WHO WE ARE
Established in 2014, Fidèle Youth Dance Company, part of Turning Pointe Dance, is a Christian, student dance company. FYDC strives to impact our community for His Kingdom through the arts, providing a healthy and Christ-centered training environment with the unique opportunity to be involved in a production and gain pre-professional experience.
Members of Fidèle (French for “faithful”) gain valuable experience in a pre-professional company setting that fosters both a love of Christ and a love of the arts. Students work with guest instructors to expand their vocabulary and skill sets in dance and acting, giving company members the tools and experience they need to continue dancing professionally, be it in a performance company, in the missions field, in college and beyond. Members also participate in the creation of original productions, providing the unique experience of learning to build a performance from the ground up.
Each year, members of FYDC perform an original, full-length and faith-based production with the intention of spreading the gospel through the arts. In addition, company members are assigned to prayer groups, encouraging friendships and spiritual bonds that transcend studio space. As a group, Fidèle participates in outreach and service projects each season that minister to our community and work through Bible studies that pertain to each annual production, taking the lessons learned in the classroom and translating them into the hands and feet of Christ, shining His light on the stage, to each other and in the world.
Company members must take supplemental classes in addition to weekly rehearsals. A full list of requirements can be found here.
Fidèle presents a full-length production each November. Information can be found in the main menu.
Students can choose to attend one of two available audition dates. Days, times and requirements are listed here.
Fidèle shines His light beyond the studio. More information about outreach can be found in the main menu.
Studio rehearsals and Bible study will be held each Saturday throughout the season. All dates and information are available here.
Company tuition is due by the 10th of each month during the season. Complete tuition information can be found here.
Each year, Fidèle Youth Dance Company performs an original, full-length and faith-based production with the intention of impacting our community for His kingdom through the arts.
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of scripture, to teaching and spreading the Gospel.
— 2 Timothy 4:12-13
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have the works?
— James 2:14
Fidèle Youth Dance Company strives to shine the light of Christ not only in the studio, but to the world.
As part of company outreach, students of Fidèle have performed their repertoire of praise and worship pieces at senior centers, homeless shelters, memory care facilities, arts festivals and other special events throughout Colorado Springs with the mission of using performance to shine the light of Christ to members of our community. Each year, Fidèle incorporates designated outreach days dedicated to praising His name through dance in various locations throughout the city.
...And the Lord asked a third time, "Do you love me?” and Peter said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Then feed my sheep." — John 21:17
In addition to outreach performances, Fidèle Youth Dance Company partners with charitable organizations, volunteering for COS I Love You, fundraising for Compassion International and All Things Possible Ministries, and serving Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Springs Rescue Mission by hosting drives and working volunteer shifts. To date, Fidèle has raised nearly $700 for charitable causes, donated more than 75 pounds of bedding and towels to Springs Rescue Mission, and collected more than 1,100 pounds of food for Care and Share, where, during volunteer shifts, students have built more than 1,500 food and beverage care boxes for low-income seniors in Colorado Springs.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. — Matthew 5:16