The SPACE is a CRA registered not-for profit Charitable organization that brings the world of performing arts to the rural community of Springfield, Manitoba and surrounding area through a variety of classes including many styles of dance, theatre, and much more.
The SPACE is fuelled by dedicated volunteers under the artistic vision of executive director Wendy Bobby. Many of the SPACE's teachers are mature students who have gone through the Mentorship Program. Our volunteer Board of Directors and efficient office staff oversee matters of governance and implementation. Together, our mission is to bring performing arts opportunities to children living in rural areas that would never have them otherwise. For the Community, by the Community.
The SPACE oversees the subsidiaries of Cooks Creek Dance Academy, Springfield Theatre Company, and Springfield Community Performing Programs. All programs under the SPACE's mandate are focused on providing performing arts education to children, youth, adults and seniors. Program educational opportunities are open to all regardless of ability or economic background.
To educate and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places and by providing seminars on topics related to such performances; and to advance education by establishing and operating schools.
To provide a positive and stimulating environment for youth and adults to gain knowledge and skills and to share the love of performing arts while at the same time developing self-esteem, self-confidence, physical and emotional well-being by offering structured classes and performance opportunities.
Our belief is that performing arts education is more than learning how to perform. It is a tool on which to build physical awareness, poise, grace, self-esteem and confidence.