Humboldt Capoeira
Humboldt Capoeira

Led by Mestre Canguru

Heather Plaza
Heather Plaza

West African Dance Tuesdays 5:30


Welcome to Redwood Raks Collective!

​Continuing to Celebrate a World of Dance in Arcata's Creamery Building!

Redwood Raks is now an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization as Redwood Raks Collective, EIN #84-3608325. Thanks to the generosity of our community we have been able to keep afloat for the last six months and are now excited as some classes return. 


Our schedule is still far from full (but some classes are starting!!!), and we continue to welcome your donations. Donations can go to:

  • Our General Fund

  • To the Outdoor Dance Space we're building behind the Jade Studio (yay!!)

  • Scholarship Fund to help local dancers and musicians pursue training to share with our local community. 


You can drop cash or a check at the studio, mail to 824 L St, Box 16, Arcata CA 95521, or donate in any amount via PayPal to rakscollective@gmail.com. The QR code below will also allow you to donate. Thank you for helping us keep SPACE for you! 

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UPDATE 4/19/2021: 

It is SO GOOD to be in the Orange Tier and seeing the sight of dancers enjoying classes with their favorite teachers once more at Redwood Raks! It's best to reserve a class spot or chat with your favorite teacher before coming, but here is what is happening now: 

  • DanzUrbano with Mimi, M/W/F 10am: Currently still online with a few people in the studio. Text her at for info at (707) 616-9674.

  • Monday Night Swing.... RETURNS IN MAY! Info at group page here.

  • Belly Dance with Shoshanna, M 7:30pm: 5 week session or drop in if space allows, text (707) 616-6876 for info.

  • Contemporary Dance with Stephanie: Tues 5:30pm. Class may be full - please email Stephanie to reserve your spot.

  • Samba Basics with Rocio: Wed 5:30pm, more classes tucked into the schedule like Intermediate. Email Rocio to reserve your spot.

  • Dances of Brazil with Rocio / Maria: Thurs 5:30pm: Happening! They're alternating sessions. Email Rocio to reserve your spot. 

  • Salsa Rueda (Cuban Salsa).... RETURNS IN MAY! Get class info info with Jack right here.

  • Partner Dance for Couples with Debbie, Thurs 7-8pm: contact Debbie at (707) 464-3638 to sign up.

  • Salsa @ Six with Julie, Fri 6-7pm: contact Julie at (707) 816-2809 to reserve your spot and get info or check here.

  • Bachata with Julie & Brian, Fri 7-8pm: contact Julie at (707) 816-2809 to reserve your spot and get info or check here.

  • Contemporary Soul with Delilah, Sat 2-3:30pm: April 10 - May 8, drop-in ok if space allows, email for info.

YOU MUST WEAR A MASK for all classes and follow all CDC covid-19 safety protocols. Some classes may require vaccination or negative Covid test to participate. Thanks for doing your part.



Please enjoy our most recent newsletter. Did you miss it? Just drop us a line and we'll add you to the list. 


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.