Introducing BEYONDance Studio Classes!
We are excited to announce that we are expanding our arts in education outreach program, BEYONDance, to the PRJ Dance Center Dothan this Fall! We will be offering free ballet and jazz classes to our outreach kids yearning to be in a studio setting and extend their artistic capacity. Interested students must complete the application process to be considered for BEYONDance studio classes.
The application process will consists of the following:
Completion of the scholarship form
An essay from the student describing "What dance means to me"
Documentation from school of qualifying for REDUCED or FREE lunch
After the completion of the form and essay you will be contacted to schedule an in person interview at the Dothan PRJ Dance Center.
All applications need to be sent to or turned into the Dothan PRJ Dance Center.
Scholarships forms for the 2020-2021 dance year will be released June 15, 2020.
THANK YOU to our Coprorate Sponsors
for the 2019-2020 school year!
These individuals and businesses fund the PRJ Outreach Program in order for the dreams to keep the arts alive in our schools. Because of them, over 8000 kids experience dance weekly at school!
MH Yoga - SCHOOL SPONSOR
Sanders Lead Company - SCHOOL SPONSOR
KW Plastics - SCHOOL SPONSOR
Wiley Sanders Truck Lines - SCHOOL SPONSOR
Max Huges Trucking Co. Inc.- GOLD SPONSOR
Stephen Sanders Trucking Inc. - GOLD SPONSOR
Family First Chiropractic - GOLD SPONSOR
Dothan Pediatric Clinic - GOLD SPONSOR
Southeast Alabama Veterinary Hospital- BRONZE SPONSOR
The Patti Rutland Jazz Arts in Education Outreach program is the largest outreach program in the State of Alabama funded in part by Dothan City Schools, The Wiregrass Foundation and the generous support of the PRJ Members! The Patti Rutland Jazz dance Company teaches classes weekly to over 8,000 children. We teach over 2000 classes during three six-week semesters. Students in PreSchool/HeadStart, all 11 Dothan City Elementary schools, all 4 Dothan City Middle Schools, Ashford Elementary,Vaughn Blumberg Center, and Troy Elementary all benefit from BEYONDance. Students follow a thorough curriculum designed to fully engage and improve communication/motor skills, overall physical fitness as well as conduct, focus, and social skills. In addition to our presence within the school system, PRJ also partners with Girls Inc. and the Evergreen Preschool Ministry. Each year we are challenged to raise the $100,000.00 it takes to run the outreach program and it is getting harder each year.