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The Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) is excited to announce the presentation of ART MOVES. This amazing evening of spectacular dance performances, which takes place on Thursday, September 6, serves as the group’s 6th Annual fundraiser.

The event helps FWDC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, raise funds for dance scholarships for local students in need. It also allows FWDC to create and sustain outreach programming for the Greater Fort Wayne community. In keeping with its mission, FWDC makes it a priority to serve people of all ages and abilities — including students like those from Wayne High School.

“I was really shy when I started, but by the end of my high school career I was not afraid to speak up in classes. Even my counselors noticed it,” said Verenise Garcia, a Wayne High School alumni. “If there are things going on in life that are wearing you down, dance is a fantastic way to build you back up.”

“The program at Wayne High School taught us how to express ourselves through dance,” said Taizha Smith, another Wayne High School alumni. “You learn to let out any negative energy you have towards anyone or anything.”

ART MOVES will feature inspiring and imaginative modern and contemporary dances throughout the evening, which will be performed by a diverse troupe of FWDC dancers.

The ART MOVES performance will take place at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne, 46802. Guests will be invited to stroll the space while participating in a silent auction and Wine Pull. There will be appetizers served and a cash bar from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Sponsors for the event include Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Club Soda, and First Federal Bank.

Tickets for ART MOVES are $35 in advance or at the door if supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at: fwdc.org or by calling (260) 424-6574.

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective is a non-profit arts organization located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. In FY2016, FWDC served over 45,000 people throughout Northeast Indiana and has provided scholarships, work-study opportunities, community programming, classes and performances to this region for the past 40 years. FWDC serves thousands of individuals in schools, sites serving people with disabilities, community centers and social service agencies, as well as, through the Healing Arts Program in partnership with Parkview Health System.

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