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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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Help us continue this vital community program!
Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2015 7:26 pm

Our Indiegogo campaign runs through July 31! Help us reach our goal and support this important workshop. Thanks for donating and spreading the word!

Posted: Thursday July 16, 2015 4:16 pm


We are so excited to announce our fall schedule. If you sign up and pay before July 30th we will credit you one week of free class and waive your registration fee!

If you register and pay by August 21st we will waive your registration fee!

Register now and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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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