WCDE is excited to announce that Reed Kelly will be joining our faculty for our 2015-2016 season. Reed is an amazing performer and teacher, and has appeared on Broadway in shows such as Wicked, The Addams Family, Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark and more! He has also worked with artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Elton John and Justin Timberlake. Reed was also a fan-favorite competitor last season on CBS’s “Survivor”; where he starved, strategized, and overcame the elements in the jungles of Nicaragua. Catch him in some of our cities this coming season! It’s going to be a spectacular 20th anniversary season!!
West Coast Dance Explosion’s is excited to announce the Fuzion Dance Company members for 2015-2016! Congratulations dancers! Looking forward to working with all of you during the company’s debut season!
Olivia Taylor Whyte
West Coast Dance Explosion is thrilled to announce our special-guest recording artist for THE FINAL SHOWDOWN 2015…Tony & Grammy Award winner- HEATHER HEADLEY! She has starred on Broadway in shows such as The Lion King & Aida, the latter of which she took home the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. She has had several hit albums, and her most recent studio album, “Audience Of One” won a Grammy for Best Contemporary R & B album. She was recently star of The Bodyguard: A New Musical in London’s West End, in which her soaring voice was featured-playing the role of Rachel. (Whitney Houston’s character in the movie version). We can’t wait to see her perform on stage at the GALA. She will even light up the stage in a production number with all of WCDE’s Elite dancers! Can’t wait!!
The FINAL SHOWDOWN 2015 is just around the corner and we are excited to announce that we have a very talented dancer and teacher joining the West Coast Dance Explosion faculty! Scott Myrick is one of the hottest young dancers in the industry today, having been Taylor Swifts right hand man on her RED tour, and is currently dancing on his second world tour with Katy Perry! He has performed on TV shows such as the Grammys, Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, GLEE, Dancing With The Stars and more. Get ready for some awesome classes with Scott and the WCDE faculty at the FINAL SHOWDOWN! It’s going to be an incredible event!!
Excited to announce that Nick Bowman will be joining WCDE at The Final Showdown this summer in Las Vegas! Looking forward to welcoming him back to the WCDE family. Until then, he is quite busy with his group Rhythmic Circus on America’s Got Talent. They are such a talented group of performers! Let’s all support Nick & Rhythmic Circus on the show… Go Nick!!
Mark your calendars for West Coast Dance Explosion’s 20th Anniversary tour!!
Thanks to all of the amazing studios who danced their hearts out at our Las Vegas convention this past weekend. WOW! The talent was incredible, and the work ethic of dancers was even more amazing! Every faculty member commented at some point during the weekend about how fun it was to teach students who are so eager and energized! Thanks dancers, teachers and parents! Keep up the great work!!
Studio Owners and Teachers! You have probably noticed that we have launched a brand new website this season. We have had a temporary registration system in place while the developers have been at work on the final solution. We are excited to announce that we finally have the full online registration system now up and running! You can click on Workshop and/ or Competition registration on the WCDE website, and you will be directed to register and get a password to set up your details. This new system will make it easier for everyone to register for upcoming West Coast Dance Explosion conventions in 2015! Check it out!
WCDE’s Nolan Padilla has been working hard the past week and a half as assistant choreographer for Taylor Swift’s American Music Awards performance this Sunday. We are thrilled that he will be with us in Frisco, TX this weekend so all of the dancers there can experience his awesome classes. After the convention we can all head home and catch the performance on TV. Good times!!:-) Congrats Nolan!!