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The NC Dance Festival ~
              Supporting NC dance
                          Building audiences
                                      Sustaining community

The North Carolina Dance Festival is a division of Dance Project, Inc., a non-profit organization under the direction of Jan Van Dyke, with three activities: a statewide dance festival, a dance school and a professional dance company.

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Posted: Monday July 21, 2014 2:09 pm

Help Dance Project raise $10,000!
Posted: Tuesday July 1, 2014 1:36 pm

The Dance Project needs help in closing a $10,000 budget gap.

Times are hard, especially for non-profit arts organizations, and this past fiscal year was particularly hard for Dance Project. We need your help—Right Now—to help keep Dance Project financially healthy so that we can continue our work.

In order to start our new fiscal year on the right foot, without carrying over any deficits from last year, we need to raise $10,000 by July 31 to ensure that we can conduct our programs and pay our staff, as well as dancers, teachers, and choreographers. If we reach this ambitious goal, we have secured a donor who has agreed to match the $10,000, bringing our total to $20,000. This means that if you donate $100, you will be making a $200 impact, as long as we meet our goal. What a boost to Dance Project’s future vitality!

We are excited about our plans for next season which include two separate concerts by the Van Dyke Dance Group, the 24th season of the NC Dance Festival, and new class, workshop, and camp offerings through the School, not to mention our extensive outreach programs!

However, if we are not able to reach our goal, many of our programs are in jeopardy.

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by July 31!

Here's how:
Donate online through our PayPal account (http://www.danceproject.org/donations.html)

or send a check to:
Dance Project, Inc.
200 N. Davie St. #7
Greensboro, NC 27401

Let others know that you have supported the Dance Project, and encourage them to make a donation too, by sharing the updates we post on our Facebook page and generally spreading the word to friends, family, and neighbors!

Many, Many Thanks from all of us at Dance Project! Your support is what keeps us going.

Announcing the 24th Season!
Posted: Friday April 4, 2014 9:28 am

The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) is pleased to announce its roster of 2014-15 Touring Artists! Each season, NC-based professional choreographers are chosen in a blind adjudication process to participate in the annual NCDF statewide tour. The following artists/companies have been chosen for the 24th season of the NC Dance Festival, which begins September 2014:

Kristen Jeppsen Groves (Fayetteville)
Gaspard Louis/Gaspard & Dancers (Durham)
Diego Carrasco Schoch (Durham)
Sara Tourek (Greensboro)
Leah Wilks (Durham)

Check out our blog (www.ncdancefestival.wordpress.org) now for more details about the coming season, and look for more info coming soon on this site about these artists and performances.

American Dance Festival and the NCDF co-present
Posted: Friday March 21, 2014 8:44 am

Here and Now: NC Dances
Wednesday, June 18 | 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater

ADF and the NC Dance Festival (NCDF) are delighted to co-present four dance works by North Carolina choreographers. Selected by nationally recognized choreographers Mark Dendy, Adele Myers, and Zoe Scofield, the works of the four chosen artists celebrate dance being created here and now, at home in North Carolina.

Renay Aumiller Dances will present Acquiring Dawn, inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. This work portrays a post-apocalyptic environment, a world of dualities: hope and despair, truth and prophecy, and nature and industry. Gaspard & Dancers work Annatations, by Gaspard Louis, evokes a dream state where the souls that perished in the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake reconnect before moving on to their final destination, a place where all life began. A Place Apart, a tender yet strong duet for two men choreographed by Diego Carrosco Schoch, uses text and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to depict intimacy, entanglement, support, and the need for space inherent within relationships. Leah Wilks’ company Vector presents Mess and asks the questions, “How does the body react when the world makes no sense? Does it shut down? Does it ignore or fight back? Does it try to control, to compartmentalize, to make meaning out of nothing? Can it ever learn to let go?”

More info: www.americandancefestival.org

Looking for a Summer Internship?
Posted: Monday March 17, 2014 3:19 pm

The Dance Project is accepting applications for summer interns in a number of positions, including Community Outreach, Marketing and Program Assistance, Social Media, and School Operations.

Full description and instructions on our blog:

Come work with us this summer!

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