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 rehearsals, individual coaching, and custom costumes.



Upcoming Project

'The Nutcracker'

Deadline to apply is August 6th

Performances are December 17th & 18th

Information below: 

  • There are 3 performance options and rehearsal days to choose from. You may participate in 1, 2, or 3 of the options.

  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in our Adult Community Collaborator Program. Rehearsals for The Fall Performance series to choose from will be: Monday from 7:00-8:30 (rehearsing Flowers), Wednesday from 5:45-7:15 (rehearsing Snow Scene) and Saturday 1:45-4:45 (Saturday is for diverts and is by audition only). Casting is made dependent on your availability and skill level.

  • You will be required to stay consistent with rehearsing your chosen rehearsal day as casting and scheduling for rehearsals will be determined on availability as well as skill level.

  • Rehearsals begin September 3rd (for Saturday rehearsals) and run through the performance in December which will be December 17th and 18th.

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

  • The participation fee for The Fall Performance series is as follows : Mondays $210, Wednesdays $210, and  Saturdays $360. This covers rehearsals, individual coaching, and custom costuming

  • There will only be allowed 1 excused absence for the duration of the project and will need to be submitted in writing at the beginning of the project to Artistic Director, Jennifer Foster-Drake for approval. If you anticipate having more than 1 absence, 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.

  • Registration form is below.







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