TWDCC Adult Classes

TWDCC provides a variety of classes for adult students and teachers for ongoing dance & cultural education and community. 
Home to Diaspora Performance Project Artists.

TWDCC Youth Program

TWDCC provides dance education to dedicated and talented students, linking them to accomplished teaching artists. 


Supporting dance artists of all genres to tell their stories on as many platforms as possible. We elevate BIPOC voices and work to break through established forms of representation in all creative possibilities. 


TWDCC is a studio, performance, and cultural hub housed inside the Tannery Arts Center.


Watch TWDCC Youth Program show off their hard work and dedication from the 2022-2023 Season

Upcoming TWDCC Events!

Black Health Matters Initiative: One Year Anniversary!
October 16th

On October 16th from 1-5pm, Santa Cruz County’s Black Health Matters Initiative will celebrate its One-Year Anniversary with a day-long festival on the Tannery Arts Center campus featuring performances, live music, food, a health clinic, artists, family fun activities, and vendors. The BHMI One-Year Anniversary is open to all community members, and is free of charge.

PIVOT: The Art of Fashion
October 23rd

After the tremendously difficult time of Covid, heartache, fear and isolation, we all need art more than ever… art that challenges us, art that makes us laugh and art that takes our breath away. Pivot: The Art of Fashion is all that. Join us for a feel good time, in the courtyard at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA on October 23. Pivot: The Art of Fashion's productions features designer’s fashions and artist’s wearable artwork in their inimitable style, with attention to detail and plenty of surprises. You don't want to miss this! Pivot… Art that brings us together. Ready… Set… Pivot!

Halloween Bash
October 30th

Join TWDCC and guests for an evening of family fun with spooky dance performances, intriguing Tunnels of Terror, trick-or-treat games, costume party, scary storytelling, and community Dance Party! Family friendly and free of charge.

Featuring performances from: TWDCC Youth Companies
Dancenter Companies
Motion Pacific Companies
DJ Father Taj
& more!

Contact micha.twdcc@gmail.com to find out more!

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy with Misty Copeland
November 4th
Ticketed virtual Event

Bookshop is delighted to welcome bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland for an online discussion of Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy, an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage.
This event is cosponsored by Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center and NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch. TICKETS INCLUDE A COPY OF BLACK BALLERINAS WITH A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY MISTY COPELAND!

In C Outside
November 13th 2:00PM

Terry Riley's minimalist masterwork, performed by New Music Works and danced by many friends!

Community Resources

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