Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers year-round onsite classes and workshops at our studios, located at 437 E. Berry St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Drop ins are welcome.  Students will benefit from attending classes on a weekly basis.  Classes do progress over time.

The cost for each class is determined by how long it runs:
Classes 45-60 minutes are $75 for 7-weeks, or $12 per drop-in.
Classes 75-90 minutes are $80 for 7-weeks, or $12 per drop-in.
No refunds.

To see what classes are available, visit our semester calendar.

Pineapple Project
Pineapple Dance Project is a performance based group for FWDC youth students aged 12-18. ONE is an open class. TWO is by invitation. Directed by Ashley Benninghoff.

Pineapple Project One
Pineapple Project Two

Taiko

Drummers will learn rhythms with sticks using choreographed arm movements and/or while dancing from drum to drum in this ancient Japanese tradition.

Beginning Taiko (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Taiko (Teen & Adults)

Ballet

This classical dance form demands grace and precision, employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

Youth Ballet 1 (Ages 5-8)
Youth Ballet 2 (Ages 9-12)
Beginning Ballet (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Ballet (Teens & Adults)
Pointe (Teens & Adults)

Tai Chi

This Chinese movement form improves balance, focus, coordination, and relaxation. This class is 60 movements Yang style.

Yang Style Tai Chi (Teens & Adults)

Modern
A dance form that rejects traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasizes individual experimentation and sensibility.

Youth Modern 1 (Ages 5-8)
Youth Modern 2 (Ages 9-12)
Beginning Modern (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Modern (Teens & Adults)

Tap
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.

Youth Tap (Ages 7-12)
Beginning Tap (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Tap (Teens & Adults)

Hip-Hop
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.  It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Youth Hip-Hop (Ages 7-12)
Beginning Hip-Hop (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Hip-Hop (Teens & Adults)

Belly Dance
A dance originating in the Middle East, typically performed by a woman and involving undulating movements of the belly and rapid gyration of the hips.

Beginning Belly Dance (Teens & Adults)
Continuing Belly Dance (Teens & Adults)


Movement Discovery and Wellness

Check out the following classes to improve physical and mental well being.

Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)
Movement Mix (Ages 5-8)
Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement (Teens & Adults)
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (Teens & Adults)

Jazz
A dancing that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music.  Developed in the early part of the 20th century.

Youth Jazz (Ages 7-12)
Theater Jazz (Teens & Adults)