Respect, Leadership and Self-Confidence

The Dance Project is dedicated to changing the culture by promoting positive dancing.  We do that by teaching students how to swing dance to popular music, so that when they go to their school dances… they dance. This practice is one that fosters respect, leadership & self-confidence in our students. Any student who has learned …

Swing at Your Own School Prom!

Prom Season is upon us.  Yesterday, we heard someone talking about prom dresses that cost upwards of $6,000. Facebook has shown us some of the announcements for young people who’ve accepted invitations to proms, with … flair.  We’ve heard people talking about going with friends, going along, going as couples and SWING DANCING! Sign up …

Why Do We Do This?

Meet Ed & Jamie Nicholson, the founders of The Dance Project. Jamie was THAT mom who drove her daughter to her first Homecoming Dance and witnessed the mob of students grinding.  When students and parents joined forces to put on their own dances and provide lessons, Ed joined in with his talent building themes and …

One of a Kind

Get Your Tickets TODAY! A FILM PRODUCTION and DANCE EVENT, this exclusive G1NBC production is in the works for May 5th, 2017, complete with lights, camera and ACTION! We invite you to be a part of Howellywood at The Inaugural Ball! Join us for the swearing in of Howell Mayor, Jim Strong, followed by an …

Changing the Culture

10 years ago, The Dance Project was an unnamed MOVEMENT- a prayer for direction on how to ACT in light of what we’d witnessed at high school dances.  Impact? Nearly 6,000 students have been taught how to swing dance. The Dance Project has given dance lessons at 15+ public and private schools to children of …

Gentleman of the Month

We celebrate a host of gentlemen at The Dance Project. These young men are courteous, thoughtful, hard-working and helpful. Over the years, we have been privileged to have them as guests, mentors, teachers and volunteers in our mission to change the culture by promoting positive dancing. Please join us in recognizing The Dance Project’s Gentleman …

Swing Dancing in Spring!

Take me back to that year 2010…. BIG Swing into Spring dance held in the Brighton HS cafeteria.  One of our guests was the drum major for the Hartland HS Band.  He had a great time, and said to us (with surprise), “THIS is The Dance Project??!!!??” He was the guy leading a line dance …

Stunning Photos from The Royal Dance

Elegance and enjoyment described the evening for our annual formal dance. Lovely dresses, classy attire, and a superb live band coupled with the FUN of swing dancing, great DJ tunes, and friendship ’round the table made for a spectacular event. We are so thankful to superstar Amy Simon for her expertise in planning the dance, …

Our Performance Team

Did you know?  The Dance Project has a special team of students devoted to putting on performances and helping with swing dance instruction.  You’ll see our excellent dancers in and around town at events such as the Livingston County Catholic Charities Celebrity Dance Competition, Love INC’s Le Concours de Livingston, the Michigan Dental Hygienist Association …