Youth Dance Performance Program

Audition to perform with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company members as they perform in the Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah on August 29, 2023!

WCDC seeks advanced dancers ages 14-18 years to perform with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company members in their season kick off event on August 29, 2023.

Audition: July 11, 2023 from 12-2:00 PM
SMASH Dance Academy, 188 W 5200 N, Provo UT


Selected dancers will receive:

  • Professional audition feedback
  • Network opportunities with local professionals
  • Experience rehearsing in a company setting
  • Opportunity 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 directors
  • Preview of career options available in the dance industry
  • Valuable experience for your dance resume before even graduating from high school
  • Performance experience alongside professional company members
  • Professional photos and video of the performance for use in student’s portfolio
  • Entry for the student plus 1 additional guest to WCDC’s fundraising event/dinner at Conrad Ranch in Provo Canyon

Audition: July 11, 2023 from 12:00-2:00 PM
SMASH Dance Academy, 188 W 5200 N, Provo UT



In order to be considered, please fill out the audition form, pay the $15 audition fee, and attend the in-person audition on July 11, 2023 from 12-2 PM at SMASH Dance Academy (188 W 5200 N Provo UT). Audition will consist of a ballet warm up, contemporary dance combos, and guided improvisation. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to get your audition number. Parents are allowed to stay in the building but will not be permitted in the audition studio. Please pick up students no later than 2:05 PM if not remaining on site.

What if your student in unavailable on July 11? Email jocelynsmith@wasatchcontemporary.com by July 8 to receive video audition guidelines. Video auditions must be submitted by July 10.

Important dates

Audition: July 11, 12-2 PM at SMASH Dance Academy

Selected dancers will need to commit to the following:

  • Rehearsal on Saturday, Aug 19 from 12:00-4:00 PM at SMASH Dance Academy
  • Rehearsal on Saturday, Aug 26 from 12:00-4:00 PM at SMASH Dance Academy
  • Performance on Tuesday, August 29 with call time at 5:30 PM at Conrad Ranch in Provo Canyon (event begins at 6:30 and will conclude by 9:00 PM)

Program Cost

Selected dancers will be notified by July 18. The cost of the program for selected dancers is $150 which includes: 8 hours of one-on-one rehearsal time with company members and directors, performance of one work with professional company members, and 2 tickets to the fundraising event on Aug 29, which includes dinner. Costumes will be provided by WCDC with no costume fee for the participants.

Scholarship opportunities are available. Please email jessicaheaton@wasatchcontemporary.com for more information!