Point Dance Ensemble is a local, non-profit dance company founded in January 2000 and is not affiliated with any specific dance studio. Company members of PDE participate in a company audition in the spring and must be studying dance technique at the area dance studios. The mission of Point Dance Ensemble is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation of dance to youths by providing live music and fostering unique collaborations with local artists and organizations. PDE offers a pre-professional experience for young dancers and introduces them to different aspects of dance including performing, rehearsing, choreographing and teaching.
PDE is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and private donors.