The Collective began as the dream of six highly motivated dance artists who desired to promote traditional modern dance in the North Houston area. The dancers came together at the Texas Academy of Dance Arts (TADA) located in Oak Ridge North through a modern dance class taught by established dance instructor and choreographer, Donna K. Frogge. After working together for several months, Ascend Dance Collective formed in the spring of 2015. Believing that each member of the company would bring their own unique gifts to the group, the idea of a collective was appealing. While Ms. Frogge provides the primary artistic direction, each member of the company is encouraged to choreograph and give input as to the overall theme and vision for Ascend Dance Collective and its performances. The company performs in many different venues throughout the North Houston area, including churches, art galleries, schools and local festivals. It is through these venues that Ascend Dance Collective hopes to demonstrate that modern dance can be spiritually uplifting, inspiring, entertaining and accessible to all ages.
Through dance, one sets souls free to soar and express their true nature. Dance allows a free flow of joy and connection as it seeks to flesh out the human experience in all its forms. It is our hope that the connection between Ascend Dance Collective and the community at large will inspire and rejuvenate the spirits of all who attend or take part in our offerings throughout the year.
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Ascend Dance Collective would like to thank TADA (Texas Academy of Dance Arts) for their support! The company continues to take class at TADA on Monday evenings. If you would like more information about classes, please go to www.dancetada.com or send us a note via the contact link above.