Youth Schedule 2017/18 /Registration begins August 1st

Registration begins August 1st, 2017!

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are priced for an entire year, however, you can register anytime throughout the year (we automatically prorate your purchase) or cancel your contract at anytime. We do encourage all students to enroll for the entire year to improve technical development and to build upon dance understanding each consecutive week.

TRIALStudents may try out the first class for $10 before enrolling for the full semester. NOTE: This does not reserve a place in the class and is only applicable the student’s first class. 

Class Cost:

1 Class per week:   $60 monthly

2 Class per week:  $100 monthly 

3 Class per week:  $130 monthly 

4 Class per week:  $160 monthly 

5 Class per week:  $180 monthly

6 Class per week:  $200 monthly

Unlimited Classes:$250 monthly (for non Company Members only)


Youth Schedule & Program

“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. ” Cat Willis, Executive Director

Our School:
The School is organized in two divisions: the first is the Youth and Teen program, which introduces the excitement of creative movement and developing dance technique. This modern based program, led by our Artistic Director Micha Scott, is an open program that welcomes everyone to join individual classes in a range of techniques including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, and West African dance. Our second division is comprised of four pre-professional Youth Companies (Co. 1, Co. 2, Co. 3, and Co. 4) which train aspiring dancers up to age 17 yrs. who are considering dance as a career.

TWDCC’s pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in Santa Cruz. We emphasize Modern dance as its foundation for technical development. Our Youth Companies integrate ballet, contemporary, jazz, and West African dance in their training as well. Dancers receive a comprehensive, professional-level dance education based on technical training, creative expression, and performance experience. Company members take weekly required classes and have opportunities to take master classes with renowned dancers such as Derrick Minter of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Afro Cuban Dancer Adonis Martin of Berkeley Ballet.
TWDCC Companies perform in the Santa Cruz community on a regular basis, and travel to see professional dance companies throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area.

ATTIRE:  All students taking jazz, modern (Modern 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), & contemporary are required to wear solid colored leotards & black leggings/hair tightly pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
Ballet attire, (ballet 1-5 levels): black leotards and pink tights/ hair pulled back in a bun.

Short shorts are only allowed over tights.
Boys & Girls may wear shirt/tank top & sweatpants/ clean sneakers for Hip Hop.

FINANCIAL AID / SCOPEDance: Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center was founded on the principle that dance should be accessible to all. Through our SCOPEDance Scholarship Program ( we have been able to provide full and partial scholarships to over a dozen students, per year,enrolled in our classes and camps.Families that have a need for partial or full assistance for tuition will need fill out the SCOPE application. Depending on availability and funding, we will contact you within 2 weeks of submitting your application for approval or to be placed on our waitlist.


 Schedule of Classes

2017/18 Calendar

Monday August 28th, 2017 – Saturday June 9, 2018

No Youth Classes Dates:

 Monday, September 4th  (Labor Day)
October 11-15th(Santa Cruz Film Festival)
 November 22-25th(Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 20th- Monday, January 3, 2018  (Winter Break)
February 25th (President’s Day)
April 2-­8 (Spring Break)
May 28  (Memorial Day)


3:30 – 4:15PM         Creative Dance for K-1st w/ Heather Studio 111

3:30-4:30PM          Modern 2B  w/ Micha Studio A

3:30 – 4:30PM        Tap 2 (7+ yrs) w/ Emily Studio B

4:15 – 5:15PM         Modern Expressive Dance for 2nd & 3rd w/ Heather Studio 111

4:30-­5:45PM          Modern 4 w/ Micha    Studio B  

4:30 – 5:45PM        Ballet 4 w/ Lizzie (13+) Studio A          

5:45 – 7:00PM          Modern 5 w/ Micha  Studio 111

7:00 – 8:30PM          West African Dance for Teens w/ Naby Studio 111   



3:15-4:00PM          Mini Movers Ballet (3­-5yrs.) w/ Mercedes Studio A

4 -5PM                    Contemporary 1 w/ Molly Studio A

4 -5PM                    Modern 2a w/ Micha Studio 111    

4 -5PM                    Jazz 3 w/ Emily  Studio B  

5-­­6PM                     Company 1 Rep w/ Micha/Molly Studio B

5-­­6PM                     Company 2 Rep w/ Micha/Molly Studio 111

5 -6PM                    Ballet 3 w/ Lizzie  Studio A          

6 -7PM                    Contemporary 2 w/ Molly Studio 111

6-­­7:30PM               Ballet 5/Pointe  w/ Lizzie Studio A  (Ballet Company)




3:30 – 5:00PM          Ballet 5/Pointe  w/ Lizzie Studio   A  (Ballet Company)  

4-5PM                        Boys Hip Hop 1 (6-8yrs) w/ Harold Studio 111

5-6PM                        Modern Expressive Dance for 4th-6th grade w/ Heather Studio A

5-­­6PM                        Hip Hop 2/3 (9-­13yrs) w/ Harold Studio 111

6-­­7:15PM                   TWDCC Hip Hop Crew Tech/Choreo Studio B (Crew Company)  



3:30 – 4:30PM             Tap 3/4  w/ Emily Studio B  

3:30-­­4:30PM              Modern 1 (5+ yrs) w/ Micha Studio 111

3:30-­­4:30PM              Beg/Int Ballet (11+) w/ Mercedes Studio A

4:30-­­5:30PM              Contemporary 3 (11+ yrs) w/ Molly Studio 111

4:30-­­5:30PM              Modern 5 w/ Micha Studio A

4:30 – 5:30PM            Pilates w/ Sarah Studio B

5:30 -7:00PM             Beg/Int. Jazz Contemp Combo  w/ Mercedes (11+yrs) Studio B

5:30 – 6:30PM             Contemporary 4 w/ Molly Studio A  

5:30 – 6:30PM             Modern 3 w/ Micha Studio A

6:30 – 7:30PM              Company 3 w/ Micha/Molly Studio 111

6:30 – 7:30PM              Company 4 w/ Micha/Molly Studio A


2:30 -3:30PM             Tap 1 w/ Emily (5-7yrs) Studio B

3:30 – 4:30PM            Jazz 1 w/ Emily Studio B

3:30 – 4:30PM            Ballet 2B  w/ Lizzie  Studio 111   

4:30 – 5:30PM            Jazz 2 w/ Emily  Studio A   

4:30 – 5:30PM            Ballet 1 w/ Mercedes   Studio B   

4:30-­­6:00PM              Ballet 5/Pointe w/ Lizzie  Studio A   (Ballet Company)        


9:00 – 10:00AM          Ballet 2A w/  Mercedes  Studio B    

9:00-10:00AM            Modern 1 w/ Micha Studio 111  

10:00 -11:00AM         Modern For Company 2  w/ Micha Studio 111

10:00-11:00AM          Self Care for Company 3 w/ Angela  Studio B

10:00-11:30AM          Guest Artist for Company 4  Studio A

11:00-12:15PM            Modern 3 w/ Micha  Studio 111

11:30-12:30PM           Self Care for Company 4 w/ Angela Studio C

12:15 – 1:30PM           Modern 4  w/ Micha Studio 111

1:00 -2:00PM            Contemporary Fusion w/ Angela  (12+)  Studio B

2:00-3:00PM             Modern 5 w/ Micha   Studio A

4-5:30PM                   Ballet 5/Company Rep w/ Lizzie  Studio A   (Ballet Company)