Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes – Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes

Two young dancers on opposite coasts begin to dream.  They dream of the possible: a beautiful, inclusive, creative space that exudes welcome and love. Old friends and new friends become family.  Life stages are celebrated, understood, and lived more fully through dance.  This place is vibrant with creative energy. Children, teens, and adults are respected, encouraged, listened to, and valued.

These dancers become teachers and begin careers; the dream follows.  Over the years, these teachers passionately mentor, guide, and train—all with the promise of the possible. They teach students to follow their dreams, reach for the stars, and never give up.  These teachers are brought together first by profession, then by friendship, and finally by the dream itself. Our dream has a name:


The Dance Center.

Welcome to our TDC Family.

You are our dream come true.

With Love,

Tia & Laura

      Recent Posts

      • April 11th News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on April 15, 2019

        Congratulations to our Team TDC members for their performance at The Movement last weekend, winning numerour titles, first overalls, and top scoring routines. A quick reminder that we are closed for spring break next week (April 14th-21st). Rest will and we will see you on April 22nd as we continue to get ready for our […]

      • March 29th Post!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on March 28, 2019

        Congratulations to all Team TDC members for their outstanding performance at KAR Live this past weekend. Team members came home with numerous achievements, including Best Intermediate Studio, and had three dances perform in the KAR Live High Score Showcase! A reminder that our summer class sessions and summer camps/ intensives are now open for enrollment. […]

      • March 22nd News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on March 21, 2019

        With Picture Weekend (March 30th and 31st) right around the corner, the deadline for picture registration is March 28th at 11:59pm. Orders will not be taken during picture weekend; all questions and order requests should be referred directly to Heidi at Additionally, a reminder that our ticket cap of six tickets per family per […]

      • March 8th News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on March 13, 2019

        Registration for summer camps and intensives opened last Friday, March 1st! All information regarding our summer classes will be released in the next couple of weeks, and registration for summer session classes will open on Friday, March 15th. Tickets for our 2018-2019 Recital Showcase will go on sale on Friday, March 15th; tickets are available […]

      • March 1st News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on February 28, 2019

        We are very pleased to announce our Carmel Rancho neighbors, Coffee Bank, opens this upcoming Monday, March 4th. Coffee Bank will be offering a wonderful option for parents to set up a pre-paid card under the family name. More details to be released upon their opening! Our summer camps/intensive dates can be found on our […]

      • Feb 22nd News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on February 22, 2019

        Congratulations to our TDC Ballet Team and Solo Participants for their wonderful presentation at the Youth America Grande Prix in San Mateo this past weekend!  Dancers received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take master classes from various guest artists at The San Francisco Ballet School. Recital dress rehearsal and performance running order for our May recital […]

      • TDC Updates, Closures, Pictures!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on February 15, 2019

        Just a reminder, we are closed on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day; however, we do NOT closed for Ski Week from February 18th to 23rd. Congratulations to all team members on their hard work and commitment this past weekend as NUVO Dance Convention and Competition. This weekend, ballerinas will be attending Youth America Grand Prix […]

      • Welcome to 2019!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on February 3, 2019

        We are starting back our bi-monthly blog updates for 2019! Follow us on Instagram @thedancecenter_tdc and like/follow us on Facebook to scan weekly social media updates. Remember to add (general questions/make-ups) and (billing/costumes) to email contacts to prevent the categorization of our group emails as spam. This month, The Dance Center TDC instructors […]

      • TDC Teachers Support Local Youth Non-Profit

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on January 20, 2019

        Teachers showed up in force as The Dance Center help to sponsor My Museum’s Fun & Games Night fundraiser for this important local nonprofit.  This amazing nonprofit has helped to support and promote Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre, housed at The Dance Center and founded by TDC owners Tia Brown & Laura Jeselnick.  We are so […]

      • TDC Summer News!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on July 6, 2015

        Dear TDC Familes, Happy Summer! We wish our families safe travels as they enjoy their summer adventures! Along with our frequent Facebook, Instagram (thedancecenter_TDC) and Twitter updates @TDC_Carmel, we wanted to publish a summer blog edition. This blog highlights include the following: 1) Registration/Wait-lists (classes begin August 3rd) 2) New Classes 3) Pointe Evaluations/Promotions/Fittings 4) […]