Upcoming event
Name Arae Drop-In Series - Creating Waves: A Marine Biologists Perspective on How to Build a Scene
Producer Dual Demons
Time Tuesday 7th of May 2024, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm (PDT)
Location The 418 Project, Santa Cruz, 155 River St S, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Category Education
This event is 18+ only.

Arae Drop-In Series - Creating Waves: A Marine Biologists Perspective on How to Build a Scene

Drop-in kink class for all levels

See first hand how Cass' marine biology background intersects with kink in this class on building a BDSM scene. The combined skills of both Demons come into play and are demonstrated using the core concept of how a wave works on a basic level.

Sliding Scale Ticket

Good for one seat in the class. Please pay at the level you can comfortably afford. All proceeds go to cover overhead costs and subsidize lower price and NTAFLOF attendees.

The value must be between $15 and $55.
Total price: $0.00 (plus fees)

Waves past the break seem so small, almost indiscernible, but have high kinetic energy that builds as they get closer to shore. They’re like the electric tension that creeps into a scene as it begins. It starts subtly, with a few hints or unspoken words, gradually gaining momentum, just like waves reaching higher and growing stronger. The crashing of the wave against the shore is akin to the climactic moment, where heightened tension finally reaches its peak and crashes down. This class will explore the ebbs and flows of scenes and how to build tension and momentum, as well as how to bring it back with the same care and intention. (You do not need to have any scientific knowledge to understand or enjoy this class.)

Unlike our Bael Core Curriculum series, these classes do not build upon each other in any significant way. They are classes we have taught at conferences or in other venues that we are excited to bring to our regular programming at The 418 Project!

These classes are built to be accessible to absolute beginners, but there is something to learn for all skill levels in each class of the Arae Series. We provide technical challenges where applicable for more intermediate students and we strongly believe that having a beginner mindset is crucial to being safe and successful in rope. Our discussion and theory heavy classes are also always changing as the scene changes and we learn and grow as teachers and practitioners ourselves!

As we are rope focused in a lot of our teaching, we will have major elements of rope bondage in this class. It will be used as a tool and will be our main focus, but we will provide conceptual adaptations for other bondage methods in class.

You do NOT need a partner for this class, all of the material will be demonstrated and adapted for self-tying. We will aim to provide multiple ways to achieve each tie to account for differences in bodies, mobility, and general accessibility as best we can. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you.

Due to these accommodations and the hands-on nature of our teaching style, we have very limited capacity on our classes. Tickets are available at the door if we are not sold out on this page already.


Arae Series Classes:

Building a Solo Rope Scene - January 16th

Simple but Effective - March 5th

Mental and Physical Predicaments - April 16th

Creating Waves: A Marine Biologists Perspective on How to Build a Scene - May 7th


What to bring: We will have loaner rope and cutting tools, but feel free to bring your own! We strongly encourage bringing a pencil/pen and a notepad/notebook for notes.

COVID Precautions: Masks required. All participants must be vaccinated. If you test positive up to 7 days after the event, please let us know so we can inform all other attendees while maintaining your privacy.

Attire: Come as you are. We suggest something comfortable and cozy (ahem, Cass) but come in whatever outfit you like! Tighter fitting, but easy to move in clothing is usually easier to tie and move in.

Location + Time: 7-9pm at the 418 Project (155 River St S, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060). We will have the privacy of the full studio space in the large theater, but we will be ticketing at the main lobby entrance. If you arrive after 7:10pm, please call or text the number on the door as the doors lock behind us for safety and privacy.


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This event is hosted/produced by:
Dual Demons
Santa Cruz, CA
Two Trans, non-binary lovers turning their sadomasochism into wild, wonderful, educational, & enlightening experiences.
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