World Class Dance Tours (WCDT)
WCDT was founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Davey as a resource to help aspiring dancers follow their dreams. WCDT offer dance tours to LA, New York & Orlando to connect dancers with life changing opportunities and experiences.
WCDT tours are not your average dance tour. They are full on inspirational, educational and motivational experiences, which catapult dancers into an uplifting arena of self-confidence, self-belief and personal development.
Dancers will improve their skill, explore different dance styles and learn what it really takes to be a professional dancer.
WCDT tours change lives…
WHY CHOOSE US
24/7 Tour Managers
Our Tour Managers are high energy, fun, friendly, knowledgeable, first aid certified, on-site and available to your team 24/7 throughout the tour.
We empower dancers with powerful mindset tools and techniques that will prepare them for anything in life. Talent + knowledge + mindset = success.
Two Teams per Tour
Meet new people, make new friends. Two fabulous teams. One incredible tour.
Open & Closed Classes
Closed classes specifically catered to your level AND Open classes where you ‘take class’ with the pros!
Simple & Organized
We organise and run the entire tour. You enjoy the ride!
Fundraising Resource Kit
We make fundraising easy! Idea’s, how to’s and promotional material waiting for all tour participants to download and use.
More than a just a dance tour
Inspiration, motivation, education, life skills, opportunity all rolled into the most fun and uplifting environment. This tour will change your life!
Passion and Expertise
Countless connections, ultimate experiences we have done it all and compiled the best of the best into our tours. Passion? More like Dance Religion!
MEET THE TEAM!
Kim was born and raised in New Zealand where she was actively involved in dance, theatre and the performing arts. Kim went to Victoria University of Wellington where she completed an LLB/BA – Politics and Theatre. After 7 weeks at a law firm Kim decided she was not being true to who she really was and quit to go traveling.
In 2013 Kim launched NZ Dance Network offering regional dance workshops, dance classes and overseas dance tours to help NZ dancers follow their dreams. Based on the incredible success of NZDN Tours and a desire to take the concept global, Kim launched World Class Dance Tours to inspire, empower and excite dancers worldwide. Kim has won numerous entrepreneurial awards such as Rock Your Business NZ and the Global Entrepreneur X-Factor Competition.
Over the last 10 years Kim has transformed her life into one of passion and purpose, combining her love of the arts, travel (all 7 continents) and personal development into a business committed to empowering dancers to live out their full potential.
Kim resides between New Zealand & the USA and is married to her wonderful American husband Jason.
KIMBERLY (BELLA) AUKETT / TEAMS’ MANAGER
Hailing from sunny Hawke’s Bay, Kimberly has fond memories of her earlier days spent being active in gymnastics, dance and piano lessons.
After years spent honing her skills in Sales, Project Coordination and Recruitment in both public and private sectors in New Zealand and the U.K, in 2014 she decided to lose the suits and heels (well, most of them) and travelled to South Africa to fulfill a lifelong dream of volunteering with big cats.
Whilst in South Africa, she teamed up with the fabulous Kim Davey on a WCDT promotion and has never looked back.
Already an avid traveller, Kimberly now has the ability to follow the summer around between New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K doing what she loves – offering the experience of a lifetime to dancers all over the world!
ANNE CORNEY / CUSTOMER CARE EXPERT
Anne’s passion is the Performing Arts and has been involved in theatre for over 40 years. She is currently an Executive Member of Theatre New Zealand, is Theatre NZ’s TheatreFest National Administrator, the Organiser of the Hawke’s Bay TheatreFest and President of Napier Repertory Players.
Anne is also a qualified Teacher and Adjudicator of Highland and National Dancing.
Anne is a Director and Actor. She has worked in all aspects of theatre including Production and Stage Management, Stage and Lighting Crew and Publicity and Marketing. Anne also publishes a monthly newsletter, “Hawke’s Bay Theatre News”, which promotes community theatre events in Hawke’s Bay.
Anne’s greatest achievements, as a Director, is reaching Theatre New Zealand’s National TheatreFest Final on four occasions, winning awards for Directing, Technical Design (lighting and sound), Best Adult Production and her cast members have won several awards for Distinctive Emerging Talent and Best Actor (female).
JASMYNE CHUNG / PUBLICITY & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Jasmyne has 10 years’ experience in communications and public relations. She lives and breathes the arts (almost literally; sometimes we think she breathes music instead of air, sings instead of talks and dances in place of walking). Jasmyne travels the world working on major international arts events such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the biggest performing arts festival in the world) and the Festival of Pacific Arts (where 27 Pacific nations come together to showcase their indigenous arts and culture). She also works for Creative New Zealand, a government agency that encourages, promotes and supports the arts – which includes funding some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s incredible dance companies.
With a background in dance, music and singing, Jasmyne has performed in a number of New Zealand musical theatre productions (her favourite role being a Dynamite in Hairspray), sung in a band and performs with a dance crew. Also a professional photographer, she particularly enjoys photographing performers, especially dancers.
A passionate advocate for doing what you love, Jasmyne delights in working with young people and inspiring them to live to their true potential. She finds great fulfilment in watching dancers flourish during our life-changing tours – both as talented dancers and as pretty awesome human beings.
WORK FOR US!
READY FOR AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME?
We have an unwavering passion for creating incredible dance tours for dancers 12 and over.
Join our fun dynamic team – either as a Tour Manager, Team Leader, Presenter or in our offices in New Zealand, Australia, United States or the United Kingdom – and discover why working at WCDT really is the job of a lifetime!
WHY WORK WITH US?
World Class Dance Tours specialises in connecting dancers with life changing opportunities and experiences in some of the most iconic locations in the world.
Our tours are not your average dance tour! They are full on inspirational, educational and motivational experiences which catapult dancers into an uplifting arena of self confidence, self belief and personal development. These tours will change lives…
With our passionate and high energy team, WCDT offer a wide variety of tours with exciting itineraries of dance classes, seminars, performances, workshops and personal development – enabling young dancers to fully immerse themselves in a dance experience of a lifetime, while in a safe, secure and fun environment.
Keen to work with us to inspire, empower and excite dancers worldwide? Join the WCDT team today by applying for a position below!
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WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN OUR TEAM MEMBERS?
When it comes to choosing our Team, we look for people with a genuine passion for dance - and a desire to share that passion with others.
The ideal WCDT Team Member is:
- Strong sense of professionalism
- Passionate about our product and inspiring the dancers who travel with us
- Enthusiastic and motivated to learn
- Willing to work hard and approach all challenges with a problem-solving spirit
- Organised and on-time, with the ability to remain flexible where needed, and
- A team player who is willing to go above and beyond