Mark your calendars! The Holiday Showcase will be the first recital of the year for all of our students!

3rd Annual TFAD Holiday Showcase
Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 6 p.m.
Lebanon High School, Auditorium

TICKETS:
(update: 12/1/17) Tickets to the 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase are 100 percent SOLD OUT. If you still need tickets, please email Miss Paula ASAP at info@talentfactoryarts.com with how many you need and she will try her best to track some down for you.

LOGISTICS:
There will be NO dress rehearsal for the Holiday Showcase.

Students will be given a call time for the performance at a later date.

ATTIRE:

Remember, all girl’s hair must be pulled back securely out of their face. Dancers may wear red, white or green bows. No headbands, please.

TAP classes must have a red TFAD t-shirt, solid black bottoms (girls: dance shorts, leggings, yoga or athletic pants and nude tights. boys: basketball shorts, sweatpants, athletic pants and black socks) and black tap shoes.

HIP HOP classes must have a red TFAD t-shirt and solid black bottoms (girls: dance shorts, leggings, yoga or athletic pants and nude tights. boys: basketball shorts, sweatpants, athletic pants and black socks) and black jazz shoes.

JAZZ classes must have a red TFAD t-shirt and solid black bottoms (girls: dance shorts, leggings, yoga or athletic pants and nude tights. boys: basketball shorts, sweatpants, athletic pants and black socks) and black jazz shoes.

MUSICAL THEATRE classes must have a red TFAD t-shirt and solid black bottoms (girls: dance shorts, leggings, yoga or athletic pants and nude tights. boys: basketball shorts, sweatpants, athletic pants and black socks) and black jazz shoes.

ACRO class must have a solid black leotard and solid black dance shorts, nude convertible tights or footless tights. Boys should wear black athletic shorts and a black fitted athletic shirt.

TINY TOTS class must have matching pink, lavender or light blue tutu dress (purchased at Talent Factory. Please see Miss Paula if you have not purchased one), nude tights and ballet shoes.

BALLET classes must have a solid black leotard and solid black dance skirt OR solid black dance dress, nude tights (convertible, body or footless) and ballet shoes.

LYRICAL class must have a solid black leotard and solid black dance shorts, nude tights (convertible, body or footless) and lyrical shoes.

*solid black means no color or visible logo besides black

EXCEPTIONS:

BALLET (Thursday 4:45-5:30 p.m. class):
Bright colored leotard (primary or bright pastel colors – no ballet pink). Please coordinate with the other dancers in your class so that you’re not next to someone in the same color (if you do not have a bright-colored leotard, Miss Paula has some available for $15). Black dance shorts or skirt, nude tights (convertible, body or footed) and ballet shoes.

TAP (Monday 8-9 p.m. class):
Black leggings, ugly Christmas sweater, nude tights (convertible, body or footed) and black tap shoes.

DVD:
DVD orders will be taken in advance at the TFAD front desk, and at the show. Click here for an order form.

FLOWERS:
Flowers will be available for purchase at the performance.

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Join Talent Factory Arts & Dance for our amazing one-day Holiday Camp for children ages 3 & up, with an extra special Nutcracker theme!

Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m.
Ages 3 & up
$20 for current TFAD students / $25 for non-TFAD students

Attire: dance dress or leotard with skirt/tutu, tights and ballet shoes

Give your child the gift of twirling their day away as they enter the enchanting tale of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. Children will listen to the story told by Mother Ginger as they create a special holiday craft and travel to The Land of Sweets for a hot cocoa party adorned with candy canes, gingersnap cookies, and a few special treats. Your little dancer will experience ballet and tumbling in a fun and creative way. Everyone will be costumed in magical Nutcracker-themed attire as they end their afternoon with a delightful in-studio performance for parents of the Sugar Plum Fairy Waltz with the Sugar Plum Fairy herself!

Parents that are looking for a few much-needed hours during the days before Christmas can sneak a few extra errands in, shop downtown Lebanon during Christmas on the Square, or even wrap some presents while your little ones are having a blast. Let us wrap up a special experience!

Sign up TODAY, before spots are gone! Registration is open Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the TFAD front desk. Click here for the registration form. If you have questions, please see Miss Paula.


Thursday night is pizza night for the TFAD Company! Come support the competition dance team by eating Greek’s Pizzeria on Nov. 2. A portion of all sales (including carry out!) will go toward the Company’s trip to compete at Nationals next year.

Please be sure to show this email, the flyer, or the Greek’s graphic on the TFAD social media accounts to your server!

Don’t forget to snap a photo at Greek’s Pizzeria and post it using the hashtag #TFADPizzaNight. We would love to see your pictures on our Facebook page!

We love celebrating with our TFAD family! Wishing days full of cake, ice cream and dancing to our October birthdays:

1 – Chloe Crandall
3 – Brynn Wright
4 – Madelyn Dimiceli
6 – Keeley Mann
8 – Cheyenne Haniford
8 – Winny Krulik
16 – Harper DeLashmit
18 – Eleanor Mowrey
20 – Montana Hunter
21 – Sophia Wilder
25 – Elliott Corya
26 – Aliah Crandall
30 – Dorothy Cotten

 

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Below is important logistical information for your dancer for next weekend’s Dress Rehearsal (Friday) and TFAD Recital (Saturday)PLEASE READ the entire email, and see Miss Paula at the front desk if you have any remaining questions.

The TFAD Recital is completely SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. No one will be allowed into the Auditorium without a physical ticket.

– Dancers should arrive at the Lebanon High School auditorium at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2 for Dress Rehearsal. Please do not be late so that we can begin promptly, and get everyone home sooner.

– Look for our TFAD Helpers upon arrival! They will be wearing red TFAD t-shirts, and will be located in the hallway just east of the auditorium doors. They will escort your dancer backstage.

– Dancers are to arrive in costume, with hair and makeup complete. Students in multiple classes should arrive wearing their first listed costume (a TFAD Recital line-up is available here). No nail polish, please. Dancers may wear Recital/competition earrings only. Please make sure your dancer has all costumes, dance shoes, extra tights and accessories. Dancers will not be permitted on stage if they are missing part of their costume.

– Parents of dancers in multiple classes will need to stay at Lebanon High School for costume changes. This only applies to dancers who will need help changing costumes – older dancers may not need a parent to help them. Please designate ONE parent for costume changes, as space is limited backstage.  A separate email will be sent soon with more information regarding costume changes.

– During Dress Rehearsal, the auditorium will be open ONLY to those parents who’s children have costume changes. The parent must check in at the auditorium door with a TFAD Helper to gain entry. Only one parent per dancer, please. Parents must remain in the back section of the auditorium, since our photographers will be using the front.

 We kindly ask that parents do not post videos or photos of Dress Rehearsal on social media. 

– Tiny Tots will be released to their parents immediately after their dance at Dress Rehearsal. We expect this to be around 6 p.m., approximately.

– Tap 3-4, Hip Hop 3-4, Tap 5-6, Hip Hop 5-6, Boys Hip Hop 5-6, and Jazz 5-6 will be released after Act I rehearsal. Ballet 3-4 and Ballet 5-6 will be released after Act II rehearsal. Unfortunately, we are unable to predict this timing. We understand that many of our younger dancers have early bedtimes, therefore we will do our best to get them through Dress Rehearsal quickly.

– Dancers should arrive at the Lebanon High School auditorium on Saturday, June 3 for Recital at the following call times:

5 p.m. – Students ages 11 & up
5:15 p.m. – Students ages 7-10
5:30 p.m. – Students ages 2-6

– Again, look for our TFAD Helpers upon arrival! They will be wearing red TFAD t-shirts, and will be located in the hallway just east of the auditorium doors. They will escort your dancer backstage.

– Dancers are to arrive in costume, with hair and makeup complete. Students in multiple classes should arrive wearing their first listed costume (a TFAD Recital line-up is available here). No nail polish, please. Dancers may wear Recital/competition earrings only. Please make sure your dancer has all costumes, dance shoes, extra tights and accessories. Dancers will not be permitted on stage if they are missing part of their costume.

– Tiny Tots will be released to their parents immediately after their performance. Please send ONE parent to the Green Room backstage to sign your dancer out.

– Tap 3-4, Hip Hop 3-4, Tap 5-6, Hip Hop 5-6, Boys Hip Hop 5-6, and Jazz 5-6 will be released to their parents after Act I, during intermission. Please send ONE parent to sign your dancer out backstage from their designated room.

– Ballet 3-4 and Ballet 5-6 will be released after Act II, during intermission. Please send ONE parent to sign your dancer out backstage from their designated room.

– Dancers should bring a bottle of water or sippy cup. Water only, please!Per LHS rules, no food, candy or drinks other than water are allowed backstage.

– If you plan to send a quiet activity with your dancer, please label it! Small toys, cards or puzzles are great ways for our dancers to pass the time backstage. iPads, iPods, tablets, etc. are allowed backstage as well to keep your dancer entertained. LHS and TFAD are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

– Make sure your child eats a healthy meal before Dress Rehearsal & Recital. Everyone wants to see happy, energetic dancers on stage!

– Please review our Recital Etiquette expectations. Feel free to share these with your family and friends!

– No videotaping or flash photography is permitted at the TFAD Recital. We want our audience to enjoy your child’s performance!

– A Bram Photographyrepresentative will be in the lobby at Dress Rehearsal and Recital for parents to pre-order discounted photo packages (you may also pre-order online, here). Parents will have the ability to purchase individual photos or pre-built packages – including prints, digital downloads, or a mixture of both! All photos from both Dress Rehearsal and Recital will be available via the online gallery (link to be emailed after Recital).

– To purchase a professional DVD of the full TFAD Recital, please click here to print an order form. DVDs are $20 each. Order forms and payment will be accepted in the lobby at Recital (cash or check, only).

The Talent Factory Company competition dance team will be selling a variety of “extras” at the TFAD Recital.  All proceeds will go toward sending the TFAD Company to Nationals this summer. All items are cash only.

– Flowers will be available for purchase to congratulate your student for $1.

– A 50/50 drawing will take place during the performance! Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $1 each – buy 11 for $10, or 23 for $20!

-TFAD Company will hold a silent auction for a Gift Card Basket. Bids will be taken in the auditorium lobby. The winner must pay in full the night of Recital.

Don’t forget to place your order for a souvenir recital t-shirt by TODAY, May 12! Shirts are $15 apiece. The front will feature the design pictured above, and the back will have a list of all of our students. These t-shirts will be a great keepsake for your dancer!

Please see Miss Paula at the TFAD front desk to order, or call (765) 894-9888 between 4:30-7:30 p.m.

We love celebrating with our TFAD family! Wishing days full of cake, ice cream and dancing to our May birthdays:

2 – Aaliyah Thatcher
4- Rachel Shepherd
7- Mackenzie Schick
11- Madylin Gifford
13- Landry Shepherd
13- Anna Piekarski
16- Kaylee Woodard
21- Lila Hall
22- Hannah Pierce
25- Kiley Warren
26- Jacob Johnston
27- Kane Reiter
30- Ava Rasmussen
31- Temperance Thompson
31- Arnela Cajlak

Dancers use their craft to tell a story for the audience, projecting emotions, words and ideas with their movements. The ability to wordlessly translate their feelings for the crowd is a refined skill. Dancers need to use their whole bodies and the expressions on their faces to help convey the emotion of the moment. But with the bright, shining lights flooding the stage, it’s easy for dancers’ expressions to be washed out. That means the subtle nuances that are essential for setting the tone for their story to be over-looked. For younger dancers, having well-applied stage makeup for kids makes all the difference.

There’s no need to worry about intricate contours and layer upon layer of products for young dancers. The important step is to highlight their facial features so that they can be seen.

We have created step-by-step hair and makeup tutorials for our TFAD dancers. These looks are to be worn at Studio Picture Day, dress rehearsal and recital. Be sure to practice, so the morning of Studio Picture Day goes smoothly!