We announce with great pride that WSPA students successfully qualified to go to the New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) National Finals from June 29 to July 7, 2014 in New York City! This experience provides an opportunity for talented young dancers from all over the United States to work together and receive positive and constructive feedback from a panel of nationally acclaimed judges who are passionate about the performing arts.
During this nine-day event, participants will experience the following:
Four (4) full day classes from distinguished faculty, special classes, Broadway Auditions, seminars, vocal classes, Ailey Workshop, Partnering & More
Dancers compete in a professional performance environment and critiqued by NYC industry professionals and faculty.
Dancers are seen by talent agencies, casting directors from Broadway Shows, dance companies, other NYC industry professionals and even prestigious college programs. The long list includes “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular”, “Billy Elliot”, “Come Fly Away”, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and more. These opportunities are exclusive to NYCDA Summer Workshop attendees.
The NYCDA Foundation and its college partners award millions in College Scholarships at the Closing Night Gala! Our dancers are also awarded scholarships to professional dance studios in NYC and L.A. including Steps, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance and The Edge. Other exciting scholarships have included the Professional Semester at BDC and the Summer Intensive at Alonzo King LINES.
Through the help of our non-profit organization, Artists In Motion Bay Area, we are able to raise funds through food sales, donations, and sponsorships. Please sponsor us with a tax-deductible donation to help make this trip a reality for everyone. Funds donated will go toward participation fees and travel expenses, which is estimated to be around $3,000 per student. There is no set amount to give. Anything from your heart will be appreciated. You can indicate which student your donation will be applied to or if a student is not selected, the funds donated will be divided among all participants. Once in a while, the opportunity is bigger than our dream. This is what the NYCDA Finals means to us. This experience will stay with us for as long as we live and you will be a part of it.
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