Outreach & Service
"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have the works?"
FYDC is committed to serving as Christ’s hands and feet in the community. Students have performed from their praise and worship repertoire at senior centers, homeless shelters, memory care facilities, rehabilitation centers, low-income housing communities, arts festivals and other events with the mission of using the arts to shine the light of Christ.
...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 worship performance, students go beyond dance to serve the community by partnering with organizations including Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Compassion International, COS I Love You, Springs Rescue Mission and Dream Centers Mary's Home. To date, Fidèle has donated more than 2,500 pounds of food, built more than 2,000 care boxes for low-income seniors, and participated in a studio-wide drive that collected more than 150 pounds of bedding and towels for city homeless shelters and resource centers.
Members of the company have also served the community by cleaning local parks, participating in charity walks and city-wide prayer services, packing and distributing lunch and supply bags to hundreds of low-income students and families across Colorado Springs, and raising more than $1,000 for charitable causes.
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
When the spread of COVID-19 forced the world to stay in, reaching out posed a challenge. Through the 2020 season, FYDC created new ways to shine Christ's light through contact-free outreach and service opportunities. Students wrote hundreds of letters to isolated seniors through Meals on Wheels and quarantined patients at the Healthcare Resort of Colorado Springs. Dance performances were filmed and delivered across the city, creating a digital alternative to in-person performance.
In the 2021 season, FYDC hosted its first Mini Camp with the intention of showing a new generation how the gospel and the arts intertwine. Students age 3-9 watched a special worship performance, then memorized scripture and learned worship dance from members of the LionHeart cast.