Tyrone Elementary School experienced its first remodel when Compass Dance Academy moved into the front of the the school. Walking down the halls of Compass, you can see adults and children alike, dancing and filling the building with laughter and joy as they experience the wonder of dance and movement. Who could have imagined Tyrone Elementary would have yet another transformation?
One morning late in May 2022, leaders from Compass along with artists, singers and teachers met to consider the unused part of Tyrone Elementary. To our delight and surprise, the Fayette County Board of Education made the back half of Tyrone Elementary available to artisans, singers, performers and teachers. A creative arts and equipping center called Heart Encounters was born.
Our vision is for adults and children alike, to encounter and experience the transformation that occurs when a community discovers the freedom to explore life through the lens of creativity. Music and the Arts have an amazing ability to transfigure the climate and atmosphere of a community, carrying magnificent beauty in its purest form, opening doors of encounters that lead us to experience that for which we were created. Through experiential learning, students are changed and become agents of change themselves. Through encounters with beauty, students discover the looking glass that peers into their purpose, destiny and all they are created to be. It becomes possible to experience the fulness of life and all that was intended by our creator.