Professional Development

WCD provides open class for professional dancers at select times during the season. Our next session of open classes will run November 09-27, 2020.

More details will be announced closer to the start date.

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.