Important Announcement: Due to circumstances out of our control Contemporary Jazz III/IV with Lauren Joyner, Saturday April 9th, is canceled. Please join us April 16th, from 12-2pm, for the VDDG Master Class with Company trustee Virginia Dupont and stay after class for birthday cake to celebrate Jan's 75th birthday! Have a great weekend!
Welcome to the Dance Project
Dance Project is a festival, a school, a dance company, and a community resource fueled by a passion for excellence in dance. Dance Project’s mission is to cultivate the field of modern dance in North Carolina, nurturing a community of artists, audiences, and students by providing opportunities for training, performance, collaboration, and employment.
Dance Project offers classes during our summer session in a variety of techniques, for beginners to experienced dancers. This summer we are excited to announce and introduce our guest teachers for our Modern III/IV class, held Tuesday nights from 6-7:30. Renay Aumiller, Durham based performer and choreographer and Artistic Director of Renay Aumiller Dances (RAD)
Jan Van Dyke, founder of the Dance Project, was a visionary, a trait seen through all the many hats she wore as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. For a long time, she envisioned a proper venue where dancers could perform for smaller audiences yet still feel as if they were performing for thousands. She recognized
This year at Dance Project: the School at City Arts, there have been many performances, classes, and events that we would like to remember, because we are so happy we are able to give back to the community and provide a place where people can come to dance! The past year was an exciting adventure
As Social Media Intern this spring, I’ve gotten to work with both of the Dance Project Co-Directors, Anne Morris and Lauren Joyner. You might have taken a class with them, seen them perform with the Van Dyke Dance Group, or know them from around the office. They’re fun, hard-working people who keep the organization running so
Greetings from the NC Dance Festival! It’s almost May, which means that plans for the next season’s NC Dance Festival tour, which begins in September, are well-underway! The touring artists have been selected and announced, schedules are being worked out with our host sites around the state, and we’re working on marketing, social media, and
The Van Dyke Dance Group is hard at work in the studio these days, preparing for the upcoming May 6 performance at the GreenHill Center for NC Art. Here are three of the dancers, Kelly Swindell, Lauren Joyner, and Kate Weaver, rehearsing “Tiny Life,” a trio that mixes playful dance movement and complex rhythms against the
Dance Project offers a variety of weekly classes for children, teens, and adults, but did you know we also offer Master Classes every second and third Saturday in the Fall and Spring? What are Master Classes? We offer many different levels of Master Classes; some Saturdays the class might be for advanced dancers, but others
It's not every day that students apply for internships of their dreams and get them! Dance Project actively seeks interns each semester to help college students get their foot in the door and gain invaluable experience for when it comes time for them to graduate and obtain their first job. Dance Project looks for interns
$25,000 for 25 Years
We are raising $25,000 in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the NC Dance Festival, and we have less than $8000 left to go! Help us reach our goal with your gift!
July 29th 5pm Cultural Arts Center Studio 323 The Dance Project is holding its annual African Drumming and Dancing Performance, featuring summer camp students from Brown Recreation Center. Join these young people on Friday, July 29th as they share dances and rhythms from West Africa in this energetic, fun, family-friendly, and free performance! Performance will be held
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The Spring 2016 semester ends on June 4. There will be snow make-up classes on June 6, 10, and 11 (for youth classes only). Summer classes begin June 20!