Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

January 3rd-June 3rd, 2017
(20 weeks)
Last day to waive Spring registration fee: Dec 10
Bring a Buddy Week: Jan 25-30
Last day for Spring Registration: Feb 4
Parent Observation Week: April 24-29
Spring Showcase: (VDPS) May 20
Last Day to Waive Summer Registration Fee: May 20
Summer Scholarship Applications Due  May 20
No Classes 
 MLK Jan 16
 Event March 2
Thespian Festival March 23-24
Spring Break April 10-16
Memorial Day May 29

Dance Project: the School at City Arts does not follow the Guilford County school closings. In the case of inclement weather, please check announcements on our website for closing information or call 336-373-2727. Any changes will be posted by 9:30 am. In the case of weather closings, make up classes will be scheduled.

Youth Class Prices (Spring)

Non-refundable registration fee: Returning students $10; New students $15

*If you are paying in monthly installments there is a $4 service fee for Fall semester and a $5 service fee for Spring semester.

30 min -$120 full

45 min- $180 full
60 min- $240 full
75 min- -$300 full
90 min- $360 full
120 min- $480 full
*Installment rates coming soon!

*Classes will not be prorated if registering after the class start date.

Students may drop without financial penalty during the first two weeks of class. After this two-week grace period, students are responsible for paying tuition for the entire semester, unless extenuating circumstances apply.

We offer a 10% discount per 3 hours of class instruction ~ This includes total hours for families with more than one child taking class. 

Adult Drop-in Rates

60 min- $12
75 / 90 min- $14

120 min – $16

Class Card (10 classes):
$110 College student/professional
$120 non-student/non-professional

How to Pay

Make payments by cash or check in the studios or our office in suite 101b, by check via mail, or by credit card. Returned checks are subject to a $25 non-refundable fee.

Payments are due at the time of registration, no later than the first class.

Installment payments submitted after the 10th of each month are subject to a $10 late fee and in some cases you may surrender your place in the class. If a payment is not made by the 20th of the month the dancer may not participate in class until the balance is reconciled.

Please refer to our policies for information regarding withdrawals.

Community Classes

Fam Jam Creative Dance in LeBauer Park-FREE!

Tuesdays 11-11:45am in the children’s area

Free admission and no registration required!

April 4th

April 18th

May 2nd

May 16th

June 6th

June 20th

 

Teacher TBA!

Fun for all ages! Join our community of movers as we stretch and strengthen our bodies, minds, and creative spirits. Suggested for parents and children to take together, but all are welcome to participate in this free 45-minute class on the lawn in LeBauer Park!

Comfortable movement clothes, close-toed shoes preferred.

Move and Groove Dance Classes in LeBauer Park-FREE!

Wednesday evenings this Spring from 6:00-6:45pm!

Free admission and no registration required!

March 29th

April 12th

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

June 28th

 

Teacher TBA!

Movers 13 and up are welcome to participate in this free class on the lawn in LeBauer park! Designed to increase physical stamina, stimulate mental creativity, and promote heart health, this fun jazz-based dance class will get you moving in a new environment!

Comfortable movement clothes, sneakers.

Creative Movement at Temple Emanuel

An 8 week Creative Movement session at Temple Emanuel starting March 27th, from 9:30-10:15am.

*Limited to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Engagement Center at Temple Emanuel.

March 27th

April 3rd

April 19th

April 24th

May 1st

May 8th

May 15th

May 22nd

*Spring Showcase May 20th, Dress rehearsal May 19th, 2017! Times TBA

*No class on April 10th & April 17th, 2017!

 

photo_anne_morris

Anne Morris, Co-Director of the Dance Project, is a teacher, choreographer, writer, and performer. Originally from Decatur, GA, she holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNCG and a BA in English with a minor in Dance from Smith College. Anne danced with Brazz Dance Theater, a professional company blending Afro-Brazilian and modern dance, from 2002-2008, in Massachusetts and Miami, FL. In addition to performing with Brazz Dance Theater, she was the Director of Development and Public Relations for the company.  She has worked for the Dance Project as Program Director from 2011-2015, coordinating the NC Dance Festival. She became Dance Project Co-Director in July 2015. She also performs with the Van Dyke Dance Group.

Creative Movement offers a fun introduction to dance, focusing on using the body as a means of expression. The elements of dance will be explored, including use of tempo, level, shape, weight, pathways of travel, and energy. Students will develop spatial awareness, musicality and abstract movement through vivid imagery and games. Props will be used to encourage balance, coordination and a general sense of fun. Students will be introduced to basic dance vocabulary through the use of structured activities and movement explorations.

*Limited to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Engagement Center at Temple Emanuel.

Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement and dancers will take class barefoot.

Studio Classes

Adults 18+ are welcome to drop in anytime throughout the semester. 

Ages 18mo-3 years

Dancing with Tots

Fridays 10:30am-11:00am           Studio 317     Teacher: Anne Morris 

Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am     Studio 305     Teacher: Dylan Reddish

Dancing with Tots is designed to create a safe environment where parent/caregiver and child can bond and interact with each other as well as other adults and young children. The class consists of developmentally appropriate movement, music, and dance activities. The parent/caregiver fully participates with the child in class.

Comfortable movement clothes, no shoes

Ages 3-5

Creative Movement

Creative Movement I / II (ages 3-5)

Mondays 4-4:45    Studio 317    Teacher: Anne Morris

Tuesday 4-4:45     Studio 305    Teacher: Lauren Joyner

Fridays  9:30-10:15    Studio 317    Teacher: Anne Morris

Saturdays  10:30-11:15    Studio 305    Teacher: Dylan Reddish

photo_lauren_trollinger2 Lauren Trollinger Joyner has a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren has worked with Queen City Jazz Company, Nosi Dance Theater, and helped start and run Blank Slate Dance Company of Durham. She has performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Alliance, and the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was privileged to also be a part of the Equity test run of the Broadway Show “The Notebook” the musical. She also ran the dance company at CC & Co. Dance Complex. At CC & Co. she had the honor of working with choreographers such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey. Lauren is so happy to be back in Greensboro and giving back to the community that has given her so much!

 

photo_anne_morrisAnne Morris, Co-Director of the Dance Project, is a teacher, choreographer, writer, and performer. Originally from Decatur, GA, she holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNCG and a BA in English with a minor in Dance from Smith College. Anne danced with Brazz Dance Theater, a professional company blending Afro-Brazilian and modern dance, from 2002-2008, in Massachusetts and Miami, FL. In addition to performing with Brazz Dance Theater, she was the Director of Development and Public Relations for the company.  She has worked for the Dance Project as Program Director from 2011-2015, coordinating the NC Dance Festival. She became Dance Project Co-Director in July 2015. She also performs with the Van Dyke Dance Group.

Creative Movement offers a fun introduction to dance, focusing on using the body as a means of expression. The elements of dance will be explored, including use of tempo, level, shape, weight, pathways of travel, and energy. Students will develop spatial awareness, musicality and abstract movement through vivid imagery and games. Props will be used to encourage balance, coordination and a general sense of fun. Students will be introduced to basic dance vocabulary through the use of structured activities and movement explorations.

Female: solid color leotard (any color), skirt and footless tights optional, no shoes needed, Male: solid color fitted shirt and movement shorts/pants/leggings, no shoes needed

Ages 5-6

Ballet/Modern

Ballet/Modern (ages 5-6)

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Kaity Mann

Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm     Studio 305      Teacher: Dylan Reddish

photo_kaitlynn_mannKaitlynn “Kaity” Mann (Greensboro, North Carolina) began studying dance seriously as a freshman in high school at Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts. Currently, she is pursuing per passion as a UNCG BFA Dance Major. Mann has performed with Duane Cyrus’ Cyrus Art Production, The School of Greensboro Ballet, UNCG Graduate Student Thesis Concerts, and Terranova Dance Theatre in North Carolina Dance Festival (2011-2012 season). Additionally, she has worked with Professor of Music, Steve Stusek, from UNCG as well as performed in an original piece set by Bill Evans.

 

Ballet/Modern explores the basics of ballet and modern dance techniques in a format that blends traditional class structure with developmentally appropriate movement explorations. Students will begin to build ballet and modern vocabulary, positions of the feet and arms, flexibility and coordination, body awareness, moving through space with ease, weight shifting and using oppositional body halves. Class will consist of barre and center work, guided movement explorations, floor progressions, and short center sequences.

Female: solid color leotard (any color), pink convertible tights or leggings so that bare feet are accessible, ballet skirt (optional), split sole pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather), hair in a bun; Male: solid color fitted shirt and leggings, black ballet shoes

Jazz/Tap

Jazz/Tap (ages 5-6)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Jenny Braswell

Jenny Braswell Jenny Sinfield Braswell came to Greensboro from Brevard, NC. She began dancing in a local studio at age 3. After graduating from UNCG in 2009 with a BFA in Dance and a license for Dance K-12, Jenny began teaching dance in the Guilford County School system. She is currently teaching at Morehead Elementary in Greensboro, where she plans to stay as long as possible. In the past, she has served as the lead dance teacher for Guilford County Schools, and continues to contribute curriculum and assessment writing, and present cross-curricular lessons to colleagues. Her lessons are based heavily on the NC Essential Standards for dance. Jenny loves to teach a variety of dance styles and dance integrated with the other curricular areas. Every day she is reminded of the joys of teaching while watching students having fun being creative and collaborative.

Jazz/Tap introduces the basics of Jazz and Tap techniques. The class will increase student’s flexibility, strength and coordination, and additionally introduce proper technique for leaps and turns. Class will consist of a warm-up, floor progressions, and short center sequences.

 

Shoes: full sole lace up oxford tap shoes and jazz shoes or bare feet.

Clothes: comfortable movement clothes. Leotard (for girls) preferable for jazz, but not necessary.

Ages 7-12

Ballet

Ballet I

Thursdays  5:00-6:00pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Kaity Mann

Ballet II

Mondays  5:00-6:00pm       Studio 305     Teacher: Kaity Mann

photo_kaitlynn_mannKaitlynn “Kaity” Mann (Greensboro, North Carolina) began studying dance seriously as a freshman in high school at Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts. Currently, she is pursuing per passion as a UNCG BFA Dance Major. Mann has performed with Duane Cyrus’ Cyrus Art Production, The School of Greensboro Ballet, UNCG Graduate Student Thesis Concerts, and Terranova Dance Theatre in North Carolina Dance Festival (2011-2012 season). Additionally, she has worked with Professor of Music, Steve Stusek, from UNCG as well as performed in an original piece set by Bill Evans.

 

Ballet I is an introduction to ballet technique. Students will work on ballet vocabulary, positions of the feet and arms, flexibility and coordination. Emphasis will be placed on proper alignment, musicality, flexibility and strength. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, and allegro.

Ballet II builds on the skills and vocabulary introduced in Ballet I. Students will increase their skill level as they build strength, flexibility, and movement fluency. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, and allegro.

Ballet II Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of two semesters of Ballet I and teacher recommendation.

Female: solid color leotard (any color), convertible pink tights, ballet skirt (optional), split sole pink ballet shoes (& pointe shoes if in pointe class), hair in a bun; Male: solid color fitted shirt and leggings, split sole black ballet shoes (If you would like assistance purchasing pointe shoes, please contact us)

Modern

Modern I

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Modern II

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Lauren Joyner

photo_lauren_trollinger2Lauren Trollinger Joyner has a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren has worked with Queen City Jazz Company, Nosi Dance Theater, and helped start and run Blank Slate Dance Company of Durham. She has performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Alliance, and the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was priviledged to also be a part of the Equity test run of the Broadway Show “The Notebook” the musical. She also ran the dance company at CC & Co. Dance Complex. At CC & Co. she had the honor of working with choreographers such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey. Lauren is so happy to be back in Greensboro and giving back to the community that has given her so much!

Milanda McGinnis, Assistant School Director Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Modern I explores use of the body for expression and artistry. Students will learn floor work along with positions of the feet and arms, stretching and coordination. Emphasis will be placed on proper alignment, musicality, flexibility and strength. Class will consist of floor work, floor progressions, and short center sequences.

Modern II builds on the skills and vocabulary introduced in Modern I. Students will increase skill levels by working with more complex movement phrases and spatial patterns. Class will consist of floor work, floor progressions and center sequences.

Modern II Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of two semesters of Modern I and teacher recommendation.

 

Female: solid color leotard (any color), tights (convertible/footless/black/pink), leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), long sleeve shirt, no shoes, hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and shorts, leggings or pants, long sleeve shirt, no shoes

Jazz

Jazz I/II

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Jazz I introduces the basics of jazz technique. Class will increase student’s flexibility, strength and coordination, and additionally teach proper technique for leaps and turns. Class will consist of a warm-up, floor progressions, and short center sequences.

 

Jazz II explores varying genres of jazz dance including classical, contemporary, and musical theater. Students will build upon the basics of jazz technique. Emphasis will be placed on rhythm, dynamics and style. Class will consist of a warm-up, floor progressions, and center sequences.

Jazz II Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of two semesters of Jazz I and teacher recommendation.

Female: leotard (any color), tights, leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), black jazz shoes hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and pants, black jazz shoes

Tap

Tap I/II *This class is full for our Spring 2017 semester, please look at registering for our Summer 2017 semester!

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Jenny Braswell

Jenny Braswell Jenny Sinfield Braswell is a returning Dance Project teacher. She came to Greensboro from Brevard, NC. She began dancing in a local studio at age 3. Upon graduating from UNCG in 2009 with a BFA in Dance and a license for Dance K-12, Jenny started teaching at Parkview Elementary in High Point where she stayed for two years. In 2011, she transitioned to Morehead Elementary in Greensboro, where she plans to stay as long as possible. She is currently the lead dance teacher for Guilford County Schools and contributes to curriculum and assessment writing for the county. Her lessons are based heavily on the NC Essential Standards for dance. Jenny loves to teach a variety of dance styles and dance integrated with the other curricular areas. Every day she is reminded of the joys of teaching while watching students having fun being creative and collaborative.

Tap I introduces basic tap vocabulary and movements. Emphasis will be placed on clean sounds, balance and coordination. Class will consist of a warm up, simple floor progressions, and center exercises.

Tap II builds on the skills learned in Tap I and explores basic rhythmic structures and movements. Emphasis will continue on clean sounds, rhythmic integrity, balance and coordination. Class will consist of a warm up, simple floor progressions, and center exercises.

Tap II Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of two semesters of Tap I and teacher recommendation.

Female: leotard (any color), tights, leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), tap shoes (lace up, no split sole, black), hair neatly out of face

Male: Fitted shirt and pants/shorts, tap shoes (lace up, no split sole, black)

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm (ages 7-9)     Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm (ages 10-12)     Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Hip Hop explores street/urban dance. Students will learn basic hip hop vocabulary and combinations and work on personal style and expression. Class will consist of a warm up, floor progressions, and center combinations.

Female: fitted tank or t-shirt, leggings or fitted pants / shorts, sneakers (not your regular street shoes), hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and pants/shorts, sneakers (not your regular street shoes)

Junior Performance Company

Junior Performance Company *Can only register in the Fall, this is a yearlong commitment!

*Dancers must be registered for at least 1 technique class to participate in Performance Company.

*Dancers registered for 2 or more technique classes pay the discounted rate of $75.00 for the fall semester ($135.00 full price)

Tuesdays 6-6:45pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Amelia Byrd

photo_amelia_renee_byrdAmelia Renee Byrd (Memphis, TN) has been dancing since the age of three beginning her studies at Peggy Holden Armstrong’s School of Dance. As an adolescent, Amelia attended Colonial Middle and Overton High Schools for the Creative and Performing Arts. Upon graduating high school, Amelia continued her studies in dance at The University of Memphis; obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre and Dance and a Bachelor of Professional Studies along with a professional teaching licensure in Dance Education. Amelia was the Dance Instructor at Colonial Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts and a member of Project: Motion Dance Collective, Memphis’ only Modern Dance Company. Amelia has presented work with Project: Motion, the University of Memphis’ Theatre and Dance Department, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory. Amelia recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, receiving a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Choreography and is now currently working as an adjunct lecturer in ballet and modern dance at NC A&T; and also as a dance instructor for the Dance Project: The School at City Arts in Greensboro, NC. Amelia is also currently performing and touring with JOYEMOVEMENT; a North Carolina based dance collective.

Dance Company emphasizes learning choreography quickly, learning performance skills and participating in community performances in venues such as retirement communities, schools, and local events and fairs. Dancers in Dance Company must be enrolled in at least one approved technique class and committed to regular attendance and participation at all events!

Female: leotard (any color), tights or leggings, skirt/shorts (optional), pink ballet/jazz shoes/barefoot (some other shoes may be needed), hair in a bun, Male: Fitted shirt and leggings, black ballet/jazz shoes/barefoot (some other shoes may be needed)

Ages 13-Adult

Afro-Contemporary

Afro-Contemporary

Wednesdays   7:30-8:45pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Female: solid color leotard (any color), tights (convertible/footless/black/pink), leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), long sleeve shirt, no shoes, hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and shorts, leggings or pants, long sleeve shirt, no shoes

Ballet

Ballet for Absolute Beginners (18+)

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm    Studio 305    Teacher: Anne Morris

Ballet I/II (13+)

Thursdays  6:00-7:15pm     Studio 305     Teacher: Anne Morris

Ballet III/IV (13+)

Tuesdays      8-9:30pm  Studio 323           Teacher: Kaity Mann

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm (optional pointe/pre-pointe from 7:00-7:30)  Studio 323

Teacher: Olivia Meeks

photo_kaitlynn_mannKaitlynn “Kaity” Mann (Greensboro, North Carolina) began studying dance seriously as a freshman in high school at Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts. Currently, she is pursuing per passion as a UNCG BFA Dance Major. Mann has performed with Duane Cyrus’ Cyrus Art Production, The School of Greensboro Ballet, UNCG Graduate Student Thesis Concerts, and Terranova Dance Theatre in North Carolina Dance Festival (2011-2012 season). Additionally, she has worked with Professor of Music, Steve Stusek, from UNCG as well as performed in an original piece set by Bill Evans.

photo_anne_morrisAnne Morris, Co-Director of the Dance Project, is a teacher, choreographer, writer, and performer. Originally from Decatur, GA, she holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNCG and a BA in English with a minor in Dance from Smith College. Anne danced with Brazz Dance Theater, a professional company blending Afro-Brazilian and modern dance, from 2002-2008, in Massachusetts and Miami, FL. In addition to performing with Brazz Dance Theater, she was the Director of Development and Public Relations for the company.  She has worked for the Dance Project as Program Director from 2011-2015, coordinating the NC Dance Festival. She became Dance Project Co-Director in July 2015. She also performs with the Van Dyke Dance Group.

Olivia1 Olivia Meeks began her classical training at Theatre School of Dance in Shreveport, Louisiana, under the Royal Academy of Dance method. When her family moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, she studied under Maryhelen Mayfield, Gyula Pandi, Brad Parquette, and Raymon Serrano. She attended Georgia College & State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English- Creative Writing and a Minor in Dance, while teaching in the GC Community Dance Program. Olivia is passionate about the art of collaboration, which she consistently infuses into her choreography. Olivia is currently a Teaching Assistant and Graduate student at University of North Carolina- Greensboro, where she will graduate with an MFA in Choreography in the spring of 2018.

Ballet for Absolute Beginners is a class that is designed for the dancer 18 and older that has never taken a ballet class a day in their lives. This is a class that will introduce all of the most basic ballet concepts to help transition a dancer into Ballet I/II.

Ballet I is an introduction to ballet technique. Students will work on ballet vocabulary, positions of the feet and arms, flexibility and coordination. Emphasis will be placed on proper alignment, musicality, flexibility and strength. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, and allegro.

Ballet II builds on the skills and vocabulary introduced in Ballet I. Students will increase their skill level as they build strength, flexibility, and movement fluency. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, and allegro.

Ballet II Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of two semesters of Ballet I and teacher recommendation.

Ballet III builds on the skills and vocabulary introduced in Ballet II. Students will increase skill levels with more complex movements, sequences, and spatial patterns. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, and allegro.

**More than one ballet class per week is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of four semesters of Ballet and teacher recommendation.

Ballet IV builds on the skills and vocabulary introduced in Ballet III, with emphasis on building the strength and coordination necessary for pointe work. Students will increase skill levels with more complex movement sequences, and spatial patterns. Class will consist of barre work, adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro.

**More than two ballet classes per week is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of six semesters of Ballet and teacher recommendation.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe (soft shoes for pre-pointe)Pointe class provides an opportunity for committed and experienced ballet students to further their study in classical ballet. Students will build strength and articulation of the feet as they continue to work on becoming strong, expressive dancers.

**3 classes a week required for pointe.

Teen students:

Female: solid color leotard (any color), convertible pink tights, ballet skirt (optional), split sole pink ballet shoes (& pointe shoes if in pointe class), hair in a bun. (If you would like assistance purchasing pointe shoes, please contact us)

Adult students:

Female: Leotard and tights are encouraged for optimal alignment visibility, but leggings and tight fitting tank tops are acceptable. Ballet shoes are required after the first class (& pointe shoes if in pointe class), and hair securely out of your face.

Male: solid color fitted shirt and leggings, split sole black ballet shoes

Hip Hop

Hip Hop (18+)

Mondays 6:00-7:15pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Amanda Diorio

Urban Dance (ages 13+)

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm       Studio 323     Teacher: Ledarius Parker and Dwayne Waden *This class has a rotating teacher schedule. See schedule below!

Dwayne Waden: 5 classes
January 6th-February 3rd
LeDarius Parker: 5 classes
February 10th-March 10th
Dwayne Waden: 5 classes
March 17th-April 28th *No class on March 24th and April 14th!
LeDarius Parker: 5 classes
May 5th-June 2nd

photo_amanda_dioroAmanda Diorio was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston studying movement, music, and theater. She holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in Dance from Temple University. She was artistic director of the A.D.D. Company based out of Philadelphia from 2002 to 2007. She has taught dance extensively in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina at universities, studios, and community centers. She continues working as an educator at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, and Dance Project: the School at City Arts.

 

LeDarius LeDarius Parker lives in Greensboro, NC. His style of dance is influenced by a New Zealand urban style called Polyswagg and he is also inspired by hip hop and street dance culture. He been training for 4 yeare and choreographing for 3. He trains in all over NC, VA, GA, and LA. He’s choreographed for music videos, showcases across the East Coast and love performances. He plans on moving to New Zealand to continue his training, after training as much as he can as a dancer and choreographer in the states.

Monday night Hip Hop: ***Open level class*** Get a great workout with this high-energy class. This class is for students who want to explore street/urban style of dance. Students will learn hip hop combinations and work on personal style and expression.

Friday Urban Dance: Influenced by New Zealand’s Polyswagg style, hip hop and street dance culture, this class teaches about having confidence in your dancing and control of your movement in various ways. The class will be very versatile; some classes will be choreography, some will focus on performance qualities, and Freestyling (Improv).

Female: fitted tank or t-shirt, leggings or fitted pants / shorts, sneakers (not your regular street shoes), hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and pants/shorts, sneakers (not your regular street shoes)

Jazz

Absolute Beginner Jazz (Adult)  Cancelled until Summer 2017 semester!

Mondays 8:30-9:30pm      Studio 323     Teacher: Amanda Diorio

Jazz III/IV

Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Lauren Joyner

photo_amanda_dioro Amanda Diorio was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston studying movement, music, and theater. She holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in Dance from Temple University. She was artistic director of the A.D.D. Company based out of Philadelphia from 2002 to 2007. She has taught dance extensively in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina at universities, studios, and community centers. She continues working as an educator at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, and Dance Project: the School at City Arts.

 

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

photo_lauren_trollinger2Lauren Trollinger Joyner has a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren has worked with Queen City Jazz Company, Nosi Dance Theater, and helped start and run Blank Slate Dance Company of Durham. She has performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Alliance, and the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was priviledged to also be a part of the Equity test run of the Broadway Show “The Notebook” the musical. She also ran the dance company at CC & Co. Dance Complex. At CC & Co. she had the honor of working with choreographers such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey. Lauren is so happy to be back in Greensboro and giving back to the community that has given her so much!!!

Jazz I/II teaches the basics of jazz dance technique. Students will learn the basics of jazz technique including isolations, contralateral movement, fundamental turns, jumps and combinations. Emphasis will be on rhythm, dynamics and personal style. Class will increase flexibility, strength, coordination and general sense of fun through various combinations and exercises. Class will include a warm-up, floor progressions and center combinations.

Jazz III is for students with prior jazz dance experience and will explore different styles of jazz including classical, musical theatre, and contemporary. Students will learn more complex combinations utilizing the different jazz styles and additionally increase their jazz turns and leap vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on rhythm, dynamics and personal style. Class will increase flexibility, strength and coordination through various combinations and exercises. Class will include a warm-up, floor progressions and center combinations.

Jazz IV is for students with substantial jazz dance experience and will explore different styles of jazz including classical, musical theatre, and contemporary. Students will learn complex combinations utilizing the different jazz styles and additionally increase their jazz turns and leap vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on rhythm, dynamics and personal style. Class will include a warm-up, floor progressions and intricate center combinations designed to increase flexibility, strength and coordination.

Female: leotard (any color), tights, leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), black jazz shoes hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and pants, black jazz shoes

Modern

Absolute Beginner Modern (ages 18+)

Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm   Studio 305    Teacher: Anne Morris

Modern I/II

Mondays 7:15-8:30pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Amanda Diorio

Modern III/IV

Tuesdays 6:00-7:15pm    Studio 323    Teacher: Rotating

1st rotation: Christine Fisher *7 classes!
January 3rd-February 14th
2nd rotation: Alex Warren *7 classes!
February 21st-April 4th
3rd rotation: Danielle Kinne *7 classes!
April 18th-May 30th

photo_amanda_dioroAmanda Diorio was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston studying movement, music, and theater. She holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in Dance from Temple University. She was artistic director of the A.D.D. Company based out of Philadelphia from 2002 to 2007. She has taught dance extensively in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina at universities, studios, and community centers. She continues working as an educator at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, and Dance Project: the School at City Arts.

Anne Morris is a teacher, choreographer, writer, and performer. Originally from Decatur, GA, she holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNCG and a BA in English with a minor in Dance from Smith College. Anne danced with Brazz Dance Theater, a professional company blending Afro-Brazilian and modern dance, from 2002-2008, in Massachusetts and Miami, FL. In addition to performing with Brazz Dance Theater, she was the Director of Development and Public Relations for the company.  She has worked for the Dance Project as Program Director from 2011-2015, coordinating the NC Dance Festival. She became Dance Project Co-Director in July 2015. She also performs with the Van Dyke Dance Group.

Christine

Christine Kiernan Fisher holds a BFA in ballet from Columbia College and an MFA in performance and choreography from UNC Greensboro. A choreographer, performer, educator, sometimes-lighting designer and stage manager… Christine created Dance Education By Design as a vehicle for her work. She spent the last year working with dance students at Northern Guilford High School, High Point University, and Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts. She co-facilitates the Greensboro Contact Jam and offers a weekly advanced modern class, Continued Training for Professionals, through City Arts.

Danielle Danielle Kinne, originally from the desserts of California, received her BFA in Dance Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She began her formal training at Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI) and attended Purchase College, SUNY for three semesters before deciding to experience the great big world. Danielle has spent many summers at Interlochen Arts camp as dance faculty working with 8-15 year olds, and most recently 12-18 year olds teaching modern technique, composition and setting work for their camp concert. She has also choreographed and performed as part of Philly Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Performance series. Danielle left the Philadelphia dance community in 2012 and began a semester of teaching as adjunct faculty for Coker College (Hartsville, SC) where she instructed and nurtured her students in modern and ballet techniques. She then made the decision to pursue her MFA in Choreography with K-12 licensure at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also worked on the development of her superhuman powers as a teaching assistant and maker of dance. Danielle will begin her first year as adjunct faculty with UNCG in the fall.

brianna headshotBrianna Taylor is a multidisciplinary movement artist, choreographer, performer, teacher, and investigator. Her work explores intersections between movement, language, sound and objects. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in Dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Brianna is the founder and artistic director of Confluence Performance Project, a multi-disciplinary performance group based in Greensboro, NC. Her work has been showcased in the San Francisco Bay area, Greensboro, NC, Boulder, CO, Portland, OR, Washington, DC, Paris, France, and Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a member of the multi-media performance ensemble Collapss (The Collective for Happy Sounds), also based in Greensboro. Brianna has collaborated and performed with a variety of artists around the United States, and in Ghana, West Africa. She teaches as an adjunct professor locally, currently at Elon University. Brianna is also a certified yoga instructor through the Laughing Lotus College of Yoga in San Francisco and the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram, and teaches classes at various studios in Greensboro. www.brianna-taylor.com

Modern I/II teaches the basics of modern dance technique and explores use of the body for expression and artistry. Students will learn floor work along with positions of the feet and arms, stretching and coordination. Emphasis will be on body awareness, proper alignment, musicality, flexibility, and strength. Class will consist of floor work, floor progressions, and short center sequences.

Modern III is for students with prior modern dance experience. Students will increase skill levels by working with more complex movement phrases and spatial patterns. Emphasis continues with body awareness, alignment, movement efficiency, weight shifting and use of oppositional body halves. Students will increase strength, coordination, flexibility, and work on somatic awareness and personal expression. Class will include floor work, floor progressions and center combinations.

Modern IV is for students with substantial modern dance experience. Skill levels will increase with study of more complex ideas, intricate movements, sequences, and spatial patterns. Emphasis continues with body awareness, movement efficiency, weight shifting and use of oppositional body halves. Students will build strength, increase coordination and flexibility, improve alignment and work on somatic awareness and personal expression. Class will consist of floor work, floor progressions, and center sequences.

Female: solid color leotard (any color), tights (convertible/footless/black/pink), leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), long sleeve shirt, no shoes, hair neatly out of face; Males: Fitted shirt and shorts, leggings or pants, long sleeve shirt, no shoes

Absolute Beginner class: Comfortable movement clothes, bare feet, hair out of face.

Stretch and Strength

Stretch and Strength (ages 13+)

Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Lauren Joyner

Lauren Trollinger Joyner has a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren has worked with Queen City Jazz Company, Nosi Dance Theater, and helped start and run Blank Slate Dance Company of Durham. She has performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Alliance, and the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was priviledged to also be a part of the Equity test run of the Broadway Show “The Notebook” the musical. She also ran the dance company at CC & Co. Dance Complex. At CC & Co. she had the honor of working with choreographers such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey. Lauren is so happy to be back in Greensboro and giving back to the community that has given her so much!!!

Stretch and Strength class is designed to help dancers work outsi​de of their normal technique classes to focus specifically on building the strength and flexibility needed to execute their dancing skills. The class will focus on strength building with a primary focus on core strength and conditioning by working on stamina building exercises. There will also be a section  of class that concentrates on increasing flexibility and range of motion. Each dancer will have a chance to learn how to safely stretch and build muscle that will benefit them in their other technique classes. 

Fitted clothes, leotard, tights, leggings or fitted tee or tank. Instructor must be able to see the lines of the body for corrections.

Tap

Tap I/II

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm      Studio 305   Teacher: Jenny Braswell

Tap III/IV

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm     Studio 305    Teacher: Jenny Braswell

Jenny Braswell Jenny Sinfield Braswell is a returning Dance Project teacher. She came to Greensboro from Brevard, NC. She began dancing in a local studio at age 3. Upon graduating from UNCG in 2009 with a BFA in Dance and a license for Dance K-12, Jenny started teaching at Parkview Elementary in High Point where she stayed for two years. In 2011, she transitioned to Morehead Elementary in Greensboro, where she plans to stay as long as possible. She is currently the lead dance teacher for Guilford County Schools and contributes to curriculum and assessment writing for the county. Her lessons are based heavily on the NC Essential Standards for dance. Jenny loves to teach a variety of dance styles and dance integrated with the other curricular areas. Every day she is reminded of the joys of teaching while watching students having fun being creative and collaborative.

Tap I introduces basic tap vocabulary and movements. Emphasis will be placed on clean sounds, balance and coordination. Class will consist of a warm up, simple floor progressions, and center exercises.

Tap II builds on the skills learned in Tap I and explores basic rhythmic structures and movements. Emphasis will continue on clean sounds, rhythmic integrity, balance and coordination. Class will consist of a warm up, simple floor progressions, and center exercises.

Tap III is for students with prior tap experience. Students will explore intricate rhythm tap combinations and steps. Emphasis will be placed on quick and concise sounds, rhythmic integrity, and agility.

Tap IV is for students with substantial tap experience. This class will explore increasingly complex rhythmic structures and movements. Emphasis will continue on quick and concise sounds, rhythmic integrity, and agility and performance quality. Class will consist of a warm up, intricate floor progressions, center exercises and combinations.

Female: leotard (any color), tights, leggings or fitted pants (jazz or yoga), tap shoes (lace up, no split sole, black), hair neatly out of face;

Male: Fitted shirt and pants/shorts, tap shoes (lace up, no split sole, black)

Teen Performance Company

Teen Performance company (13-18 years) *Can only register in the Fall, this is a yearlong commitment!

*Dancers must be registered for Modern technique class to participate in Teen Performance Company.

*Dancers registered for 2 or more technique classes pay the discounted rate of $75.00 for the fall semester ($135.00 full price)

Tuesdays 5:00-5:45 pm    Studio 323     Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Milanda Y. McGinnis is a Knoxville, Tn native where she began her dance training at a young age. She holds a B.F.A in Theater with a concentration in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since relocating to Greensboro she has performed with Cyrus Art Production, as well as several seasons with SugarFoote Productions under the direction of Robin Gee. Milanda has been commissioned for several dances for area performing arts high schools, showcases for local artists, community events and festivals throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, and is a sought after teacher and performer as well. She is currently Rehearsal Director and dancer for JoyeMovement Dance Company and the Assistant School Director at Dance Project: The School at City Arts.

Dance Company emphasizes learning choreography quickly, learning performance skills and participating in community performances in venues such as retirement communities, schools, and local events and fairs. Dancers in Dance Company must be enrolled in at least one approved technique class and committed to regular attendance and participation at all events!

Female: leotard (any color), tights or leggings, skirt/shorts (optional), pink ballet/jazz shoes/barefoot (some other shoes may be needed), hair in a bun, Male: Fitted shirt and leggings, black ballet/jazz shoes/barefoot (some other shoes may be needed)