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                          Inspiring and Sharing Passion for Dance


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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Dance Project closed June 29th-July 4th
Posted: Thursday June 25, 2015 2:19 pm

Just a reminder that the Dance Project will be closed June 29th-July 4th for the July 4th holiday. We hope that you all have a great week and we will see everyone on July 6th!



Dance Project announces leadership change
Posted: Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:49 am

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Dance Project:

After founding and leading the Dance Project for the last four decades, Jan Van Dyke will step down as Executive/Artistic Director, in light of her declining health following a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. The Dance Project Board of Directors has announced the selection of Lauren Trollinger Joyner and Anne Morris as the new Co-Directors of the organization, effective July 1, 2015.

Joyner and Morris are currently School Director and Program Director, respectively, for the organization, with Morris’ focus primarily on coordinating the annual NC Dance Festival. The two will maintain their focus in their respective areas, while expanding the scope of their leadership to guide the organization as a whole.

Praising Van Dyke’s vision and service to the artistic community, Board President Meagan Jolliffe said, “Jan is iconic. She is inspirational. Dance Project was born from her incredible creative insight with a primary mission to cultivate modern dance state-wide. Both Anne and Lauren believe in this mission and are dedicated to carry it forward together.”

Of the new Co-Directors, Jan said, "I have faith that both Lauren and Anne believe in the Dance Project and will work to continue its growth and mission. Their level of experience gives me confidence in the future for all of us.”

Thank you for your continued support of the Dance Project--we can't do it without you!



Help support our annual African Dancing and Drumming workshop!
Posted: Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:46 am

Dance Project is running an Indiegogo campaign to support our annual African Dancing and Drumming workshop at the Brown Recreation Center. Watch the video below and visit our Indiegogo page for more information and to donate. Thanks!




We apologize for the confusion-Ballet I/II 13+
Posted: Friday June 19, 2015 5:04 pm

We are so sorry that the Ballet I/II 13+ classes time was not listed correctly on our original schedule for the summer. Please note that the class is on Thursday evenings from 6-7:15pm in studio 305. Again, we apologize for any confusion and we can't wait to see you in class!



Summer Classes Start June 15th
Posted: Thursday June 11, 2015 7:59 pm

Hi everyone! Summer is here and our summer semester starts Monday June 15th! There is still time to register so do not delay and check out our awesome camps that will be going on all summer as well!

Here's to a great summer at the Dance Project!



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.




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