SPRING SESSION II 2013
Monday, APRIL 29-
Saturday, JUNE 9
THREE MORE WEEKS of classes!
SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION is
now available. In addition to week long dance
camps for children ages 6 - 12, we also have
Summer Programs for serious dancers looking for
rigorous technical training and performance
experience! Read more below.
Forms are available at the Dance Workshop
Dance for Parkinson's
Classes continue through mid-June
Click on the link for more information!
Need to buy a leotard?
Beginning Monday, May 6, we begin selling
Click on Important Dates to see the upcoming
year's schedule for classes and events!
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a live person?
Beginning January 7 and on....
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9:30am - 11:00am & 3:45pm - 6:30pm
8:45am - 1:00pm
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Life in 11D
Spring II classes began on Monday, April 29...
There's three weeks left to classes, so it's an
excellent time to stop in, take a class, and try out
some options before summer begins!
We're also taking registration for our summer
week long dance camps. The weekly class
schedule won't be out until May 22, but for those
of you looking for weekly programs, for children,
that cover the length of the school day, we've got
that information now!
Our Summer Dance Camps and Intensives
feature both faculty and guest teachers with
training and experience in their various fields.
The Moving Words Dance Camp, combines both
dance activities and writing poems and songs for
a total physical and academic enrichment
program that's exciting and fun! Taught by Cindy
Robinson and Pamela Trokanski, both holding
current California teaching credentials, this is a
week that not only promises experiences in
dance, but an opportunity for your child to
strengthen and build on what they've learned in
the last school year. For children who sometimes
"forget" learned concepts during the summer, it's
a camp that delivers an educational experience
without feeling like school! The morning is full of
movement and writing activities and the afternoon
has movement games and student performances
of their morning's work.
Our other Dance Camps are more specifically
focused on a "multilingual" experience in dance.
Students ages 6 - 12 get classes in Ballet, Jazz,
Hip Hop, African, Contemporary, and Dance for
Musical Theatre. The morning is full of different
dance classes, and after lunch (kids bring their
own) the afternoon is full of movement games,
work with props, and learning about the history of
dance through our library of Dance Videos, in the
air conditioned studios.
This summer we hold our first official Ballet and
Contemporary Intensives. While we've had ballet
camps in the past, this year marks our first
Intensive with both faculty and guest teachers,
technical and repertory training as well as
performance at the Summer Repertory Concert
held August 3 and 4th. This year's guest
teachers may include Laurel Tennant, from the
Boston Ballet, returning to teach again. Heather's
Level 2, 3,and 4's will remember Ms. Laurel from
her visit to us in February.
Dancers ages 9 - adult may qualify for
participation, depending on their previous
training. If the interested dancer is currently
studying with us, they should be finishing a Level
2 or higher, this year. If you are a dancer who is
new to us, we will place you after your audition
The mornings will focus on training in the
dancer's chosen technical area, as well as
classes in floor barre, and strength and flexibility.
The afternoon will offer training in diverse
technical forms, including ballet /contemporary
(depending on the dancer's morning focus, their
afternoons will provide an opportunity for them to
train in the other form,) jazz, African, and non-
traditional partnering work.
Our next placement / audition class will take place
on the weekend of June 22-23, for those of you
who would like to finish the school year before
you think about summer. For more information,
please click on the link to Summer Classes.
SUMMER's coming... in 3 weeks! The daily
schedule of classes will be out on May 22. Our
summer schedule traditionally offers special class
offerings, different from the rest of the year.
Classes such as Composition Class (learn how to
choreograph your own dance) Floor Barre (a no-
nonsense work out class that focuses specifically
on articulating and strengthening outward
rotation and core alignment) and Partnering (both
traditional and non-traditional) are part of our
We're now selling PTDW leotards at the Dance
Workshop. Just in time for summer, the camisole
style is just right for the warm temperatures!
Childrens sizes are $23 and Adult sizes are $25,
including sales tax!
Further updates will come in the next week! Now
that we're past the Annual Student Concert (and
what a wonderful job everyone did!) we're getting
ready for the best summer yet!
Dance for Parkinson's will run April 2 for ten
weeks. For those of you who aren't aware of this
great program, the Pamela Trokanski Dance
Theatre, in affiliation with the Mark Morris Dance
Group, and in partnership with the Robert &
Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts,
UC Davis, offers weekly dance classes to people
with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.
Click on the link that started this paragraph for
more information, including how to register. That
page also includes a short essay by Dorothy
Ross, a class participant, on the importance of
What hasn't changed? Our philosophy on
dance! If you need some excellent reasons for
including dance as a part of a healthy, active
lifestyle, (with incredibly beneficial side effects
such as building neural plasticity, creative
thinking skills, mental & physical flexibility, and
improved self confidence in public presentation,)
read on! What does a 4 year old, a senior
citizen, a teen who wants a professional career in
dance, a person living with Parkinson's Disease,
a parent, and a twenty or thirty something who
spends too much time at a desk, or in a research
lab, have in common? One of the answers is
definitely DANCE. To read more about this, click
on the link "Why Dance"
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop...
Shaping the Future...
One dance class at a time!