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Dance for Parkinsons

A BIG Thanks to Dance for Parkinson’s Dancers!

Throughout the week, we’ve been posting graphics on our social media outlets advertising our involvement in Big Day of Giving.  We are especially thankful to our Dance for Parkinsons dancers who participated in the creation of these graphics by having a photo shoot with instructor Robin Carlson and letting us share with our community why they love this program.

Dance for Parkinson’s is a free program for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.  Participants take weekly dance classes for free with Pamela Trokanski and Robin Carlson.  Some costs of the program are covered by our partner the UC Davis Mondavi Center, but PTDT (a 501(c)3 non-profit) provides the classroom space which is rented from the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop (a separate, for-profit business) at a rate of about $75/hour.

How can you help?  Make a donation on May 4th, Big Day of Giving!  You’ll help ensure that this community program that provides health benefits as well as a community will continue to thrive!


Schedule Your Donation for Big Day of Giving 2017


Save the date: May 4th, 2017 is Big Day of Giving!

This year is bigger and better than ever.  PTDT joins 600 nonprofits from the Sacramento Region in a 24-hour giving marathon.  It’s our 3rd year and we’re very excited for some big changes.  What’s our favorite so far?  Donation scheduling!

That’s right!  You can schedule your donation.  So now you don’t have to remember to give on May 4th, do it now.  Just click the button below to go to Big Day of Giving Profile and schedule your gift.  Donations will process in the early hours of May 4th.  You’ll get a confirmation email when you schedule and a donation receipt on May 4th.  You can also edit your scheduled donation up until May 4th.  So schedule that donation now!


We know why you’ll schedule your donation.  It’s because you know us.  99% of our donors donate because they have been personally affected by our programs.  They have danced in the company at some point, they’ve been moved by a concert, they know a dancer, or they participate in our wellness programs like Second Wind and Dance for Parkinsons.  And we love that our donors know us so well.  Thank you!  So please schedule your gift today and tell a friend!

Season’s Greetings from PTDT

The dancers of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the PTDT Apprentice Company, and the Third Stage wish you a warm and merry holiday season!

In this crazy year that was 2016, we’ve accomplished a lot!  In concert dance, we’ve premiered new works for our Fall and Spring concerts, presented the educational Davis Dance Project, and brought back the community favorite Nutcracker: A Contemporary Coming of Age for a second year.  We danced at many community events and taught reading and language skills to school-aged children through our KORE program.  And if that all wasn’t enough, we continue to offer our free wellness dance programs Second Wind for people 65+ and Dance for Parkinsons (in conjunction with the Mondavi Center and Mark Morris Dance Group).

All of this is possible because of the support provided by YOU, our community.  Whether you come to concerts, make a tax-deductible donation, use your Nugget Scrip Card, or shop with Amazon Smile, we appreciate each and every thing you do for us so we can continue to do this important community work.