Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

"Enriching the Spirit of Community!"

Classes

SCCC offers a wide variety of activities for students of all ages. Search by category or age group, or type in a key word in the search bar at the top of the page to search the entire site. Additional, Download Our Activity Guide (PDF) .

 

Birds & Dogs

Bird Watching - Birds of Sonoma County

Bird Watching - Birds of Sonoma County

Instructor: Lisa Hug

This is an exciting exploration of the tremendous diversity of birds in Sonoma County. The first class will be held at the Sebastopol Community Center for an indoor orientation about the parks we will visit and the birds that we are likely to …

Lecture/Field Trips 9/17-10/15 Mon, 8:30am-12:30pm

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FUNdamentals - Dog Training

FUNdamentals - Dog Training

Instructor: MB Donnelly

FUNdamentals will emphasize a foundation skill set that will enhance your lives together, while building and supporting your relationship with each other, using all positive dog friendly training techniques. This basic level class is suitable for …

Session 1 (FULL) 9/10 – 10/22 Monday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Session 2 (FULL) 10/7 – 11/18 Sunday, 10am - 11am
Session 3 (FULL) 10/29 – 12/10 Monday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Dance

Apple Tree Morris

Apple Tree Morris

Instructor: Cliff Stevens

Morris is a festive seasonal dance that dates back hundreds of years to the farming communities of the Cotswold Hills in Southern England. It's boisterous, athletic and colorful, a perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons. You …

Ongoing Thur, 7:15 - 9:15 pm

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Creative Movement for Kids

Creative Movement for Kids

Instructor: Kandace Syer

In this class, the instructor will lead explorations that will help the children learn to express themselves through movement. We will use music, nature, our imaginations, as well as a variety of props, games and activities to inspire us. We …

Ongoing Thur, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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Hip Hop Dance

Hip Hop Dance

Instructor: Kandace Syer

In this fun class music will be the platform in which movement emerges from our bodies. We will learn the evolution of hip hop dance through steps, combinations, and choreography. By the end of the course a dance routine that reflects the …

Ongoing Wed, See times above

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Modern Dance

Modern Dance

Instructor: Virginia Matthews

This class is for returning dance students and currently training students who wish to increase strength, flexibility & range of movement. This class is designed for both the returning dance student and the currently training student who …

Ongoing Tue, 11-12:15pm

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Modern/Contemporary Dance

Modern/Contemporary Dance

Instructor: Kandace Syer

In this exciting class modern dance techniques and movements will be taught, as well as discovering the individuals’ creative expression. Incorporating anatomy, dance vocabulary, stretching, barre work, floor work, and choreography to …

Ongoing Mon, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Senior Tap Dance

Senior Tap Dance

Instructor: Starr Hergenrather

Have you had tap as a child and want to get back to it? These classes are great exercise for both body and the brain! Come join us!    

Ongoing Tue, 10:45am - 11:45am

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Fitness & Wellness

Buddist Meditation

Buddist Meditation

Instructor: Bruce Fortin

The atmosphere is relaxed, chairs are available, good for beginners and advanced practitioners. Bruce is authorized to teach in the Zen tradition (35 years experience) but he also brings in teachings from the Vipassana and Tibetan traditions. …

Ongoing Sun, 9am - 10:30 am

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Conscious Dance Collective

Conscious Dance Collective

Instructor: Leslie King

Conscious Dance teachers are collaborating to bring you a Dance that is based in 5-Rhythms and Soul Motion and Somatic Awakening Dance. These four rotating DJ’s all are committed to holding the deep space of embodied Sacred Dance on the …

Ongoing Fri (3rd of each month), 7:30-10:30pm

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CPR & Basic Life Support

CPR & Basic Life Support

Instructor: Kate Mack

BLS for Healthcare Provider The course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and …

BLS Healthcare 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6 Thur, 6-9pm
First Aid & CPR 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/8 Sat, 12-5pm

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Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace

Instructor: Tui Wilschinsky

Rejuvenate the spirit and awaken the heart with circle dances from the world’s mystical traditions accompanied by live music and group singing. No experience is necessary to experience this joyous experience. Dances take place on the 2nd …

Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays, 11am-1pm

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Ease into Fitness - The Feldenkrais Method

Ease into Fitness - The Feldenkrais Method

Instructor: Liza Weaver Brickey

We use EASE to get you back into FITNESS. This class promotes a gentle effort to exercise and while helping you develop a feeling of ableness in your body and healing old patterns. When your body is happy, you are happy!

Ongoing Fri, 9am-10am

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Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol

Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol

Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol -  A free-flowing, bass-filled dance. Express yourself in sacred space where spirit activates, senses expand and creativity abounds! Ecstatic Dance Guidelines 1. Move however you wish (mindful of others) …

Ongoing Sunday (1st & 3rd), 11am -1pm

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Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Instructor: Adriene Malley

Adriene is back with her yoga class! In this Gentle yoga class, students learn how to adapt the yoga postures to meet their ability. Focus is given to proper alignment to ensure a safe practice. Suitable for all levels.    

Ongoing Tue , 8am-9am

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Gentle/Intro to Yoga

Gentle/Intro to Yoga

Instructor: Kiana Rose

Feeling stiff? Recovering from injuries? Looking for a gentle yoga class that will meet you where you are? This class is designed especially for people who would like a more gentle yoga class or are new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and …

Ongoing Wednesday, 10:35am-11:50am
Ongoing Friday, 10:35am-11:50am

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Heart Drum Yoga

Heart Drum Yoga

Instructor: Kjohl Rose

Formerly Wild Heart Yoga. Easy for beginners and those curious to delve into a subtle approach. The gift of embodiment is by nature, profoundly resonant. You'll be encouraged to trust your senses and find your rhythm by exploring breath and …

Ongoing Monday, 10:30am - 12pm

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Jazzercise

Jazzercise

Jazzercise is a calorie-torching, hip-swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Our classes: Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength and Dance Mixx. Start …

9am - 10am Mon-Fri
6pm - 7pm Tue-Thur
8:30am - 9:30am Sat & Sun

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Moving Well, Taking Care with The Feldenkrais Method® & Body/Mind Centering®

Moving Well, Taking Care with The Feldenkrais Method® & Body/Mind Centering®

Instructor: Marghe Mills-Thysen

The Feldenkrais Method® Body/Mind Centering® & Movement Improvement©  Enjoy gentle relaxing movement sequences and discover habitual patterns to make more effective choices that reduce pain, prevent injury and …

Fall Session 9/13 – 10/25 Thur, 10:45am-12:15pm

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NEW! Community Sound Bath

NEW! Community Sound Bath

Instructor: Suzanne Smith & Cassiopeia Manley

Mystical Meditative Mondays: Sebastopol Community Sound Bath

Ongoing Mon, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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NIA Fusion Fitness

NIA Fusion Fitness

 NIA MIND-BODY-SOUL-DANCE WORKOUT
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.

Ongoing Tuesday, 9:15-10:15am

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Qigong, Circle Walking & Tai Chi

Qigong, Circle Walking & Tai Chi

Instructor: Michael Rinaldini (Li Chang Dao)

Experience the life-nurturing arts of ancient China, a 5,000 year old Chinese healing system for health, physical fitness, and prevention of disease. Our qigong practices function in many ways: To purify, gather, circulate, store, and transform …

Ongoing Saturday, 10:30am-11:30am
Ongoing Wednesday, 10am - 11am

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Tai Chi - Boomers and Beyond

Tai Chi - Boomers and Beyond

Instructor: Garrett Chinn

TAI CHI taught to meet the needs of the aging adult, with emphasis on improving balance and preventing falls. Classes include an adapted sitting routine and traditional form instruction. Read the Press Democrat article on Garrett here.

Beginners Friday, 11am - 12pm
Advance Friday, 12pm - 1pm

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Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Customized support any way you want it.  OnLine Plus, Meetings, and Personal Coaching combined with a weight-loss plan. Please arrive 1/2 hour before meetings for registration.

Ongoing Mon, 5pm
Ongoing Thur, 9:30am

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Yoga for Everyone

Yoga for Everyone

Instructor: Kiana Rose

Everyone is welcome to this all-level, gentle and flowing yoga class. Come stretch, laugh and discover a practice that leaves you feeling strong, centered, flexible and more deeply connected with yourself. You will be encouraged to listen to your …

Ongoing Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am - 10:15am

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Zumba w/ Andrea

Zumba w/ Andrea

Instructor: Andrea Frick

Come dance to captivating Latin and international beats! All levels are welcome! Enjoy this perfect combination of dance and fitness moves that draw from merengue, hip-hop, salsa, swing, Bollywood, cumbia, country, reggaeton, to name a few. Wear …

Ongoing Thursday, 9:30am -10:30am

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Zumba w/ Mary

Zumba w/ Mary

Instructor: Mary Raia

Calling all dancers and non-dancers alike”…I work hard to create a fun-filled, safe, non-intimidating environment for those who have hesitated in joining a Zumba Fitness® class while at the same time, dancers and veterans of …

Ongoing Wednesday, 6pm - 7pm

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Zumba w/ Peggy

Zumba w/ Peggy

Instructor: Peggy Roth

Peggy welcomes the Zumba-curious, as well as Zumba enthusiasts, to come smile & sweat for an hour every Monday night!"Come dance to captivating Latin and international beats! All levels are welcome! Enjoy this perfect combination of …

Ongoing Mon, 6pm - 7pm

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Kids & Camps

Kindergym

Kindergym

Facilitator Amy Raab leads our playtime. If you have a young crawling baby or a toddler (ages 6mos - 3 years) who is jumping off everything, Kindergym is for you. Come join us for a fun open play time indoors that includes lots of …

Ongoing Wed & Fri, 11am - 12pm

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Music & Performance

Bija Children's Choir

Bija Children's Choir

Instructor: Maria Bija

The Bija Children’s Choir is Sebastopol’s own world folk chorus for ages 7-14 who love to sing, serving over 800 local youth since 2007.  Through fun, Dalcroze Rhythmics-inspired weekly choral classes and vibrant multicultural …

Preparatory Choir Fall Season: Sept 20 - Dec 13 or Full Session: Sept 20 - Dec 13 & Jan 3 - Mar 21 Thu, 3:30 - 4:15pm
Concert Choir Full Season: Sept 20 - Dec 13 & Jan 3 - Mar 21 Thu, 4:30 - 5:30pm

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Home Sweet Music

Home Sweet Music

Instructor: Ali and Warren Mann

Welcome to Home Sweet Music - a place where people of all ages can come to discover, learn, be inspired by and share in the joy that music can create. Our school, located in Sebastopol's beautiful Libby Park, will offer a unique …

Private Lessons Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo & Mandolin
Mini Music Mon - Fri, 9:30,10:30,11:30, 3:30 and 4:30 (afternoon classes only on Monday)

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Mini Music

Mini Music

Instructor: Ali and Warren Mann

A 45 minute interactive musical experience. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are accompanied in the class by a parent, grandparent or caregiver. From the time the class begins to the sweet closing song, it is a journey through both upbeat and mellow movements. Children and grown-ups will sing both original and traditional songs, play instruments and dance with props. Sessions held in 10 week increments.

10-week Sessions Mon - Fri, 9:30,10:30,11:30, 3:30 and 4:30 (afternoon classes only on Monday)

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Play Marimba!

Play Marimba!

Instructor: Tobias Sparks

Play Marimba! offers a joyful music making experience for children and teens. In a technology-free social environment we develop mind-body coordination, teamwork and bravery to be part of something larger than ourselves. Beautiful songs from …

Youth & Teens 9/14 - 12/19 Fri, 3:30 - 4:25pm

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Sebastopol Strings Academy

Sebastopol Strings Academy

Instructor: Maureen Caisse

A place where music lovers of all ages can learn to play a string instrument, study music theory and play in ensembles with like-minded people. Offering Individual and Group lessons, Theory and Musicianship, Elementary Piano for String Player and …

Beginning Cello 9/4 - 12/11 Tue, 4pm-4:55pm
Intermeidate Cello 9/4 - 12/11 Tue, 5pm - 5:55pm
Cello Collective 9/3 - 12/10 Mon, 6:45pm - 8pm
Adult Beginning Cello - Level 1 9/3 - 12/10 Mon, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Adult Beginning Cello - Level 2 9/4 - 12/11 Tues, 6:15 - 7:15pm
Beginning Violin 9/3 - 12/10 Mon, 4pm - 4:55pm

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Ukulele Workshops

Ukulele Workshops

Instructor: Marilyn Read

Fingerpicking for Ukulele

Session 1 - Beyond Beginner's Sept 6 - Oct 4 Thur, 7-8pm
Session 2 - Fingerpicking for Ukulele Oct 11 - Nov 8 Thur, 7-8pm

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Sports

Gymnastics Basic (6-9) - Fall Session

Gymnastics Basic (6-9) - Fall Session

Instructor: Steve Sassone

The fun begins as the jumping, spinning, stretching, strengthening, rolling, swinging, balancing and going upside-down gives every child multiple success based learning experiences. Every gymnastics class begins with a fun-filled and engaging …

Session 1 (Wed) (FULL) Sept 5 - Oct 24 Wed, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 1 (Fri) (FULL) Sept 7 - Oct 26 Fri, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 2 (Wed) (FULL) Nov 7 - Dec 19 Wed, 3:30-4:40pm
Session 2 (Fri) Nov 9 - Dec 21 Fri, 3:30-4:30pm

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Gymnastics Tots (4-5) - Fall Session

Gymnastics Tots (4-5) - Fall Session

Instructor: Steve Sassone

The fun begins as the jumping, spinning, stretching, strengthening, rolling, swinging, balancing and going upside-down gives every child multiple success based learning experiences. Every gymnastics class begins with a fun-filled and engaging …

Session 1 (Wed) Sept 5 - Oct 24 Wed, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 1 (Fri) Sept 7 - Oct 26 Fri, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 2 (Wed) Nov 7 - Dec 19 Wed, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 2 (Fri) Nov 9 - Dec 21 Fri, 2:45-3:30pm

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Kinder Kickz Soccer

Kinder Kickz Soccer

Instructor: Elena Abrams

Help your child off to a healthy start with Kinder Kickz Soccer Program!  Kinder Kickz is a non-competitive, activity-based program for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Kinder Kickz uses soccer as a vehicle to …

Ages 18 - 36 mos: Session 1 8/27 - 10/29 Mon, 10:15 - 11:15am
Ages 3-5: Session 1 8/27 - 10/29 Mon, 11:15am-12:15pm
Ages 18-36 mos: Session 2 11/5 - 1/14 Mon, 10:15-11:15am
Ages 3-5: Session 2 11/5 - 1/14 Mon, 11:15am-12:15pm

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Seido Karate

Seido Karate

Instructor: Aidan Sheehan

Seido Karate for Kids - come get fit, learn practical self defence, and grow a healthy mind, body, and spirit. All children of all abilities welcome!  Children's programs are flourishing throughout the Seido system. Seido, meaning …

ages 4-9 Ongoing Mon, 3:45-4:30pm
ages 9-14 Ongoing Mon, 4:40 - 5:30pm

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