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 four Youth Companies are trained with this foundation that also integrates ballet, contemporary, jazz, and West African dance. 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 Derrick Minter of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Gregory Dawson, Bessie Award winner Sharon Skepple-Mayfield of Garth Fagan Dance, and Afro Cuban Dancer Adonis Martin of Berkeley Ballet. In addition, Company 4 dancers take a bi- annual trip to NY for 3 weeks during the summer to study at the Garth Fagan Dance Company. TWDCC Companies are by INVITE only and require 1 year of TWDCC classes before consideration.
No Youth Classes Dates:
Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)
November 22 – 25th (Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 20th – Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Winter Break)
February 19th (President’s Day)
April 2 – 8 (Spring Break)
May 28 (Memorial Day)
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 technique with 2 weekly Modern classes, and continued study in Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz.
5 classes a week COST: $180 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, Jazz and Pilates.
7- 8 classes a week COST: $205 monthly Company 3
2 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Contemporary, 1 Pilates, 1 Health and Wellness for Dancers, 1 Company
Company 4: (INVITE ONLY)
By Invite Only (Must have 1 full semester of Teen Company classes, not including Rep, before invitation to join)
Company 4 (ages 13 – 18 yrs) trains at a very high level in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, and West African.
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.
10 classes a week $250 Teen Company
3 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Contemporary, 1 Contemporary Jazz, 1 West African, 1 Health and Wellness for Dancers, 1 Guest Artist Weekly Workshop, 1 Company