Jan Van Dyke, founder of the Dance Project, was a visionary, a trait seen through all the many hats she wore as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. For a long time, she envisioned a proper venue where dancers could perform for smaller audiences yet still feel as if they were performing for thousands. She recognized the tremendous need for a quality performance space in Greensboro for dancers where they could share their artistic works with the community.
In 2014, the late Van Dyke made a generous donation from an inheritance to contract a performance space in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center where individuals could dance freely without the physical or technical restraints. This grand space, named the Van Dyke Performance Space, will be double the size of the previous performance area in the former Music Rehearsal Hall and feature an adaptable stage suitable to all kinds of art including theater and music. ArtsGreensboro and the City of Greensboro are working together to bring this project to fruition.
Starting in late March, contractors began building the Van Dyke Performance Space. Dance Project is super excited about the development of the performance space that has taken place in just two short months. We can’t wait to perform on the new stage this fall! Take a look through our virtual gallery to witness the progress for yourself!
For more information about the Van Dyke Performance Space, click here to read about it in the News and Record.