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
CYDC pivots . . .
We are excited to share with you our new
CYDC PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (CYDC PTP)
After much contemplation and consideration about how to move forward with the remainder of our current 2020/21 Crossings Youth Dance Company season, we are excited to announce our newly created CYDC PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (CYDC PTP). While we are heart broken that due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to complete our performance season, we are encouraged by the opportunities that this new program will offer our students.
In these uncertain times, CYDC PTP will provide our dancers with concrete, stable and EXCITING virtual specific training (until we can resume in-studio). We believe it is important to live out our core values of EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY & COMMUNITY …. continuing to build our community, foster friendships, offer technical & artistic training and educate our students on the greater dance industry. So we will be using this time to do just this!
This program is something we have wished to offer our students for many years! We are thankful for the opportunity to finally bring this to life! CYDC PTP’s weekly training will include:
- Company Class (with some awesome guest teachers)
- Technical & Artistic Development (such as: Conditioning, Stretch, Improvisation, Staging & Choreographic theory, Theatrical Training)
- Discussion/Theory Sessions (such as: Devotional, Social Media Literacy, Summer Programs/Applications, Education & Career Planning, etc)
Choreography from our current 2020/21 season will be completed with a full stage production in the 2021/22 season.
Get excited, this is going to be an AMAZING show and we can not wait to share it with you!!!
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 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.
2021/22 VIRTUAL AUDITIONS
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Contact us to book CYDC for your church service or event.