A year-long dance training course
Elevate Dance Company is a touring company with an annual intake. Members of Elevate Dance Company are age 18+ and consist of talented young dancers - professionals, graduates and gap-year students - who wish to gain performance and teaching experience and to express their faith in dance. Members of Elevate train and rehearse during the autumn and winter terms before commencing their extensive tour in the summer term. The unique, rich and diverse performances and workshops by Elevate, reach church, school and theatre communities with a powerful message of hope.
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.
It has proven to be more than I could possibly have imagined and I am overwhelmed daily by what a privilege it is to dance, pray and grow as part of the company.
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.
Next London auditions for 2020 entry:
Monday 13 January
Saturday 7 March
Thursday 7 May
Thursday 16 July
For those with less experience, we also offer a three month foundation course. Elevate Dance Foundation is for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to develop their dance skills and explore the connection between dance and the Christian faith, within an enjoyable and supportive environment.
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!