Spiral Day Santa Cruz

with Shira Yaziv & Sebastian Grubb

Sunday, January 28th, 2024

@ The Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Cruz, CA


Spiral Day is a daylong workshop led by Sebastian Grubb and Shira Yaziv. We blend multiple physical modalities and training techniques to help participants improve their movement quality, learn new skills, and connect with others.

Guidelines for Sickness

Currently there is no requirement for masking or having a particular vaccine status.  Please do not attend if you feel sick or are actively sick!


9:30-10am Arrival / Check-In

10am-1:15pm: Morning Session

1:15pm-2:15pm: Lunch

2:30pm-5:30pm: Afternoon Session

7-9pm: Evening Dance Jam

(open to the public for $20)

Class Descriptions

Axis Syllabus: Dancing Dynamic Architecture

In this class we'll apply information from biomechanics and anatomy to fluid movement phrases. You might even call it "dance". We'll study support architecture in a variety of postures and sequences, emphasizing skeletal alignment, balancing tension forces, and breathing mechanics.

Acrobatic Flow: Movement Exploration

This class combines acrobatic maneuvers, floor-based flow dancing, and handstands. Strategies for loading hands/wrists, accessing your 'backspace', and generating power for quick twitch action will be discussed and practiced.

Contact Improvisation: Technique & Experimentation

This session focuses on foundational CI techniques and partnering strategies. We'll then move toward more complex improvisation frameworks as a group.

Movement Games for Social Animals

Play practice is important for many animal species, including our own. When we play we invite each other into a creative, collaborative space full of surprises. Including dynamic movement skills and training helps to develop our skill sets while connecting as social animals.

Dance & Movement Jam

Be Free! This is an open opportunity for expressive movement (and stillness) as you like.

**Open to friends of participants and other dancers for $20.

Registration and Payment

Early Bird: $120 (before Jan 23)

Middle Bird: $140 (before Jan 28)

Late Bird: $160 (on Jan 28)


Registration Fee: $40

-non-refundable via Eventbrite

-this secures your spot

Additional Class Fee due at the event:

$80 if you registered before January 23

$100 if you registered before January 28

$160 at-the-door (includes Reg. fee)

Financial Help & Work Trade: contact us


What is Included in the Price?

Full day of movement classes and a dance jam!

Is food included?

We will provide some snacks.  There are local restaurants/grocers for meals.

Is lodging provided?


What if I'm working with an injury or limitation?

Reach out to us and we should be able to work with you to make the classes accessible.

More Details

Exact Location

Veterans Memorial Building846 Front StSanta Cruz, CA

Arrival & Departure

Plan to arrive by 9:30am to complete your sign-in and get settled!
The last class ends on Sunday at 5:30pm. Optional evening jam is 7:30-9:30pm.

Things to Know

- Bring plenty of clothes / layers.- Bring food/snacks and beverages.- Bring a mug for tea and a water bottle.- The location has bathrooms and sink faucets for water.- Please do not attend if you are sick or starting to feel sick!

If you have any questions, please email thespiralcamp@gmail.com