Our mission is to develop the skills and character of individuals of every race & ethnicity through dance and music education and performance.
The Citadel offers comprehensive dance & music classes and lessons year round for all ages. The Citadel features two campuses in renovated, historic buildings a block apart in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Private lessons on all instruments are offered as well as outreach opportunites such as our Intrument Petting Zoo. 30 part time, qualfied, experienced instructors are dedicated and passionate about teaching. Financial assistance and an instrument donation program exist to help students wanting to study. Two annual productions - A Steamed Nutcracker and a Spring Dance Concert, held at the Mendel Center feature live music. 15-20 music recitals and other perfromance opportunies are also held each year.