The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company based in Davis, California. Since its first concert in spring 1985, the PTDT has presented numerous repertory pieces and community outreach programs, including their “Dance in Public Places” series, Lecture/Demonstrations for elementary school children and the concert works.
Dancing with PTDT requires a large commitment of time and energy on the part of each dancer. PTDT dancers commit to the entire season (usually from September to June), including our three concert performances as well as community and educational events. The time commitment includes technique and repertory classes on weekday evenings, rehearsals on Sundays and other days as needed, and performance dates. PTDT dancers have achieved a level of technical skill allowing them to perform in the athletic style that the company is known for.
Under the “umbrella” of the PTDT are two other performance companies. The PTDT Apprentice Company is for younger, serious, dancers who would like the opportunity to build both technique and performance skills. The Third Stage is a multi-generational, contemporary company, with dancers ranging in age from 9 – 83.