Dance Marathon

Dance Project is excited to announce our first annual Dance Marathon to support the mission and activities of our School at City Arts! This event will be a full-day of dance fun–12 hours of classes, performances, prizes, dance relays, and party time to shake your tail feathers!

Please help us reach our goal of $3,500!

Please check out all of the details below to see how you can make a difference for dance in our community and be involved!

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Date: Saturday, April 22

Time: 9am-9pm

Place: In and around the Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC 27401

  • We’ll start in Studio 323 (9-2), move to the South Lawn in LeBauer park (South Lawn) from 2-6pm, and finish up in the Van Dyke Performance Space from 6-9pm!
  • There will be dance relays, performance, dance classes, DJ, music, free dance time, and more!

Our goal at the School at City Arts is to make professional quality dance education accessible to as many people as possible.

Through our on-going classes for children and adults, outreach activities, and other special programs around town, we:

  • Provide affordable access to dance through scholarships and outreach programs
  • Encourage freedom of expression and creativity
  • Promote self-confidence and healthy living
  • Nurture and train the future of dance 

The Dance Project Dance Marathon is a fundraiser to help the School at Dance Project ensure that we may continue to provide unique and vital opportunities for our community. And we know that YOU can help us reach our goal!

This Dance Marathon is a fundraiser to help the School ensure that we may continue to provide unique and vital opportunities for our community.

And we know that YOU can help us reach our goal!

Our goal is $3,500 for our 2017 Dance Marathon. You can help us reach our goal by:

-Creating a Team! *Click the green button to the right to create a team!

-Just come and Dance! *Suggested donation of $10 an hour to participate!

-Share on social media: #DPDM2017  *Click here to share our Facebook event!

  • Create a Team! 
    • A team can consist of one or more participants.
    • The goal for each member of the team is to raise at least $120 ($10 for each hour of the event).
    • You do not have to be a part of Dance Project to be on a team and to participate. Invite your friends and family to participate–the more the merrier!
    • Register your team on our website (click here to register) and you will receive a team tool kit with fundraising tips, postcards to help promote the event, pledge sheets, and more.
    • Each team will get their own page on our website to track the progress of their donations!
    • Each team member will be responsible for tracking their donations made by cash or check!
    • At least one team member should be on the dance floor at all times throughout the day.
    • Any dancer 12 and under must be accompanied by a Parent Representative.

Each team will receive a team tool kit from Lauren Joyner once they have registered online.

Please click here for your team tool kit!

  • A team can consist of one or more participants.
  • The goal for each member of the team is to raise at least $120 ($10 for each hour of the event).
  • You do not have to be a part of Dance Project to be on a team and to participate. Invite your friends and family to participate–the more the merrier!
  • You do not have to be a part of a team to participate. Just come dance! There is a suggested donation of $10 an hour to participate.
  • Register your team on our website, (click the green button to the right) and you will receive a team tool kit with fundraising tips, postcards to help promote the event, pledge sheets, and more.
  • Each team will get their own page on our website to track the progress of their donations!
  • Each team member will be responsible for tracking their donations made by cash or check!
  • At least one team member should be on the dance floor at all times throughout the day.
  • Any dancer 12 and under must be accompanied by a Parent Representative.
  • All donations and tracking sheets are to be turned into Lauren Joyner (school@danceproject.org) by April 24th, no later!
  • All participants must sign a waiver upon dancing or creating a team that will cover liability, photo/video, and that each participant understands the rules and regulations of the event.

Schedule for Dance Marathon 2017

8:30-9am: Participants are welcome to come get breakfast *breakfast provided by Biscuitville!

9-9:15am: Welcome *teams will have a chance to be introduced and there will be an award for the most spirited group

9:15-9:45am: Open dance time

9:45-10am: First Drawing *Goody basket from Biscuitville!

10-10:30am: First Class–Warm-up and Stretch with Meagan Jolliffe 

10:30-11:30am: Second Class–Intergenerational Dance

11:30-11:45am: Second Drawing  *Home Depot Gift 

11:45am-12:30pm: Third Class–Open LevelHip Hop with Milanda McGinnis

12:30-12:45pm: Third Drawing  *Beauty Set: Lancome, Gift card to J. Giles Salon, and Beauty Counter

12:45-1:15pm: Performances *free performances by local professionals

1:15-1:45pm: Open dance time

1:45pm: Fourth Drawing  *Zen Gift Set: Mind Body Yoga Gift Card, DoTerra Essential Oils, and Scentsy burner!

1:50pm: Everyone head outside to Lebauer Park (South Lawn)

2-2:45pm: Fourth class–Afro-Contemporary Class with Milanda McGinnis

2:45pm-3pm: Fifth Drawing  *1 Free art/dance birthday party with Mary Young and Lauren Joyner

3-4:30pm: Dance relays

4:30-4:45pm: Sixth Drawing  *Mimi and Phillips Gift Item

4:45pm-5:30pm: Fifth class–Open Level Dance Battle Techniques and Battle with Tyler McNeil

5:30-5:40pm: Seventh Drawing *Date Night: Gift cards to Old Towne, Sticks and Stones, and Fishbones!

5:40pm: Move into the VDPS

5:45-6pm: Sixth class–Open Level Chance Score Activity with Anne Morris

6:30-7:15pm: Jan’s Bday Party *Enjoy Pizza, cupcakes, and open dance time to celebrate our founder’s birthday!

7:15pm: Eighth Drawing *Flower Arrangement by Jawana Little, and 1 hour of event planning for the party of your choice with Emily Nilsen!

7:30-8:30pm: Live Performance by Del Ward

8:30pm: Ninth Drawing *4 Grasshopper Tickets and Two Gift cards to Lindley Park Filling Station
8:35-9pm: Final Prizes and Open Dance time to close out an amazing day of dance fun!