September Happenings!

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 of LeBauer Park-See ya there!

September 8: Master Classes with Leonardo Sandoval

Internationally and nationally renowned Brazilian tap dancer, Leonardo Sandoval, will be hosting an evening of master classes! The classes scheduled are as follows:

5-6pm: Musicality (ages 7-12) – $15

6:30-7:30pm: Tap class – with emphasis on Brazilian rhythms and improvisation (ages 13+) – $20

7:30-8pm: Q&A – $5 Observer/Q&A pass (if you’re taking class, you don’t need a Q&A pass)


September 10: NC Dance Festival opens in Raleigh

The much awaited 26th Season of the NC Dance Festival kicks off in Raleigh on September 10! For information about special guests, performance times, and outreach activities, visit

September 13: Intergenerational Creative Dance Class in LeBauer Park

With the success of last month’s Intergenerational Creative Dance Class, we’re excited to see what September’s class will bring! Join our community of movers as we stretch and strengthen our bodies, minds, and creative spirits from 10:30-11:15 am.

September 17: Dance for Social Change- Workshop & Artist Talk

In this workshop (from 12-2pm),  Alexandra Warren, director of Joyemovement Dance Company and NC Dance Festival local artist for 2016, will lead participants in an exploration of dance as artistic activism through Afro-Contemporary movement and physical brainstorming. Stick around from 2:15-3:15 pm for a “Get to Know the NC Dance Festival” artist talk, as Warren discusses her approach to choreography and activism- No dance experience necessary!

September 20: Pop-Up Art Exchange Workshop with Collapss

Get creative and have fun as you tap into your inner performer! Dance Project and members of the multi-disciplinary performance ensemble Collapss (COLLective for hAPpy SoundS) will host a workshop on improvisational performance making September 20 from 6-7:15pm. Interested participants of all levels are welcome (13+).

September 21: Pop-Up Art Exchange in the Park Performance

Join us for a creative evening in LeBauer Park from 6-7pm! Collapss will present works from their repertoire, along with movement and sound influenced by the visual artists and scores developed during the September 20 workshop.

September 24: Dislocate- Contemporary Dance and Discussion

Dislocate, choreographed by Sarah Council and inspired by the experiences of international refugee families relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, Dislocate is a physical inquiry into stories of courage, expectation, disappointment, and sacrifice. The performance, which features the recorded voices of new North Carolinians, will be followed by a discussion centered on the practice of telling stories through art and performance as activism. The show starts at 7pm and takes place at Bennett College, Little Theatre. This event is part of the Fabric of Freedom programming, sponsored by ArtsGreensboro and the National Folk Festival.



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