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Our Community
Our Story

Our Community
Our Story

TWDCC NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

COVID19's impact on our organization has been significant. With the closing of our studio doors to renters, the majority of our programming moved online, and our annual performances, events, and Benefit Gala cancelled, TWDCC has seen a pronounced drop in revenue. Now more than ever, donor support of TWDCC’s programming is a critical piece of our success. Individual donations support our vital local institution, offering a diverse array of dance classes, programs, and opportunities for dance professionals, students, and audiences in Santa Cruz.

The TWDCC COVID Relief Fund is a campaign that will bolster operations as we navigate this transitional time. Contributions support our community of artists, educators, and staff, and will ensure the future of our dance and cultural center for all, and the future to create a strong, diverse community.

The show of support from community members recently has already been incredibly helpful and encouraging. We are witnessing the power of community action and resiliency and are deeply grateful. It takes a village; thank you for being a part of ours and for helping us reach our goal.

TWDCC COVID Relief Campaign GOAL:
$50,000

COVID Relief Funds Raised

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How does your donation bolster the
TWDCC Cycle of Action?

TWDCC's cycle of action shifts our community toward
artist-led leadership, cultural understanding, and deep creative connection.

From in-depth, dynamic programming, TWDCC curates work from a diverse array of emerging artists and evolving luminaries from the Santa Cruz and global stage. Provided with these platforms, our artists are given support to grow in their artistry, to teach and mentor youth dancers, and to lead in our community.

Hover over a stage in the cycle below to learn more about TWDCC's work, our evolving story, our mission, and role within the community.

TWDCC seeks out artists of diverse backgrounds to support and elevate their work. We connect with artists through operational and funding support and by providing performance and leadership opportunities to ensure their survival and evolution as artists.
This increased community support for artist and TWDCC helps strengthen and diversify our city. The community acts through increased funding for non-profits, operational support, and networking, bolstering TWDCC so we can continue the work.
TWDCC's platform promotes artists as our leaders in the community through connection to vital networks and resources, project collaborations, teaching opportunities, and innovative performance development.
Our youth dancers are exposed to exceptional artistry and education, diversity in mentors, teachers, and fellow students, and a uniquely robust program. Students are provided opportunities to engage with the community through public events, performances, and volunteering. TWDCC also provides need based scholarships to 20% of our student body, supporting young artists in their journey to become emerging leaders of tomorrow.
Relationships, appreciation, and understanding are nourished. Community members are inspired to incite social change. In turn, the also strive to elevate artists and their stories and to spread awareness of the importance of the artists' and TWDCC's work
Artists engage with the community through platforms and programming, fostering dialogue, elevating their voices, shared stories and expertise of their work as influencers, teachers, and community leaders.
The local community becomes infused with cross-cultural education and experiences, high caliber artistry, a diversified representation of leadership, and a shift in community values.

Artist Platform

TWDCC's platform promotes artists as our leaders in the community through connection to vital networks and resources, project collaborations, teaching opportunities, and innovative performance development.

Artist Engagement

Artists engage with the community through platforms and programming, fostering dialogue, elevating their voices, shared stories and expertise of their work as influencers, teachers, and community leaders.

Community Exposure

The local community becomes infused with cross-cultural education and experiences, high caliber artistry, a diversified representation of leadership, and a shift in community values.

Community Shift

Relationships, appreciation, and understanding are nourished. Community members are inspired to incite social change. In turn, the also strive to elevate artists and their stories and to spread awareness of the importance of the artists' and TWDCC's work

Community Action

This increased community support for artist and TWDCC helps strengthen and diversify our city. The community acts through increased funding for non-profits, operational support, and networking, bolstering TWDCC so we can continue the work.

Artist Outreach

TWDCC seeks out artists of diverse backgrounds to support and elevate their work. We connect with artists through operational and funding support and by providing performance and leadership opportunities to ensure their survival and evolution as artists.

TWDCC Youth Programming

Our youth dancers are exposed to exceptional artistry and education, diversity in mentors, teachers, and fellow students, and a uniquely robust program. Students are provided opportunities to engage with the community through public events, performances, and volunteering. TWDCC also provides need based scholarships to 20% of our student body, supporting young artists in their journey to become emerging leaders of tomorrow.