Pre-Professional Dance Program

Audition to dance with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company as they perform in the Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah on August 27, 2024. This program, unlike any other available in the state, allows emerging dancers the chance to train, collaborate, and perform alongside the professional dancers of Wasatch Contemporary at a beautiful outdoor venue in Provo Canyon.

WCDC seeks advanced dancers ages 16-19 years to perform with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company members in their season kickoff event on August 27, 2024.

Audition: Submit video auditions (at no cost) by July 17, 2024
Pre-Professional Dance Program Requirements: Dancer must be 16-19 years of age on August 17, 2024
Rehearsals: 12:30-4:30 PM on August 17 and 24 at SMASH Dance Academy (188 W River Park Drive, Provo)
Performance: Tuesday, August 27 at Conrad Ranch in Provo Canyon (arrive at 6:00 PM for spacing rehearsal, perform at 7:30 PM)

Audition by filling out the Google Form below no later than the end of the day on July 17, 2024. The form will ask for contact information, a brief list of previous dance experience, guardian information (if dancer is under 18), and two video clips. The first clip should feature about 1 minute of lyrical/ballet technique or performance and the second clip should feature about 1 minute of contemporary/modern technique or performance. Videos should be from the last 6 months.

WCDC’s Pre-Professional Dance Program includes:

  • Professional audition feedback
  • Network opportunities with local professionals
  • Experience rehearsing in a company setting
  • Opportunities to learn from local dance professionals about work ethic, rehearsal etiquette, creative process, collaboration, and more
  • Collaboration with dance professionals to help create or restage work, guided by company choreographers
  • Preview of career options available in the dance industry
  • Valuable resume experience
  • Performance experience alongside professional company members
  • Professional photos and video of the performance for use in dancer’s portfolio
  • Entry for the dancer plus 1 additional guest to WCDC’s fundraising event/dinner at Conrad Ranch in Provo Canyon

Important Dates

Submit audition videos by: July 17, 2024

Selected dancers will need to commit to the following:

  • Rehearsal on Saturday, Aug 17 from 12:30-4:30 PM at SMASH Dance Academy
  • Rehearsal on Saturday, Aug 24 from 12:30-4:30 PM at SMASH Dance Academy
  • Performance on Tuesday, August 27 with call time at 6:00 PM at Conrad Ranch in Provo Canyon (event begins at 6:30 and will conclude by 8:30 PM)

Program Cost

Selected dancers will be notified by the end of the day on July 26. The cost of the program for selected dancers is $165 which includes: 8 hours of one-on-one rehearsal time with company members and directors, performance of one work with professional company members, video of the performance, access to professional photos of the performance, and 2 tickets to the fundraising event on Aug 27, which includes dinner (1 for the dancer, 1 for the dancer’s guest). Costumes will be provided by WCDC with no costume fee for the participants. A discount code is provided to participants if additional tickets are desired.