[French] Translation: "Faithful"
1. Steadfast in affection or allegiance
2. Firm in adherence to promises or in
observance of duty
"But what good is it, my brothers, if you have
the faith but not the works?"
Launched in 2023 with the company's 10th season, FYDC Missions strives to make a global impact in His name, using the arts as a demonstration of His Kingdom around the world every other season.
FYDC Missions encourages its members to live with the conscious intention of using their God-given gifts in the arts as a means of ministry. Team members will work as the Lord's hands and feet in their communities and beyond, building authentic relationships with the people they serve and the teammates they serve alongside.
February 17, 2024
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
March 24-30, 2024
San Salvador, El Salvador
April 13, 2024
Vail, CO, USA
Students selected to the FYDC Missions Team lead worship services/workshops designed to teach participants how the gospel and the arts can intertwine. Team members gain experience in leadership and program development, allowing others to encounter God through devotions, improv and dance instruction.
Touring Gospel Performance
Members of the FYDC Missions Team perform a 30-40 minute touring gospel performance, separate from the company's annual production. The touring gospel performance will be performed in conjunction with each worship workshop, using dance as a catalyst to escort the most powerful culture-changing agent ever known to mankind: The full story of our incredible God and King, the gospel in all its fullness.
The FYDC Missions season will take place January-April following the company's annual production in November of the previous year. The Missions Team will meet and rehearse four times (October, January, February and March) to rehearse and receive leadership training in worship workshop programming. Missions will be carried out in the city, state, and world, with the expectation that members are fully committed to attending each rehearsal and missional endeavor.
To be eligible for the FYDC Missions Team, students must be a member of FYDC for the applicable season, enrolled in at least one class at Turning Pointe Dance, and at least 14 years of age by the applicable season's annual production in November. Students who accept their position on the Missions Team are required to attend all missions rehearsals and must commit to serving in the season's three missions events.
Students selected to the FYDC Missions Team will pay an additional $200 in tuition. This one-time fee will cover the overhead costs of meetings and rehearsals, workshop leadership training, and FYDC Missions apparel to be worn at each event.
Each student committed to the FYDC Missions Team is charged with raising an additional $1,600-$1,800 for the trip to El Salvador. This will cover travel, housing and food through Amazing Love Missions. Templates for sponsorship and fundraising letters are provided for each student in the FYDC Missions Handbook.
Students who wish to join the 2025-26 Missions Team should fill out an FYDC Missions application in addition to their audition form for the applicable season. Please note members of the 2025 Company are not required to apply for the Missions Team; however, members of the Missions Team must be named to the 2025 Company.
Students will have one week to accept their placement in the Company and their roles in the production, and until October 1 of the applicable season to confirm their place on the Missions Team. Students who decline their positions must do so in writing by the above-mentioned dates. Students who decline after the deadlines listed are subject to tuition charges and travel reimbursement.