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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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Posted: Sunday August 30, 2015 1:45 pm

Just a reminder that our Fall 2015 Semester starts August 31st. Any questions or concerns please email us at school@danceproject.org.

Interested in Performance Company?? Here are some details!!!
Posted: Thursday August 6, 2015 4:22 pm

Are you interested in being a part of our performance company? Here are some details to help you better understand this awesome opportunity!

We currently have Junior (ages 7-12), Teen (ages 13-18) and Adult (ages 18+) performance companies. Each rehearsal time is for 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon or evenings each week. *please refer to the Fall schedule for exact times and note that these times will not change for the Spring semester. The performance companies do one community service project and 4-6 performances during the entire year. Currently our dancers are scheduled to do the Greensboro Parade and Pillow Pops concert this year. The goal of our performance company is to allow our dancers to have performance experiences in a non-competitive environment while sharing dance with our community!

There are a few requirements to participate:
-Each Junior performance company member must take at least 1 technique class to be eligible to participate.
-Each Teen and Adult performance company member must take a modern technique class to be eligible to participate.
-Any company members that take two technique classes will take performance company rehearsal time at NO COST!
-All adult performance company members are eligible for the student rate class card.
-When you or your dancer registers for Performance company it will be for the Fall and Spring semester. The performance company will run all year to allow for proper rehearsal time for Spring performances. This will help to cut back on extra rehearsal time.
-Each participant is required to sign a contract at the beginning of every season agreeing to performance times.
-If performance company members miss more than 4 rehearsal class times or classes they will be asked to sit out of a performance. The only exceptions are extenuating circumstances that will be determined by the School Director.
-Any performance company members will be responsible for any costume pieces and additional costumes needs, i.e. tights, leotard, etc.

We are so excited for our 2015-2016 season!! Please email the School Director, Lauren Joyner, if you have any further questions or concerns about our Performance companies.


Posted: Friday July 3, 2015 12:51 pm

It is with deep sadness that we share that Jan Van Dyke died early in the morning of July 3. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. We will share more details as they become available.

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!

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