The Fort Wayne Dance Collective supports three performing groups: FWDC Touring Company, Fort Wayne Taiko, and Pineapple Dance Project

FWDC’s Touring Company has performed at Parkview hospitals, schools, fundraisers, art openings, and festivals.

Touring Company performances consist of several vignettes that showcase the company’s artistry and athleticism. Book today for your upcoming event by contacting!



Taiko is a Japanese musical tradition that means “big drum.” Established in 1997, Fort Wayne Taiko – a program of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective – is the only Taiko group in Indiana, and one of few in the midwest.

Fort Wayne Taiko can be booked for a performance, class, or Workshop. Contact for more information!



Performances by the FWDC Touring Company and Fort Wayne Taiko inspire students of all ages to think creatively and explore learning through different platforms. In-school performances are unique engagements that supplement school curriculum by combining literary art, movement, and rhythm.


Watch the enchanting musical tale of the award winning children’s book, Crumpet the Trumpet, by Kristine Papillon come to life through movement!  This multi-media production blends together a soundtrack of classical music, beautiful illustrations from the book, and dance, as Mrs. Trumpet tries to get baby Crumpet to sleep.  This interactive show will have children creating their own unique movement for each different instrument, and give them the chance to touch and see actual classical instruments up close.  Crumpet the Trumpet will inspire children to explore and celebrate the arts through music, dance, and literature!




The Pineapple Dance Project is a youth company that performs at fundraisers, art openings, and festivals. These pre-professional dancers push the boundaries of dance and take artistic risks. Their dance pieces are unique and inspiring. Book Pineapple Dance Project today for your upcoming event!

Booking Information Contact: Artistic Coordinator, Ashley Benninghoff