Welcome to Season 25!



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There’s no way around it: We’re in a season of change — where we must work together and thrive in order to survive. That's why, at WCDE, we have taken on the incredible task of building a new model for success. 

To do so, I have not only worked closely with the WCDE Core Faculty to develop next-level programming for this season’s tour, but have also engaged with experts to build the most comprehensive and adaptable Covid Preparedness Plan in our industry.

Inspired by the dedication invested by the hardest working and passionate administrative and IT teams imaginable, I have rolled up my sleeves alongside them to launch a revolutionary digital broadcast platform designed to help you and your students breakthrough to the next levels of success — not only this year, but for the next 25 years and beyond.

I know I can speak on behalf of my entire team in saying: Now is not the time to lower our expectations — its time to raise them!

Let’s begin the process of taking our community to the next level now!

Live with passion!

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NICK Bowman

Executive Director | Tap Dance Educator

Slide SEASON 25: MEET YOUR FACULTY The greatest team of dance educators in a generation.
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NICK Bowman

Executive Director | Tap

  • Rhythmic Circus
  • Disney's La Feet
  • Caution: Men at Work Tap
  • America's Got Talent

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ELIZABETH Parkinson

Ballet

  • Movin Out/Broadway
  • Fosse/Broadway 
  • Astaire Award/Best Dancer on Broadway
  • Joffrey Ballet

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SCOTT Myrick

Industry Jazz

  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift
  • MTV VMAs 
  • Billboard Awards
  • Lip Sync Battle

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GEV Manoukian

Hip-Hop

  • Whitney Houston
  • SYTYCD
  • American Music Awards
  • High School Musical 2
  • Dancing with the Stars


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ASHLEY Valerio

Jazz

  • SYTYCD: Season 5
  • Glee
  • The Voice
  • IBM 
  • NBA Suns 

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WILL Johnston

Contemporary 

  • Entity Contemporary Dance/Co-Director
  • MFA Dance 
  • Katy PerryGlee
  • Wade Robson Creations

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KIM Wolfe

Contemporary

  • American Music Awards
  • MTV Awards
  • Prince
  • Ani DiFranco 
  • Nike 

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NOEL  Bajandas

Commercial Jazz

  • Dancing With the Stars
  • MTV Video Awards
  • Disney's Jessie
  • Hulu's East Los High
  • America's Got Talent 

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DOUG Burkhardt

Contemporary

  • Sleep No More/Broadway
  • Marrymount BFA Dance 
  • Springboard Dans Montreal
  • Tayeh Dance 
  • Astaire Awards 


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Featuring Special Guest Faculty

JOHN Crutchman

WCDE Co-Founder |  Lyrical Jazz


*Joining Us In Select Cities


Slide Breakout and Breakthrough Since day one, we have built this company on the belief that excellence lives in every dancer. We also believe ability level comes in many varieties. That's why we have re-mixed our workshops to include advanced and specialty classes for those who are ready for the challenge. BREAKOUT ROOM BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND EVERY STUDENT MATTERS Dance builds the friendships, strength and confidence that empowers kids throughout their lives. That’s why every student matters to us. No matter where they are in their dance development - or where they are in the room - our classes are for everyone. INSPIRATION. MOTIVATION. CONNECTION.

2O20-2O21 Workshop Rules and Policies 


Ages


The age group for workshops, scholarship auditions and competition is determined by using the dancer's age as of January 1, 2021.

The following is a list of the age groups for the workshop ballrooms and scholarship auditions: 

  • Senior DANCER:  Ages 16 & UP
  • TEEN DANCER:  Ages 13-15
  • JUNIOR DANCER:  Ages 1o-12
  • MINI DANCER:    Ages 6-9

Please Note: The Junior Ballroom is open to students over the age of 12 with less dance experience.

Observers


Please see our 2020-2021 Tour Preparedness Plan for details. 


Safety


  • No blankets permitted on floor.
  • Please make sure all dance bags are kept against the wall and out of the dancers’ way to avoid any injuries.
  • If you are in need of first aid, please see a WCDE staff member.
  • All students must wear cover-ups outside the ballroom area.
  • Be respectful to both hotel property and staff. Be courteous to other hotel guests by keeping the noise level to a minimum in your rooms as well as in hallways. No food allowed in the ballrooms at any time.

Videotaping & Photos


Video cameras are prohibited at all times during the convention. Still photos are permitted. Professional video and photography services are available through ShutterStorm all events.

Chaperone


All dancers 15-years old and under who are registered at the hotel must be accompanied by a chaperone of legal age.

Wristbands


West Coast Dance Explosion wristbands must be worn by all teachers, students and observers at all times. Anyone without a band will be denied entry into the ballroom. Full tuition must be paid for lost wristbands!

General


  • Be respectful to the hotel property and staff.
  • Be courteous to other hotel guests by keeping the noise level to a minimum in your rooms as well as in hallways.
  • No food allowed in the ballrooms at any time.
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Scholarships & Elite Dancer Program


We offer a variety of scholarships at our conventions to further the training and education of young dancers. 


Students will be awarded scholarships based on 1) their regional scholarship audition classes if they are participating in a Live In-person Intensive, or 2) their class submission videos if they are participating in a Digital Dance Intensive (DDI).


The following list of Scholarship Classifications is the minimum we will offer in each city:


Mini & Junior Ballrooms

  • Three single convention scholarships–Dancer may attend any one WCDE convention free of tuition, within one year of issue. *May not be used at National Finals. 
  • Two year-long convention scholarships–Dancer may attend as many WCDE conventions free of tuition for one full year. *May not be used at National Finals.
  • One National Finals Scholarship-Dancer may attend our 2020 FINAL SHOWDOWN free of tuition. *May not be used at a regional convention.

Teen & Senior Ballrooms

  • Three single convention scholarships–Dancer may attend any one WCDE convention free of tuition, within one year of issue. *May not be used at Finals. 
  • Two year-long convention scholarships–Dancer may attend as many WCDE conventions free of tuition for one full year. *May not be used at Finals.
  • One National Finals Scholarship-Dancer may attend our 2020 FINAL SHOWDOWN free of tuition. *May not be used at a regional convention.
  • One EDGE studio scholarship—Student receives ten-class card
    One (1)Broadway Dance Center NYC scholarship—One (1) five-class card (BDC requires scholarship to be used by Sept 1, 2020).

Elite Dancer Program


The Elite Dancer Program is the premier soloist competition in the country. Dancers are selected to participate in this program based on: 1) their regional scholarship auditions, or 2) their class submission videos from DDI.

All students who are awarded an Elite Finalist, Elite Runner-up, or Elite Winner scholarship are invited to compete at National Finals for National Elite Titles.

Additionally, each Elite Finalist will recieve a National Finals Scholarship, each Elite Runner-up will receive a National Finals Scholarship and a Single Convention Scholarship, and each Elite Winner will recieve a National Finals Scholarship and a Year-long Convention Scholarship. 

All Elite Finalists, Elite Runner-ups and Elite Winners attending National Finals and participating in the Elite Dancer Program will perform a routine together in the National Finals Gala. This performance will be choreographed by the WCDE Faculty.


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Scholarship Eligibility & Rules


  • You must attend all of your classes on both days of the convention to be eligible for scholarship awards. 
  • You can only be awarded a specific scholarship classification once per season.
  • If you are attending more than one regional convention during a WCDE tour season, and have won a scholarship in a previous city, you may audition for other scholarship award classifications.
  • Substituting or transferring scholarships is not allowed.
  • Scholarships can not be used as a studio credit.
  • If you leave the studio you were attending when you won a scholarship, that scholarship becomes null and void. You may re-audition with the new studio you are attending the following season.

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