TWDCC Companies


TWDCC’s pre professional program is the only one of its kind in Santa Cruz. Under the direction of Artistic Director Micha Scott, we emphasize Modern dance as a foundation for technical development. Our five Youth Companies are trained with this foundation that also integrates ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Each dancer develops their technique and attention to detail in the various forms through body alignment, proper placement, dynamic range, artistic expression, and musicianship. Dancers focus on their training through weekly classes as well as opportunities to study with renowned guest from around the world such as Gregory Dawson of DawsonDanceSF, Bessie Award winner Sharon Skepple Mayfield of Garth Fagan Dance, and Afro Cuban Dancer Adonis Martin of Berkeley Ballet. In addition, Company 5 dancers take a bi- annual trip to NY  for 3 weeks during the summer to study with the Garth Fagan Dance Company. TWDCC Companies are by INVITE only and require 1 year of TWDCC classes before consideration. 

 TWDCC Companies perform through out the year and take field trips to see professional dance companies. We consider our dancers to be outstanding students of the studio, and of the world, through their exposure to the diversity and cultural richness of our center.

2018/19 Calendar

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 – Saturday June 8th, 2019


No Youth Classes on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 7th  (Santa Cruz Film Festival)
 Wednesday, November 21st – Sunday, November 25th  (Thanksgiving Break)
Saturday, December 22nd – Sunday, January 6th, 2019 (Winter Break)
Monday, February 18th (President’s Day)
Monday, April 1st – ­Sunday, April 7th  (Spring Break)
Monday, May 27th  (Memorial Day)




Dancers receive a comprehensive, professional-level dance education based on technical training, creative expression, and performance experience. We encourage creativity and discipline as the foundation for student’s dance experience and hold them to the highest standards for attendance and dedication to their work.

Company 1:  (INVITE ONLY)

Our entry level company for young dancers ages 5-7 yrs. Students train in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz.


4 classes a week COST: $160 Monthly Company 1 


1 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Company



Company 2: (INVITE ONLY)

Students in Company 2 (ages 8 and up) continue to focus on Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and are introduced to Contemporary. 


5 classes a week COST: $200 monthly Company 2 


1 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Contemporary, 1 Company



Company 3: (INVITE ONLY)

Company 3 (ages 10 and up) is designed for students who have typically had 3 or more years of dance training and a solid technical foundation. Students continue to train in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz.  


 5-6 classes a week COST: $205 monthly Company 3 


1 or 2 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Contemporary,  1 Company 



Company 4: (INVITE ONLY)

Company 4 (ages 12 and up) trains at a very high level in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz.

7 classes a week COST: $240

2 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Contemporary, 1 Contemporary Jazz, Composition/Choreography and  Company.


Company 5: (INVITE ONLY)

Company 5 (ages 14 – 18 yrs) trains at a very high level in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz. Company 5 members travel to NY bi- annually to train at the Garth Fagan Dance Summer Movement Institute. 



9 classes a week COST: $260


3 Modern, 1 Ballet, 2 Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Composition/Choreography and Company.