Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$13,339 raised by 57 donors

100% complete

$12,000 Goal

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company based in Davis, California, with programs that reach throughout the Yolo-Sacramento area. Since its first concert in spring 1985, PTDT has presented both fall and spring concerts each year, premiering new works and maintaining repertory for over 38 seasons under the direction of Pamela Trokanski. However, PTDT is much more than a traditional dance company... Our commitment to the belief that dance is not only an art form but also an important tool for wellness, academic success, and building thriving communities, is supported by the multiple community outreach projects that we produce: 

PTDT provides free classes for people in the Yolo-Sacramento area with Parkinson's, and their caregivers, through our Dance for Parkinson's program; free classes for people 65 and older through our Second Wind program; produces collaborative community performances every year with the annual Davis Dance Project; and runs a week-long summer camp for school age children that uses movement and the visual arts as a tools for academic enrichment in reading and writing with Moving Words; The Duet of Writing & Dance.

PTDT is unique among dance companies... It has four divisions:
1. The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater began in 1985 and is composed of dancers whose primary technical training is in contemporary/modern.
2. The Third Stage began in 1994 and is Northern California's only multi-generational contemporary dance company with dancers often ranging in age from 8 to 80+.
3. The Apprentice Company began in 2009 as a way to train dancers with a goal of working towards the higher demands of technique and performance required by the main company and to give younger, serious, dancers a pre-professional experience.
4. The Light Ballet Company began in 2019 and is comprised of dancers with a significant amount of technical training in ballet.

Giving Activity


The mission of The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is to redefine dance as an active art form and an integral part of the human experience for all ages and all degrees of technical training. We hold the belief that meaningful experiences in the arts help build healthy communities by contributing to culture, physical and mental well-being, academic success, and the ability to create and strengthen human connections.


Program Costs:

Costs associated with our various outreach programs, including facility rental, materials, teaching staff, etc.

Production Costs:

Costs associated with producing four concerts per season, including technical staff, costumes, printing, etc.

Equity Statement

Equity to us means that all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, body size, health and ability status, or any other consideration — have equal dignity, value, and opportunity to participate justly, fairly, and fully in any and all of our programs, using dance and multiple art forms to reach their full potential.

Organization Data


Organization name

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

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Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, Board Members, In-Kind Donations

Counties Served


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2720 Del Rio Pl.
Davis, CA 95618

Service areas

Davis, CA, US

Dixon, CA, US, 95620

Sacramento, CA, US

Winters, CA, US, 95694

Woodland, CA, US



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