoga mat, blankets, and pillow. There are only so many provided. 

Come with an intention and your prayers.