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The School at City Arts 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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Tuition Payment Reminder
Posted: Thursday October 9, 2014 3:08 pm

Don't forget that tuition installments are due Oct. 10th to avoid a 10 dollar late fee!

Happy Dancing!

Master Class Series
Posted: Wednesday October 8, 2014 5:52 pm

Don't miss your chance to only pay 12 dollars for Lauren Kearns master class.

Lauren's class will be held on Oct. 18th from 12-2pm in studio 323.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Posted: Friday September 19, 2014 5:56 pm

Bring a buddy week is September 22nd-27th! We invite all dancers to bring a buddy to any class that they attend free of charge. Each buddy must fill out a permission form which the teachers will have.

We look so forward to a great week of new faces!

Master Class Reminder
Posted: Thursday September 18, 2014 3:46 pm


Don't miss your chance to pay only $12 dollars for the master class on September 27th. Register by this Saturday and pay only $12 instead of $15!!

to register select "register" and "workshop"

We can't wait to see you all there!!!

Posted: Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:14 am

Vote for us in this year's Go Triad Reader's Choice Awards!! Once day from now until midnight on September 25th, you can go online to votegotriad.com under "Shopping and Services" and type in "Dance Project the School at City Arts" under the "Best Studio" tab. That's it! Vote daily and let the Triad know we're your favorite studio!! ‪#‎dptheschool‬

Posted: Friday August 29, 2014 5:54 pm

Our Fall semester starts September 2nd!!! We can't wait to have all of you wonderful dancers back for a great fall! If you haven't registered for classes do so now to reserve your spot!

Adults-Check out our 13 and up drop in classes! And get your class card today!

Happy Fall Semester Everyone!

Pre-Pointe/Pointe Fall 2014
Posted: Saturday August 23, 2014 10:46 am

Hello Dancers! We wanted to let you know that we have had to make a change to our date and time for the Pre-Pointe/Pointe class in the Fall. Instead of Mondays it will now be Saturday mornings from 10-11:30am. We apologize for the switch and any confusion but are very excited to have a new and amazing teacher on board! More details to come.....

Creation Celebration
Posted: Thursday August 21, 2014 2:56 pm

Please join us this Saturday from 1pm-4pm for our "Creation Celebration"! Come sample arts classes and performances available through City Arts at this free event. All ages are welcome and the event will be held on the first floor!

Dance Project says...
Posted: Friday August 8, 2014 1:14 pm

Posted: Friday August 8, 2014 1:00 pm

"Greatest Moments in Tap" camp will be cancelled for next week! Please check out our Fall schedule to get registered for our tap classes this fall.

Also, if anyone is interested in taking tap please let us know because we may have a pair of tap shoes in your size that you could use until you decide if it is something that you would like to continue taking.

Have a great weekend!!!

Come and Intern with us this Fall!!
Posted: Wednesday August 6, 2014 5:15 pm

Work in beautiful downtown Greensboro with Dance Project, Inc.!!

The Dance Project is now accepting applications for internships during the Fall of 2014! Assistance is needed August 11th-December 1st (dates may be negotiable). These internships will provide opportunities to work for a non-profit organization and gain insight into the life of arts administration. An ideal intern candidate would be reliable and prompt, with strong verbal and written communication skills, and an interest in working with a community-minded organization. Dance Project, Inc. is an organization with three activities: a school, a festival, and a dance company. Working in this atmosphere provides invaluable experience with the multiple facets of an arts career. For more information: www.danceproject.org.

Available positions include:

School Operations

Assist the School Director with administration of a non-profit community dance program. Activities include: assisting with marketing and communications, planning for spring programming, costuming for performances, and assisting with billing and attendance reports. Must be computer-proficient (Microsoft Word and Excel), detail-oriented, demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills, and work well independently. Approximately 8 hours/week.

Program Assistance

Assist the Program Director with wide-ranging tasks involved in the administration of a busy non-profit arts organization. Activities include: coordination and evaluation of the NC Dance Festival tour; assisting with marketing and communications, particularly online and social media presence. Intern may also assist with assembling grant applications. Must have excellent writing and editing skills, be creative, detail-oriented, and work well independently. Previous experience with social media sites highly preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Approximately 6-8 hours/week.

In addition to gaining experience, interns may take free dance classes at our School, and, with faculty approval, may apply for academic credit (45 hours of work = 1 credit, 90 hours = 2 credits, and 135 hours = 3 credits).

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to the address below. Please indicate the position(s) you are interested in being considered for.

Dance Project, Inc.
Attn: Lauren Trollinger
200 N. Davie Street, #7
Greensboro, NC 27401

We did it!
Posted: Friday August 1, 2014 8:31 pm

We are SO PROUD to announce that we reached our goal of $10,000 with your help! This means that we will get the matching $10,000, for a total of $20,000! We cannot thank you enough for your support--financial support, moral support, emotional support, you name it. We are humbled by your generosity and your love of the Greensboro and NC dance community. Thank you!!!

Dance Project's fundraiser ends today!
Posted: Thursday July 31, 2014 10:51 am

Today is the final day of our July fundraiser, and we are SO CLOSE!

As of this morning, we need only $3300 to reach our goal and qualify for the matching $10,000!

This is totally within reach, but only with your help!

If you are a dancer, choreographer, teacher, student, dance-lover, audience member, community philanthropist--we are asking for your support now to help set the foundation for Dance Project's continued growth and greatness!

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

We will continue to post updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day, so be sure to check on our progress!

Many, Many Thanks from all of us at Dance Project! Your support is what keeps us going. A special thanks to those who have already given!

It may only take $35 dollars-an important message from one of our parents! Please read!
Posted: Wednesday July 23, 2014 5:33 pm

Dear Fellow Dance Parents,

If we band together and each make a $35 donation before July 30, we can ensure that NC Dance Project benefits from the additional $10,000 pledge that they will get ONLY if they make this challenge. There are 200 students... we can do this.. Won't you please join me?

I have worked in non-profit for 35 years and have seen the power of many people making a small contribution in order to do something big. If you are not in a position to donate (and I really understand that :) then please share this challenge with your family and friends.

Please consider that many dance schools do not offer the use of company costumes. In years past I remember paying up to $60 for one performance. We are so lucky that most of the wardrobe and costumes are provided for no additional fee. I am grateful for this. I am also grateful for the professional staff that has nurtured my daughter through her dance experience and cultivated a love of dance.

It couldn't be better than this!
Happy Summer!

Mary Young-Parent of Youth Company Performer Annie Young

Wednesday Winners!! Thank you so much!!!
Posted: Wednesday July 23, 2014 1:04 pm

#WednesdayWinners! Lots of thank-yous today: Britta Gustafson, Maríaclaudia Rodríguez Merino, Cara Hagan, Kindal Blattner-Buterin, Sarah Vincent, Steve Clarke, Valerie Midgett, Jennie Holmes Morris and John Morris, Shirley Fly, Carolina Dancewear , and Michiko Stavert! Thanks so much for your support! We love you!

Posted: Monday July 21, 2014 1:31 pm

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for our Fall Semester. Applications for the Fall Semester must be received between July 2-August 18.

Summer Camps Ages 3-5: Still room left!!!
Posted: Monday July 21, 2014 11:45 am

There is still room left in our Adventure Land and Stories in Motion Camps for ages 3-5!

Adventure Land: July 28-August 1
Ever want to journey into the Wild West, play pirates, go camping, climb a mountain, explore under seas, or simply go on a wild goose chase? This camp will run the imagination wild with the wacky adventures ahead! Students will have a 45-minute creative movement class, explore dance concepts such as tempo, direction, shape, level and energy, have craft time, and finish with theme and skill based movement obstacles. On the final day, family and friends are invited to share in the fun for the final 30 minutes of camp. Food is not provided; please pack your own snack and bring a water bottle.

Stories in Motion: August 4-8
Do you enjoy reading stories and imagining them coming to life? Join this exciting class full of movement, stories, and imagination! Students will explore elements of movement, including body, effort, shape, space and time through warm up, improvisation and across the floor sequences. New found movement skills will then be used to bring stories and poems to life. On the final day, family and friends are invited to share in the fun for the final 30 minutes of camp. Food is not provided; please pack your own snack and bring a water bottle.

Posted: Thursday July 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Tales of Tails camp still has room!!!!!
Posted: Thursday July 17, 2014 3:05 pm

Dancers there is still room in our "Tales of Tails" camp next week! Don't miss the chance to act out stories and fables from many different cultures using movement, music, and storytelling! In this collaborative full day camp with the Drama Center, campers will present each tale in a humorous and creative way. Food is not provided; please pack your own lunch, snacks, and water bottle:)

Posted: Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Three cheers for the folks who have donated towards our $10,000 goal in the last week: Joshua Diorio, Louise Wade Joyner, Pete Sangimino and Laura McDuffee, Mary and Kent Logan, Roger and Rita Lane, Maria Elena Meza Avina, Cindy Burgess, Brianna Taylor, Donna Gates, Ilene and Matthew Fisher. And a big thank you to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for their grant towards our goal!

Ballet IV + Pointe Moved to Studio 305
Posted: Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Hi dancers! Please note that Ballet IV + Pointe with Katrina on Thursdays from 4:30-6pm is now in studio 305 instead of studio 317!

Happy Dancing!

Posted: Friday July 11, 2014 5:02 pm

Our Fall schedule will open this Monday, July 14th!!! Be sure and take a look and go ahead and register! Happy Dancing!

Posted: Friday July 11, 2014 2:39 pm

Our Broadway Action camp dancers will be performing their show today at 3:30pm in Studio 106! Do not miss the chance to see these dancers strut their stuff to all of your favorite broadway tunes!

NEWS 2 AIRING AT 7:20am AND 7:45am!
Posted: Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:26 pm

Dance Project: School at City Arts dancers from our youth performance company will be performing tomorrow morning at 7:20am and 7:45am to promote our amazing fundraiser for July!

Please tune in and support our dancers and organization!!

Posted: Wednesday July 9, 2014 12:04 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.

Charlotte's Web Camp-July 14-18
Posted: Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:37 am

Hello Dancers!! It's not too late to sign up for our "Do a play all the way" camp! The dancers put on the entire show of Charlotte's Web! And work with not only the dance project but with the drama center and the center for visual arts to create this amazing show!

To register click on "Register" and select "Youth"

Happy Summer!

Posted: Monday July 7, 2014 4:17 pm

Happy July, dancers! The Dance Project is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign, to raise $10,000 this month. If we meet this goal, we've secured a donor who will match the $10,000!

To support visit the link:http://www.danceproject.org/donations.html

Help us out in any way you can--donating, sharing our status updates, spreading the word--and thanks!

Posted: Monday July 7, 2014 2:45 pm

ATTENTION NEW CUSTOMERS!!! We have a great deal for you at living social. Please click the link to see our deal that only runs for 6 more days!!

Get 10 adult drop in classes for $45 instead of $108!


School Closed 6/30-7/6
Posted: Friday June 27, 2014 3:13 pm

Just a reminder that the school will be closed June 30th-July 6th! Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: Friday June 27, 2014 11:33 am

Don't miss our summer campers strutting their stuff in the Do a Play all the way summer camp "Alice in Wonderland". They have worked hard for two weeks with The Dance Project, The Drama Center, and The Center for Visual Arts to create a full length show!

The performance will be today, June 27th, at 3:30pm in the studio theater room 106!

See all there!

Posted: Friday June 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Summer Classes start June 16th! Go to our schedule and check out all of the opportunities. Also, don't miss our fantastic camps!

Alice and Wonderland starts this Monday!! Can't wait to see all of you strut your stuff for the next two weeks!

Happy Summer to all!

Ballet Workshop with Katrina Blose CANCELLED
Posted: Friday June 6, 2014 12:48 pm

Hi everyone! We will be cancelling the ballet workshop with Katrina next week but we hope that you can join Katrina all summer for her drop in classes! To see the summer schedule for Katrina please visit www.danceproject.org/school

Thank you and we can't wait to dance with you this summer!!

PPP Application Deadline Changed
Posted: Monday June 2, 2014 2:10 pm

PPP application deadline has now changed to June 6th, 2014! Please hurry and apply and we would love to dance with you this summer!

Congratulations on a Great Showcase!!
Posted: Monday June 2, 2014 2:03 pm

Hi Everyone! As a staff we just wanted to congratulate our dancers on a wonderful Spring Showcase! Thank you all for your support and don't forget to register for Summer!

DVD's of the showcase will be available June 11th in the office and we will be sending out details on how to upload pictures this week. Stay tuned...

Thanks again!!

School Closed 5/24-5/26
Posted: Wednesday May 21, 2014 4:38 pm

The School will be closed Saturday May 24th through Monday May 26th for the Memorial Day holiday. We wish all of our dancers and their families a safe and happy long weekend!

PPP Application deadline approaching!
Posted: Wednesday May 21, 2014 2:43 pm

Just a reminder that the PPP application deadline is coming up June 2nd. We hope to dance with you this summer!

Spring Showcase
Posted: Wednesday May 14, 2014 5:35 pm

Our annual Spring Showcase will be on Saturday May 31st with performances at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at the Starr Theater 520 South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro. Admission is by donation and will benefit our scholarship fund.

Dancers and Parents, if you did not receive the "Spring Showcase Important Information" email, please find it here:

A second, updated Showcase announcement is coming soon. Please ensure you will receive our emails by signing up for our mailing list using the "Mailing List" link to the left.

Professional Practice Program
Posted: Thursday May 1, 2014 4:12 pm

Dance Project is pleased to announce our Professional Practice Program.

This special summer program is for dance professionals who would like to take regular technique classes, but are struggling to fit it into their financial picture. We are granting up to five scholarships to qualified applicants who will pay reduced tuition for unlimited classes with a minimum of 24 classes to be taken over the course of the summer (average of 3 classes/week).

Qualified applicants are serious dance professionals (recent graduates of dance programs or those actively working in the field of dance) who are able to take at least 24 classes over the summer. The reduced tuition cost is $125 (payable in full by June 16th or in two installments of $75 payable by June 16th and and $50 payable by July 26th). Scholarship recipients are expected to abide by our procedures and policies (available on our website).

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to school@danceproject.org. The deadline for applications is June 2nd.

Check out our schedule of weekly classes using the green banner above.

School Director Announcement
Posted: Thursday May 1, 2014 3:58 pm

We are excited to announce the hire of Lauren Trollinger as our new School Director! Lauren has been involved with Dance Project for several years and will begin as School Director in June. Many of you have had her as a teacher and know of her enthusiasm and love for Dance Project!

Lauren has a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren has worked with Queen City Jazz Company, Nosi Dance Theater, and helped start and run Blank Slate Dance Company of Durham. She has performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Alliance, and the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was privileged to also be a part of the Equity test run of the Broadway Show "The Notebook" the musical. She also ran the dance company at CC & Co. Dance Complex. At CC & Co. she had the honor of working with choreographers such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey. Lauren is so happy to be back in Greensboro and giving back to the community that has given her so much!

Ballet Workshop with Katrina Blose
Posted: Thursday April 24, 2014 2:46 pm

Katrina Blose will teach a 4 day intermediate/advanced ballet workshop for dancers age 13 and up June 9-12 10:30-noon in Studio 323.

One class is $15 ($12 if paid one week in advance of class date) and the full 4-class workshop is $45.

Register by selecting Register-->Workshops on the green banner above.

Contemporary Jazz Master Class with Lauren Trollinger
Posted: Thursday April 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Intermediate/Advanced dancers age 13 and up are invited to join us for Contemporary Jazz with Lauren Trollinger!

Saturday June 21st 11:30am-1:00pm in Studio 323

The class is $15 ($12 if paid one week in advance of class date).

Register by selecting Register-->Workshops on the green banner above.

Summer Modern III/IV
Posted: Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:41 pm

For the summer, our Modern III/IV class will be taught by master instructors Cara Hagan and Lauren Kearns. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:15 in Studio 323 and is open to dancers age 13 and up.

Hagan will teach: June 17, June 24 , July 8, July 15
Kearns will teach: July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12

All classes are drop-in with a rate of $13 (or $11 for college students). Or, purchase a 10-class card for $108 (or $90 for college students).

Drop-in students complete a one-time registration form (from the green banner above, select Register --> Adult) and can pay for class cards online (from the green banner above, select Register--> make a payment) or pay cash or check in the studio.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Transitions: A Message from the School Director
Posted: Tuesday April 1, 2014 2:24 pm

Dear Dance Project Families,
It is with mixed emotions that I share with you my decision to leave my position as School Director after the Spring Showcase.

As many of you know, I have two very young sons who keep me on my toes. As I seek to meet their needs while also maintaining balance in my life, I have made the difficult decision to set aside a position I really enjoy at an organization that I am excited about and believe in. Though difficult, I believe this will be the right decision. I am grateful to have been a part of a successful year in the life of the School. From our weekly classes to our outreach performances to our newest classes at a local preschool, I am proud of the many ways in which the School is flourishing. I am also excited about where Dance Project is headed in the coming months and years. If possible, I hope to remain teaching a few classes, and look forward to seeing all of our dancers continue to grow!

All the Best,
Emily Wilson Brenner

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