About Us

Cohesion Dance Project envisions a community with an expanded perception of dance as an art form that fully embraces people of all ages, abilities, experiences, and backgrounds.

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Who we are

Cohesion Dance Project (CDP) is a non-profit dance production company whose mission is to create inspiring performances and integrated educational experiences that enrich, transform, and unite the community through dance.

What we do

Throughout the year, CDP stages three community based dance performances and offers cost effective learning opportunities through integrated technique classes, community summer workshops, and adaptive dance classes for people with disabilities and special needs. Dancers and non-dancers of all ages and abilities explore movement within their own unique body structure, exercise their creative spirit through movement composition and choreography, and reach outside their comfort zones by working with others in an environment of partnership, mentorship, and collaboration.

What we value

Growth

Cohesion Dance Project is deeply committed to the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of every dancer who participates in its programs.

Collaboration

  CDP is dedicated to creating an open and welcoming environment of mentorship, trust, cooperation and teamwork with dancers and artists who may not otherwise have the opportunity to work together in the creation and production of unique dance experiences.

Joy

  Cohesion Dance Project creates a fun and lively, yet structured, environment resulting in performances and learning opportunities that entertain, educate, and delight participants and audiences of all ages.

Professionalism

  Cohesion Dance Project upholds standards of behavior that contribute to a creative process that is trusting, fair, and structured.

What Makes Cohesion Unique...

Integrated Dance Opportunities

Modern/Contemporary based technique classes and performances including our flagship production, Shira Greenberg's Nutcracker on the Rocks, welcoming dancers of all ages and abilities, including those with disabilities.

Scholarship Exchange

We believe that ability to pay should not be an obstacle to participating in our classes and programs. We offer unlimited volunteer scholarship opportunities to individuals and families in need.

Adaptive Dance Outreach

Trained staff and volunteers facilitate dance and creative movement specifically designed for people with special needs and varying physical and developmental ability.

Mentorship

CDP  integrates multi-generational mentorship into all of its programs,  including its partnership with Youth Homes Montana providing mentorship to youth transitioning out of therapeutic group homes.

Cross-Community Collaboration

We promote creative and performing groups across town through accessible, affordable rehearsal and performing space as well as coordinating collaborative performance opportunities.