EPIK Dance Company is a nonprofit street-fusion dance company that provides all people an opportunity to experience the benefits of dance and the arts through public education, performances, and community enrichment.
EPIK’s repertoire includes their critically-acclaimed stage performances “Common Ground” and “EPIK Effect”, each over 90 minutes of original choreography that feature contemporary, jazz, hip hop, urban, and a variety of other dance styles. Each piece was developed and presented by members of the company and showcase a different side of the multi-faceted dance company. Each story ties together and gives audiences a chance to not only find what they can relate to within the characters or ideas, but to think about the varying themes that exist throughout the shows.
EPIK also provides school-based performances that vary in length from a single 3-5 minute piece to a 50-minute interactive assembly performance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Every Move Matters” – an original anti-bullying initiative that uses music, movement and spoken word to empowering students to recognize, report, and reduce bullying in their school and throughout their community. The performance introduces bullying concepts, how to recognize bullying, addresses the different perspectives of a bullying situation, but it also takes time to celebrate the courage of students who aren’t afraid to be themselves and stand out from the crowd. Target audience: 6th-8th grades. Suitable for: 5th-12th grades.
EPIK Movement (Empowering Passion In Kids) – an artist-in-residency program that uses movement and music to teach the history of hip hop, creative movement, health and wellness, and a variety of other topics. Programs are customized to meet the needs of each individual school.
Student Matinee Performances – a condensed version of our full-length presentation that allows high school students to attend a professional dance show, followed by a Q&A with EPIK dancers. Student matinees are presented in conjunction with our stage performances. The next Student Matinee performance is of “EPIK Effect” and occurs on Thursday, February 14th, 2013.
Choreography/Master Classes/Workshops - Several EPIK dancers are seasoned educators with years of experience teaching or setting choreography in a studio and classroom setting. EPIK dancers have their AZ Fingerprint Clearance card, and are available to work with students K-12.
EPIK Dance Company users their performance and education initiatives to partner with a number of community organizations. EPIK Dance Company is currently the Dance Representative for Free Arts of Arizona’s Professional Artist Series, and makes up the Be Kind Crew for the Be Kind People Project. They also support organizations like AIDS Walk Arizona, Recreative Arts, Arizona State University’s “Urban Sol” event, and many more.