We at The Dancer Project believe dance is for EVERYONE. We offer classes for the absolute beginner to the working professional. Through our Adult Community Collaborator program, we provide performing opportunities for both classical ballet and contemporary. The price to perform is per project. The participation fee covers the cost of one class a week at a discounted price, rehearsals, individual coaching, and custom costumes.


We also provide a work study exchange program for our adults to help offset the cost of the participation fee. This includes but it not limited to studio cleaning, costuming help, and participating as a teacher's aide.

It is a 5 month commitment to partake in the work study program which is the duration of the semester during the project you are participating in. If you are unable to fulfill this commitment during the project, you will be charged for the project at full price and your application will be revoked and passed on to our waiting list applicants. 

To apply for a work study for the Spring 2020 semester, please fill out the application below.  


Upcoming Project

Classical Ballet and

Contemporary Repertoire 

May 2020

Deadline to apply is January 11th

(Date and location TBD)

Information below: 

  • You are required to rehearse one of the two days offered. If you are able to rehearse both days, please indicate that on the registration form.

  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in our Adult Community Collaborator Program. If you are not, please apply for our Youth Ensemble. 

  • Rehearsals for The Spring Performance series will be: Thursday Mornings 11:00-1:00 OR Saturdays 1:15-4:15. Casting is made dependent on your availability and skill level.

  • You are not required to rehearse both days, but if you choose to, you will be required to stay consistent with rehearsing both days as casting and scheduling for rehearsals will be determined on availability as well as skill level.

  • Rehearsals begin the week of January 20th and run through the performance in May which we are anticipating to be May 16th and 17th (details TBD).

  • Payment is to be made prior to the start of rehearsals and is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

  • The participation fee for The Spring Performance series is $200. This covers one class a week at a discounted rate, rehearsals, individual coaching, and custom costuming. If you need financial assistance, please fill out an application for our work/study exchange program below. 

  • There will only be allowed 3 excused absences for the duration of the project and will need to be submitted in writing at the beginning of the project to Artistic Director, Jennifer Drake for approval. If you anticipate having more than 3 absences, we advise you to not apply for the project.

  • Please Note: If you have never been to the take class at The Dancer Project,  be advised that you will be instructed to take a class prior to the project's start date. This will allow you to meet our director and have her assess where you will be best casted and placed in the performance.







At age 40, I decided to learn ballet. I had taken dance for a few years as a child, but hadn’t stepped inside a studio in decades. I tried various classes, but it wasn’t until I walked through the doors of The Dancer Project that I truly found my home as a dancer. I started taking ballet because I wanted more beauty in my life, and along the way I’ve found discipline, courage, focus, and a community of friends and encouragers. I’ve even performed en pointe in a full-length ballet production. And physically, I’m in the best shape of my life. None of it would have been possible without the leadership and vision of Jennifer Foster-Drake, The Dancer Project’s Artistic Director. She has created an environment where all welcome and supported, and The Dancer Project is one of the most inclusive and joy-filled communities I’ve ever been a part of. Her mission to make dance accessible and available for anyone who wants to participate is revolutionary. I’m proud to #jointhepursuit!

Alexa Hulsey

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