A year-long dance training course
Elevate Dance Company is a year-long dance course culminating in a tour to the UK and often beyond. You will be pushed to develop physically and encouraged spiritually by our experienced and supportive staff.
Whether you are looking for performance experience, rigorous dance training, a gap year or simply a year to grow with like-minded people, then this course is for you.
This course is so much more than I could have ever wished for or even begun to imagine!
Elevate is a wonderful experience. I have been pushed to step out of my comfort zone, as well as growing personally, artistically and spiritually. We have been challenged and encouraged. Each moment will be engraved in my mind.
Improve your dance technique in a nurturing Christian environment through daily technique classes, including contemporary, ballet and street dance. Develop your performance and choreography skills through creating and re-constructing repertoire. Strengthen your understanding through supporting studies such as theology and dance science.
Become experienced, creative and nurturing teachers. Gain greater confidence and professionalism in your teaching methods through co-leading workshops in schools, churches and community groups.
Perform vibrant, faith-filled dance in a nationwide tour to churches, schools, festivals and community venues. Tell stories, express worship, explore current issues and inspire hope in people of all ages.
We also run Elevate Dance Foundation, a shorter course for those of all levels wanting to improve their dance and teaching skills. Students train for three months alongside Elevate Dance Company. You will be pushed to develop physically and encouraged spiritually by our experienced and supportive staff.
ECG Conference, Scarborough
Heilige Geestcollege, Belgium
The Bear Church, Deptford
New Life Church, Norfolk
South Gillingham Parish
Beverley Community Church, Yorkshire
Putney Methodist Church, London
Brentwood Theatre, Essex
Cornerstone Church, Watford
Christ Church, Orpington
For more details about upcoming performances, including venues, times and ticket information, please visit our Events page.
In order to apply, you need to fill in our online application form. We will then be in touch to invite you to an audition at our studio in South East London. The audition will take the form of a contemporary technique class, a short improvisation task, a solo and an interview.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a detailed report and a certificate. You will have accomplished an intensive dance training and the experience of having performed and taught to a broad spectrum of the community. You may also have gained experience of the technical aspects of touring a performance including a basic understanding of the sound and lighting used. We are not currently accredited with a university. Our course is quite unique and doesn’t easily fit into boxes!