Welcome to West Coast Dance Explosion
With great excitement and motivation, we are dancing forward into our 20th season! 20 is a big number! We are very proud of the convention we started back in 1996, and want to thank the many studio owners and dancers who have supported us, and helped WCDE grow into one of the premiere dance events in the nation.
Some may recall our humble beginnings. We had only two ballrooms going with maybe 25 juniors and 60 seniors. On a wall, we taped a banner with our logo on it. (It kind of resembled a shower curtain). For our faculty show, we danced on the floor and used stacked up convention tables to change costumes behind. We had assembled a brand new talented group of teachers to be our very first WCDE faculty. There wasn’t the glitz and glamour of today, but people could see and feel how much we loved to teach, dance and inspire. That fire continues to burn today, as we enter season 20. WCDE has become bigger and brighter, but the core mission has remained constant. The emphasis of the convention/competition is on education.
This season, we are introducing some fresh new teachers to our already stellar faculty. We are also adding the SOLOBLAST competition on Fridays. The Dance Genre competition and Studio Showcase will also be features at every convention. We have a new improved online registration system, new FUZION dance performance company, new classes, new ideas, and new surprises coming your way at WCDE 2015-2016! And of course- there’s the fabulous FINAL SHOWDOWN @ The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The big finale to the season!
If you have attended WCDE before, we thank you for all of the great years of dancing with us. We are honored and blessed to have had your support. If you haven’t yet tried WCDE, we hope you put us on your calendar of “not to be missed” dance events this year.
Thanks again to all for believing in and supporting West Coast Dance Explosion.
Hope to see you in a city near you very soon!
CHEERS TO TWENTY YEARS!
John Crutchman, executive director
Alan Sherfield, artistic director
Season 20 is here… ARE YOU READY?
Here are the dates for the 2015-2016 West Coast Dance Explosion Tour.
NOV 18-20 FRISCO, TX
DEC 2-4 MOBILE, AL
JAN 27-29 BETHESDA, MD
FEB 3-5 CLEVELAND, OH
FEB 10-12 GREENVILLE, SC
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Below you can find images from our most recent shows. Click the gallery you would like to see and view hi-res photos of incredible dancers in action!