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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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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!

Sincerely,
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!



FALL SCHOLARSHIPS
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:)



THANK YOU DONORS!!!!!!
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!



FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
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!



BROADWAY ACTION PERFORMANCE TODAY!!!
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!!



FUNDRAISER JULY 2014, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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!



AMBITIOUS JULY FUNDRAISER
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!



LIVING SOCIAL
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!

https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1200994-ten-75-minute-adult-dance-classes



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!



ALICE IN WONDERLAND CAMP PERFORMANCE TODAY AT 3:30
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!



SUMMER CLASSES ARE HERE!!
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:
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8621467589c8dc9b943e7b677&id=2643dfcf27

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



Two Ways to Support Dance Project!
Posted: Tuesday April 1, 2014 2:17 pm

This spring, we have two new opportunities for our friends and patrons to support Dance Project!

1. Power2Give
Check out our Power2Give project and consider helping Dance Project purchase an iPad. Gifts are tax-deductible and no gift is too small!
http://www.power2give.org/Greensboro/Project/Detail?projectId=2800

2. Belk Charity Sale
Support Dance Project at the Belk Charity Sale, Saturday May 3rd 6:00-10:00am at Belk Friendly Center!

Tickets can be purchased for $5 in our office (Suite 101B). Ticket holders receive admission to the private sale event as well as $5 off their first purchase.

Dance Project will earn back 100% of what we sell.



Registration Now Open for Summer 2014 Camps, Classes and Workshops
Posted: Wednesday March 5, 2014 2:43 pm

Registration is now open for our Summer 2014 camps, classes, and workshops!

To check out our camp offerings, select Classes-->Summer Camps 2014 on the green banner above.

You can also view the schedule and register for classes or camps using the green banner above.

We hope to be dancing with you soon!




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