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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

West Coast Dance Explosion seeks dancers who excel across multiple genres

as Assistants-In-Residence for its 2022-2023 regional tour!

Professional dancers take all kinds of paths to get to their next level. At WCDE, we value dancers who are bridging the gap between their studio life and their professional careers. That's why we launched this program 3 years ago---we want to support you in bridging that gap.

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ABOUT AIR TEAM

Established in 2020, the AIR team program was created to provide early career dance professionals an opportunity to travel the country as assistants-in-residence for the West Coast Dance Explosion faculty and administrative staff over the course of one season. AIR Team members gain unique insights through self-driven mentorship, networking opportunities, and job responsibilities while on tour; honing their artistic, technical, and administrative skills from some of the industries finest. WCDE company directors seek to understand the short & long term goals of the program's participants in an effort to guide them to resources that can help fuel their momentum.

We are looking for up to 6 Assistants-in-Residence to join us on tour this season. AIR Team compensation will be a weekend stipend with the added bonus of additional perks offered by our company sponsors -- not to mention the frequent flyer points!  

 

Important Note: In addition to the weekend stipend, WCDE will book and pay for all airfare and lodging along with ground transportation to and from the airport. All WCDE Staff and Faculty are responsible for getting themselves to and from the airport at their home base.

THE AIR TEAM PROGRAM IS FOR DANCERS WHO ARE...

+ 20-25 years old. Dancers younger than 20 years of age will not be considered for AIR Team positions at this time.

+ Available for the majority of the dates on this season's Tour Schedule
 

+ An excellent dancer across multiple genres
 

+ Ready to travel nationally during back-to-back convention weeks
 

+ A responsible and dependable professional who runs on time and communicates transparently
 

+ Committed to being an ambassador of WCDE in all interactions with young dancers, their families, and their teachers
 

+ Willing and capable of supporting backstage and judges table operations during competitions, as well as other administrative tasks needed for a successful convention
 

+ Possess the ability recognize appropriate boundaries with both youth and professional faculty & staff.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 11:59PM CST

APPLICATION PROCESS


STEP ONE

Fill out the form below to get the details on the application process. We will send you all of the information and links that you'll need!

STEP TWO

Prepare and update your resume for submission!

STEP THREE

Collect a recommendation letter from a past teacher or choreographer who can speak to your personal character and general work ethic.

STEP FOUR

Learn the audition combos provided in your informational email and create a self tape of you performing them full out!

STEP FIVE

Submit all of the application pieces to the form provided in your informational email. We can't wait to speak to you soon!

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 

“Every assisting experience made me who I am...In the moments of challenge you dig in and show what you’re made of.”

Kim Wolfe | WCDE Faculty Member