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Encounter Performing Arts Company

Elevate Company 



The Elevate Company is a 12 month commitment - August through July, for advanced dancers wishing to pursue a career in dance or ministry.


Dancers must be selected by audition only to participate in the program.


As believers we are called to a higher standard. We encourage our dancers to pursue excellence in their dancing, in everyday life experience, and towards holiness in their walk with Jesus Christ. 


All other outside activities (school, sports, cheer, etc.) cannot conflict with EPAC daily classes, rehearsals, performances, or tours. If you miss more classes than you are allowed you will be removed from choreography. 



All Elevate dancers will be required to dance in every performance and to go on every tour, unless injured (with a doctor’s note), or because of a family emergency.


Dancers will have the opportunity to perform and minister in the community throughout the year in churches, schools, nursing homes, community events, etc.


Dancers will receive touring experience outside of Iowa for performances, workshops, and to partner with other Christian ballet companies.


The company will perform in three major shows each year including, “The Gift” in November, a performance in the Spring, and will perform as a special act in the Encounter Grace Ministries spring production in June. 


Class Schedule 

EPAC Company dancer’s schedule will include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Original Choreography, and Rehearsals.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:00-8:00pm

Saturday - ONLY the first Saturday of every month, 9:00am-2:00pm. During performance season, dancers may be asked to come to additional Saturday rehearsals.


Bible study and discipleship training will be included in the company dancer’s schedule.

Contact Us

Encounter Performing Arts Company

1380 NE 66th Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50313

Phone: 515-446-8415