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 (September 2017 through June 2018).
2 yr. olds: Tiny Tots (a fusion of jazz, ballet, & hip hop)
3-4 yr. olds: Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop
5-6 yr. olds: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop
7-10 yr. olds: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Theatre/Acting
10+ & Adults: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Theatre/Acting
Teacher Referral: Pointe, Acro, Lyrical
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. (ages 3 and up)
Pointe is an extension of ballet which requires strength and technique. Dancing “en pointe” is every girls’ dream. Dancers are invited to join this class based on technical background, ballet knowledge and ability. (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, 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. (ages 11 and up. Teacher recommendation required.)
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 learn numbers from such musicals such as: Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, 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, 2017)
Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength for dance. (teacher recommendation required)
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. The session will conclude with a production open to the community. Each student must provide his or her own costumes for each production, so there is not an additional costume fee.
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.
Jive into the body-shaping routine of our ZumbaTM program. It’s an exhilarating and easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired workout. Take advantage of this calorie-burning fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward a healthy lifestyle. (ages 18 and up)
Piloxing is a mix of Pilates, boxing and also high-energy interval dancing workouts which burn calories optimally and enhance stamina. It is designed to not only boost your strength, but your self-confidence and self-image too, while giving rise to a sculpted and powerful body. (ages 18 and up)
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 students with zero to little ballet 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. Classes will meet once per week.
Voice lessons are one on one private lessons. Lesson times and availability are limited. Email email@example.com for more information.