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News Updates - December starts this week!

Fall II Session classes began on Monday, October 23. But it's never too late to begin dancing as long as there is room in the class that you would like to take.  Click on the link to see our FALL II CLASS SCHEDULE   Fall II Classes will run until Saturday, December 23.

Pre-Registration for Winter Session Classes will begin on Monday, December 4.

The week of December 4 - 9 is specifically designed for our currently enrolled students.

Open registration for all will begin on Monday, December 11. Click on Winter Session Classes to see our schedule.

Office Hours to help with answering questions and registration are:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - Noon and 3:30 - 8:00 pm

Fridays: 3:30 - 5:15 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Save the date: Saturday, December 9

On Saturday, December 9, join us as dancers from the companies and classes perform in Something for the Holidays, a collection of ballet, jazz, and contemporary pieces designed to lighten hearts and bring joy. More information to come!

It's time for the holiday raffle!

As many of you know, the Dance Workshop is the home of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, a 501c3, non-profit organization. As part of its mission statement, the dance company is dedicated to, not only producing quality performances, but also using dance and multiple art forms as tools for physical and mental well-being, academic enrichment, and to support a thriving and connected community.

In its 39 years in Davis, the PTDT has consistently given full-season performances (Fall and spring concerts with community outreach performances in between) many with free tickets given out to children or under-served members of the community.

We also run multiple other programs for the community, including free classes for adults 65 and older, the Dance in Public Places program, the Moving Words summer program (academic enrichment through movement and the visual arts), and, in affiliation with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Parkinson's Association of Northern California, free dance classes for people with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers. In fact, PTDT director, Pamela Trokanski, is one of the teachers for this class.


When you buy Raffle Tickets, you help support our work!

Raffle Tickets are Now on sale: 1 for $5 / 3 for $10 / 8 for $20

The winning tickets will be drawn after the final performance of Something for the Holidays

on Saturday, Dec. 9. It is not necessary to be present to win.


Items being raffled include a PTDW Dance Bag with an 8-class dance card, and tickets to upcoming performances, a "Sweets-Lover's" Basket filled with chocolates, cookies, and candies, Franklin-mint Limited Edition of 6 Porcelain Ballet Dancers (commissioned by the Royal Ballet to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and donated by Sheila Beyer), Dance Workshop Hoodies, and more!


Screenwriting and Acting Classes have returned to the Dance Workshop!

Award-winning screenwriter Sterling Anderson returns with Lamondo Hill to offer not only beginning and advanced on-camera acting classes for television and film, but Sterling will also be opening up a class in screenwriting! Go to our Classes page and scroll down for class descriptions and costs.

Beginning On Camera Acting is up and running! Interested students should contact the office. Classes run monthly with a new session running for three weeks in November.

Safety protocol updates:

While we no longer require masks, we will have a zero-tolerance policy for colds, coughs, and sniffles for everyone on site.

If you have allergies you should continue to wear a mask as you can't be sure if it's just allergies or it's allergies and you're beginning to come down with something.

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.

Thank you for helping us keep ALL of our dancers healthy!


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. If you are a registered tuition student, we are already saving a place for you so you don't need to call in every week. 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.

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 get in touch with Robin Carlson at

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