We are a dynamic group of dancers striving to represent our faith through the art of dance. We believe our artistic talent comes from God and it is our responsibility to steward this gift to bring Him glory. Our faith is not a crutch, but a motivator to pursue excellence.
The Exiles’ journey started in 2017 at a basement practice spot in Coolidge, AZ. At the time, most of the Exiles were dancing together on a team called United Dance Company. For years, this small-town team practicing in the basement of a local church would compete at the Hip Hop International USA Dance Championship. After several top 5 finishes, an idea that had been developing for months finally came to fruition. In 2017, in addition to competing as United Dance Company, UDC was going to bring something different to the stage. A new passionate, christ-centered, brotherhood with different artistic styles and specialties… and with that EXILES was born.
Through God’s provision, the new team went on to not only compete but place Silver in the US and thus, qualify for the World Hip Hop Championships two years in a row. Soon after their world championship run they were invited to audition for the nationally televised NBC’s World of Dance where they were featured as season three contestants in the Upper Team Division.
While on World of Dance EXILES used their platform not only to dance but also to proclaim Christ as their savior and bring awareness to their dream of building a dance studio for their community back home. (A dream they finally realized because of the outpouring of support after their appearance.)
Now, the Exiles seek to continue stewarding their talents and living out the scripture behind their name….
"11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us." (1 Peter 2:11-12)