The Dance Collective has been providing dance instruction in the Upper Valley since the 1980s. Originally founded by Barbara Weiner, who instilled a love of dance and performing into her daughter, Allyson Weiner-Sawyer took over the studio in 2008. Ally continues Barbara Weiner’s philosophy and strives to teach kids how to love dance, so that they incorporate it into their future lives in some capacity. Ally believes that it’s her job to encourage children of all levels of talent to have faith in themselves and to grow to their greatest capacity. Teaching the art of dance through patience and positive methods is TDC’s motto.