Motion Pacific is pleased to announce the 10th annual Santa Cruz Dance Week, running April 20-28, 2017. Santa Cruz Dance Week will be a vibrant celebration, with an anticipated 300+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the Annual Dancing in the Streets kick off event in Downtown Santa Cruz on April 20th.
NEW THIS YEAR!!
April 20th 8:30pm: Community Dance presented by Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz (Hamid Martin and Daniel Mollner), at 8:30pm on Pacific and Cooper Streets in Downtown Santa Cruz
April 28th 6:30pm-9:00pm : Dance Week Decompression Party at Motion Pacific in Downtown Santa Cruz with DJ Sparkle aka Sonja Brunner.
Santa Cruz Dance Week – has become an annual centerpiece of the local dance repertoire, in it’s 10th year, showcasing all forms of dance throughout the county and encouraging participation in and appreciation of dance, through accessible performances, public exhibitions and free classes. Partnering with several dance studios and instructors, plus the literal hundreds of performers, SC Dance Week is a one of a kind community experience.
DANCING IN THE STREETS- APRIL 20th 2017
The streets of Downtown Santa Cruz come alive with dance and music as dancers take to the streets to kick off Santa Cruz Dance Week. Three Hours, Three stages, hundreds of dancers! This years event brings together dancers from across the county, presenting dancers include: Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, Santacruz Aerial Arts Santa Cruz Cabrillo Dance, Random With a Purpose, Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance, Palomar Ballroom Santa Cruz, Shakti Bhakti, DANCENTER, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School EVERY dance studio in Santa Cruz County. The list goes on and on…
The event will kick off 5:30pm on Pacific and Cooper streets. Three stages of dancers will continue throughout the evening concluding with a community Dance presented by Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz.
OPEN CLASSES- APRIL 22nd-28th
Over one hundred dance classes of all levels and genres open to the public for the week in local studios and community centers. Belly dance, Samba, Ballet, Contemporary. We got it all! For just $10! That’s right, $10 for an all-class pass! All proceeds go to benefit Santa Cruz Dance Week
DANCE IN UNLIKELY PLACES- APRIL 21st-23rd
Dance will be popping up everywhere, as dancers take to the streets, restaurants, cafes, and bookshops and beyond. Keep your eyes open. Participating artists include: Julie Oak-Real Play, Stellaria Productions Raízes do Brazil Capoeira Santa Cruz, Synergy, Vargas Academy of Gymnastic Arts
There are few other places that have more diverse and exciting dance opportunities than right here in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Dance is proud to celebrate this expansive art form as part of National Dance Week!
Santa Cruz Dance Week is supported to the incredible generosity of Well Within Spa Aerial Arts Santa Cruz The Bagelry Good Times Santa Cruz Luma Yoga The Barre Studio Maverick Mailing Bookshop Santa Cruz