The Fort Wayne Dance Collective is pleased to present Fort Wayne Taiko’s Knock on Wood performance Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. The performance will be held at the Allen County Public Library theatre located at the downtown branch at 900 Plaza Drive in Fort Wayne. Admission is $10. For tickets or info, call…

Fort Wayne Dance Collective is offering its very first summer camp! This one-week dance intensive provides dancers ages five to eighteen with the the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of dance through a fun, well rounded schedule of classes. Dancers will end the week in an In-Studio Performance Review of the combinations and dance elements…

  We decided to stay close to home when setting the theme for this year’s annual June Concert. The performance, titled “Illumination,” is inspired by single words or quotes that drive our teaching artists in the unique and impactful work we do every day. This showcase will take place at Wayne High School on Saturday, June 17th,…

The Power of Words A preview of our upcoming June Concert, “Illumination!” By: Mandie Kolkman, FWDC Artistic Director How powerful words can be! I think about this often. Words hold the key to daily self-expression. Words allow us to build and grow. We use words for daily motivation and inspiration to create art. Song lyrics,…

 What is GROOV3™?   GROOV3™ (pronounced ɡro͞ov or groove 3) is a one hour, high-energy, dance-til-you-drop cardio funk fitness class with a mission to inspire change and build communities through the power of dance.  Targeting those who want to learn to dance, and those who used to dance, G3 promises to make fitness fun.  The…

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Sometimes it’s just that simple. Or that complex. In 2017, I attended the North American Taiko Conference held at Stanford University. While there, I participated in a workshop that tossed out all the fancy things we try to do as taiko drummers and took us back to…

Dances of Universal Peace Saturday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Dance Collective will host a Dances of Universal Peace circle, Saturday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at their studio location, 437 East Berry St. Guest leader, Drake Meadow from Ann Arbor, Michigan will lead the dances, which draw upon the sacred phrases scripture…

Since 1989, Fort Wayne Dance Collective has hosted a guest dance company to inspire, educate, entertain, and enhance the community. This year FWDC is pleased to present Battery Dance from NYC. Founded in New York’s financial district in 1976, Battery is an anchor in the cultural life of Manhattan and a global ambassador for dance….

It was 1997 and after months of searching for barrels to make taiko drums, I was on the phone with a Jim Beam distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.  “They’ll cost you $25 a barrel,” said the voice on the phone. “But you have to come get them.” Paydirt! Twenty-five dollars and a road trip! Good grief!…

“Opening to New Beginnings” is the theme of a Dances of Universal Peace Gathering on Friday, December 30 from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. hosted by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective located at 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne. Accompanied by live music, this form of dance connects profound inspiring spiritual and cultural thoughts from around the…

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