News Updates

Pre-registration for currently enrolled students for Fall II Classes began on Monday, September, 26. This is the week where we hold a place for our currently enrolled students. Open registration will begin on Monnday, October 3. At that all classes are open

Our Office hours (beginning August 22) are:

Mondays: 9:00am - Noon / 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am - Noon / 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:00am - Noon / 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

To go directly to our current Fall I Schedule of classes just click on the link: FALL SESSION I   and just be aware that this is our schedule as of September and some changes may have occurred. For the Fall II Session schedule, please click on the Classes tab and see both the current schedule and the one for Fall II.

EXCITING NEWS! We are so very excited to have Ann Dragich join our faculty as our new Tap teacher! Ann's background and training include tapping in New York from 2008-2020 after studying at the Eddie Brown Studio for the Arts (THE BEAT) with Gregg Geoffroy, Babs Yohai and Mark Mendonca in Berkeley, CA. She is a member of Cole Collective under the direction of Nicole Ohr, and
is a founding member of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret. Ann has presented her own work in NYC  and was a recipient of the Dean's Summer Fellowship at UC Davis for research in tap dance and identity, and the recipient of the Pine Award for her work in dance theater at UC Davis. Ann holds a teaching certificate from the American Tap Dance Foundation and an MFA in Dramatic Art.

We have some new classes this fall:

This Fall, Dance Improvisation is back on the schedule! On Saturdays from 12:15 - 1:15, learn the art of creating a dance without prior rehearsal. It's an excellent class for both people who have never danced and those with training.


In addition, we now have a Choreography Class on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 pm taught by Tase'. If you are interested in learning choreography just for fun or for potential performances, this would be a class for you.


Intro to Dance has moved to Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:45 p and is a great first class for children ages 4 and up. Working with music and props, children build movement skills and spatial thinking abilities while learning how to hear different tempos and qualities in music.

Dance Flash is back! Come and learn a dance to be performed at the Zombie Bike Parade on October 30. During the month of October, we will be offering free classes for people to learn choreography to perform in public. More info to follow.

For those of you wondering about any changes in the mask mandate,  we want to remind everyone that we still have safety protocols in place, including masking and using hand sanitizer. Yes, everything seems more relaxed but according to the county, Covid transmission is still very high and we want to keep everyone as safe as we can.


Please remember that it is important that you have saved space by confirming with the office if you are planning to take a class at the studio. (Also, you must have a signed Covid Policies Release Form on file.) If you are a tuition student, we are already saving a place for you. If you are using a dance card or want to do a paid single, then calling the office at 530-756-3949 is the easiest way to make sure there's a space for you in class! Students who are new to us should give the office at least 3 hours notice before coming to the studio.

Importantly, if you or your child has been ill or exposed to someone who is sick with Covid, they may not attend class onsite, until after they and/or the person in the house have self-isolated for 10 days and have tested negative. (More specific details are listed on our Covid policies document)

Also, importantly, if you or your child has a cold or other illness, it is important that you still stay home. Remember the old days, before the pandemic? We still asked people to stay home if they were sick. It might be just a "little cold" for your child but no one else wants it. What is the saying? Germs are the one thing we don't want to share.

Because we have many young children on-site, and students with compromised immune systems, we are erring on the side of caution in order to keep everyone safe. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre would like to remind our community that we offer free classes for people with Parkinson's Disease through our  Dance For Parkinson's program.

For information, on the Dance for Parkinson's classes including times and how to register, please contact Robin Carlson at

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Celebrating 37 Seasons of Dance!


In addition to providing performance experiences for our student dancers, the PTDW also has resident companies doing full concert seasons in contemporary and ballet.

If you're looking for more information on the companies, visit their website at: