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Regular Programs

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._

Salsa Club

with Javier Rivera
and your favorite Salsa DJs

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Stay tuned on our calendar, Instagram, & Facebook for info about upcoming events in this series

Late night Salsa Party

10pm to midnight

Thursday, July 27th

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.

Sunday Morning Dance

with The 418 Project

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

Sunday Morning Dance 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

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.

Queer Munch/Rope Jam
 

with Dual Demons

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Most Tuesdays 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. No one turned away for lack of funds. Check our Big Theater Calendar for class times & dates. 

Swing Dance
 

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6-week series starts August 17th

7pm

Santa Cruz Swing began in response to the growing interest and excitement the Santa Cruz community has shown for swing dancing. Our teachers have been partner dancing and swing dancing for over a decade and want to bring the silly, playful, fun nature of swing dancing to the dance floor. We offer a beginner class, great for everyone from total novices to more experienced dancers, who want to improve their partner dancing and learn the styles of the swing era. We also offer an intermediate class, which is best for those dancers who already know the 8 count step, have learned the basics of a swingout, and who find themselves able to follow or lead nearly any 6 count move with ease on the social dance floor.

Past Programs

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