About COMPÁS.

The Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS) started in 2007 as a collaboration among performing artists in the community and the SDBA. COMPÁS provides year-round, youth focused arts, recreation, and educational opportunities at its professional quality dance studio and renovated facility at the Odd Fellows Building in the Springwells Village neighborhood. COMPÁS provides lessons in various genres of dance, instrumental music, and art with a focus on the rich Latino heritage of SW Detroit.

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The soul of any community is revealed by its commitment to the arts. Over the last decade, the SDBA has expanded the scope of its community development efforts to encompass the flourishing arts and culture community in SW Detroit. The Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS) started in 2007 as a collaboration among performing artists in the community and the SDBA.

COMPÁS provides year-round, youth focused arts, recreation, and educational opportunities at its professional quality dance studio and renovated facility at the Odd Fellows Building in the Springwells Village neighborhood. COMPÁS provides lessons in various genres of dance, instrumental music, and art with a focus on the rich Latino heritage of SW Detroit.

Our Mission.

COMPÁS provides high-quality performing arts training and cultural experiences with an emphasis on youth development. Our programming preserves the Latino/a heritage of Southwest Detroit and celebrates the diversity of our community through the arts.

At COMPÁS we believe that all community members, especially youth, should have equal access to quality arts and cultural activities.COMPÁS fills the need for arts education for the youth in this community and provides an accessible way for students to gain arts education in ways that would not otherwise be available.


  • Flamenco
  • Drumming
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Breakdance
CENTER OF MUSIC & PERFORMANCE ARTS SOUTHWEST

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