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Position Available: Dance Educator/Artistic

Director of Non-profit Dance Studio

Job Title                                   Artistic Director

Organization                        Factory Street Studio

Location                                  Athens, OH

Posting Date                        October 18, 2017

Application Deadline     Application review begins Nov. 15 and closes Jan. 3


Factory Street Studio, a 39-year-old non-profit dance organization, is seeking an Artistic Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic dance educator interested in sustaining a vibrant dance program and further enhancing its role in a community-oriented university town. With more than 30 classes running each week, Factory Street Studio is an integral, respected part of the Athens, OH area arts community.

The Artistic Director manages, organizes, and maintains a well-established, high-quality dance curriculum that includes Modern, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Creative Movement, and Composition. Reporting to an active governing board, the Artistic Director works in partnership with a Business Director, oversees curriculum, recruits and mentors teachers, oversees student assessment, and organizes external performance events, including a Winter Dance Celebration and a Spring Concert.

We are looking for a self-starter with:

  • At least three years’ teaching experience, preferably with students of varying ages and abilities;
  • Knowledge of anatomically sound dance technique across a range of dance genres;
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Undergraduate degree in dance;
  • Successful completion of coursework in or demonstrated understanding of dance pedagogy.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree in dance;
  • Familiarity with national dance standards;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Grant writing experience.


Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $30,000 annually, plus health and wellness stipend. Additional teaching opportunities are available, including in our partner university for qualified candidates. Review of applications begins November 15 and closes on January 3.

Please send résumé or CV, letter of interest, and the names of 3 references to:

Factory Street Studio

Attn: Search Committee

37 Ohio Avenue

Athens, OH  45701


Or email to: Robin Stock, FSS Board President,



November 2017 Newsletter

Happy November!
We have a very busy month at the studio, so here are a few reminders:
– There is a Jazz 3 make up class scheduled for Friday, 11/17 from 4-5pm.
– Monday, Nov. 20 is a regular Monday day of classes at their regular
times. This is a make up day for Labor Day.

– Tuesday, Nov. 21 has MAKE UP CLASSES ONLY. 

These classes are: Tap 4 from 4-5pm, Tap 3 from 5-6pm, Tap 5 from 6-7pm,
Tech 5 Jazz from 4:30-6, Jazz 101 from 6-7. NO other classes will take place.
– Wednesday Nov. 22 – Friday Nov. 24 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving break
– Sunday Dec. 3rd, make up classes for PrePointe (1-2:15pm) and Advanced
Pointe (1-3:30pm) 
– Final payments are due by Dec. 1st. Students may not participate in concerts
or re-enroll in classes until balances are paid in full. Please speak to me if you
need to make special arrangements. Email 
– We are still looking for a clean, working dorm fridge if you happen to have
one sitting around! 🙂
– Our Winter Dance Celebration will be on Friday, Dec. 15th at 7pm and Saturday,
Dec. 16th at 1pm at the Shirley Wimmer Theater in Putnam Hall, on the OU
campus. The following classes will perform: Tap 5, Tech 4 Jazz,  Tech 5 Jazz,
Modern 101, Tech 2 Modern, Tech 4 Modern, Tech 5 Modern, Tech 5 Ballet,
Composition and the Junior/Senior Capstone class. Come support your studio
and fellow dancers! Tickets on sale the week before at the studio and at the door,
$10 adult and $5 for students.
– Tech schedule for Winter Concert and Fall schedule and registration info. 
coming soon!
– There will be a list of dancers names that are participating in the winter concert
posted in the studio. Please drop by in the next 2 weeks to double check our spelling
for the programs!
– It is getting really dark really early these days. Please remember that our policy
states that dancers age 10 and under, and Tech 2 and under, must be picked up
inside of the studio.  We can’t send kids running out into the dark alone, and we can’t
see parents or cars in the dark.  
Hope you have a safe and wonderful Holiday! 



Maria Warmke
Business Director
Factory Street Studio
Fall Studio Business Office Hours 
Monday – Thursdays 




Thanks to


and Capezio!



Help FSS earn money every time

you shop at Kroger!


Once you sign up for the Community Rewards program, Factory Street Studio will automatically start earning a rebate every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card. Signing up for this program has no effect on your fuel rewards or other Kroger card discounts.


  • Go to and click on “Ohio”.
  • Scroll down and click on “Enroll”.
  • Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox. Click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • You can either enter Factory Street’s NPO number (90014), or type in the name of our organization and select the organization from the list.
  • Click on confirm.

Thanks for helping Factory Street Studio earn money to support our mission of encouraging personal growth and cooperative spirit through creative dance and movement!


Factory Street Studio provides non-competitive dance education in Southeast Ohio, promoting dance technique, self esteem, personal growth and cooperative spirit.


Factory Street Studio Policies and Guidelines

FSS Policies


Business Office Hours

Mondays – Thursdays

3pm – 7pm



Factory Street Studio is looking for local businesses to sponsor classes!

Organizations & businesses who become a sponsor will be able to have their logo featured on our website, will be listed in our Spring & Winter Concert programs, will have names added to a ‘Thank You’ sign in the studio, and will be listed on our Spring Concert tee shirts!

$100 Bronze, $250 Silver, $500 Gold.

We are a federally recognized tax-exempt organization and can provide appropriate documentation for your records.

Contact us for more info. 740.594.2302 or

Check out our “Sponsors” page (“About Us”)  to see current sponsors!