News and Events
May Office Hours (begins Monday May 6 through May 31): Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am-3:00pm
4/16/2013 Summer Classes for Tech 5/6 Now Available!
We will be running 4 separate 6-week classes for Tech 5&6 students. Students are encouraged to take more than one class! Instructors will include guest teachers!
4/8/2013 Summer Camp Registration for Ages 6-14 Now Available!
Download our Summer Camp Descriptions Here: Summer Camp Descriptions 2013
Download our Summer Camp Registration Information Here: Summer Camp Registration 2013
PARENTS and DANCERS! Spring Concert Tech Week is quickly approaching! Please be sure to download our schedule here:
3/27/2013 Revised Make Up Class Schedule!Saturday, March 30 11:00-12:30 Tech 5/6 Jazz 1:00-3:00 Junior/Senior Capstone rehearsal Saturday, April 6 12:00-1:00 Tech 2 Tap 2:00-3:30 Tech 3 Ballet 3:30-4:30 Intermediate Pointe Sunday, April 7 7:00-8:30 Hip Hop 2 Saturday, April 13 11:00-12:00 Tech 4 Jazz 12:00-1:00 Tech 5/6 Tap 1:00-2:30 Tech 4 Modern 1:00-3:00 Tech 5 Ballet 3:00-4:00 Tech 3 Jazz Saturday, April 14 4:00-6:00 Tech 5/6 and 6 Modern
1/2/2013 Factory Street Open Registration Days, Jan 2, 3, and 4 from 3-7pm!
Stop by the studio Jan 2-4 from 3-7pm to register for Winter Semester classes, which begin Monday, January 7th. You can find our registration packet here: Winter Registration Packet 2013
See you in the studio!
12/17/12 Have a great winter break!
Although fall semester classes are now over, the studio will be open Dec. 17-20 during regular office hours (3-7pm) to take registration materials for the Winter Semester which starts Jan. 7. The studio will be closed from Dec. 22-Jan. 1 but will be receiving and responding to snail mail and email during that time. We will reopen Jan. 2 with regular office hours. Thanks for a wonderful fall and have a great winter break!
11/29/12 Winter Registration Now Open!
Registration forms: Winter Registration Packet 2013
Our Winter Semester starts January 7th and registration is now available! You can fill out your registration forms and send them to the studio or register online via the DanceWorks link: https://app.mydanceworks.net/customer/Login.aspx?parentid=ak600164j
Please note the following changes to the Winter Semester schedule – Tech 2 Modern has been moved to Tuesday from 4-5pm. Tech 2 Tap has been moved to Thursday from 4-5pm. This change was made in part to accommodate instructor schedules. We are sorry for any inconvenience!
Registration and liability forms along with the $10 registration fee are due no later than the first week of classes. Please contact Amanda or Elizabeth with any questions you may have at 594-2302 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
11/21/12 Thanksgiving Break
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! The studio is closed through the end of the week, with the exception of a make-up class for Movement Fun for 4-5 year olds, which will run on Saturday from 10-1045.
FSS WILL resume regularly scheduled classes on Monday, November 26. Thanks!
11/13/12 WINTER DANCE CELEBRATION tickets are now available for pre-sale!
FSS’s Winter Dance Celebration is coming up Dec. 14th, 7pm, at ARTS/West. Tickets are available for pre-sale at the studio as of today- $8 adults, $6 students 12 and under. (Tickets at the door will be available at $10 adults, $8 students.) Featuring brand new student choreography by CKC and performances by Tech 3 Jazz, Hip Hop 2, and Ballet 5/6, come celebrate dance with us and support your local studio! Art like a localvore!
11/5/12 Phones are back up!
Our phone lines and voicemail services are back up, thank you for your patience.
10/30/12 Phone lines down for the evening
Currently our phones are not working due to Vonage services being down. We are sorry for the inconvenience; you can reach us via email at email@example.com, on our Facebook wall, or call 513-404-2508 to reach Amanda. Thank you for your patience!
10/29/12 This week is Bring a Friend Week!
All students are welcome to bring their friends to their dance classes this week for an extra fun way to experience dance!
10/14/12 Dance Jam Update: Today’s Jam is canceled!
UPDATE! Today’s Community Dance Jam will be canceled due to instructor illness. Mark your calendars for the next Jam which will be November 11, 1-3. Thanks!
9/19/2012 Upcoming 35th Anniversary Events This Weekend!
ART Workout with Mary Lachman – Performance Workshop for Tech 4-6
Saturday, September 22 1:00-5:00pm
This workshop is called “ART workout”. This means that we will come together to explore new ways to create performances. Trying to get out of our usual patterns for making a dance, we will use our voices and imagination. We will improvise, write and practice directing the whole group. At the end of the workshop we will share what we make in a performance. Let’s work it out!
This workshop fee is $15, free for students enrolled in Composition (CKC) at Factory Street Studio. This workshop is a part of FSS’s Visiting Artists in Composition program partially funded through the Ohio Arts Council.
Community Dance Jam
Sunday, September 23 1:00-3:00pm Free! Join us for an afternoon of dance improvisation for all ages and all abilities! Facilitated by Factory Street Studio instructors.
Fall Semester Registration Now Open! Find the Fall 2012 Registration Packet here!
Welcome Dancers and Families!
It is with great pleasure that I welcome old and new families alike to Factory Street Studio’s 35th Anniversary Year! We have an exciting year ahead of us that will be kicked off by our Fall Open House on Saturday, August 25 from 12-4pm that will feature free dance classes, registration materials for our Fall Semester, order forms for dance apparel through Revolution Dancewear, and snacks, food, refreshments, and friends (check out our website or Facebook page for more info)! We will keep you informed of upcoming 35th Anniversary events and workshops through regular DanceNews emails, Facebook and website updates, and in-studio fliers.
An exciting development has taken place at FSS…..new online registration! We are registered with DanceWorks Online, which will allow you to register and pay for classes using your internet connection. Since this is a new procedure for all of us, please do not hesitate to contact the office for help getting set up! To start, go to https://app.mydanceworks.net/customer/Login.aspx?parentid=ak600164j and create an account. Many families have already been entered in to the system, but if not, we can always take your paper registration and enter it for you. We hope that this addition will help the studio run more efficiently and be less hassle for you. If you don’t have internet service, don’t worry! We will still accept paper registrations.
We are also happy to announce that beginning this fall, FSS will be selling Revolution Dancewear to Athens families and dancers! No need to travel to Columbus for dancewear anymore; try on items at the studio and order dancewear through FSS at economical prices. Order forms will be available at the studio during our Open House and will be due no later than September 11.
We are proud to continue the growth of our programming to offer the most well rounded dance training in the Athens area. This year you will find expanded class times and additional technique offerings in various levels to provide each student with even more individual attention while strengthening the sense of community in our studio classrooms. Our returning families may notice an increase in tuition costs because of these expansions in programming and the ever-increasing costs of maintaining operations. Being the first tuition increase since 2007, the staff and Board of Directors at FSS did not make this decision lightly and made sure to increase fees only as was absolutely necessary. FSS will still offer discounts when families enroll in multiple classes and we encourage families to apply for scholarships and work-study positions (applications are included in this packet). Please do not hesitate to contact Amanda with any questions you may have about the new tuition increases as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to call the office at 740-594-2302 with any questions you may have.
Artistic Director, Factory Street Studio
The studio will be closed Mon. August 6th – Sat. August 11th.
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