DCC Elevate Program

DCC Elevate program 

DCC Elevate is an extension of DC Dance LA studio where a select group of dancers will elevate their dance training, artistry, and well being in a pre-professional environment.

Under the direction of Diane Collins and Tess Hewlett, our dancers are challenged to succeed not only as performers, but individuals. DC philosophy of instilling integrity, confidence, work ethic and camaraderie is the foundation to becoming successful in life. We strive daily to accomplish this in a nurturing and family-oriented environment, where our dancers can express themselves freely in a safe space. This invitation only program is offered to dancers who show desire, ability, grit, commitment and passion in their dance practice. Auditioned yearly. DCC Elevate program aims to provide every tool necessary, including the most relevant, experienced, and exceptional faculty, along with our state of the art facility, to succeed as a professional in the dance world or at the university level.

DCC Elevate has graduated dancers to many collegiate/training programs, concert companies, commercial dancers and tours: NYU-Tisch, UCLA, Chapman University, Lines Ballet BFA at Dominican, LMU, Bernard, AMDA LA & NYC, Steps on Broadway Professional Training Program, FLOCK dance company, Royal Flux dance company, "& Juliet: on Broadway, The Weekend "After Hours' Tour, Producer "Kiss My Face" NYC.


DCC Elevate is designed to give professional caliber performing opportunities to our inspiring dancers. DCC ELEVATE and Trainees will be given the unique opportunity of working in a professional environment with a select group of dancers. We believe in diversifying dancers' educations to help them reach their peak potential. Dancers will participate in master classes, showcases, on-camera work, acting, industry opportunities, auditions, as well as body, nutrition, and mind wellness workshops, all to elevate artistry and provide new opportunities in dance.


ELEVATE Trainee*

(Ages 11 to 14)

Trainees are trained in a pre-professional environment. Increased and intensive study of classical ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance.Trainees are asked to expand their horizons and knowledge as a dancer, performer and artist. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills about dance as an art form through dance performance, dance composition (creating and structuring movement to communicate ideas) and dance appreciation. Proper dance etiquette is expected and strongly enforced.
*by invitation only



(Ages 15 through 22)

DCC ELEVATE dancers are instructed in a professional environment. They are constantly pushed to reach their potential and are dedicated to the art of dance. Pointe, Classical Ballet Variations, Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical Jazz are intensely studied. Dancers in this program exhibit an extraordinary commitment to dance and make every required class and rehearsals a priority. Dancers are requested to keep and open mind and to be mature enough for the subject matter that is expressed through movement in choreography. 
*by invitation only