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Virtual Classes

County Parks is thrilled to offer free virtual movement and art classes for all levels! Developed with the expertise and passion from the team at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, this wide range of movement classes ranging from Pilates, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Modern dance, Capoeira, Soca/Zumba, Yoga, (and more) are available for you to enjoy at home!


Simple Sewing for Kids and Adults with Sonia

This class will introduce you to the foundations of sewing and teach you how to make a small bag with a zipper!

IG: @Cosmochicsc
FB: Cosmochicsc

Making a Scrunchie with Sonia

Learn a simple sewing method to make a hair scrunchie!

IG: @Cosmochicsc
FB: Cosmochicsc

Drawing Monarch Butterflies for Kids/Adults with Linda

We will create a Monarch Butterfly in its habitat. It will be step by step drawing with pencil, sharpie and watercolors. Linda will also share some of the wonderful stories about these beautiful migrating creatures.

IG: @Watershedartstudios / @Lindacover
FB: Linda Cover

Beginning Contemporary Dance for Adults with Molly

This class is all about connecting to our bodies, our sensation, our joy of moving; you could never get it wrong since there is an endlessness of possibilities. We will also play with gravity and the weight of our bodies and practice releasing into momentum so we can fly, swing, swoop, surrender, yield, and fall. Let's remember we have bodies who have an incredible capacity to feel and what it's like to move together again.

Leaps and Turns Dance Technique with Charliegh

This virtual class will provide the dancer with daily exercises to help improve leaps and turn. This includes, fuller extensions in leaps, hamstring support and strengthening for injury prevention, along with finding YOUR center line and highest releve!

Contemporary Dance Combo with Charliegh

Learn a unique Combo taught in conventions across the US! Have fun playing with the freedom in the movement and fully executing the nitty gritty details.

Dun Dun Dance of Guinea, Africa with Mohamed

Dundun Dance is an exciting combination of dance and percussion with sticks originating in West Africa. Mohamed breaks down the rhythms and dynamics of dance that invites all levels to enjoy this unique style of powerful percussion.

Finding Power Through Movement for Adults with Nathan

Through playful, challenging, and sensual guided and freestyle movement, this class will guide you deep into the healing and invigorating power of your body.

IG: @nathanhirschaut

Intermediate Contemporary Dance with Violet

A contemporary class rooted in imagery with a piece of choreography reflecting on human connection and how important it is.

IG: @v1olet_forbes

Capoeira with Papiba & Melanie

Capoeira's aim is to develop a sense of community while introducing Brazilian culture by exposure to Portuguese words and counting, stories and the philosophy of Capoeira. Participants enjoy a fun environment for learning the physical aspects of Capoeira which include basic movements, roda, music, rhythm and some acrobatics.

Movement for all levels with Santa Cruz Movement

Our classes are influenced by the work and philosophies of our teacher Ido Portal. Students develop and refine spinal health, strength, mobility, coordination, prehab/rehab protocols and cultivate an awareness of a generalist movement perspective; oriented towards growth and evolution across all fields and areas in life.

Contemporary Jazz Dance Warm Up and Choregraphy with Angela

In this intermediate contemporary jazz class, you will learn a basic and effective warm up series and delve right into a feel good, lyrical based excerpt of choreography. Dancers are encouraged and supported in finding their unique interpretation of the movement and story within the technique and execution of the choreography.

IG: @angelina_michelle

Maculele with Papiba

Capoeira's aim is to develop a sense of community while introducing Brazilian culture by exposure to Portuguese words and counting, stories and the philosophy of Capoeira. Participants enjoy a fun environment for learning the physical aspects of Capoeira which include basic movements, roda, music, rhythm and some acrobatics.

Introduction to Pilates with Sandy (Part 1)

This two part class will introduce you to the foundations of Pilates and how to successfully strengthen. Part 1: The Introduction class will teach you how to use your core versus increasing tension in your hips, neck and back.Learn how to avoid common mistakes that cause injury and strain.

IG: @monarchpilates
FB: Monarch Pilates

Multi-Level Pilates with Sandy (Part 2)

This two part class will introduce you to the foundations of Pilates and how to successfully strengthen. Part 2: The Multi-level Pilates mat class provides a variety of options for each exercise. Modifications, prop suggestions and cues will guide you to choose the best option for your strength level. Take charge of your body and well-being through intelligent and mindful exercise.

IG: @monarchpilates
FB: Monarch Pilates

Pilates to Release Your Hips with Sandy (Part 3)

Release your hips! Sitting and stress bring added tightness to the hips and low back. This class combines ball rolling muscle release with core and gluteal strengthening. Find release in the low back and hips by strengthening the surrounding muscles groups. The exercises in this class can be used as a quick break in your day or supplement your regular workout for greater relief to your body.

IG: @monarchpilates
FB: Monarch Pilates

Soca/Zumba with Eugenia

In this Soca/Zumba session, Eugenia will teach you the different rhythms featured around the Caribbean and the rest of the globe. This class is guaranteed to make you, dance, sweat, laugh, fill your soul, and leave you with a feeling of love, and contentment, despite these adverse times and daily challenges.This class is designed for anyone who loves to dance, smile, and appreciate what their bodies are able to do. Most of all, this is a beautiful way of staying fit and keeping one's body in shape.

Fitness in the Park with David
(10 videos in English & Spanish)

This series of 10 classes features simple exercises that you can do indoors or outdoors at your local County park! These videos are all in English and Spanish.

Aerobics Conditioning with Aliya

In this fun and upbeat conditioning class, participants will get their heart rates up while enjoying a full-body workout. We’ll start with simple dance movements to get our bodies warm, and thentransition to strengthening exercises for upper body and core conditioning. The class will end with juicy movement and stretching.

IG: @aliyatortilla_

Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget with Jocelyn

In this class, participants will spend time (virtually) in the kitchen with Jocelyn learning how to prepare healthy foods on a tight budget. Quick and easy meal preparation techniques, tips, and tricks will be provided.

Qigong for Health with Linda

Taiji Standing Meditation, (Zhan Zhuang), is a qigong that teaches body alignment, grounding, breathing, calmness and energy circulation. The Eight Pieces of Brocade, (Baduanjin), is a good beginner’s set of Taoist style qigong. This qigong channels energy throughout the body and belongs to the category of medical qigong.

Kundalini Yoga with Nathan

An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing, meditation, and mantra. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.

Letting Go of Superwoman: Self-Care for Women of Color with Maiya

In her 1988 memoir, A Burst of Light, Audre Lorde wrote, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This presentation will uncover the unique health challenges that women of color experience, look at how the “superwoman” mentality can be harmful to their health, and discover ways to expand the conversation around mental health

Chakra Sound Healing Meditation with Sarah

Weaving through vocal tones and silence, we will be entering into a meditative journey through our chakra energy systems. Let us support the nervous system, bring balance into the energy system, and liberate the body system into a higher state of integrity and creative flow.

IG: @healingwithposturesofgrace
FB: Healing With Postures of Grace

Kids Fitness Series with Bella (10 videos)

These classes were created to prepare students for a virtual 5K run! Join Bella at several County parks and beaches as she helps train kids for a fun run!

Beginning Hip Hop for Kids and Adults with Harold

Welcome to a world of self expression! Unleash it by expressing all that you are in the cypher. Learn the art of Hip Hop skills and techniques. We will be developing strong, sharp movements mixed with technique and flow from Hip Hop culture./p>

Contemporary Dance for Teens/Adults with Madi

This class will include exploring movement dynamics, finding momentum in movement, floor-work, and the interplay between using muscle and finding softness in dancing. We will utilize improvisation to discover our own voice and creative force from within as well as to explore different textures, qualities, and possibilities of movement. We will tap into the felt experience and find way to follow our own sensation in the moment. We will gain choreographic tools and practice sharing our own stories through our choreographic choices.

IG: @madimcgain

Hip Hop for Teens/Adults with Anya

This choreography class is a whole vibe! Mainly commercial hip hop aspects with a splash of animation and sometimes a krump move or two. Feel free to check out my instagram to see the kind of choreography you will be learning!

IG: @anyasetziol

Modern Dance Basics for Kids with Micha

This class will introduce the basics of Modern Dance, including dance technique, exploring shapes and movement qualities.

Facebook: Micha Scott

Musical Theater "Honk Jr." for Kids with Mercedes

Learn the choreography to musical theatre song “Play with your Food” from Honk Jr. The short and fun warm-up will get us going to build creativity and character as we dive into song and dance, suitable for all ages!

IG: @moderncollectivedance
FB: Modern Collective Dance Company

Musical Theater "Sing!" for Kids with Mercedes

Learn my choreography to “Set it all Free” from the movie Sing! We will do a short and fun warm-up and character as we dive into song and dance suitable for all ages! There will be places to put in your own creativity and character.

IG: @moderncollectivedance
FB: Modern Collective Dance Company

Mothersong - A Multicultural Singalong for Families with Babies and Kids with Joya

Tenderness, humor and a lift in perspective all occur during this 45 minute class. Guitar,conga and singing wrap themselves around the lyrics and pull us together, all ages and genders.

Senior Resources


Senior Center Without Limits


3 things you need to participate:

  1. Internet connection. If you are not currently connected to the Internet you may qualify for affordable high-speed internet through the Comcast Essentials program. Please visit the Comcast website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.Comcast Essentials Program [add link]
  2. A tablet or computer. You can use any internet enabled tablet computer to participate in the activities. If you do not have a tablet computer, you may be able to receive a free Amazon Fire tablet. Who qualifies for a free tablet? All residents of Santa Cruz County over the age of 60  - while supplies last. Please complete the form below to apply: English Application Form [URL:ENG:]Spanish Application form [URL:]
  3. Zoom account. All program activities will be conducted via video through Zoom. If you do not have a free Zoom account, please click here []. To get Zoom on a Fire tablet, all you have to do is search for Zoom in the Amazon Appstore. You'll find the icon on the home screen of the tablet and it's then a quick download.

Ready to go? Review the calendar and find a class you are interested in. At the stated day and time, just click the link in the calendar and you will be connected to the class. If you have problems connecting, please contact Clara Munoz at (831) 458-3481.

Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz

Educational Resources

Whether you are a student or motivated to self-study, have fun exploring these online educational resources!

Anti-Racism Resources: Books

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hads by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Worker's Perspective



Ant-Racism Resources: Articles
Ibram X. Kendi Defines What it Means to be Anti-Racist
What is White Supremacy
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
White Supremacy Culture - Tema Okun
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh
How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice - Online Counseling Programs
Mental Health Resources for Young People of Color - Online Counseling Programs
Resources to Help Empower Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
Anti-Racism Resources: Podcasts
1619 (New York Times)
About Race
Code Switch 
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Seeing White


Anti-Racism Resources: Videos
Moving the Race Conversation Forward
Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry?
Deconstructing White Privilege with Robin DiAngelo
"The Idea"
Anti-Racism Resources: Film & TV
How to Build an Antiracist World - TEDtalk by Ibram X. Kendi
13th (Ava DuVernay) - Netflix & Free On Youtube
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) - Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
King In The Wilderness  — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


Virtual Field Trips

Explore the world from your home with these online field trips exploring the arts, history and nature!

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.