Careers at the Dance Workshop
At the Dance Workshop, we believe in dance as a powerful tool that changes everything; body, brain, and being. We also believe that meaningful experiences in multiple art forms are important tools for developing a well-rounded individual, helping to foster creativity, academic excellence, mental flexibility, collaboration opportunities, and problem-solving skills.
Because of this, we offer a wide range of movement classes, week-long camps for school-age children, experiences in the visual arts, multiple special events, and, coming soon, acting and screenwriting classes for on-camera work in television and film.
Located at 2720 Del Rio Place, in Davis California, we also have an in-house performance space, (the Louise H. Kellogg Memorial Theater) with tiered seating, used for both rehearsals and performances by the companies who make the Dance Workshop their home as well as other local performance companies.
Since 1984, we have built a reputation for excellence in both our staff members and our work in the community. We invite you to share the journey with us!
Our administrative staff are incredibly important to the work we do, often helping form a person’s first impression of the studio. They are articulate and knowledgeable about our faculty members and the wide range of classes that we offer. The work of office staff includes answering the phone and giving accurate information on all of our programs including what classes we offer, class placement, and how to register and pay for classes. Staff also help prepare for and coordinate our special events, (the photo is of staff at a Second Friday Art-About, pre-pandemic) handle money and student registration, prepare bank deposits, answer emails, and other duties as needed.
We believe in quality training, regardless of the dancer's age or ultimate goal. To this end, our dance faculty is comprised of teachers who possess a wealth of professional experience in teaching, performance and choreography. We also believe in a multilingual approach to training, and to this end, we employ teachers with training in a diverse range of technical styles including classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, belly dance, and Pilates.
This is your opportunity to gain experience with a contemporary dance company with 38 year history of work in the Davis Sacramento area. The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to redefine dance as an active art form and integral part of the human experience for all ages including a diverse range of individuals from the highly technically trained to those who have never danced before.
The PTDT season runs from September to late May and includes a full season of works in concert, dance in public places, as well as dance for Parkinson’s Disease and academic enrichment programs.
Under the PTDT umbrella are three additional companies; Light Ballet Company (for dancers whose primary training is in contemporary ballet), the PTDT Apprentice Company (for younger, serious, dancers who would like a pre-professional experience), and The Third Stage ( a multi-generational contemporary company with dancers ranging in age from 8 to 80+).
Company auditions usually take place, pre-season, in August or early September. Upon occasion we do accept dancers into the company mid-season. Interested dancers should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest.
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The Dance Workshop’s Internship Program was established to provide pre-professional work experience for high school age students and employment experience for university students and recent graduates. While initial internships are unpaid, they may evolve into paid positions.
Internships are available for both administrative, teaching, and theater production positions.
If you are interested in an internship, please email the office at email@example.com and put in the subject line - Interested in an internship position in your area of interest.
Work Scholarships are available for students 16 and older, as well as for adults who would like to fund their child’s dance training. Call 530-3949 or email us at Office@trokanski.com for more information.
Interested in learning about performance production? Internships in Box Office, Ushering, Marketing, and Tech Crew are possible.