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TUITION    
before cut-off after cut-off
Teacher $295 $315
Assistant Teacher $280 $300
Senior (16 & up) $220 $240
Teen (12 - 15) $220 $240
Junior (6 - 11) $220 $240
Observer $40 $40

TEACHERS
You may dance and/or take notes in any class you wish. This includes the Junior, Teen and Senior classes, as well as your own special teacher classes.

ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Ages 15+. Allowed access to all ballrooms, including special teacher classes. Eligible to audition for scholarships and wcdelite dancer title.

SENIOR DANCER: Ages 16 & up
TEEN DANCER: Ages 12-15
JUNIOR DANCER: Ages 6-11

Teachers please note that the Junior Ballroom is open to students over the age of 11 with less dance experience.

IF QUOTA IS REACHED BEFORE CUT-OFF DATE, SUBSEQUENT WORKSHOP ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

OBSERVERS
Observers are allowed with paid students only and must not be studio owners, teachers or dancers. The fee for observers is $40. Observers may observe in the Junior, Teen & Senior Ballrooms only. Please note: Any teacher attempting to register as an assistant teacher, student or observer will be required to pay the teacher’s fee or will be asked to leave. The number of observers allowed in ballrooms is limited. If limit is reached prior to the convention, observer bands will not be sold at the door.

SAFETY
Please make sure all dance bags are kept against the wall and out of the dancers’ way to avoid any injuries. If you are in need of first aid, please see a West Coast Dance Explosion staff member. All students must wear cover-ups outside the ballroom area. Also, please respect both hotel property and staff. Be courteous to other hotel guests by keeping the noise level to a minimum in your rooms as well as in hallways. No food allowed in the ballrooms at any time.

CHAPERONES
All dancers 15-years old and under who are registered at the hotel must be accompanied by a chaperone of legal age.

VIDEOTAPING & PHOTOS
Video cameras are absolutely prohibited at all times during the convention. Still photos are permitted, however.

WRISTBANDS
West Coast Dance Explosion wristbands must be worn by all teachers, students and observers at all times. Anyone without a band will be denied entry into the ballroom. Full tuition must be paid for lost wristbands!

REGISTRATION
All registrations are non-refundable. No Exceptions! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited, so we cannot guarantee registration on the first morning of the convention. Please contact the West Coast Dance Explosion office prior to the convention to confirm space availability. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. Only cash or money orders will be accepted at the door.

NO FAX REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED

Regional scholarships may be redeemed by attaching the scholarship certificate to the workshop registration form. Photocopies of the year-long scholarship are acceptable. The original is required for single convention scholarship.

All registrations must be submitted on official West Coast Dance Explosion workshop registration forms (photocopies are acceptable). A list of dancers attached to the form is acceptable.

West Coast Dance Explosion and the convention/ hotel facilities are not responsible for personal injury or property loss.

*Must register 4 weeks prior to the competition. Entry Forms are available at www.westcoastdanceexplosion.com

CONFIRMATION
If you register by the deadline, you will receive a confirmation letter in the mail 7 to 10 days prior to the convention. A confirmation may not be sent for registration received 14 days or less before the convention.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION
Avoid the Saturday-morning rush! Our convention director will be set up on Fridays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at most convention cities. Teachers who have pre-registered and would like to pick up their convention packets, may do so at this time. Please turn in your Master and back-up CD’s for competition at this time.

WORKSHOP TUITION
Workshop fees and registration must be postmarked four weeks before the convention to receive discounted tuition (see registration cut-off date listed next to each city on the tour schedule page).

STUDIO DISCOUNTS
Bring 6-10 students: FREE tuition for one teacher.

Bring 11-24 students: FREE tuition for one teacher and 50% off one additional teacher tuition.

Bring 25-39 students: Free tuition for two teachers plus a FREE competition video pass for your studio code only.

Bring 40+ students: Free tuition for three teachers plus a FREE competition video pass for your studio code only.

Bring 80+ students: Free tuition for four teachers plus a FREE competition video pass for your studio code only. 2 nights hotel room and tax paid for by WCDE (host hotel only)

Important Note: Studio discounts are based on students paying full price. Please do not factor in your students who are attending on a free scholarship. No substitutions are permitted.

MORE DISCOUNTS!
Teachers and students paying FULL price for a West Coast Dance Explosion workshop, during the November 2013-May 2014 season, will receive 50% off their tuition for any additional regional workshop plus one free competition number.

In cities with three ballrooms, Teen and Senior dancers will take workshop together in the Senior ballroom.



WCDELITE DANCER PROGRAM & SCHOLARSHIPS

WCDELITE DANCER PROGRAM
Several wcdelite dancer titles in the Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior age divisions will be awarded in each regional city. Regional winners will be chosen by the WCDE faculty. Winners will be eligible to compete at the Finals for the National Title.

ELIGIBILITY
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, 2014 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.

Important Rule! 2013 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.

AWARDS
Each winner will receive a regional award plaque, a single convention scholarship and free workshop tuition to the FINAL SHOWDOWN in Las Vegas. Winners attending the Finals will perform in the faculty show & Gala, choreographed by the West Coast Dance Explosion Faculty.

CONVENTION AND 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) five-class card.

One (1) Broadway Dance Center NYC scholarship—One (1) five-class card (BDC requires scholarship to be used by Sept. 1, 2014).

National Convention Scholarships

A scholarship to our 2014 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 2014. May not be used for regionals.

No substituting or transferring of scholarships*. No exceptions.

*Must be redeemed by student who won scholarship. Not transferrable to another student or studio credit.

 


 

 

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