About XPY

X-Press Yourself embraces the everyday experiences of our urban students to promote essential life skills by utilizing creative and performing arts as a positive outlet and means of expression. 

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X-Press Yourself embraces the everyday experiences of our urban students to promote essential life skills by utilizing creative and performing arts as a positive outlet and means of expression.

Shop With XPY

Part of our mission at United in Shades Dance Supply Club is to create connections with customers through inspiring product design, unique e-commerce experience, and competitive marketing. In simple terms, it’s thinking differently about purchasing dancewear. It’s using a simple, easy and efficient system to process all your orders.

XPY Competition Team

Our Competition and Performance Group is about learning and growing together as dancers and individuals. Throughout the season, we’ll strive for an environment that demands discipline, creativity, personal expression, and above all, fun!  Our Competition Team places emphasis on TEAM and therefore, we work together, learn together, laugh together, and grow up dancing together. This group is composed of dancers who have been hand-selected through a rigorous audition process. They serve as our representatives not only in talent and skill but in character as well.

Give to XPY

Our goal is to maintain quality creative and performing arts education for disadvantaged children and youth at an affordable rate. We feel like we haven’t done enough to ensure that everyone in our community has had a fair chance of experiencing our program. Even with our low rates, we’ve realized that some children in our area simply can’t afford to attend. We want to change this. Your commitment to sponsor a child monthly will go toward helping at least 10 children attend our program for one full season. Please join us in helping reach our community! We have several donation options:

 

Partial Monthly: $30 per month

Full Monthly: $60 per month

Partial Season: $300 yearly

Full Season: $600 yearly

Summer Dance Intensive

Our Elites Summer Dance Intensive is specifically for dancers who desire to take their training to the next level. We employ highly qualified staff from various backgrounds and genres to help them accomplish their goals. This program is audition-based and is exclusive to dancers who have been training for at least 3 years.

Training groups are broken up into

Jr.s.: Ages 7-12
Sr.s.: Ages 12 and up

XPY Media

Photos and videos captured of the X-Press Yourself family

Declaration Statement

We are not perfect people, but hey, who is?

We will stand by our hearts and will not fall down.

We will say to ourselves “I am amazing no matter what others might say or think.”

We have made all of our haters our motivators and pushed harder to do our best.

We stay optimistic through all of our imperfections and

Yes, we do not always succeed however, we strive to get past our limits and press toward success.

Our character will reflect responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, respect and fairness that will be recognized wherever we go.

We are representatives of the art of expression. We are X-Press Yourself!

– Anajah Fisher, 2015,

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. […] Dance when you’re perfectly free.”

Jalaluddin Rumi

Meet Our CEO

At 4 years old Fayette’s mother enrolled her into Settlement Music School’s Dance Program. After a year at Settlement, she was transferred to South Philadelphia Dance Center, which later became Progressive Center for Dance (PCD) and now known as Ms. Carol’s Center for Dance where she continued her dance training into adulthood. She has trained under the late Carol C. Davis, Rodney “Itola” Byrd, Shawn-Lamere, Milton Myers, Deborah Chase, Patricia Thomas, Patrica Scott Hobbs, Deborah Manning, Hope Boykin, Christopher Huggins, Desmond Richardson, Bernard Gaddis and a host of other instructors.

Fayette Coppock

Founder & C.E.O.

At 18 years old, Fayette joined Greater Exodus Baptist church and in 2001, although she had reservations, God said that it was time for Fayette to take over the dance ministry. The ministry has grown to include over 50 members ages 4-adults. In the summer of 2007 she developed the X-Press Yourself Creative and Performing Arts Program for children ages 6-16, which was housed in the People for People building. In 2011 she reconnected with her longtime friend, Christian Winters and together they launched The Feltonville Dream Center’s Arts and Education After-School Program. 

 

Fayette Coppock on Meredith Vieira

“If you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl under it, or dance on top of it.”

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