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Each month we will recognize two TFAD students, teachers, helpers or parents who go the extra mile. Look for a new spotlight in each newsletter!

Name: Ashley Fasel

TFAD Classes Taught: Ashnastics Tumbling Class

Teaching Since: I am an art teacher at Central & Perry Worth Elementary Schools, and I have been teaching tumbling professionally for 13 years. This will be my first year teaching my classes at TFAD!

Fun Fact: I’m a Lebanon High School graduate!

What inspired you to begin teaching Tumbling?: “I just fell in to it. When I was younger, I was constantly encouraging my friends as they would attempt new skills. I had a natural ability to see where they needed to fix things and could explain it in a way they would understand. I have always love helping others, and tumbling allows me to do that.”

Family: I’m married to my husband, Justin, and our daughter, Island, is also a TFAD student!

If you are interested in signing up for Ashnastics Tumbling Class, please contact Ashley at (317) 363-5345 or AshnasticsAshtastic@gmail.com. Welcome to the Talent Factory Family, Ashley!

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Talent Factory is offering a fundraiser to assist our families with upcoming costume expenses that are due in November. This fundraiser was very successful last fall, and many of our students were able to pay for multiple costumes by participating. We will be selling 9 oz. Beckley’s Best Blends Soy Candles – a family-owned business in Indiana. More information about these candles are included in your fundraiser kit. The best thing about this fundraiser is that is is exclusive to Talent Factory, so you’re not competing with other clubs or organizations!

The candles sell for $10.50 each. You earn $3 per candle. So, for example, sell 25 candles x $3 per candle = $75 earned. This equals one dance recital costume!

Each fundraiser kit comes in a bag and includes the following: order form, collection envelope, and 10 sample cups (one for each scent) for your customers to sniff. Each family will receive ONE fundraising kit. Although the lids are labeled, we strongly recommend labeling the bottoms of the sample cups with a marker. It is easy to mix the cups and lids up by accident.

These candles make great gifts. Don’t forget about your bus driver, teachers, coaches, hairdresser, preacher, secret pal, boss & mail carrier! The unique names of the scents make these candles awesome White Elephant or gag gifts.

Things to Remember:

1. Your customers will need to make their checks out to YOU.

2. Sell to people you know. We discourage door-to-door sales for the safety of our dancers.

3. The fundraiser is not mandatory.

4. If you choose to participate in the fundraiser, please see Miss Paula at the front desk to pick up a fundraising kit. You may pick up your kit starting today (the studio will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m.).

5. If you family decides NOT to participate, please return the packet to the front desk at Talent Factory.

Orders are due with payment in full (minus $3 per candle that YOU keep) byThursday, November 10. Please make one check or money order out to TALENT FACTORY. We will only accept checks from our parents – not your customers. Cash is also accepted. Debit and credit card will NOT be accepted for the fundraiser.

Please direct any questions to Miss Paula or the Talent Factory front desk.

Good luck, and Happy Selling!

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Please note that the lobby is made available for the convenience of our students and their families. The lobby is for waiting, reading, light snacking, conversation, homework, and playing quietly. We ask that you please respect the activities of others and classes in session. Your courtesy will be greatly appreciated.

 

1. Please only water or tightly covered drinks, and dry snacks! NO PEANUTS ALLOWED (We have students with severe peanut allergies!).

 

2. The studio office and area behind the reception desk are private areas for faculty and staff only.

 

 3. Talent Factory and its staff and teachers are not liable or responsible for lost belongings. Ask at the front desk if you believe that you left something at the studio. It may be in our Lost & Found basket.

 

4. No running, tumbling, wrestling or jumping. Talent Factory and its staff and teachers are not liable or responsible for personal injury.

 

5. The window seats and chairs are for sitting only. Please do not allow your children to stand on the seating or in the windows.

 

6. Talent Factory is not a daycare or babysitting service. Young dancers are not to arrive any earlier than 15 minutes prior to their classes and should be supervised by an adult until class time. When one class ends, another class starts; teachers and staff are not responsible for watching students before class or once class is dismissed. Please instruct your child to wait inside the lobby for their rides. Please call whenever you are delayed for class pickup, so we may let your child know. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WAIT OUTSIDE FOR RIDES. 

 

7. Staff & dancers ONLY are allowed beyond the front desk. Do not sit or loiter in the aisle between the desk & bulletin board and the front entry way. These areas must be kept clear, per the Fire Marshall, in the event of an evacuation. The space beyond the desk is reserved for lining up classes.

 

8. Parents must accompany young children (8 and under) to the restroom.

 

9. Due to our growing dance family, seating is limited in the lobby during many class transitions. Please be respectful of your dance family. Do not place items such as purses, shoes, backpacks, etc. on chairs and the window seats. These items can be stored on the floor under your legs or underneath your seat.

 

10. Please keep conversation in the lobby positive and up-beat.  Negativity does not provide for a healthy environment.

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Each month we will recognize two TFAD students, teachers, helpers or parents who go the extra mile. Look for a new spotlight in each newsletter!

Name: Dorothy Cotten

Age: 2

TFAD Student Since…: 2015 (1 year)

Current TFAD Classes: Princess Ballet, Hip Hop, & Tap

School Attended: Creation Station Preschool Parent’s Day Out

Favorite dance: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!

Fun Fact: Dance runs in my family! Miss. Paula and Mr. Jim are my grandparents, and Miss. Madeline and Miss. Marigrace are my aunts. Even my daddy took dance as a kid (even though he won’t admit it!).

What is your favorite part about TFAD?: “My favorite part of dance class is getting candy from Grammy Paula after I’m done dancing!”

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Have you thought about trying Zumba, but aren’t quite ready to make the commitment?

No worries!

The Talent Factory’s own Hannah B will be teaching a FREE CLASS on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Lebanon City Market. Zumba begins at 5:30 p.m.!

What do you have to lose?

If you like the class, you can sign up for Hannah B’s Zumba class at the Talent Factory studio on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m.

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Talent Factory has been selected for the 2016 Best of Lebanon Award in the Dance Schools category by the Lebanon Award Program.

Each year, the Lebanon Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lebanon area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Lebanon Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lebanon Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lebanon Award Program

The Lebanon Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lebanon area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lebanon Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Source: Lebanon Award Program