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Welcome to Redwood Raks!

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio is a vibrant space in the historic Old Creamery Building in the heart of Arcata's Creamery District with an eclectic array of dance classes, workshops, performances and special events for all ages. We have space to rent for classes, rehearsals, meetings, workshops, parties and performances, with two spacious hardwood floor studios. We hope to see you soon!

Where is Redwood Raks?
We're at 8th & L Streets in Arcata, at the end of the courtyard off the parking lot of the Old Creamery Building, Arcata right next to Bang Bang. It's the same building as the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street or 824 L Street (east-facing entrance). See a map here.

WEEKLY CLASSES...

You can also navigate our Google Calendar below.
(Schedule subject to change... it does change a lot!) Check out Facebook pages and websites for best updates.
Don't forget to like OUR Facebook page! :-) www.facebook.com/RedwoodRaks

MONDAYS

9:30-10:30am

DANZURBANO with Mimi Law
Latin Infused Dance Workout MON • WED • FRI. $5.00 or 11 for $50.00
Info: 707.616.9674

3:00pm-4:00pm

INTERMEDIATE KIDS BELLY DANCE with Shoshanna
For ages 8-11 with previous dance experience (ok to be a beginner in Belly Dance). Learn choreographies to perform with Ya Habibi Dance Company at some local events.
$10 drop-in or $30 per month if commit through May.
Info: 707.616.6876 • www.shoshannaland.com

3:30pm-4:30pm

KIDS HIP HOP with Eva Brena
Awesome super fun multi-age class for all levels. Ages 6-12 welcome. Learn technique and great choreographies. Performance opportunities included! Class is set up in 5 week sessions.
Info: 707-344-6404 • Facebook

4:00pm-6:00pm

HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA with Mestre Canguru
All Ages & Levels. Kids welcome 1st hour. MON 4-6pm, WED 4:30-6:30pm
$10-15 / class
Info: 707.223.1140 • Facebook

4:30pm-5:15pm

CREATIVE DANCE FOR TINY DANCERS with Shoshanna
Special class for 3-5 year old dancers. Drop-in welcome but coming more often is a great introduction to dance concepts and how to be in a dance class. Parents welcome to stay and participate as needed. $5.00 / family drop-in. Ongoing class through end of May. (no class June-mid August)
Info: 707.616-6876 • Facebook Group

5:30pm-6:30pm

ZUMBA with Ann Youmans
MON 5:30-6:30pm •  THURS 5:30-6:30pm (Thurs is Zumba Toning)
Join the party! $7.00 / class
Info: 707.845.1055

6:30pm-7:45pm

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE with Shoshanna
Develop foundational technique, explore choreography and improvisation. Try out folk dances and see the cultural context that Belly Dance fits into. Meet fabulous people, get a great workout and delve into the artistry of Belly Dance! Strong focus on Egyptian Raks Sharqi.
$10.00 drop-in, $45/5 class card. Stay for Int/Adv class for just $5! Bring water and zils.
Info: 707.616.6876 • www.shoshannaland.com

6:00pm-7:00pm

INTERMEDIATE SWING DANCE
Rotating team of instructors! Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/172498629612148 for the latest info.

7:00pm-10:30pm

MONDAY NIGHT SWING
Beginning Level lesson from 7:00-8:00pm, then stay for the fabulous weekly dance party that's an Arcata Tradition! Super fun DJ swing tunes to make you dance happy all week long.
$7 drop-in price, or $20 for a punch card for 4 nights! https://www.facebook.com/groups/172498629612148

TUESDAYS

5:30-7:00pm

WEST AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM with Heather Plaza
Multi-Level class with live Drumming.
$10 / class ($15-20 for occasional master teacher workshops)
707.834.3610

5:30-7:30pm

KARATE with Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do, directed by Teri Vodden
All levels & ages. TUES 5:30-7:30pm, WED 6:30-7:30pm, SAT 9:30-10:30am
707.407.8791 • Facebook

7:15-8:15pm

INTERMEDIATE ARGENTINE TANGO with Lee & Barbara Sobo
Please call for session start dates.
Info: 858.228.7546 • www.tangeodelsol.net

8:15-9:15pm

BEGINNING ARGENTINE TANGOwith Lee & Barbara Sobo
Please call for session start dates.
Info: 858.228.7546 • www.tangeodelsol.net

WEDNESDAYS

9:30am-10:30am

DANZURBANO with Mimi Law
Latin Infused Dance Workout MON • WED • FRI. $5.00 or 11 for $50.00
Info: 707.616.9674

4:00pm-4:55pm

CHILDREN'S BELLY DANCE with Shoshanna
Ages 5-10yrs, all levels. Learn technique and choregraphy in many styles! Performance opportunities.
$10 drop-in or $30/month if commit through May.
Info: 707.616.6876 • www.shoshannaland.com

4:30pm-6:30pm

HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA with Mestre Canguru
All Ages & Levels. Kids welcome 1st hour. MON 4-6pm, WED 4:30-6:30pm
$10-15 / class
Info: 707.223.1140 • Facebook

5:00pm-6:00pm

BEG-INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE with Shoshanna
Drill and reinforce technique, learn about music and musicality, get to all the fun moves!
$10.00 drop-in, $45/5 class card. Stay for Int/Adv class for just $5! Bring water and zils.
Info: 707.616.6876 • www.shoshannaland.com

6:00pm-7:00pm

INT-ADVANCED BELLY DANCE with Shoshanna
Drill complex technique, add layers, explore challenging combinations, enhance musicality and expression, delve into a variety of styles. Bring water and zils. $10.00 drop-in, $45/5 class card. Arrive early for Beg/Int class for no extra charge.
Info: 707.616.6876 • www.shoshannaland.com

6:30pm-7:30pm

KARATE with Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do, directed by Teri Vodden
All levels & ages. TUES 5:30-7:30pm, WED 6:30-7:30pm, SAT 9:30-10:30am
707.407.8791 • Facebook

7:00pm-8:00pm

BEGINNING SALSA RUEDA with Jack Lewis
Cuban Salsa in the Round. Please call for session start date to join us!
$10/class, deal for session
Info: 707.822.2652 • Facebook

8:00pm-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE SALSA RUEDA with Jack Lewis
Cuban Salsa in the Round. Please call for session start date to join us!
$10/class, deal for session
Info: 707.822.2652 • Facebook

 

THURSDAYS

9:30am-10:15am

FAMILY DANCE with Sean Powers
World Music & Dance with little ones 0-5yrs with a parent. Bring a mat for tiny babies. Open dance exploration with live music! $7-10 sliding scale drop-in per family, or $30/month.
Info: (707) 822-2419 •  http://seansshadows.com/

4:00pm-4:45pm

KIDS ZUMBA with Karen Echegaray
$6.00 / class per family. Very multi-age, inclusive class!
Info: 916.580.8504 • Facebook

5:30pm-6:30pm

ZUMBA TONING with Ann Youmans
MON 5:30-6:30pm •  THURS 5:30-6:30pm (Thurs is Zumba Toning)
Join the party! $7.00 / class
Info: 707.845.1055

5:30pm-6:45pm

SAMBA with Maria Vanderhorst of Samba Na Chuva
Fabulous fun exploration into Samba and other Brazilian dances. New session starts March 9th!
Info: 707.845.3225

7:00pm-8:00pm

REDWOOD FUSION led by Brennan Smith (new leader!)
Fusing your movement to your partners movement to the music. Fusion partner dance class 7:00-8:00pm in the Bella Studio, Dance from 8:00-10:00pm in the Jade studio!
For a limited time just $5.00 for both Lesson AND Dance!
Info: 707-840-4745 • Facebook

FRIDAYS

9:30am-10:30am

DANZURBANO with Mimi Law
Latin Infused Dance Workout MON • WED • FRI. $5.00 or 11 for $50.00
Info: 707.616.9674

4:15pm-5:00pm

LITTLE BUDDHA'S CHILDREN'S YOGA with Courtney Schroeder

6:00pm-7:30pm

SALSA @ SIX with Julie Hayes & Debbie Weist
Partner Salsa Dance Multi-Level class no partner required
Lesson 6:00-7:00pm, Open Dance til 7:30pm
Info: Facebook

6:00pm-7:00pm

SAMBA STYLE & TECHNIQUE with Rocio Cristal Talavera
Let's Samba! Shake your hips to the high-energy dance of samba no pé. Understand how the music connects with the dance, learn fun footwork combinations, develop your technique and increase your stamina. All levels are welcome, let's have fun! See you there!
6-week worksop (01-20 to 02/24)
$10 drop-in, $55 session
talavera.rocio@gmail.com • www.facebook.com/events/1829661973918873

SATURDAYS

9:30am-10:30am

KARATE with Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do, directed by Teri Vodden
All levels & ages. TUES 5:30-7:30pm, WED 6:30-7:30pm, SAT 9:30-10:30am
707.407.8791 • Facebook
Temporarily not happening Saturday mornings in January.

10:30am-12:00pm

Extra Argentine Tango class - private group.

12:00pm-1:00pm

HIP HOP with Kellie Johnson
Beginning level for adults! Just $5 Drop-In
Info: 707.702.1023 • Facebook

SUNDAYS

10:00am-11:30am

MYSTIC WAVE ECSTATIC DANCE led by Cynthia Sarasvati
Sliding Scale weekly dance.
https://www.facebook.com/cmccloud30

4:30pm-5:30pm

KIDS BREAK DANCE with Rex Atienza
Multi age / multi level Humboldt Rockers
CLASS WILL RUN March-April-May and September-October-November
$10 drop-in or Class Card
Info: 707.832.3307 Texts best or Facebook

 

 

Summer Schedule

MONTHLY HAPPENINGS

First Friday Live Music
Folk Dance Party

with Humboldt Folkdancers
FRIDAYS: January 6,
February 3 , March 3,
April 7, May 5, June 2
8:00-11:00pm
$5.00, all ages all levels
707.822.8045
- website -


TANGO MILONGAS
with Tano del Sol
FRIDAYS: January 13, February 10, February 24, April 14, May 12, May 26, June 16
8:00-11:00pm
858.228.7546
- website -


USA DANCES
Monthly Social Dances
Saturdays: March 18,
April 15, May 20, June 17
- website -
- facebook -

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

ONE MINUTE DANCES
an evening of 60 second dance and physical theatre delights. Don't miss it!
Fri March 10 & Sat March 11
8:00pm, $5.00
Tickets at the door
Produced by Laura Munoz


ZERO TO FIERCE
WOMEN'S FESTIVAL
Several activities will be happening at Redwood Raks - see website!


 

 

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
Enter parking lot at 8th & L Streets, Arcata • east side of the Old Creamery Building @ 1251 9th Street, Arcata
Find us on Facebook • (707) 616-6876 • dance@shoshannaland.com