Fort Wayne Dance Collective is offering its very first summer camp! This one-week dance intensive provides dancers ages five to twelve 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, at…

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,…

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….

Fort Wayne Dance Collective presents its Annual Holiday Concert: Ice Kings, Snow Queens and Cold Winter Tales! This year’s concert will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the South Side High School Auditorium, located at 3610 S. Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN 46807. ‘Ice Kings, Snow Queens and Cold Winter…

Fort Wayne Dance Collective and South Side High School Dance Program are proud to present this year’s Winter Dance Concert, A Call to Action, on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the South Side High School Auditorium. This year’s theme sheds light on societal issues and other important topics facing today’s youth. In addition to performances…

Impact was inevitable. The car was turning left in front of us and we had no time to stop. I was riding passenger on the back of the motorcycle I bought myself for my 40th birthday. (A 1982 450 Honda Nighthawk rebuilt and custom painted glitter blue with silver flames!) I did not yet trust…

Big drums, Big Sound, Big Life. That is Fort Wayne Taiko’s slogan.  Or at least it has become my personal mantra. It’s hard to play these big drums without making big sound. And all that big sound creates big energy. And all that big energy sustained over time creates big life. A simple, yet profound…

By John Byrne, Artistic Director, Fort Wayne Dance Collective This week I had the opportunity to lead workshops at the Jobs For America’s Graduates  (JAG) “The Rhythm of Leadership” conference organized by BrightPoint of Fort Wayne.  The goal of the conference was to offer future high school graduates an insight into leadership in the field…

Halloween in July By Artistic Director John Byrne The Halloween show is an annual tradition and it has become part of the city-wide festivities of Fright Night in Fort Wayne. This is a time to be spooky and fun, celebrating the nostalgia of dressing up, trick-or- treating and maybe even a little scare. I will…

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