Movers & Makers – Professional Dance & Choreography Workshop

June 7-10, 2023 in Provo, UT

Movers and Makers is a 4-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 10 showcasing the works created throughout the intensive.

This dance and choreography workshop will also serve as auditions for WCDC’s 14th season, August 2023-June 2024. Dancers who wish to audition but will not be attending the entire workshop will have the chance to join the final mandatory audition portion of the intensive on June 10 from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. Click here to read about company pay and commitments.

The MOVER and MAKER applications are open now. Click the links below to get started.


  • Dancer Applications: Open from January 17-May 24, 2023 (with early bird pricing on tuition until March 31)
  • Choreographer Applications: Open from January 17-March 31, 2023
  • Sign up for single classes (if space still available): May 29-June 5, 2023
  • Audition Registrations: Sign up (from May 29-June 5, 2023) for the mandatory audition portion on June 10 from 8:30 AM – 12 PM if you would like to audition but will not be attending the entire workshop

Dance and Choreography Classes and Opportunities

MOVER Track:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Contemporary Technique
  • Floorwork
  • Commercial Jazz
  • Musical Theater
  • WCDC Repertoire
  • Daily rehearsals with an experienced choreographer
  • Performance on June 10 at SMASH Dance Academy
  • Opportunity to audition for WCDC and Wasatch II for 2023-2024 season

MAKER Track:

  • Improvisation
  • Composition Tools
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Unique Spaces, Places and Props
  • How to Work with your Composer
  • Dance & Film
  • Studio space for rehearsal prep
  • 13 hours of rehearsal time with a cast size of your choice to prepare for June 10 performance
  • Access to WCDC costume closet for costuming
  • One on one mentor time with a professional
  • Chance to win a cash honorarium of $500 and restage work on WCDC during the regular season


Below you will find a sample schedule of each track based on past years’ intensives. This schedule is a good indicator of general times and class offerings but is subject to change until the schedule is finalized in mid-April.


Application fee: $15 (Application fee applies toward total tuition if accepted)
MOVER Track: $320 ($40 discount if tuition is paid in full by March 31)
MAKER Track: $280

WCDC offers a few scholarships to University students for this intensive (Spring 2023 graduates are welcome to apply even if they graduate before June 7). To apply, fill out the following form by March 1.


This intensive does not include residency. For participants coming from out of state, there are several hotels within 5 miles of the studio (Smash Dance Academy). Once selected, participants can opt to join a private Facebook group where attendees can discuss housing arrangements and carpooling with each other. There are also many affordable Airbnb rentals in the area.

Refund Policy

Application fees are nonrefundable. Tuition refunds can only be made until March 31 (minus a $30 nonrefundable portion). If the event is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled, participants will receive their full refundable portion.