December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Zion Dance Project Winter Series is an activating program connecting hand-selected, dancers and movers with influential speakers and choreographers from around the world.
Join the movement lighting the way.
Discover Your Purpose - Find Your Tribe - Training Body + Mind + Spirit
This winter, Zion Dance Project is excited for the 3rd Annual WINTER SERIES hosted in Dallas, TX!
Each day, morning technique classes are offered with genres such as ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and more. In the evening, dancers will receive 12+ hours of teaching and impartation on topics such as identity, purpose and inner healing.
In between morning and evening sessions, dancers will experience the unique ZDP rehearsal process. The rehearsal process for this series will be unlike any other.
"We believe there will be a revival movement in the field of professional dance where more artists begin to glorify and offer the gift of dance back to the Creator."
See Tracks below:
The Principle Track is competitive with a limited number of 10 available positions. ZDP Directors look for versatile dancers with high level technical ability and artistic maturity.
These dancers will receive the experience, training, equipping and teaching offered by ZDP at no tuition cost.
Principle Artists have testified that this experience has been life-altering and one of the most beneficial dance programs they have ever trained under.
The Artist Track is for Professional, Pre-Professional, Collegiate and Advanced dancers who have previous dance experience and high technical training ages 14 and up.
Each day consists of challenging master classes in techniques including, but not limited to, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and hip hop. Following technique classes, rehearsals will be begin with the Winter Series choreographers.
OPEN LEVEL TRACK
The Open Level Track is for the mover who once danced many years ago, just started dancing a couple years ago, or perhaps has never even stepped foot into a dance studio but feels an invitation from the Lord and simply wants to say "Yes!"
With an open age range and a skill level of beginner to intermediate, Open Level is designed to give the mover a taste of the technical foundations of various styles of dance including ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop, while focusing on the Father's design for dance as a part of intercession and worship.
When: December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Where: Dallas, TX
Total Tuition Cost: $1,000 + $50 Registration Fee (includes Winter Series T-Shirt)
I. Artistic Development
8+ Technique Classes with Master Teachers ranging in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop, improvisation and more
12+ Hours in the ZDP Rehearsal Process
5 Key Spiritual Leaders Seminars on topics such as identity, purpose, and inner healing hosted by Harvest Rock Church
1 Studio Showing Performance
New Year's Eve Performance
Monday, December 26th
Participants Arrival & Check In (6:00-9:00pm)
Tuesday, December 27th & Wednesday, December 28th
ALL DAY Schedule of Classes, Rehearsals and Speaker Sessions
Thursday, December 29th & Friday, December 30th
ALL DAY Schedule of Classes, Rehearsals
Studio Showing Performance
Saturday, December 31st
ALL DAY Schedule
NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT
Sunday, January 1st
Dancers can plan travel this day! The event will be over at midnight once we have rung in the New Year!
*A detailed schedule of the week will be sent out one month before the event!
Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are not available for this year's Winter Series event.
What do I wear? Is there a dress code? Hair requirements? Shoes?
At Winter Series we do not have a dress code.
For the Principle and Artist Tracks, we simply ask all dancers to respect the style of dance you may be practicing each day. Meaning, on a day I take ballet I will want to wear form fitting clothes which could be tights and leotard, leo and bikers, leggings and a tank top, etc. We do ask that everyone bring a pair of ballet shoes, tennis shoes, and socks you love to dance in to the program to use throughout the 2 weeks!
For the Open Level Track, we simply advise you to bring clothes that you feel confident and comfortable moving in. Other than bringing tennis shoes, there are no other shoe requirements. If you have dance experience and have dance shoes such as jazz shoes or ballet shoes feel free to bring them for class!
For hair, we just ask that hair is out of face for all classes and rehearsals.
What do I need to bring with me?
Aside from clothes and daily necessities for class and rehearsal, you will also need to pack:
Flesh Tone Undergarments for Costumes
Hair & Makeup Supplies for Performances
Foam Rollers, Massage Balls and other Body Care Needs
Journal & Bible for Speaker Sessions
Clothes for Gatherings Outside the Studio
*A final packing list will be sent to all participating dancers a month prior to the start of the program.
How long is the dance day? Am I gonna dance a lot?
Long, and yes!
Dance days last approximately 10 hours each day. Please reference the daily schedule outline above. Each day is different. Dancers will receive a full schedule the month before the event!
The week will be intense! We strongly encourage everyone to prepare your body for long days of moving before coming.
Will there be auditions for the 2023-2024 Season?
Yes! All participants who are interested in auditioning for ZDP's upcoming season may use the Winter Series as your audition. During the first week of the series, we ask that anyone who may be interested in auditioning to please send a letter of intent via email so that our directors know that you desire to use your time at Winter Series as an audition.
Does ZDP provide housing?
Unfortunately at this time ZDP is unable to provide housing for Winter Series participants. All dancers will be responsible to arrange housing.
If you are interested in finding an Air BnB or Hotel to share with other Series Dancers, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get info about the ZDP Housing Facebook group to connect with other participants who will be joining us this summer!
Do I need access to a car? Is public transit an option?
If you plan to stay close to the the convention center, you will be within walking distance of all the areas we will be meeting in. Uber and Lyft are always a great option for the week.
Do you have to be a Christian to attend Winter Series?
No. Everyone is welcome to the table! During Winter Series we set a table for all to come and feast on the joy and freedom that shines from Zion. So if you are looking for a cultural/spiritual exchange, this may be for you! Come and join us at the table!