Youth Season

This page currently includes the schedule for our 2023-2024 Youth Season! 
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2023-2024 Table of Contents

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Weekly Class Schedule

Company Schedules

2023-2024 Season Start Date:
August 21, 2023

No Classes:
Labor Day: September 4th
Halloween: October 31st
Veteran’s Day(s):  November 10th & 11th
Fall Break: November 22nd-26th
Winter Break: December 22nd – January 7th (Classes resume January 8th, 2024)
President’s Day: February 19th
Spring Break: April 1st-7th

Last day of classes:
May 11, 2024

Final showcase:
PERFORMANCE: May 12, 2024
(Exact times TBA! Please save the whole day for the Spring Showcase)


  • Studio Director tracks attendance and tuition payments. Your card will be safely stored and charged automatically each month.
  • Tuition is based on how many classes/week the dancer enrolls in. Tuition is charged monthly.
    Tuition for the current month will be charged monthly on the 5th of each month.
    There is a $30 nonrefundable, one-time per year, per student Registration Fee applied to your initial purchase. SCOPE Students are required to pay Registration Fees.
  • August and May are pro-rated for the partial month of classes.
  • The second and following siblings will automatically receive 10% off each monthly autopay.

1 Class/Week: $70/month

2 Class/Week: $120/month

3 Class/Week: $165/month

4 Class/Week: $210/month

5 Class/Week: $255/month

6 Class/Week: $295/month

7 Class/Week: $325/month

8 Class/Week: $355/month

9+ Class/Week: $375/month

TWDCC Studio Policies

  • The first two classes that a dancer takes in any class will be an assessment period for their teacher to ensure the class is the correct level for the dancer’s development. There is a possibility the dancer may be moved to a more appropriate level in their first few weeks of a class.
  • Dropped classes will result in a pro-rated amount from the date you let us know the dancer is dropping the class (not retroactive).
  • Monthly class charges include holidays and breaks (we pro-rate across the entire season, from August 2023 through May 2024, not for each class).

COVID Protocols

  • TWDCC is no longer requiring masks in classes. Masks are optional for all Youth dancers.
  • Dancers who feel ill in any way or have had a primary COVID exposure should not come to class, and should notify us of the absence with an email to
  • If your dancer does receive a positive COVID test and has been in class at TWDCC, please notify us immediately.

How to Register

1. Click the big blue button link below and use these instructions to walk through registration.
If you don’t yet have a Studio Director profile with TWDCC, choose: “Click Here to Register” under “New to Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center?” OR for continuing students, log in with your login credentials and skip to STEP 5.

2. Fill out your contact information (Parent’s information). 
Add all email addresses that you want to receive studio updates and news.
TIP: write down the email address and password that you enter here AND save it to your computer! 

3. Fill out the Student’s Information.

4. Complete the waiver. Click “Accept”.
For parents registering more than one dancer, choose “Add another student to this Account,” then complete step 3, 4, and 5 for the 2nd and 3rd dancers.

5. Choose the orange “Enroll in A Class” button.
View the weekly class schedule. Click on the title of the classes you want to enroll in, then click “Yes” to accept the enrollment.

6. Scroll down to “Enroll in another class” to add more classes to your enrollment, or choose “Checkout” to finalize your enrollment. 
Repeat for each dancer.
Remember: during the 2 week trial period, we may re-assign you to a class that’s a better fit.

7. After enrolling each dancer in all their classes, click the blue “CHECKOUT” button. 
TIP: If you do not checkout and purchase within 24 hours, you will be notified via email that you were not enrolled in your classes, and you will need to re-enroll. 

8. Review your classes.
Make sure you are enrolled in the classes you are eligible for and want to take. Click “Next.”

9. Click on the 3 lines in the top left corner.
Choose: “Edit Payment Info On File”.

10. Enter your payment method.
Choose: “Enter a New Payment method”
Choose: “Save” to review your payment information. 

Your dancer and family registration is complete!

Students new to TWDCC

Please fill out the “New Student Intake Form” by clicking on the button below. TWDCC’s Youth Program Director Angela Chambers will contact you in 1-2 business days with your class placement and registration instructions.


Supporting Creativity, Opportunity, Passion, and Excellence in Dance

Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center was founded on the principle that dance should be accessible to all. We believe that the arts, and specifically dance, provide an avenue for youth to experience discipline, confidence, and growth. SCOPEDance supports low-income and under-represented youth in Santa Cruz County. Our outreach program brings dance to as many children county-wide as possible. 

SCOPE families are required to pay for costume and registration fees, as well as a monthly administrative fee. All SCOPE families will be informed of all costs with notice of their scholarship after submitting an application.

Families that have a need for partial or full assistance for tuition fill out our 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.


If you danced at TWDCC last year, please register for the same level you were in last year.

Company members must take required classes in their Company invite and are able to take other pre-approved extra classes.

If you have not danced with us before, please fill out the New Student Intake form. TWDCC’s Youth Program Director Angela Chambers will contact you with registration instructions and a leveling assignment within 1-2 business days.

The first two classes that a dancer takes in any class will be an assessment period for their teacher to ensure the class is the correct level for the dancer’s development. There is a possibility the dancer may be moved to a more appropriate level in their first few weeks of a class.

It’s all good.

Reset your password by following the instructions on the Log In page

We understand if in the first few classes, you are still acquiring your dance gear. Please come prepared in clothes your dancer can move in, like a t-shirt and leggings.

Discount Dance Supply is a reliable online source for dance clothes (there aren’t any retailers in Santa Cruz). You can also check out Dancewear Solutions, another online retailer.

We have a shoe bin with lightly used ballet and jazz shoes for young dancers to use/keep if the shoe fits. Please come early to class, and inquire about the shoe bin so we can try to find a pair that can work for your dancer.

All students taking Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz are required to wear a solid colored leotard or tank top & black leggings or tights/hair tightly pulled back in a bun, ponytail. Jazz requires jazz shoes, Modern, Contemporary and Contemporary Jazz 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. Hip Hop 1/2 and 3/4 are barefoot, Teen Hip Hop requires clean sneakers.

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

Please email us at Your monthly payment will be pro-rated from when you notify us of the drop.

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