WDAAP runs a number of projects designed to increase regional engagement in dance.

International Young Choreographer Project

The IYCP is sponsored by WDA-Taiwan and the Chinlin Foundation. IYCP is held every other year in July in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, during a three-week residency for emerging choreographers.  Eight emerging choreographers are chosen through an adjudicated process: 3 from Taiwan, 3 from the Asia Pacific region, one from WDA-Americas and one from WDA-Europe. Applicants must be WDA members in good standing. The IYCP provides successful applicants with an honorarium, accommodation, meals and a small budget for production. The choreographers spend two weeks working with a group of selected Taiwanese dancers, in preparation for a performance during the third week. For more information about the IYCP, contact Chou Su-Ling,

Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship

JEDS is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field. Articles featured in JEDS are selected through a double-blind review process by international reviewers with strong publishing records and established expertise in diverse fields of dance. Articles are selected based on their originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).  JEDS was originally published in September 2013 after being approved at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Taipei, Taiwan under the guidance of the WDA Research and Documentation Networks and the support of the WDA Global Executive Board.