Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre
News & Updates
Save the dates!
Join the companies in our first Dance in Public Places of the season at the Zombie Bike Ride on Sunday, October 29,
from noon – 3:00 p.m. We'll be at our station (Station P – The Dancing Dead) on the UCD campus, on Hutchison Drive, in front of Wright Hall (the theater building between Shields Library and the Arboretum). But wait...There's more!
If you'd like to learn the Monster Mash and dance with us, we'll be offering some FREE classes at the Dance Workshop on
Friday, October 6, from 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17th, from 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Friday, October 27th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Please call 530-756-3949 to reserve a space in advance.
Fall Concert: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12. Join us as we premiere our new work, (current working title of Choices, Chance, & Choosing), an exploration of how the choices we make shape our lives, the repercussions of those choices, and how the element of chance factors in.
It's Donor Appreciation Time!
The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre would like to acknowledge Louise Kellogg, Distinguished Professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, UC Davis, and her husband Douglas Neuhauser, retired Information Systems Manager in the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley, for their generous and continued support that has lasted decades. Louise sat on the PTDT board of directors for almost two decades, volunteering her time, energy and wisdom in support of our mission. Together they also generously supported the PTDT as donors.
We would like to especially thank Doug for his continued incredibly generous support, after Louise’s passing, naming the theater in honor of her memory. Together they have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the continued success of our work in the community.
We would also like to sincerely thank our other season supporters;
Thomas S Nesbitt, MD & Lisa DeAmicis (for over three decades of supporting our work!)
Susan Gelber (In memory of Eric Gelber...He was my music, I am his dance.)
Linda Clevenger & Seth Brunner (for over three decades of suppor
Mary Francesca Wright
Solveig & Horst Eltner
Jeanette & Martin Panchula
But wait! There's more...
Thank you to everyone who helped us not only meet but surpass our goal for the Big Day of Giving! With your support, we raised over $15,500 for our community programs! We are deeply grateful for your support and in fact, we're standing on our hands with joy!
We just finished up our concert season with the premiere of Shift Happens, II which was a thoughtful and sometimes humorous exploration of how we deal with change as individuals, communities, and a world. It was lovely to hear audiences laugh!
In addition to our work in concert, our other programs continue to thrive.
As you may know, our programs include Dance for Parkinson's which provides free classes for people with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers in both Davis and Sacramento, the Second Wind Dance class which provides free weekly classes for adults 65 and older, the week-long summer camp called Moving Words which focuses on academic enrichment for school-age children in reading and writing, and more.
The Second Wind classes are now held in person, although we are keeping the zoom option available for those who prefer it. Due to the demand for these classes, we've now added a second weekly class. Our Dance for Parkinson's program also moved to in-person in January, for both the Davis and Sacramento classes, while also keeping the zoom option available for those who need it.