Youth Schedule

Enrollments are closed until May 4, 2020!

See you then!


2019 – 2020 Dance Year Schedule

Questions? Contact Lisa at 831-425-1440/ 

CLASS COSTS     2019-2020

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 $15 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:   $63 monthly

2 Classes per week:  $110 monthly 

3 Classes per week:  $140 monthly 

4 Classes per week:  $160 monthly 

5 Classes per week:  $210 monthly

6 Classes per week:  $240 monthly


  • For info on Registering your child in our classes, follow these instructions:
    2. If you already have an account with TWDCC, log in to your account and skip to step 4.
    3. If you are new to TWDCC, make an account with your child’s name, but please use your phone number and email address. Add your payment information by clicking “Edit” in the top right corner of the center column of your “Profile.”
    4. Navigate to the tab in the top right that says “Online Contracts.”
    5. Choose the contract that suits the number of classes your child will take or the Company number they’re in. Click “Make Purchase,” then “Checkout.”
    6. Once the contract is purchased, you may navigate to the “Enroll Here” tab. Click on and enroll in the classes your child will take. (If a message pops up that says “Before enrolling your child, you must first purchase a contract,” it’s likely that the contract wasn’t all the way purchased or that you purchased the incorrect contract. Have no fear, email us and we will correct it.)
    9. Navigate to the “Log In/Create Account” Tab. Navigate to “My Schedule” to ensure you’ve signed up for the correct classes. If you see all the classes you signed up for, you’re good to go.
    If you have questions about what class or level your child should try:
    1. Send an email with their age, dance experience, and what they’re looking to try. We’ll get back as soon as possible.


“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 hip hop. Our second division is comprised of five pre-professional Youth Companies (Co. 1, Co. 2, Co. 3, Co. 4, & Co. 5) which train aspiring dancers up to age 18 yrs. who are considering dance as a career.

TWDCC’s pre-professional program (INVITE ONLY) 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 dance composition in their training. 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 Gregory Dawson of DawsonDanceSF, Sharon Skepple Mayfield (Bessie Award winner, formerly with Garth Fagan Dance), and Guy Thorne of Garth Fagan Dance and FuturePointe Dance. 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 or Contemporary are required to wear solid colored leotards & black leggings/hair tightly pulled back in a bun or ponytail. Jazz requires jazz  shoes, Modern and Contemporary require bare feet.

Ballet attire (Ballet 1-5 levels): Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys should wear a white shirt, black leggings, and black ballet slippers.

Hip Hop dancers may wear shirt/tank top & sweatpants and clean sneakers.

TWDCC does not allow dancers to wear short shorts or midriff tops in class.


PLACEMENT: All students are assessed individually during their first two weeks of classes. Placement is made for each child to ensure proper development of technique and understanding of movement and sequences. Our teaching artists decide where each dancer is placed and take great care in making sure they are learning at an appropriate level for their individual success.  If there are any questions regarding placement, please email TWDCC Artistic Director Micha Scott:

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. For all SCOPEDance inquiries please email Lisa Brenner:



Sept. 3, 2019 – June 6, 2020

No Youth Classes on the following dates:
October 31st (Halloween)
November 11th (Veterans Day)
November 27th – November 30th (Thanksgiving Break)
December 20th – January 5th, 2020 (Winter Break)
February 17th (President’s Day)
April 6th – ­April 12th (Spring Break)
May 25th (Memorial Day)

Spring Showcase Dates are May 2nd (Tech rehearsal- time TBD) and 3rd (Show Day). 


3:30-4:30  Ballet 3B with Donna STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 Ballet 3A with Donna STUDIO B

4-5:30 Ballet ⅘ with Jenny STUDIO 111

4:30-5:30 Contemporary 4 with Molly STUDIO A 

5:30 – 6:30 Pointe 1 with Jenny STUDIO 111/B 

5:30 – 6:30 Contemporary 5 with Molly STUDIO A

5:30-6:30 Contemporary Jazz 2 with Angela STUDIO D



3:30-4:30 Contemporary 2 with Molly STUDIO A

3:30-4:30 Modern 1 with Micha STUDIO 111

4:30-5:30 Contemporary 1 with Molly STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 Modern 2B with Micha STUDIO 111 

5:30-6:30 Modern 4 with Micha STUDIO D



3:30-4:15 Creative Dance ages 5 – 7 with Heather STUDIO D

4-5:00 Hip Hop 1 with Harold STUDIO B

4-5:30 Ballet ⅘ with Jenny STUDIO 111

5-6:00 Hip Hop 2 with Harold STUDIO B

4:30-5:30 Contemporary Jazz 3 with Angela STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 Modern Expressive for ages 8 – 11 with Heather STUDIO D

6-7:00 Hip Hop 3 with Harold STUDIO B

5:30-6:30 Composition Project with staff STUDIO A

6:30-7:30 Modern 6 with Micha STUDIO A 



3:30-4:30 Modern 2B with Micha STUDIO A

3:30-4:30 Contemporary 3 with Molly STUDIO 111

4:30-5:30  Tap 1 with Lauren STUDIO B

4:30-5:30 Modern 5 with Micha STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 Contemporary 5 with Molly STUDIO 111

5:30-6:30 Tap ¾ with Lauren STUDIO B

5:30-6:30 COMPANY ⅔ Invite only with Micha/Molly STUDIO A

6:30-7:30 COMPANY ⅘ Invite only with Micha/Molly STUDIO A

6:30-7:30 Tap 2 with Lauren STUDIO D 



3:30-4:30 Modern 2A with Micha STUDIO 111

3:30-4:30 Jazz 1 with Kari STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 COMPANY 1 Invite only with Micha STUDIO D

4:30-5:30 Jazz 3 with Kari STUDIO A

4:30-5:30 Ballet 2B with Mercedes STUDIO 111

5:30-6:30 Modern 3 with Micha STUDIO A

5:30-6:30 Jazz 2 with Kari STUDIO D

5:30-6:30 Ballet 2A with Mercedes STUDIO 111



9:30-10:30 Modern 1 with Micha STUDIO D

10:15-11:30 Contemporary Jazz 4 with Angela STUDIO A

10:30-11:45 Modern 5 with Micha STUDIO 111

11:45-12:45 Ballet 1 with Mercedes STUDIO D

11:45-12:45 Modern 4 with Micha C

11:45-12:45 Contemporary Jazz 1 with Angela STUDIO 111

1:00-2:00 Beg. Intermediate Ballet with Mercedes STUDIO 111

2:00-2:45 Pre Pointe with Mercedes STUDIO 111

1-2:15 Modern 6 with Micha STUDIO A 

2:15-3:15 Beginning Tap for Teens! With Rachele STUDIO B

2:45-3:30 Ballet Mini Movers with Mercedes STUDIO 111