By Olivia Meeks, Dance Project Intern As one of Dance Project’s summer interns, I was excited to stop by their annual Dancing and Drumming workshop at Brown Recreation Center, even though I only knew a little about it. I knew that Wesley Williams, director of Suah African Dance Theatre was leading it, teaching music and dance of West Africa. I knew elementary aged students were attending, who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to learn dance for free from such an accomplished teacher. So with these pieces of information, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I went into the room, I saw young boysRead More →

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 advertising plans. This season will be our 26th season, and that’s pretty remarkable, I think. The Festival has been able to connect dance communities and artists across the state, has brought more attention to modern dance and its variety, and has provided an important platform for NC choreographers to showRead More →

For Immediate Release–The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) announces the featured artists and dates for the Festival’s 26th season, kicking off in September 2016!   Each year, the NC Dance Festival brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. A panel of NCDF adjudicators selects 5 NC-based professional choreographers through a blind adjudication process to participate in the annual NCDF statewide tour. The artists selected for 2016 are:   Renay Aumiller Dances (Durham) E.E. Balcos (Charlotte) Lindsey Kelley Brewer (Asheville) Kristi Vincent Johnson (Durham) Eric Mullis (Charlotte)   Season Performance Dates: Raleigh * September 10, 2016 Boone * OctoberRead More →

This blog post was originally published on Triad Moms on Main. Visit their site to read the full article!   “Dance Project has been a nurturing, creative, and disciplined environment for my daughter. There is a sense of family here that makes one understand immediately that this is something you want to be a part of.” -Karen Scott, Dance Project adult student and parent Written by Anne Morris, Dance Project Co-Director It sounds like a punchline to say that a dance studio strives for Balance, but it’s not a joke when we say we aim to provide a balance between fun and discipline, between individualRead More →