SCD Ensemble

SCD's pre-professional dance training company
About SCDE

SCDE is a pre-professional dance training company under the direction of Xiao-Xuan Dancigers and Melissa Rummel, with strong guidance and support from Sarasota Contemporary Dance Artistic Director, Leymis Bolaños Wilmott.

The mission of SCDE is to offer students high caliber contemporary dance training, opportunities to perform alongside professional dancers, and preparation for a future professional career in dance.

SCDE has the opportunity to perform throughout the year at community events, In Studio Performances, and collaborations with SCD's Company Members. SCDE season runs from August - May annually.

Audition for SCDE'S 2023-2024 SEASON!

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Ensemble Audition
with SCDE Co-Associate Directors Melissa Rummel and Xiao-Xuan Dancingers.

Monday, August 7th, 2023
5:30 pm- 6:45 pm
Ages 16+

Audition Information:
- Arrive early to be ready to go at 5:30 pm
- Includes Warm-up, Phrase work, and Improvisation
- Be prepared to stay after for an interview with the SCDE Co-Associate Directors and the SCD Artistic Director
- Bring a headshot/dancer shot and resume
-Please wear leotard and tights

Additional Details:
- SCDE season runs from August 2023 - to May 2024
- Rehearsals & classes for SCDE are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 8:30 pm 
- Residency with a Guest Artist: August 1
- Main Stage, Community, and In Studio Performances

register for scde audition here!

PC: Sorcha Augustine


SCDE’s 2023-2024 Performance dates:

wINTER iN-sTUDIO: fEB 22-24


Would you like to support our Aspiring Dancers?

Sponsor an SCDE student's tuition for a month: $140
Sponsor an SCDE student's tuition for a year: $1200
Sponsor an SCDE photoshoot: $500 or $1700
Sponsor an SCDE Associate Director for a month: $240
Sponsor an SCDE performance: $3500
Sponsor SCDE costumes for the year: $2000

Want to learn more? Reach out to
(941) 260-8485