Professional Development

New! WCD: Class at Home!

WCD is thrilled to be in the studio creating online classes! These classes will be available for dancers to do at their convenience and at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This project is made possible with additional support from a Safe at Home grant from the Government of Manitoba.

Expected launch date for first class is February 26th, 2021. Expected launch date for second class is March 26, 2021. More details to be announced!

Due to the current pandemic, we are currently not scheduling any open/drop-in classes at this time.

We will continue to post updates here throughout the season if there are any changes.

In the 2019-2020 season, WCD provided a significant increase in professional development opportunities for professional dancers, including opportunities for senior, mid-career, and emerging dancers.

Highlight’s include: WCD’s Summer Workshop and 50 Open Classes for Professional Dancers. 

In the 2019- 2020 season, WCD offered classes led by: Jolene Bailie, Paula Blair, Marc Boivin, Melanie Demers, Léa Noblet Di Ziranaldi, Freya Olafson, Johanna Riley, Ali Robson, and Jera Wolfe, with accompanists: Ian Mikita, Tim Church, and David Schneider. 

In addition, WCD partnered with Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Company Link to present one week of  Fighting Monkey technique classes with Guest Artist, Alanna Kraaijeveld.