Dance Project in the Community
We believe that dance is for everyone, so we try to get out of the studio and into the community in a variety of formal and informal programs. Here are a few of the things we are doing now!
After-School Dance Programs:
We are currently offering after-school dance class programs at Wiley and Bessemer Elementary School! These title 1 schools are able to support our dance program with assistance from Communities in Schools of North Carolina.
During the Spring of 2017 we will be working with recently arrived immigrant and refugee students of Doris Henderson Newcomers School of Greensboro. Newcomers School students have the opportunity to participate in an “Exploration in Dance” semester by learning classical American dance forms – Ballet, Modern, and Jazz. This twelve-week series will culminate in a “Newcomers School Dance Day” performance and workshop classes. Through collaboration with Newcomers School art teacher, Emilie Young, and with support from the Arts Education grant from Arts Greensboro, we are able to provide a safe and memorable experience of cultural immersion through movement.
Join us in our neighboring LeBauer Park for free dance classes and performances from March-October! These exciting summer classes are sponsored by a grant from Ecolab and will be open for dancer’s ages 2-adult! Keep an eye out for the class and performance schedule coming soon!
Dancing on the Diamond
The Dance Project is excited to be this year’s resident dance company for the third annual Dancing on the Diamond! This collaborative fundraising event will benefit The Arc of Greensboro and will feature performances by Dance Project’s student performance companies. Join us on June 3rd at NewBridge Bank Park for a night filled with dancing! *link to website coming soon!
Dancing and Drumming
For more than 8 years, Dance Project has partnered with Wesley Williams of Suah African Dance Theatre and a Greensboro Recreation Center to offer a free, 4 week workshop in West African Dancing and Drumming to youth ages 6-13. For 2 hours each afternoon during the month of July, participants learn West African dances, song,s and drumming patterns; during the fourth week, the students travel around Greensboro sharing what they’ve learned in a series of 4 free community performances.Recent funding support has come from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.
For the 2nd year in a row, Dance Project will offer an Off-Site Creative Movement class at Temple Emanuel’s Early Childhood Engagement Center during the Spring of 2017. “Ms. Anne” from Dance Project visits the preschool once a week to work with the children age 3-5, encouraging creativity, development of physical and social skills, and fun!
Student Performance Companies
Check out our student performance companies at these events!
Pillow Pops: March 5th @ 3pm at Lindley Recreation Center
Morehead Elementary “International Night”: March 9th from 6-8pm at Westover Church
Swarm Halftime Show: March 23rd
Arts Revolution: April 1st
Newcomers Dance Day: May 5th
Dancing on the Diamond with Arc of Greensboro: June 3rd from 6-9pm at NewBridge Bank Park
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