Local movers and shakers bring the evolution of Santa Cruz dance to life on stage
Santa Cruz County is notorious for its lively dance community. From classic ballroom dance to contemporary hip-hop, conventional ballet to daring burlesque, we’ve got it all. But that hasn’t always been the case.
Prior to 1959, there wasn’t a formal dance class to be found in town.
All that changed when Roberta Bristol organized the first dance class at Cabrillo College, which served as a catalyst for the local movement.