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


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)


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)

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)

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 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)

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)