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

      • 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) […]

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        Team TDC 1st Edition

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on June 8, 2015

        Dear Team TDC Families, Welcome to the first edition of the Team TDC Blog! Team dancers and their supporters will be updated on the latest team news including progress in team rehearsals, choreography, events, and competition information/results. Concurrently, general studio updates will be published in the Weekly TDC Blog. Read the TDC Weekly and Team […]

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        New Preschool Class Added Due to Popular Demand!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on June 6, 2015

        Another new fabulous, fun TDC addition … a Wednesday 9:45-10:45 am Preschool Program Dance class taught by Laura J. We can’t wait to see your tiny dancer there!

      • Beginning Hip Hop Class Added to Schedule!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on June 6, 2015

        Dear TDC Beginning Hip-Hop Monday 3:45 Families, Due to popular demand, we have added another Beg Hip-Hop class (1st-4th grade, ages 6-9) with Tori on Fridays at 3:45! Please feel free to call, email, or message us to switch into this class or to add! We are excited to have so many eager hip-hoppers! Laura’s […]

      • Teaching Interns

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on June 5, 2015

        Our summer teaching intern Elise is already hard at work breaking down turnout and demi plié !

      • Jump on Jazz

        TDC Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate Jazz Families

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on June 2, 2015

        Dear TDC Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate Jazz Families, Spend your summer getting a “jump on jazz” with Laura’s newly-released, 1.5 hour jazz technique class! This class is open to all intermediate & advanced intermediate jazz students. While our fabulous facility is finishing-up construction, the class will be held at Go Figure Barre Studio on Dolores […]

      • TDC Updates!

        Posted by The Dance Studio Carmel on May 28, 2015

        Registration: Thank you for registering for the upcoming TDC 2015-2016 class season! Fall classes begin August 3rd. We successfully launched our registration and enrollment numbers are steadily building. Please use the promo code “FREE REGISTRATION.” We are happy to incorporate feedback on class times and class additions! You have collectively helped us to make the […]