Welcome to Redwood Raks Collective!

​Celebrating a World of Dance since 2008... 12 years!


UPDATE 3/30/2020: 

The wonderful folks of Redwood Raks Collective, EIN #84-3608325, is stepping into the role of running Redwood Raks, and has created a fundraiser to keep the space vibrant for our community after this crisis passes while no classes or events are generating income. Feel free to share far and wide. We miss seeing you and hope you will be able to dance at Redwood Raks again soon! 



(to keep things going for 2-3 months with no income)



Thank you amazing donors to Redwood Raks Collective:

Donors added 3/30/20:

Taylor Daley

Ben Shoemaker

Heyley Connors-Keith

Maria Delgado


Gail Kenny

Jose Moreno

Ann Bost
Ilyn Thongkam

Jennifer Hanson

Donors added 3/28/20:

Drew Bost

Jack Lewis

Heather Kenny

Catherine McNally

Keenan Hilton

Holly Sage

Marla Joy

Humboldt Folk Dancers

Jeni Corsich

Susan Neander

Stephanie Perrett

Chubritza International Folk Band

Donors added 3/27/20:

Lianne Montano-Tuter
Lynn Camille Fellion
Lisa Hoyt
Jude Zyskowski
Deva Wheeler
Lisa Zystro
Carl Mize
Linnea Mandell
Seannie Fennelly
Jessica P
Libby Yee
Cathy Chandler-Klein
Craig Kurumada
Susan Butler
Erik Peterson
Daniel Chandler
Meryl Krause
Rick and Wendy Turk
Janet Whitworth
Natalie Reid
Ruth M Brown
Wesley Chesbro


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!

In 2020 we are excited to transform Redwood Raks into Redwood Raks Collective, a non-profit organization designed to keep our space happily dancing into the new decade.  Our Mission: Redwood Raks Collective is a vibrant community-driven cultural center with a mission to foster movement education and human connection through a diverse array of classes and events. MORE INFO HERE!!!

Look for our new Donation Depot which raises money for local musicians and dancers to attend immersive summer camps and share what they have learned in our community, artist in residence programs, additional fantastic two-room dance parties and more! We invite you to get involved and be a part of our energetic local dance community. 

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. Our address is 824 L Street (east-facing entrance). See a map here.


Many events are on our Facebook Page. Too many to list!


© 2020 by Redwood Raks World Dance Studio. Call (707) 616-6876 for studio info!

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