Crossings Youth Dance Company

Crossings Youth Dance Company (aka. CYDC) is an outlet for dancers to develop their performance skill and gain artistic experience they cannot get elsewhere. The season kicks off with an August choreographic intensive and continues into the fall with weekly Saturday rehearsals. Dancers get the opportunity to work with local, national, and international choreographers, creating a production to be performed in February. The dancers are mentored in their journey to connect their dancing and faith through devotionals and community building activities.

The CYDC dancer experiences:

Week-long August Choreographic Intensive

Weekly Saturday rehearsals (September - February)

Working with 3 - 6 choreographers a year (depending on division)

Learning and performing repertoire around Calgary in churches, schools and community events

Mentorship, Discipleship and Community

Devotionals related to annual theme

Travel opportunities


Crossings Youth Dance Company (aka. CYDC) is a Calgary faith-based performance group that provides an outlet for young dancers to develop their artistic skill and gain performance experience. Through mentorship of the whole dancer (body, mind, spirit) CYDC hopes to expand the dancers understanding and integration of faith and art. As well, through ministry opportunities such as performing in churches, schools, senior homes and community events CYDC desires to give back to the community and inspire others. 

CYDC is comprised of five divisions (Junior, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Senior and Intersect) and 39 dancers ranging in ages 9 – 19 years old. Throughout the seven-month long season dancers have the opportunity to work with local, national, and international choreographers, creating works, which are performed around Calgary in churches, schools, care facilities and community events. As well, we presented a full-length thematic production every February. 

This season our production, LIT is inspired by the idea that we are called to be the carriers of Christ's light – illuminating light in dark places and striving to spread Christ’s light brightly wherever we go. Our dancers explore themes such as: God is the light; wrestling with the urge to hide this light; the experience of going through times of darkness and feeling that Christ’s light is no where to be found; the continual reminder that darkness cannot stand against Christ’s light; light does not fear darkness, light always overcomes darkness; what does it mean to spread Christ’s light and how can we do this; how can we be a light in a dark place; what happens when you are the light in an already lit place; how can we as carriers of the light keep each other's lights burning? 

We would be happy to work with you to customize the integration of dance into your service or event.

If you have any questions about CYDC, how to get involved with the company, more about who we are, or how to involve CYDC in your church service or community event, please contact Ainsley Sudds.

Check out our Upcoming Performances.

Contact us to book CYDC for your church service or event.

To assist you in choosing the best piece of choreography for your event, we have compiled a full

repertoire list of the dances available, including descriptions, themes and links to rehearsal videos.

Download our current répertoire list here.