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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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Where to find the Showcase Lineup? Where to find Showcase details?
Posted: Friday May 22, 2015 1:23 pm

To find the most up to date Showcase lineup please look to the left of our homepage and select "Newsletters".

Once you have selected "Newsletters" please select the newsletter titled "Important Update for Show 1-Spring Showcase 2015". This will have the order of each show along with your dancers hair, makeup and costume details.

If you are looking for all of the details for the show please select the newsletter titled "Spring Showcase Important Information".

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions. No question is silly or too small:)


Lauren Joyner
(336) 373-2727

Important Information for the Spring 2015 Showcase
Posted: Saturday May 16, 2015 0:50 am

Dance Project Spring Showcase Details
May 30th, 2015

All dress rehearsals and performances will be at CTG's Starr Theater at 520 S. Elm Street, Greensboro NC 27406. Parking is available at the Railyard lot for $2 and limited street parking is available at no cost.

Call times and dressing space
All dancers must check in at The Studio at CTG with a DPSCA staff member and they will lead you to your respected dressing areas. (Standing on Elm Street, facing the theater, follow the yellow brick road on the wall of the alleyway to the right of the theater).

Each dancer will only be able to leave with an authorized guardian that is given to us in class. Please be sure and double check that person at Drop off. We will not let them leave with anyone else.

Performance company members (Jr, Teen, Adult)
Dressing Room Space: backstage dressing room (Stage Right)

Call times: Performance company members will dance in all three performances and should arrive at the theater at 10:15 am with hair and makeup done. Dress rehearsal will start promptly at 11. Meet Ms. Milanda on the stage at 10:30 am for a brief warm up.

All dancers not in performance company
Dressing Room Space: The Studio at CTG (Standing on Elm Street, facing the theater, follow the yellow brick road on the wall of the alleyway to the right of the theater).

Call times: Dancers should arrive 20 minutes prior to their rehearsal time with hair and makeup done. Dancers will change in a blocked off area and there will be a marked boy's dressing room.

All Parents
You are allowed to watch during the dress rehearsal in the theater. You can take pictures In the dressing space because the changing areas will be blocked off.

Hair and Makeup
-Hair was discussed in class and is specified below. Please secure all flyaways.

-Makeup is specified as light stage or stage. It is a small theater, so makeup need not be heavy. Here are examples below:

Light Stage: Eyes should show up and lips should be slightly darker than their natural color.

Stage: light foundation with powder to set, blush, eyeshadow a little darker than everyday, mascara and a lip that is slightly darker than your natural color.

-Please remove finger nail polish and toe nail polish (if dancing barefoot).

-Please leave all jewelry at home.

Dancers should have the following supplies
-Hair supplies: brush, hair ties, bobby pins, hairspray and gel (especially dancers with short hair or layers), etc.

-No Undies under costumes unless specified below

-Tights and shoes as specified below

-Water bottle (they will need to stay hydrated) , non-messy snacks if needed (PLEASE DO NOT EAT WHILE WEARING YOUR COSTUME AND DO NOT BRING SNACKS WITH NUTS)

-Your own costume items brought from home as applicable (discussed in class and listed below)

-Please have all ballet shoe strings tied and tucked before arriving at the theater

Showcase Admission
Admission is free and donations are appreciated and will benefit our scholarship fund and costume closet.

Photo and Video

For the safety of the dancers, flash photography is not permitted during the dress rehearsal or show. A DVD containing all three showcase performance is available for $7 prepay (on or before May 30th) or $10 paid after May 30th. DVD order forms are available in the studio, in our office, and in the lobby at the Showcase. Photos will be available at no charge via Dance Projectís Google drive link account after the Showcase.

An Important Message from the Dance Project Staff
Posted: Monday May 11, 2015 2:24 pm

We wanted to let you know that Jan Van Dyke, our Artistic Director, has ended chemotherapy and entered hospice care. She is at home, working on an article on gender in dance, and finishing up choreography, and would enjoy getting news, cards and e-mails from old friends. Plans for the transition in leadership are underway and will be announced when they are in place.

Posted: Friday March 6, 2015 4:56 pm

We are so excited to announce that our summer dance schedule is open for registration!

We are offering an 8 week class session for ages 18mo.-100!!! Also, don't forget that we have some amazing camps that will start the first week of class including our newest camp "Superhero Camp"!

Also, all of our classes for ages 13+ are drop in all summer!! This is a great chance to try a lot of different styles.

We can't wait to spend the summer with you and if you have any questions about registration please do not hesitate to contact us!

Lauren Trollinger Joyner

Professional Practice Program taking applicants now for Summer 2015!!!
Posted: Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:16 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 15th, 2015 and $50 payable by July 25th). 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 1st.


Lauren Trollinger Joyner
School Director

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