FADC Outreach Programs
Florida Arts & Dance Company was was founded with a vision to enhance cultural awareness through classical ballet instruction, dance education and performance opportunities. We continue to expand this mission through programs for at risk children and special needs children and adults. FADC collaborates with many organizations throughout Martin County in order to provide dance to everyone who can benefit from it.
- ARC of Martin County
- Dunbar Center
- Helping People Succeed
- Martin County Library Systems
- Boys & Girls Club of Martin County
- Martin County Parks and Recreation Department
- Martin County School District
- The Lyric Theatre
This is a unique therapeutic exercise program that uses dance and music to help students in the Martin County School District Special Needs Program. This program gives these children self-confidence while also improving their physical and mental abilities. The students are given the opportunity to perform and show their achievements.
Dunbar Daycare Center
This program services 35 to 40 children from the Dunbar Daycare Center. The children have the opportunity to experience the joy of creative movement, as well as build self-confidence.
This program is a collaboration between FADC and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County. Florida Arts & Dance Company instructors teach a variety of forms of dance and theatre arts in on-site classes. Dance Sport focuses on the idea that dance is exercise, it can improve self-esteem, teaches teamwork, unleashes true talent and can instill passion for the arts in children. They perform in FADC's performances. These programs are supported through the Children's Services Council of Martin County
Nancy O'Malley Scholarship Fund
Through the generosity of Nancy O'Malley, this fund furthers the education of dedicated young dancers. Students keep donors informed of their progress through pictures and notes. Scholarships are based on financial need.
History of Dance
This program is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and performances presented to Martin County students. History of Dance offers elementary school students a cultural perspective on the development of dance from its primitive roots to today's dance forms.
Nutcracker Discovery Series
In conjunction with the Lyric Theatre, FADC provides tickets to The Nutcracker to school-age children at a discounted rate. This program is to ensure all of our communities' children are able to gain the experience of live theatre performances.
The ARC Players
This program is a fine arts theatre program geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. The goal is to increase self-esteem and self-confidence while enriching the community with their art. It is a collaboration with The ARC of Martin County and culminates in performances that show what they have learned.