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Talent Factory Company Parent Boosters are partnering with our neighbor, Saint Adrian Meats & Sausage, to provide a fundraising opportunity for our dancers. The proceeds will go directly to the dancers to offset their National Competition costs.

The pork used is all-natural, antibiotic /hormone free and comes from a local Boone County farm owned by a Talent Factory dance family!

Each box of delicious pork will contain 16 quarter-ounce patties.

Options available: 
PLAIN PORK BURGERS $25
PORK BACON BURGERS $30 (Bacon ground right in!)

Orders will be taken until 4/7/17.
Orders will be ready for pickup at Saint Adrian’s on 4/22/17.

Payment is due with your order.
Stop into TALENT FACTORY Monday-Friday 4:30-7:30 p.m. to place your order.

Thank you in advance for your support!
Talent Factory Company & Parents

Talent Factory is now enrolling for its second February Workshop!

Physical Comedy Workshop
Sunday, Feb. 262-5 p.m.
Ages 6 and up! Limited spots available!
Click here for the registration form

Don’t miss your chance to learn performing techniques from one of the top physical comedy performers in the world, Mr Barry Lubin!

At this workshop, we will focus on improvisational skills, physical comedy, confidence, slapstick, and developing routines. This workshop is suitable for performers and non-performers, ages 6 and up.

Registration is $50 per person. Participants DO NOT have to be a student at Talent Factory to enroll. Talent Factory is open for registration MondayFridaybetween 4:30-7:30 p.m. Interested participants may email Brandy Moss or visit the TFAD front desk for more information.

About the Instructor:
BARRY LUBIN

Barry Lubin is a Professional Clown first and foremost, and has been for 42 years. Barry has toured the world performing in theaters, festivals, circus, on television and even a few tiny parts in films. He attended Ringling’s Clown College and performed on Ringling for five years, New York’s Big Apple Circus for 25 years, and has been freelancing for the past five years. Barry just returned from Antarctica last month – becoming the first professional clown in history to perform on all seven continents.

Barry has appeared on national and international television countless times. He is an inductee into the International Clown Hall of Fame in Wisconsin, the International Circus Hall of Fame in Peru, Indiana, and the Ring of Fame in Sarasota, Florida. Barry was on The Late Show with David Letterman four times, and featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day broadcast on NBC a dozen times.

Barry directs, mentors, writes, and teaches physical comedy/clowning as well, working with all ages and abilities.  His teaching credits include Ringling Clown College, various American university programs, in Europe and Asia, in schools, at circus camps, with various dance groups, and much more.

We’re honored that we were nominated as the Top 3 in Boone County in four of the following categories, especially after only being in business less than two years!

BEST FITNESS CENTER:
1. Witham Family YMCA 58.3%
2. Talent Factory Zumba Class 25.1%
3. Anytime Fitness 16.7%

BEST TEACHER:
1. Tracy Hammel 40.8%
2. Lindsay Musgrave 32.2%
3. Madeline Kochert 27.2%

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE:
1. Witham Health Services 47.7%
2. Talent Factory 31.6%
3. Bill Estes 20.7%

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE:
1. Witham Health Services 40.5%
2. The Lebanon Reporter 30.0%
3. Talent Factory 29.5%

Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for us. You’re the reason we do what we do and continue to improve our services!

Talent Factory is now enrolling for the first of its two February Workshops!

 Theme Park Performance + Audition Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 41-4 p.m.
Ages 9 and up! Limited spots available!
Click here for the registration form

This workshop will guide young performers through an audition process for the entertainment/theme park industry by teaching skills such as character improvisation, audition etiquette, audition choreography, accepting & correcting critiques, confidence, and resume/porfolio building.

Taught by Mr Jade Perry (Character at Disneyland Paris), and other members of the Talent Factory staff (all with additional audition and entertainment experience), this will be a fast-paced and fun workshop for anyone who loves to perform. If you love Disney, this worksop is for you!

Registration is $35 per person. Ages 9 and up! Participants DO NOT have to be a student at Talent Factory to enroll. Talent Factory is open for registration Monday-Friday between 4:30-7:30 p.m. Interested participants may email Miss Paula for more information.

About the Instructor:
JADE PERRY

Jade Perry began performing at age seven in a summer theater production of The Wizard of Oz. He continued in the arts throughout his teens, acting in many of the Crawfordsville High School Drama Club productions (at the time, directed by TFAD’s Mr. Jim & Miss Paula), and taking dance classes with Miss Madeline and Miss Marigrace. In college, Jade was the first male to make the University of Southern Indiana Dance Team. He helped the ensemble place seventh at collegiate nationals.

Jade has auditioned for the Walt Disney Company three times, first landing roles as a parade dancer and “fur” character at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

In 2015, Jade decided to pursue a career as a professional model and actor. In the past, he has been cast in a featured extra role on CBS’s “The Inspectors”, and has appeared in box office movies “Alvin and The Chipmunks – The Road Chip” and “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Bradley Cooper. Additionally, he has worked professionally as a dance instructor, dinner theater performer and choreographer.

Jade will begin his next role as a main face character at Disneyland Paris in Paris, France in mid-February 2017.

Holiday Showcase

Below is important logistical information for your dancer for this weekend’s TFAD Holiday Showcase. PLEASE READ the entire post, and see Miss Paula at the front desk if you have any remaining questions.

The Holiday Showcase is completely SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

All Sundays of November - 11am and 4pm

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

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. Students need to arrive at Lebanon High School dressed and ready to go.

Ballet students ages 3-6 who are in multiple classes should wear their ballet shoes FIRST. These students will also need to bring their red TFAD t-shirt to put on over their black ballet dresses/skirts for their other class performances. Please send all of their items in a bag labeled with their name, and also label their t-shirt and individual dance shoes. TFAD Helpers will help the younger students change their shoes and put on their t-shirt.

Students ages 4 & under will be released to their parents following Act 1.ONE parent may come to the hallway to sign their student out at intermission. Our younger dancers may sit with their parents in the auditorium during Act 2. We understand that many of our younger dancers have early bedtimes, therefore they are not required to stay for the the full performance. We will call back all dancers at the end who wish to be in the finale.

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.

Please read our Recital Etiquette Guide, and feel free to share with family & friends who will be attending the Holiday Showcase.

No one will be allowed into the Auditorium without a physical ticket.

All Sundays of November - 11am and 4pm (1)

BALLET & TINY TOTS – Solid BLACK leotard and ballet skirt or solid BLACK ballet dress, solid color tights (no pattern), ballet shoes.

TAP, JAZZ, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER – Solid black leggings, athletic shorts, sweatpants, or yoga pants are acceptable for jazz, tap, hip hop, & musical theater classes. These will be worn with their red TFAD t-shirts. Class appropriate shoes.

HAIR – Girls need to have their hair pulled back off of their face. Ponytails, Pigtails, Braids, & Ballerina Buns are all acceptable. Dancers may wear festive holiday bows, but we discourage headbands as they tend to fall off when they are dancing.

SHOES – Please do not allow your dancer to wear their dance shoes outdoors. Change them into their dance shoes when you arrive, before handing them over to our helpers.

MAKE-UP – Make-up is recommended, as the stage lights will wash out your dancer.

All red TFAD t-shirts are in! If you ordered a shirt for the Holiday Showcase, please see the front desk to pick up your order. Tights and black ballet leotards are also available for purchase at the studio.

All Sundays of November - 11am and 4pm (2)

– No videotaping or flash photography is permitted at the Holiday Showcase. We want our audience to enjoy your child’s recital!

– A professional videographer and photographer will be capturing these moments. DVD order forms are available HERE, and will also be available at the performance. Photo flash drives order forms are available HERE, or at the Holiday Showcase.

All Sundays of November - 11am and 4pm (3)

The Talent Factory Company competition dance team will be selling a variety of “extras” at the Holiday Showcase. All items are cash only.

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

– Wax tarts from Beckley’s Best Blends will be available – $1 for 10 tarts.

– A 50/50 drawing will take place during the performance! Tickets will be available at the door.

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Please feel free to share with your family & friends who will be attending the TFAD Holiday Showcase, or our Spring Recital! 

At our studio, we want everyone to enjoy the recital performances! To enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the show, we believe in emphasizing the rules of common recital etiquette.

The Magic of a Live Performance: When you attend live performances, please keep in mind that the performers can hear and see you. Your actions and reactions, positive, negative, or disruptive, can impact the performers’ success. All of the dancers have invested time and hard work into their performances, so please show them the respect and courtesy they deserve.

Entering/Exiting: Please plan your travel so that all of your guests are seated 10 minutes prior to the performance starting. Late arrivals are incredibly disruptive and will not be admitted during a dance number. Once you arrive, please do not enter/exit the theatre unless it is a true emergency. No exits/entrances will be allowed while the dancers are on stage. There will be a 15 minute intermission that will permit an opportunity to stand-up, use the restroom, etc.

Silence & Store Your Technology: Please turn off cell phones, iPods, iPads, and any other electronic devices prior to the performance starting. They may cause interference with the recital sound system. You should never speak, text, check Facebook, or play games on your electronic devices during a performance. You should also not check your device during a performance since the backlight is incredibly bright and distracting to other audience members. This will also show up on our professional DVD, will be distracting, and ruin the quality of the recording and stage effects.

Children & Babies: At our studio, we invite all children and babies to attend our performances. If your child becomes upset or fussy during the performance, please promptly step out into the lobby as not to disrupt the dancers and other audience members. A quick change of scenery is often effective in calming upset children. Please keep in mind when deciding whether to bring a small child that the Spring Recital is longer than the Holiday Showcase and small children may get antsy. There will not be room in the audience seating for them to move freely.

Noises: Please refrain from talking during the performances. This is very distracting to our dancers and your neighbors. Your child may not be on stage, but your neighbors might be.

Photography/Videography: Please remember that photography and videography are not allowed during the recital performances. This is distracting to your neighbors, all of the people behind you, and our dancers. It will also be distracting in the professional DVDs of the performance that we are having recorded. Order forms for both photos and DVDs will be available prior to the recital.

Food/Drink: Food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. No exceptions!

Curtain Call: The performance is over at the conclusion of curtain call (when every dancer comes onstage to take their final bow). Audience members should stay for the entire performance and should not leave early during the curtain call. Please stay in your seat until the performance is over and the house lights are raised. Then, exit with the rest of the audience. This policy is in place to show respect to all of our performers.

And, most importantly, remember to enjoy the show! Our dancers have worked very hard, and they will greatly appreciate your applause and enthusiasm!

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TFAD Bag, t-shirt, hoodie and sweatpants
TFAD Car Decal
TFAD Car Window Decal

Last call for TFAD gear orders for Christmas delivery! We have lots of great Christmas gift items for your dancers and for the whole family!

T-shirts | $15
Hoodie | $25 ($30 w/ name on back)
Sweatpants | $25
Bag | $15  ($20 w/ personalization)
Car Window Decal | $5  ($6 w/ personalization)

Place your order at the TFAD front desk by Thursday, Dec. 8

Parents may order black dancewear & tights for the Holiday Showcase through the TFAD front desk for their convenience. The deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 18. Click here for the Holiday Showcase Dress Code.

Below are some of the items available for purchase:

Children's Black Dance Dress, $20
Children’s Black Dance Dress, $20
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Children’s Pull-On Dance Skirt, $10
Adult Wrap Dance Skirt, $15
Adult Wrap Dance Skirt, $15
Adult Pull-On Hi-Low Dance Skirt, $15
Adult Pull-On Hi-Low Dance Skirt, $15
Mesh Cap Sleeve Leotard, $25
Mesh Cap Sleeve Leotard, $25
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Children’s Hi-Waist Dress, $20
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Sparkle Dress, $25 (Children’s Size Toddler & Small Only)
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Strappy Leo, $20
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Princess Seam Tank Leo, $20
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Adult Short Sleeve Leo, $20
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Long Sleeve Leo, $20
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Short Sleeve Leo, $20
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Tank Leo, $20
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3/4 Sleeve Leo, $22
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Strappy Back Leo, $25
Hi-Neck Leo, $25
Hi-Neck Leo, $25

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Don’t forget: TFAD t-shirt orders are due tomorrow, Nov. 18! Shirts are $15.

All students will need a red TFAD t-shirt for the Holiday Showcase. If your dancer has a shirt from last year, they do not need to purchase a new shirt. Friends and family are also welcome to order a shirt in support of their dancers!

Orders can be placed with Miss Paula at the TFAD front desk during studio hours (4:30-7:30 p.m.) today and tomorrow.

Orders can be placed with Miss Paula at the TFAD front desk during studio hours today (4:30-8:30 p.m.) and Friday (4:30-6:30 p.m.). You can also place your order via phone by calling (765) 894-9888.

HOLIDAY SHOWCASE DRESS CODE

In addition, parents may order black dancewear & tights for the Holiday Showcase through Talent Factory for their convenience. The deadline to order is also Friday, Nov. 18.

BALLET, PRINCESS BALLERINAS, & TINY TOTS – Solid BLACK leotard and ballet skirt or solid BLACK ballet dress, solid color tights (no pattern), ballet shoes.

TAP, JAZZ, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER – Solid black leggings, athletic shorts, sweatpants, or yoga pants are acceptable for jazz, tap, hip hop, & musical theater classes. These will be worn with their red Talent Factory shirts. If you have not purchased a RED TFAD SHIRT the deadline to order is Friday, November 18. We will be open Thurs. 4:30-8:30pm and Fri. 4:30-6:30pm to accept payments by phone or in person.

HAIR – Girls need to have their hair pulled back off of their face. Ponytails, Pigtails, Braids, & Ballerina Buns are all acceptable. Dancers may wear festive holiday bows, but we discourage headbands as they tend to fall off when they are dancing.