By providing a disciplined, yet creative and fun learning opportunity, Collage helps support Compass Community School’s mission to create a supportive, joyful, and hopeful school culture for our students which will prepare them to be positive agents of change in our community.
Principal, Compass Community Schools – Binghampton
Collage is committed to advancing the reach of classical ballet training to underserved communities. In addition to the classical ballet training Collage offers through its conservatory, the company also offers a variety of dance workshops, summer intensives, master classes, and residencies for dancers and non-dancers of varying skill levels.
Collage’s workshops encourage students to express their emotions through movement. Students are exposed to classical and modern technique and receive hands-on instruction from company dancers. Students gain insight on how dance can be used to convey the stories and emotions of their everyday lives; in turn, decreasing the gap between spectator and performer. Workshops are also designed to expose young dancers to classical dance and spark a genuine interest in ballet training. Master classes will consist of intermediate or advanced classical ballet instruction from Collage’s Artistic Director and company dancers. Students will be instructed on the finer points of classical ballet technique, with particular emphasis on form and alignment.
TURNING POINTE is an in-school dance education program designed to introduce students to classical ballet and other dance disciplines through consistent, high-level training taught within school settings and in alignment with school schedules.
This program utilizes curriculum developed for the Collage Dance Conservatory and is taught by an accomplished faculty body in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, creative movement, movement fundamentals and beyond. In addition to classes, Turning Pointe offers nutrition workshops and counseling throughout the year to help students and families make healthier lifestyle choices.
Collage Dance started TURNING POINTE in 2011 to provide students in under-resourced communities with access to classical ballet training and arts enrichment activities. Now one of the largest dance education programs of its kind in Memphis, Tenn., TURNING POINTE serves more than 500 students annually within Shelby County Schools.
- To cultivate an appreciation for dance and fine arts;
- To increase pathways to college through dance scholarships;
- To prepare those students with talent and interest for collegiate and/or professional dance opportunities.
To learn more about TURNING POINTE and opportunities to offer this enriching program please complete the Information Request Form by clicking the button below.