The Talent Factory provide classes for the Boone County community in a variety of dance genres for dancers of all ages. We offer multi-class and family discounts, and a family unlimited package.
Classes meet once per week for 33 weeks (beginning in September 2018). See Calendar for closings and important dates.
2 yr. olds: Tiny Tots (a fusion of jazz, ballet, & hip hop)
3-4 yr. olds: Mini Tap, Mini Ballet, Mini Hip-Hop, Mini Acro*
5-6 yr. olds: Petite Jazz, Petite Tap, Petite Ballet, Petite Hip-Hop, Acro*
7-10 yr. olds: Junior Jazz, Junior Tap, Junior Ballet, Junior Hip-Hop, Junior Musical Theatre, Acro*, Acting**, Lyrical*, Pre-Pointe*, Pointe*
10+ & Adults: Senior Jazz, Senior Tap, Senior Ballet, Senior Hip-Hop, Senior Musical Theatre, Acro*, Acting**, Lyrical*, Pre-Pointe*, Pointe*, Technique/Strengthening*
*Assessment required for class placement. Additional class enrollment may be required.
**Acting is an additional $20/month for current TFAD students.
The ballet class is one of the most challenging, yet most gratifying classes that we offer. Giving students precise technique, ballet offers a lot more than what meets the eye. It is the foundation for many other dance forms, such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, lyrical/contemporary, and ballroom. Ballet teaches alignment, placement, balance and elegance. If you are a student of dance and looking for a great class, try BALLET – and give yourself a chance to experience art in its purest form. Ballet is recommended for all dancers. (ages 3 and up)
Is an extension of ballet which requires strength and technique. Pointe class placement is by invitation only. Each student will be evaluated by TFAD staff before entering into Pointe class. We take the dancer’s safety very seriously and encourage at home strength –training programs specified by our staff for each dancer individually. Teacher assessment and doctor’s written clearance required. Must be enrolled in TFAD Ballet and TFAD Technique & Strengthening classes. (age: teacher’s discretion)
The most popular and fastest-growing department at Talent Factory is without a doubt, Hip Hop. Dancers come to this specialty class in search of innovative and contemporary movement and great music in an atmosphere of safe self-expression and fun! Hip Hop is not limited to one style or technique. Variety in Hip Hop is a MUST. Talent Factory is pleased to offer several different styles of Hip Hop including B-Bop, Pop/Lock, Floating, Urban Funk, and even Break-Dance. We even offer “boys only” classes. Come check out Boone County’s leading Hip Hop classes! (ages 3 and up)
Jazz relies on a dancer’s classical training, yet pushes him/her to connect emotionally to music and movement. Jazz encompasses an amazing litany of styles: Traditional Jazz, Modern, and African – the list is endless. Talent Factory is excited to offer several different styles of Jazz in order to help dancers expand their movement vocabulary. (ages 5 and up)
Creating rhythms and sounds, tap dancing is truly unique. Tappers develop musicality, rhythm, quick thinking, and the ability to “hear” music. Tap is regarded as an American dance form that has been passed down from generation to generation. Our tap department includes Traditional Tap (42nd Street) and Rhythm Tap (Gregory Hines, Savion Glover) styles. (ages 3 and up)
Is a compilation of dance including modern, jazz, classical ballet and lyrical. A fusion of movement and technique. Warm-up to combo, this class takes the dancer through an exciting emotional journey in dance. Teacher assessment required. Must be enrolled in a minimum of two (2) of the following TFAD classes: Ballet and either Jazz or Acro. (ages 7 and up)
Come and try Lebanon’s only Musical Theatre Dance Class! Musical theatre is a dance form that combines dance moves, theatre, music, and songs. The theatrical aspect is through expression of humor, comedy, or other emotions that tell a story. Dance, music, movement and technical aspects of entertainment is an integrated whole. Students have learned numbers from such musicals such as: Hairspray, Hamilton, Grease, Chorus Line, Annie and Wicked to name a few. In this type of dance, students play a character role and develop a character through dance. (ages 7 and up)
Our Tiny Tots class is specially designed for our tiny pre-dancers. This fun class focuses on rhythm, balance, movement, socialization, and following directions. It will assist in the development of musical sensitivity, memory, singing, keeping a steady beat, and expressive movement. This class is a great stepping stone to build a foundation for future dance and music classes. (age 2 as of September 1, 2018)
Acro is a fusion of the artistic motion and technique of dance combined with the athleticism of acrobatics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class as skills are expected to seamlessly be incorporated into a dance. This class includes many strength and flexibility drills to allow our students to perform skills safely and correctly. Teacher assessment required. Must be enrolled in two (2) additional TFAD dance classes with one being either Jazz or Ballet.
This course teaches various theories of acting from method acting to improv. It is designed to help students free their creativity, gain confidence, and feel comfortable in front of an audience. Students will audition for a character “part” and will be expected to memorize their lines outside of class. Each student will be required to design & create their own costumes for each production, so there is not an additional costume fee charged. Students will also assist with creating their set. The session will conclude with a production open to the community. Commitment, self-motivation, and regular attendance are expected. This class meets 2 consecutive hours per week. Extra mandatory rehearsals and set construction days will be added closer to the performance. 100% participation is expected. The fee to add this class for current TFAD students is $20/month.
TECHNIQUE & STRENGTHENING
This class focuses specifically on strengthening and technique including leaps and turns found within many styles of dance. This class is strictly a technique and strengthening based class, and will not perform in the annual recitals. Teacher assessment required.
MOMMY & me
This interactive parent/child class will assist in the development of musical sensitivity, memory, singing, keeping a steady beat, and expressive movement. This class is a great stepping stone to build a foundation for future dance and music classes. Sessions offered twice a year.
Words cannot explain the joy of Ballroom and Social Dance. This class includes many different dance styles from West Coast Swing, Night Club Two-Step and Cha-Cha, to Waltz, Salsa, Foxtrot and Tango. The class is open to all teens and adults. No partner is needed to join. Please watch our Facebook page for dates & times of Ballroom Classes throughout the year. (ages 13 and up)
ADULT BALLET/BARRE FITNESS
This class is suitable for adults with zero dance training and will introduce basic movement vocabulary and French terminology as well as safe stretching techniques and practices. Students will learn positions of the feet, arms, and begin fundamental barre and center work. This class is subject to the needs of the overall attendees and will be scheduled if we have enough interest. Please watch our Facebook page for dates & times of sessions offered throughout the year. (ages 18 & up)
Voice lessons are one on one private lessons. Lesson times and availability are limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Talent Factory Dance Company is placed by age, dedication, attendance, attitude, and skill level demonstrated. Competition team members must try out (JULY 17, 2018) and must meet all camp, class & required criteria to be placed on a Company Team. Any new dancer trying out for Company must have a parent who attends the parent meeting to discuss Company fees and expectations prior to auditioning for the team. After auditions, Company is closed and cannot be joined until the next season. To audition for Company, dancers must be enrolled in specified Talent Factory Classes. Company will meet as a whole once a week during non-competition season and more frequently during competition season. Dancers will be competing at competitions, attending conventions, and performing at events. If you are interested in finding out more about Company, please mark accordingly on the registration form and we will notify you about the Spring 2019 parent meeting. By marking the registration form it does not guarantee your child placement on Company – nor does it deem you obligated.