WCDElite Dancer Program
Dancers must be registered for entire workshop. Once you have won in one regional city, you are not eligible for wcdelite dancer in another city. However, you may still audition for other scholarship awards. As of January 1, 2017 Mini contestants must be 6 to 9 years old, Junior contestants must be 10 to 12 years old, Teen contestants must be 13 to 15 years old, and Senior contestants must be 16 years old or older.
2016 National WCDElite Dancer Champions
are not eligible to audition for title for one year, even if they have moved up to a higher age division.
Each winner will receive a regional award plaque, a year-long convention scholarship and free workshop tuition to the FINAL SHOWDOWN in Las Vegas. Runners up will receive free workshop tuition to the Final Showdown in Las Vegas. Winners and runners up attending the Finals will perform in the faculty show & Gala, choreographed by the West Coast Dance Explosion Faculty.
Convention & Studio Scholarships
We are proud to offer an array of scholarships at our West Coast Dance Explosion conventions to further the training and education of aspiring young dancers. We will hold auditions in all cities, so get out there and work it! Please be advised that you must attend both days of the convention to be eligible for scholarship awards. You must attend all of your classes during the weekend. If you have previously won in the same age division, you may not audition for that same scholarship. You may audition for other scholarships you have not won.
Scholarship Age Divisions
Mini (ages 6-9) Junior (ages 10-12) Convention Scholarships
Three (3) single convention scholarships–Dancer may attend any one (1) West Coast Dance Explosion convention free of tuition, within one (1) year of issue. May not be used at Finals. Two (2) year-long convention scholarships–Dancer may attend as many West Coast Dance Explosion conventions as he or she desires, free of tuition for one (1) full year. May not be used at Finals.
Teen (ages 13-15) & Senior (ages 16+) Convention & Studio Scholarships
Three (3) single convention scholarships–Dancer may attend any one (1) West Coast Dance Explosion convention free of tuition, within one (1) year of issue. May not be used at Finals.
Two (2) year-long convention scholarships—Dancer may attend as many West Coast Dance Explosion conventions as he or she desires, free of tuition, for one (1) full year. May not be used at Finals.
One (1) EDGE studio scholarship—One (1) twenty-class card
One (1) Broadway Dance Center NYC scholarship—One (1) five-class card
(BDC requires scholarship to be used by Sept. 1, 2017).
National Convention Scholarships
A scholarship to our 2017 FINAL SHOWDOWN will be awarded in the Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior categories in each city.
Note: Convention and Studio Scholarships must be used within one (1) year of the date of your audition. National scholarships must be used for Las Vegas 2017. May not be used for regionals.
Scholarship Rules & Restrictions:
No substituting or transferring of scholarships*. No exceptions.*Must be redeemed by student who won scholarship. Not transferrable to another student or studio credit. *If you leave the studio that you won a scholarship while attending, that scholarship then becomes null and void. You must re-audition with the new studio you are attending in order to possibly win a new scholarship.