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ZDP TRAINING COMPANY

Dance with Purpose, Train with Excellence

Introducing Zion Dance Project's Pre-Professional Training Company, where aspiring dancers embark on a transformative journey towards their sacred dance profession. Under the expert guidance of Directors Vincent and Abigail Hardy, Zion Dance Project stands as a pioneering force in Christian contemporary dance, both nationally and globally.

NEWEST ADDITION TO THE ZDP TRIBE

Introducing Zion Dance Project's Pre-Professional Training Company, where aspiring dancers embark on a transformative journey towards their sacred vocation. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and challenging environment for dancers to develop their skills, creativity, and artistry. With a team of experienced instructors and a curriculum designed to cultivate technical excellence and artistic expression, we are dedicated to helping dancers reach their full potential. Join us and be a part of our vibrant dance community.

ZION DANCE PROJECT | TRAINING PROGRAM

Under the expert guidance of Directors Vincent and Abigail Hardy, Zion Dance Project stands as a pioneering force in Christian contemporary dance, both nationally and globally.

As part of our 9-month company experience, young dancers are immersed in an environment that nurtures curiosity in Kingdom expression and fosters excellence. Our program offers a unique blend of ministry experience and professional development. Zion Dance Project Company members serve the Training Company as instructors and mentors in technique and choreography. 

Throughout the program, trainees collaborate with a diverse array of contemporary choreographers, each bringing their own spiritual movement philosophies and techniques to the table. This collaborative approach not only enhances technical proficiency but also encourages spiritual intelligence and biblical thinking.

CURRICULUM

Our holistic training framework revolves around five core focus areas:

I. Ministry: Embracing the spiritual essence of dance and its ministry potential.

II. Technique: Delving into contemporary and classical techniques to deepen movement understanding.

III. Conditioning: Prioritizing personal and physical development, injury prevention, and overall well-being.

IV. Choreography: Nurturing creative expression and leadership skills through structured improvisation and choreographic exploration.

V. Performance: Elevating performance quality through rigorous rehearsals, feedback sessions, and exploration of stage and screen dynamics.

ACADEMIC YEAR

2024-2025

Fall Semester 2024

Spring Semester 2025

Dancers attend classes and rehearsals Mon–Fri 9AM-3PM
Average 20 hours per week

Class Schedule

9am--11am

AM

Dance Training (contemporary, modern, ballet).

Daily classes led by guest instructors and Zion Dance Project Main Company members from diverse backgrounds. Classes provide opportunities for trainees to expand their skills, explore new styles, and learn from industry professionals.

PM

12pm-3pm

Choreographic Repertory and Artistic/Spiritual Development

Topics may include improvisation, partnering techniques, stage presence, and . Classes provide opportunities for trainees to expand their skills, explore new styles, and learn from industry professionals.

WEEKLY

Prayer Set + Lecture

 

Prayer Set provides space and time for dancers to train in spiritual disciplines of prayer, singing, movement, and scripture. Dancers will learn how to worship together as an expression of the body of Christ in the local church context. Lecture topics will cover topics like theology of worship and biblical discipleship.

Curriculum Overview

By following this comprehensive curriculum and participating in a variety of classes, workshops, and performances, trainees in Zion Dance Project's Pre-Professional Training Company can expect to undergo significant growth and development as dancers, artists, and individuals over the course of the 9-month program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Below is the contact information for inquiries and applications, along with details about the application process, deadlines, audition requirements, and additional materials needed for submission:

 

Contact Information:

Email: info@ziondanceproject.com

Phone: 

Address: 

1 / Submit Online Application Form
  • Prospective applicants should fill out the online application form available on our website. This form will collect basic information about the applicant, including their contact details, dance background, and reasons for applying to the program.

2 / Submit Supporting Materials
  • Along with the application form, applicants are required to submit the following supporting materials:

  • Dance Resume/CV: Provide a comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae detailing the applicant's dance training, performance experience, and relevant achievements.

  • Headshot/Photo: Attach a recent headshot or dance photo showcasing the applicant's appearance and stage presence.

  • Letter of Intent: Write a brief letter of intent expressing why the applicant is interested in joining Zion Dance Project's Pre-Professional Training Company and outlining their career goals and aspirations in dance.

3 / Audition Process
  • Upon review of the application materials, selected applicants will be invited to participate in an audition.

  • Auditions may be conducted in-person or virtually, depending on the applicant's location and circumstances.

  • The audition typically includes a technique class (contemporary and/or classical), improvisation exercises, and a brief interview with the directors or faculty members.

  • Applicants should be prepared to showcase their technical skills, artistic expression, and ability to learn and adapt to choreography.

3 / Notification of Acceptance

After the audition process is complete, successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program via email or phone.

 

Deadlines:

- Application Deadline: [Insert Deadline Date]

- Audition Dates: [Insert Audition Dates]

Audition Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be 17 years old or older.

  • Dance Experience: Prior training in contemporary or classical dance is preferred.

  • Prepared Material: Applicants may be asked to prepare a short solo or excerpt to present during the audition.

  • Attire: Wear appropriate dance attire that allows for freedom of movement and showcases technique and alignment.

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