Summer 2017 Adult Classes

June 19-August 19, 2017
(8 weeks) 
Important Dates:

School Closed: 7/2-7/9

 

Teen/Adult Drop in Rates 

(13+ may drop in during the summer)

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 by credit card. Returned checks are subject to a $25 non-refundable fee.

Dance Project's summer session is 8 weeks long. Adults may drop in to any 13+ class, after filling out a registration form. You may pay by the class (cash, card, or check), or purchase a 10-class pass.

LeBauer Park Classes

Move and Groove

2nd and 4th Wednesdays

6:00pm – 6:45pm

June 28th, July 12th, July 23rd, August 9th, August 23rd, September 13th, September 27th, October 11th

Free Class!

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, closed-toed shoes preferred.

Ages 13-Adult

Afro-Contemporary

Afro-Contemporary (Cancelled for the semester)

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.

Afro-Contemporary Dance class is a fun and unique mix that explores traditional West African dance steps, current West and South African street dance, American hip hop and elements of contemporary dance. You’ll sweat and groove to tracks from all over the African diaspora.

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

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

Ballet I/II

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

Ballet III

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm      Studio 323      Teacher: Kaity Mann

Ballet III/IV

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm      Studio 323      Teacher: Olivia Meeks

*last 30 minutes is an optional Pre Pointe/Pointe class

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 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 is a dance reviewer for the online journal World Dance Reviews, and maintains two of her own blogs about dance writing (http://alm-turnofphrase.blogspot.com/) and dance making (http://tracingmfa.blogspot.com/). She is currently Program Director with the Dance Project, and helps to coordinate the annual NC Dance Festival.

Olivia1Olivia 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

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

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.

***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.

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

Jazz for Absolute Beginners (Cancelled for the semester)

Mondays 8:00-9:00pm     Studio 323     Teacher: Amanda Diorio

Jazz I/II

Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm      Studio 323      Teacher: Milanda McGinnis

Jazz III/IV

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

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!!!

 

photo_amanda_dioroAmanda Diorio is a dance educator at Elon University and Greensboro College.  She teaches adult classes open to the public at the North Carolina Dance Project in Greensboro and instructs at Burlington Academy of Dance.  Amanda 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 has taught, produced, and choreographed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Florida and The Carolinas at universities, studios, schools and community centers. Specializing in Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop techniques she enjoys spreading peace, love and understanding through her teaching of dance and culture.

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 (18+)

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

Modern I/II

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm      Studio 323      Teacher: Amanda Diorio

Modern Master Class Series III/IV

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

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.

 

photo_anne_morrisAnne Morris, Co-Executive 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.

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

Urban Dance

Urban Dance (Cancelled for the semester)

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm      Studio 323      Teacher: Dwayne Waden

dwayne-headshotDwayne Waden currently resides in High Point, NC and was born and raised in Capitol Heights, MD. Dwayne has been dancing for as long as he could walk. Dwayne really started pursuing dance as a career around the age of 17 and his love for dance has grown more and more ever since. Hip Hop and Krump are his primary dance styles however, he has studied other genres of dance like ballet, modern, jazz, west african, bollywood, Caribbean, Jamaican, and dance hall. Dance is his passion and for him ” Dance is Life ” not just an expression.

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

Stretch and Strength

Stretch and Strength

Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm      Studio 323      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!!!

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.

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

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