Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s 2022-2023 Performance Season

Collective Expressions

This contemporary dance performance will feature original works by compelling choreographic voices of FWDC’s professional Company and Pineapple Dance Project.

When: August 13, 2022 (7:30pm) & August 14, 2022 (2:30pm)

Where: Ernest E. Williams Theatre on Purdue Fort Wayne’s campus (2101 E. Coliseum Blvd)

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Halloween Show- “Spectacle of Spirits”

This year’s fantastical tale emanates from Mexican culture and resolves in a beautiful celebration for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). FWDC artists and students will be joined by dancers, singers, and aerialists from our local arts community. We will also be joined by guest performance groups Amaneceres De Mexico (Fort Wayne, IN) and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (New York, NY).

When: October 21, 2022 (8:00pm), October 22, 2022 (2:00pm & 8:00pm), & October 23, 2022 (2:00pm)

Where: Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab (300 E. Main St)


Matters of the Heart

“With love, there are no rules. The heart decides… and what it decides is all that really matters.” -Pablo Coelho

Passion. Heartache. Seduction. Devastation. Yearning. Breathlessness. Isolation. Bliss. Self-discovery. Twist and turns. Ups and downs. Wherever you are on the rollercoaster ride of romance and relationships, MATTERS OF THE HEART will highlight all of the universal milestones on love’s dizzying journey. This original work, presented in collaboration by Fort Wayne Dance Collective and Three Rivers Music Theatre, will feature extraordinary local artists in a dazzling evening of song* and dance. MATTERS OF THE HEART’s emotional diversity (and intentional non-exploitation of saccharine sentiments) ensures the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for all.

*Select songs contain explicit lyrics.

When: February 17 (6:00 PM & 9:00 PM) & February 18, 2023 (6:00 PM & 9:00 PM)

Where: Fort Wayne Dance Collective (437 E. Berry St)

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Guest Artist Residency- Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies Live!

FWDC will collaborate with the Embassy Theatre in hosting Syncopated Ladies to inspire, educate, and entertain the Fort Wayne community in its annual Guest Artist Residency program. Syncopated Ladies is a female tap dance brand from Los Angeles, California that propels diverse women onto a reinvigorated stage while incorporating fierce footwork with inspiring stories. This year’s Guest Artist Residency is sponsored by In10sity Dance, Parrish Orthodontics, and Purdue Fort Wayne.

When: March 8, 2023 (7:30pm)

Where: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre (125 W. Jefferson Blvd)

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Choreographer’s Lab

FWDC’s annual Choreographer’s Lab is a workshop-style intensive that gives professional, creative, and technical support to local choreographers. Participating artists are provided with tools to aid them in the choreographic process including rehearsal space, dancers to work with, and the opportunity to work with professional technical designers.

When: April 29, 2023 (2:30pm & 7:30pm) & April 30, 2023 (2:30pm & 6:00pm)

Where: Fort Wayne Dance Collective (437 E. Berry St)


June Family Concert

This annual, sensory-friendly performance showcases the technical and creative growth of students who participate in FWDC’s on-site classes.

When: June 17, 2023 (4:00pm)

Where: South Side High School


*Fort Wayne Taiko will resume professional performances in 2023-2024 season.

**Performances by Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s Company and Fort Wayne Taiko are available for private bookings. For more information about bookings, click here.