Summer Dance Intensives 2019
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 29 – August 9, 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

We will do a second placement class for the intensive, date and time to be announced.
The $15 class fee will be
deducted from the intensive tuition at time of registration. Call for information on the time of the placement class.

2019 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.9
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.9. Tuition:

● 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. 9. No drop-ins, must be tuition. Class
meets twice per week.

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:

Erin Dunning is the owner of Bikram Yoga Davis, and brings over a decade of experience in flexibility and strength training. She
is also a former PTDT and Third Stage dancer.

Taylor Herrera began studying classical ballet in 1996 with an early focus on RAD training with Katie Heil. She has studied at
the Idyllwild Arts Academy, Steps on Broadway, Berkeley Ballet Theater, Deane Dance Center, and Sacramento Ballet. She
graduated in 2012 from Mills College, where she studied ballet with Sonya Delwaide-Nichols, department head of dance. She is
also the artistic director of the PTDW's Light Ballet Company.

Jenna Large began her ballet training at age four in France. She continued her training with Chico Community Ballet before
being offered a scholarship to attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program for the 2014-15 season. Jenna holds a B.S.
in Exercise Physiology and currently attends CSU Sac’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She hopes to help other dancers
come back to dance after injury. She wishes to always inspire her students to dance to their full potential, achieve their goals,
and continue to find joy in this art form.

Erika Ripley  brings over 16 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.

Thomas Allen Spencer, professionally known as Tasé, is a professional dancer, master teacher, choreographer, and
movement specialist who has danced professionally with the San Francisco Dance Theatre, Santa Barbara Ballet, Central Valley
Dance Company, and California Ballet of Santa Barbara.

Pamela Trokanski has been teaching, choreographing, and performing for over 30 years. She is the Director of both the
Dance Workshop and the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, a contemporary company, based in Davis for 34 years. She has
been the recipient of numerous arts contracts & grants, supporting the development of various community outreach programs
including performances and lecture demonstrations.

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. She currently codirects and teaches at North State Ballet in Chico,
Faculty Photos
Erika Ripley
Taylor Herrera
Thomas Allen Spencer
Jenna Large
Erin Dunning
Call for information 530-756-3949 or email
2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
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