Pre-Competitive Program - Setting Goals
Our Annual Recitals...
This is a transitionary program for dancers who have realized that they are passionate about dance, and want to become more involved.
Pre-competitive students dance at a minimum requirement (twice weekly) in one (or more) specific discipline(s), (such as tap, jazz, ballet) and they participate in (at minimum) two local competitions/festivals.
Without the committment schedule of the full-time program, dancers are able to identify where and how they need to improve, and can identify what is required of them to be successful performing on the stage.
This program takes the beginner/intermediate dancer and immerses them in classes that require them to technically improve. The dancer will be introduced to team building, discipline, etttiquette, competition, and performing. This is a great way to be introduced to, and become informed about - the ever evolving world of competitive dance.
Dancers register in May, and WDF Directors get hard to work over the summer completeing programming. Classes commence in September, and invites are prepared (detailing for students which groups/competitive opportunites dancers will be invited to particpate in.) Once accepted, rehearsal schedules are generated and rehearsals promptly commence! Competitions generally commence in March.
As well as their competive opportunities Pre-competitive students benefit from three dance recitals over the course of the season. "The Christmas Recital", "The Spring Showcase", and "The Summer Sensation". These shows are loved by WDF parents, and provide a great incentive for WDF students to perform without the added pressures of competition.
Consider our pre-competitive program, and train for success today!
Tickets on Sale in November!
See how dancers are progressing in a December showcase. This is a very popluar event at WDF and has SOLD OUT now, 2 years in row! Full lighting, costumes, music, Santa!, and the ever-popluar "WDFFC Christmas Bake Sale", compliment the holiday season, making for plently of fun!
This show is grand, to say the least! Hundreds of gorgeous costumes prevail the stage in an all-out competitive bonanza of hip hop, tap, ballet, musical theatre, jazz, and contemporary/lyrical competitve pieces, showcased in one sitting! A seasonal favourite at WDF!
Tickets on Sale in February!
After 40 weeks of dancing, it's time to celebrate! Dancers from the recreational, pre-competitive, and competitive programs come together in JUNE to produce an oustandingly costumed and produced...year-end recital. It always sells out, it is...shall we say... SENSATIONAL!