Summer Dance Intensives 2018
The Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop offers a rigorous 2-week intensive program that will help students become
more well-rounded dancers while training under teachers of different technical styles. Technique and artistry will be
emphasized with additional stretch and strengthening classes to improve students’ physical performance. During the morning
portion, students will focus on Ballet and Contemporary technique, to broaden their artistic development and technical
proficiency. Afternoons will be spent exploring additional dance and exercise genres (including Jazz, African, Modern,
Improvisation, & Yoga) to supplement their technical training, as well as learning choreography for concert. Students will
participate in 4 - 5 classes per day, Mon – Fri, for two weeks.


Ballet / Contemporary Intensive
July 30 – August 10, 9:00am – 3:30pm. (Ages 9 and older) The focus of this two-week training program is on technical training
and performance in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Participating dancers will train in Ballet and Contemporary in the
morning and multiple other technical styles in the afternoon. (See above)  
Tuition: $500.00 two weeks / $350.00 one week / $80 single day

2017 Summer Intensives will be held at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis.
Students may arrive between 8:30 - 9:00 am and be picked up between 3:30 and 3:45pm.
Dancers will need to bring a nutritious lunch, snack, and water each day with no peanut products please.
The dress code will be strictly enforced:
  • Female dancers must wear black leotards and ballet pink, white, or black tights. No Skirts please.
  • Male dancers must wear white shirts and black tights or fitted shorts.
  • All students will be required to bring properly fitted ballet slippers and jazz oxfords. Any elastic straps should be sewn on
  • Fitted knit warm-ups will be allowed, but no baggy sweats, etc. will be permitted.
  • It is suggested that dancers wear convertible foot tights for transition between Ballet, Jazz, Modern, African, etc.
  • Hair must be worn up and out of the face. For ballet classes, hair must be up in a tight bun off the neck.
  • Optional supplies include: knee pads for Modern, yoga mat, foot undies, tap shoes, and dance sneakers.
For dancers interested in the Ballet or Modern/Contemporary two week intensives, it is mandatory to attend a placement class.
If interested students have missed the placement classes, please contact the Dance Workshop to arrange one .
  • Dancers should come prepared to dance (please refer to Dress Codes). Those students who dance en pointe should
    bring their pointe shoes.
  • Dancers should arrive 15-20 minutes early to check-in.
  • Dancers must register for the audition class. (Date to be announced) The audition fee will be applied to the cost of the
    intensive tuition at the time of registration.

Students from both the Modern/Contemporary and Ballet Intensives have the option to participate in the Summer Repertory
Concert, Aug. 10 & 11
Each student will be given two complimentary tickets.

Additional Teen / Adult Dance Intensive Programs
● Dance Intensive I
For our teen and adult dancers who would like a rigorous immersion experience in technique and performance, we
offer a program that may be customized to help further training while also allowing for scheduling demands. The
tuition cost covers unlimited dance and body conditioning classes for the entire 9 week summer session, in addition to
repertory classes, where choreography will be taught for performance in the Summer Repertory Concert, Aug. 10 &
11. Tuition: $700.00

● Dance Composition
For our teen and adult dancers interested in programs that demand a lesser time commitment, we offer two repertory
classes, which provide the opportunity to perform at the Summer Repertory Concert.
We also offer the Dance Composition class, in which participants learn how to choreograph their own unique
dance with the option of performing it at the Summer Rep Concert, Aug. 10 & 11. No drop-ins, must be tuition. Class
meets twice per week. Tuition: $238.50

Payment is by cash or check only – no credit or debit cards.
For more information, please call 530.756.3949 or email
Refund Policy: Refunds will not be given except in the case of injury with a doctor’s letter.
Applications may be dropped off or mailed with complete payment to:
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop
2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
Dance Intensive Faculty include:
Anatoly Sisman former principal dancer with Lviv State Ballet Theatre and his wife Polina, piano teacher and ballet
accompanist immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in 1989. Anatoly was trained in classical Russian Ballet from the
age of 7. He received a BA degree in choreography from the State Ballet School in Kiev. Upon his graduation he was invited to
dance with the prestigious State Opera and Ballet Theater in Lviv, Ukraine and in a few years took a position as head of the
Dance Department of the Novoyavorovsk School of Fine Art.

After immigrating to the United States, Anatoly danced and taught ballet at California Ballet Company, he was a Principal
Teacher and Ballet Master at: American Ballet of San Diego; Compabello Dance Co, Tijuana, Mexico; Les Sortileges, Canadian
Folk Dance Ensemble, Montreal, Canada; and Ballet des Arts International, Canada.

Anatoly's original choreography includes M. Musorgsly Pictures from the Exhibition, J.S. Bach Double Concerto, Toccatta and
Fuga D Minor, Brandenburg Concerto, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Summer, Ponchielli Dance of Hours.  Many of his students
now dance with professional ballet companies in the U.S. and abroad, and, as their parents have said, the young dancers look
for ballet coaches of Anatoly's standards and quality.

Taylor Herrera has studied classical ballet for over sixteen years, with an early focus on RAD training with Katie Heil. In
addition she has studied at the Idyllwild Arts Academy (summer program 2005), at Steps on Broadway, the Berkeley Ballet
Theater, Deane Dance Center, and the Sacramento Ballet. Her performance experience includes six consecutive seasons with
the Sacramento Ballet's annual Nutcracker.

Erika Ripley brings over 15 years of serious training in multiple technical styles including ballet, contemporary, tap and jazz.
She graduated from Ball University with a Major in General Studies and a Minor in Dance. Her ballet training includes a strong
background in Cecchetti. She currently performs with Core Contemporary Dance.

Pamela Trokanski holds a BA in Dance from Empire State College, New York, and holds a California Teaching Credential for
grades K-12 in Physical Education. She is the Director/Choreographer of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third
Stage, a multi-generational, contemporary dance company. In her 30 years in Davis, she has received multiple Arts Contracts
from the Davis Civic Arts Commission. She has taught dance at Davis Senior High School since 1985, and was a TCAP (The
California Arts Project) faculty member, teaching for them from 1993 to 2003. She also writes as a Dance Critic for the Davis

Heather Wysong began training in classical ballet at the age of seven. Over the years, she has trained with various ballet
companies, including Ballet West, Aspen Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Richard Gibson’s Academy of Ballet in San Francisco,
Northern California Ballet Company, Deane Dance Center, and Sacramento Ballet. She is knowledgeable in multiple technical
styles, including RAD, Balanchine, Cecchetti, and Vaganova.

Erin Dunning is the owner of Bikram Yoga Davis, and brings over a decade of experience in flexibility and strength training.
      Faculty Photos
Taylor Herrera
Erika Ripley
Anatoly Sisman
Erin Dunning
Heather Wysong
Call for information 530-756-3949 or email
2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
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