Movers & Makers – Professional Dance & Choreography Workshop

June 7-8, 2024 in Provo, UT

Movers and Makers is a 2-day professional dance and choreography workshop that will hone your craft whether you are a contemporary dancer or choreographer. Tracks designed for both performers (MOVERS) and choreographers (MAKERS) will culminate in an evening performance on June 8 showcasing the works created throughout the intensive.

This dance and choreography workshop will also serve as auditions for WCDC’s 15th season, August 2024-April 2025. Applications for the Mover and Maker tracks will open January 31.

SMASH Dance Academy
188 W River Park Drive
Provo


To learn more about each track, click the buttons below:


Deadlines and Important Dates

January 31-March 13: Applications are open for the Maker track

March 27: Makers applicants will be notified of results

January 31-April 24: Movers applications are open and eligible for early bird tuition

April 25-May 22: Movers applications are still open, but tuition is full price during this timeframe

May 8-June 5: Registration is open for dancers who would like to attend the final audition only (June 8, 9-12:30)

Pricing

Maker tuition: $175

Early Bird Mover tuition (paid by April 24): $175
Mover tuition: $200

Tuition is not due until after the applicant receives an acceptance email. Tuition must be paid shortly after that point to assure the applicant’s place in the intensive. A delay in paying tuition may cause the applicant to lose their spot in the intensive.

Refund Policy

Application fees are nonrefundable. Tuition refunds can only be made until March 31 (minus a $40 nonrefundable portion). If the event is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled, participants will receive their full refundable portion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend Movers+Makers if I am still a university student?

Absolutely! We encourage students to strengthen their resumes and network with dancers and choreographers through this event, even if auditioning is not their main objective at this point. Meeting WCDC directors a few years before you hope to audition is also a great way to let directors see your progress and trajectory.

Can I attend Movers+Makers if I am not interested in auditioning for WCDC at this time?

Yes! One of our main goals in hosting Movers+Makers is to create a professional training program in an area where nothing similar to it exists. Even if auditioning for WCDC is not your objective right now, come take class with us and benefit from this one-of-a-kind intensive! On the last day of the intensive (June 8), dancers who are interested in being considered for company contracts should make sure to wear an audition number during the 2 classes that day. Those who aren’t interested in being considered for company contracts can take class without an audition number on. Still trying to decide if auditioning is right for you? Read more about the company structure, schedule and requirements here.

Can I do the Makers classes during the first half of the day and Movers rehearsals in the second half of the day?

You must first talk to a director by emailing us at wasatchcontemporary@gmail.com, but this is an option we can offer a handful of dancers.

Can I take the Movers classes but not stay for rehearsals?

Because this year we are trying a 2-day version of Movers+Makers (instead of the 4-day event we have done in the past), the only way to participate in the intensive will be to commit to the entire schedule including classes and rehearsals. The only exceptions to this are 1) people who cannot attend the entire intensive but still wish to audition can attend the two classes on Saturday from 9-12:30 to be considered for company positions, and 2) there will be 6-8 spots for people who wish to take the Makers classes only.

Can I take the Maker classes only and not create work on a cast of dancers?

Yes, there will be class spots available to those who wish to only take the Makers classes. These limited class spots are offered first to those who apply to create work with a cast but are not selected to create work. Remaining class spots on the Maker track will open for registration around early April.

Where will the Movers+Makers showcase be performed this year?

This year we will be performing in a studio at SMASH Dance Academy, transformed into a “theater in the round”.

How many company contracts are you looking to fill through this event?

WCDC requires all company members to re-audition every year, so technically all company contracts are open to auditionees. This amounts to roughly 8-10 positions.

How many participants will be at Movers+Makers?

The Mover track can accommodate approximately 45 dancers. The Maker track can accommodate the 4-5 selected choreographers plus another 6-8 class members that attend the classes only (but not rehearsals).

Have more questions? Feel free to ask us anything by emailing wasatchcontemporary@gmail.com.