The Dance Project is holding its annual free African Drumming and Dancing Workshop at Brown Recreation Center from July 10-August 4, 2017. The participants will meet for two hours each afternoon (3-5pm) for three weeks. During the fourth week, the first week of August, the students will be displaying all they have learned in a series of free performances held throughout Greensboro. The public is invited to join us for the Thursday and Friday performances, which will be family-friendly and fun for all ages. The workshop will be led by Wesley Williams, the director of Suah African Dance Theatre. He is an experienced dancer, drummer,Read More →

Amanda Diorio, our instructor for adult Hip Hop class at Dance Project, gives us an insight into her passion for Hip Hop: What is Hip Hop?   “Hip hop is a dynamic and exciting American dance form. It helps with musicality, isolations, stamina and confidence.” How did you get into Hip Hop and why do you like it? “I was introduced to hip hop as a Junior in college. The movement was so fun and felt so natural to my body that I have studied it voraciously since.” Who or what inspires you in this dance form? “There are several teachers in New York andRead More →

At Dance Project, we offer a variety of affordable adult classes that can satisfy any need to get groovin’.  Whether you’ve been dancing for years or are just getting started, the joy of dancing is easy to access here with our drop-in classes.  Many of our regular class attendees are also working professionals and two of them have shared their stories about dance and their experiences at Dance Project: Shana is an English teacher and Grishma is an actuary at Lincoln Financial Group What got you interested in taking classes at Dance Project? Shana: “I was taking adult classes at Greensboro Ballet, and one of the teachers told meRead More →

The transition from summer to fall welcomes lots of exciting events at Dance Project! Take a look and see what’s happening-from workshops and classes to festivals and performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! September 1-October 6: Movement Class for Older Adults We are hosting a 6- week session of movement classes tailored for older adults! Come free your mind, body, and spirit with this low-impact movement class! September 7: Free Adult Dance Class at LeBauer Park Come join us from 6:00pm-6:45pm in the LeBauer Park and enjoy a FREE dance class! Milanda McGinnis will be teaching Jazz. Class will meet on the South Lawn ofRead More →

Dance Project would like to highlight the amazing students, artists, teachers, and choreographers who dance with us! We are implementing a new blog series titled “Spotlight” which features an interview with a student, teacher, or artist.   For the first feature in our series, we interviewed Avery Winney, a sweet, energetic, and talented young dancer at Dance Project: The School at City Arts. Avery is 10 years old, and has taken Modern, Jazz, and participated in our Junior Performance Company. In addition to dancing, she takes swimming lessons and plays the ukelele. Find out what Avery loves about dance: Thanks for talking with us, Avery!  Read More →

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 →

In November 2014, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro unveiled plans for the new Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park located in downtown Greensboro. This exciting, new community park is expected to open in August 2016. The park will feature modern art, a 20,000 square foot children’s playground, a performance lawn, and much more! Dance Project is particularly excited about this addition to the downtown community because we are looking forward to taking dance to the park! We’ll be expanding our offerings to take advantage of the community park with a new initiative that features outdoor dance classes and discussions with a variety of dance artists.Read More →