Dance Companies

”Our children have a rich and diverse experience at Utah COPA. They are being prepared to work professionally across genres of dance, music, stage and on-camera."

Utah COPA dance companies are designed to prepare students with technical and artistic versatility needed to succeed across wide ranging opportunities. Dancers receive conservatory level instruction from master teachers and current industry guest artists in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. In addition to dance training, company members perform and learn to work in a variety of settings.

Experiences and opportunities universal to company members include:

  • Rigorous training in technique
  • An environment that inspires and builds confidence and camaraderie
  • Training in acting for dancers to promote expression
  • Training in dancing for film/camera
  • Participate in conventions and competitions that promote growth
  • Master classes with industry professionals
  • Industry exposure for university and commercial opportunities

Enrollment: Audition required (June 1st 2020)

Time Commitment: From 4 to 11 hours per week

Class Groupings: Grades Pre K – 12th grade

Tuition: TBA

Dress Code: Directors will assign specific attire for each class.


Note: Tuition does not include costume, tour and showcase fees. 12 month contract required.

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Correct posture
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Ariculation of feet
  • Pointe
  • Port de bras
  • Position of the feet (1-6)
  • Select classes.

1-1.5 hours

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Dynamic combination of jazz, contemporary, and modern styles
  • Use of spine
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Musicality
  • Turns
  • Leaps
  • Jumps
  • Select classes only.

1-1.5 hours

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Musicality
  • Rhythm
  • Varied steps and turns not limited to using shuffles, flaps, ball changes, digs, toes, heels, etc.
  • Maxie fords
  • Single/double/triple-time steps
  • Paddles
  • Musicality
  • Select classes.

30 minutes to 1 hr

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Popping
  • Locking
  • House
  • Funk
  • Stalls
  • Foot work
  • Isolations
  • Musicality
  • Strength
  • Select classes.

45 minutes to 1 hr

Skills Learned Perfomring Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Cartwheels
  • Round offs
  • Somersaults
  • Backbends
  • Aerials (front and side)
  • Back handsprings with and without round off
  • Back tucks with and without round off
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Non performing class
1hr class
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