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
2022/23 AUDITIONS . . .
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022
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2021/22 Season in Review . . .
This year has been a journey, that’s for sure! We began the year in May 2021 with Virtual Auditions, hopeful that by fall 2021 we could enter a “usual” season of rehearsals & performances. In August we hosted our “usual” in-person Choreography Intensive. September - October we were able to move ahead with “regular” Saturday rehearsals & choreography. In November we began performing our Christmas/Advent repertoire in church services across Calgary. February 2022 was filled with Dress Rehearsals preparing for our long awaited production Draw Near. And finally, after 2 years of dreaming, creating, and preparing Draw Near finally hit the stage on
March 4 & 5, 2022, and what a performance it was! We will end our amazing season with 2022/23 Auditions this May 14, 2022!
THANK YOU . . .
To our CYDC families for trusting us in this process.
To our dancers for being patient in the transition and for continue to inspiring us!
To our CYDC team (Miss. Kristen, Laura & Ainsley) for creating such beautiful opportunities for these dancers.
And to all of our guests teachers who shared their passion of dance and ignited hope in our dancers!
Here is to a memorable 2021/22 CYDC Season and for all exciting things to come in 2022/23!
We hope you will join us for our 2022/23 season, sign up for auditions TODAY!
ABOUT CYDC . . .
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 performance opportunities in churches, schools, senior homes and community events CYDC desires to give back to the community and inspire others.
CYDC is comprised of four divisions and 30 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.
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