What we're about

Calling all cat lovers! Do you find cats irresistible? Do you own one, want to own one, or just want to be around one? Do you want to share your love of cats with other like-minded people in San Jose? Join us! We'll share stories, photos and behavior tips of these precious animals. Special events might include a workshop to make catnip toys, or a talk by a cat behaviorist.

Most events will take place at The Dancing Cat (http://www.thedancingcat.org), San Jose's only cat adoption lounge. Visitors are invited to meet and mingle with adorable adoptable cats in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Sweet snacks and soft drinks for sale, wi-fi and catnip are on the house!

The Dancing Cat is an initiative of Silicon Valley Pet Project (http://www.svpetproject.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk cats and dogs from the San Jose municipal animal shelter.

If you'd like to simply hang out with adorable adoptable cats, you're welcome to come during our regular public hours from Wednesday though Sunday from noon to around 6pm. We ask for a donation of $10 to come in, but this is waived in cases of hardship. We want everyone to enjoy being with our cats.

There is more information on our website here: http://www.thedancingcat.org

We hope you'll stop by to see what The Dancing Cat is all about, or join us at one of our fun events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Origami: Paws on Paper Spring Edition!

The Dancing Cat

$30.00

Click here to register: https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/ Greet the new Spring flowers with hand-made blooms of your very own! Come into The Dancing Cat and try something a little different - Origami! With Denise Wang, of the South Bay Origami Group, learn origami, the ancient paper folding art which has long roots in both Japan and China. In the spirit of the season, put paws to paper with relaxed focus, gentle critical thinking, hand-eye coordination, and creative expression to create paper sculpture decorations - lovely for brightening up a home, and pet safe too! During this workshop, folders will be led through the basics of origami, and into a few spring-inspired sculptures for you to show off at home. This workshop is intended for folders 12-years old and up, and artists of all skill levels (from beginner, to more experienced) are welcome. You are welcome to bring a beverage or snack of your liking, or buy something from (and support) The Dancing Cat. Class fee: $30 per person Wifi, catnip, and kitty-critiques are on the house. Only 10 spots available, so sign up soon! About Denise: Denise used to fold traditional Origami models as a kid. In recent years, a series of incidental encounters re-connected her with this childhood hobby, and opened her eyes to the fascinating world of modern day Origami and the multitude of intricate techniques involved in paper folding. Since this reconnection, Origami has become a channel for her creativity, acts as a form of meditation, and become an unexpected platform for learning. Currently, Denise continues her Origami journey while teaching this incredibly fun art form to others.

Game Night: Cat Man BINGO!

The Dancing Cat

$35.00

Please visit to book: https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/ It's an extra special game night at The Dancing Cat! Join our hosts Sterling 'Trap King' Davis and Adam 'Cat Man' Myatt for a fun and fur filled night of Cat Man Bingo! This special Game Night includes 90+ minutes of bingo, 3 cards with additional cards available for purchase, a non-alcoholic beverage (and BYOB), cuddles with a room full of adoptable cats, and last, but certainly not least, the opportunity to hang with a few of America's craziest cat dudes! The event will include *at least three* rounds of bingo, and each round will have three chances to win awesome prizes for you and your cat! >^.^< About Adam: Adam Myatt, the Cat Man of West Oakland, is an artist, musician, and co-founder of Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe, the first cat café in the USA. His compelling work photographing neighborhood street cats evolved into a life-changing dedication to our four (and sometimes three-legged) friends. After the amazing success of Cat Town, Adam turned his attention to advocating TNR in Oakland and beyond! About Sterling: Sterling “TrapKing” Davis is a well-traveled, ex-military, music and cat enthusiast. Becoming vegetarian after visiting a slaughterhouse at 12-years-old, the love and respect for animals has always been there but the relationship with cats grew to be particularly special. Working part time at a shelter cleaning litter boxes turned into a full time job doing education and outreach for TNR and community cat management. TrapKing’s mission is to change the stereotypes of not only men in cat rescue, but also bridge the gap in communication between black communities and animal rescue and local shelters in Georgia and beyond! Tickets: $35 per person, includes - three (3) bingo cards (additional available for purchase), three (3) rounds of games, and a non-alcoholic beverage. And, time to chat and take snaps with two amazing cat dudes! Seats: 20 seats will make this a full house! Snacks & Beverages: Its BYOB (or whatever you think goes well with a bingo card!).

Meow~gic & Mew~llusion: Performance & Presentation with Magician David Martinez

Visit to book: https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/ Local magician David Martinez comes to The Dancing Cat to astonish and amaze with his award-winning magic. It will be a comfortable, casual evening of wonder, and you'll get an intimate, front-row experience to see the magic up close... and even be a participant! David will perform two distinct sets of magic, each with a unique theme. You may even learn a trick or two during the ample time to talk magic-shop! Bring a special someone for a memorable date night, or come solo as you meet new friends (two-legged and four-legged), and immerse yourself in an evening of astonishment. Admission: $35 (includes time with the cats!) There are 12 seats available for this magical night. Doors open at 6:00PM, and the performance starts at 6:30PM. About the artist: David Martinez is an award-winning magician specializing in amazing magic with everyday objects. He performs throughout the Bay Area at parties, festivals, and other events where people like to have fun and be amazed. He has studied magic since childhood. He currently serves as president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M. Ring 216). And he produces and performs in the biweekly show “The Art of Magic” at Studio by Terra Amico in San Jose. Remember - your RSVP on MeetUp is much appriciated! It shows others that you're going to a great event! But, your space will only be held for you when you book through The Dancing Cat website. Thank you! https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/

Purr Yoga, with Susan Love

The Dancing Cat

Visit to book your spot: https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/ Its time for Sunday morning Purr Yoga! This cat-on-mat event invites 12 lucky humans to treat themselves to a 75-minute vinyasa flow at The Dancing Cat! Set your intention and practice focusing your attention amidst our adorable adoptable kitties. After final OMs are offered to the divine abiding of all sentient beings, you are invited to enjoy chill time with the resident cats. Your donation of $40 will benefit The Dancing Cat. All levels are welcome! Please bring your yoga mat. About Susan Love: Teaching yoga since 2006, Susan's teaching philosophy is to develop sequences that are challenging, yet accessible to all levels. When not teaching at YogaSources Los Gatos, or enjoying her day job at a local nonprofit, Susan can be found hanging out with her husband and their two very spoiled cats, Olivia and Lola. Remember, your RSVP on MeetUp is greatly appreciated! But you do need to visit to book your spot: https://www.thedancingcat.org/events-registration/

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