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
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.
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.