Fall 2015:

Calendar will be posted by the first week of August.

Registration will begin August 20th.



is foundational development for early childhood ages, laying the groundwork for understanding dance concepts and basic movement skills. Classes include movement exploration, traditional dance exercises, rhythm and movement games.

Pre-School Movement Fun (3-4yrs)  Saturdays 11-11:45am – Elizabeth/Gwen LeBar

Movement Fun (4-5yrs)  Saturdays 10:00-10:45am – Elizabeth/Gwen LeBar

Creative Movement 1A (5-6yrs)  Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm – Gwen LeBar

Creative Movement 1B (6-7yrs)  Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm – Elizabeth Atwell Brumley



includes modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop genres for middle childhood ages through adolescence. Emphasis is on anatomically-sound structure and the development of strength, flexibility, stamina, and physical expression. Students are encouraged to take two or more classes per week to foster greater physical awareness, broaden dance understanding, and develop strong skill sets.

Tech 2 Modern (8-10yrs)  Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm – Gwen LeBar

Tech 3 Modern (10-12yrs)  Mondays 4:00-5:30pm – Allison Bradley

Tech 4 Modern (12-14yrs)  Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm – Ellie Andrews

Tech 5/6 Modern (14-18yrs)  Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm – Christi Camper Moore


Tech 2 Ballet  (8-10yrs)  Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm – Jasmine Shafley

Tech 2 Ballet  (8-10yrs)  Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm – Gwen LeBar

Tech 3 Ballet  (10-12yrs)  Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm – Gwen LeBar

Tech 4 Ballet  (12-14yrs)  Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm – Elizabeth Atwell Brumley

Tech 5/6 Ballet  (14-18yrs)  Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm – Elizabeth Atwell Brumley


Tech 3 Jazz  (10-12yrs)  Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm – McKenna Flores

Tech 4 Jazz  (12-14yrs)  Mondays 4:00-5:30pm – Bethany Logan

Tech 5/6 Jazz  (14-18yrs)  Mondays 6:00-8:00pm – Travis Gatling


Tap 1  (5-7yrs)  Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm – Kelly Schlabach

Tap 2  (8-10yrs)  Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm  –  Kelly Schlabach

Tap 3/4  (10-14yrs)  Mondays 6:00-7:30pm  –  Kelly Schlabach

Tap 5/6  (14-18yrs)  Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm  –  Kaitlin Flynn


Hip Hop I  (11+)  Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm  –  Kaitlin Flynn

Hip Hop II  permission  Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm –  Kaitlin Flynn


Beginning Pointe    permission     Thursdays 7:30-8:00pm  –  Grace Nicklos

Int/Adv Pointe     permission    Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm   –  Grace Nicklos

Tech 5/6 Ballet II     permission     Wednesdays 4-5:30pm   –   Gwen LeBar

(Students must be enrolled in Tuesdays Tech 5/6 Ballet to enroll in Wednesday’s class. Ballet II is intended as additional study. Ballet II will have a performance piece in the Spring Concert and is offered at a flat rate of $125/semester, no additional discounts apply.)



is the creative act of dance making. Through participation in the creative process, students of all ages are encouraged to explore their unique voice and develop skills that give form to personal expression.

Composition & Performance  (Tech 3 – 6 plus enrollment in a Technique class)

Fridays 4:00-5:30pm           Elizabeth Atwell Brumley & Guest Artists

Students will be developing multi-disciplinary pieces to be performed at various venues, including Spring Concert. Projects include the development of new FSS repertory pieces to be performed multiple years in a row. Guest artists from a variety of disciplines will be sharing experiences, allowing students to learn additional performance concepts such as lighting design, costuming, and more!


Junior Senior Capstone Project           (Juniors/Seniors, plus enrollment in at least one technique class)

Mondays 8:00-9:00pm          Elizabeth Atwell Brumley

Study continues year-round toward the development of a unique performance piece specific to the 2015 Jr/Sr cohort, utilizing group discussions, academic research, journaling, collaborative exploration, and thematic prompts. Collaborative, group fundraising events will be scheduled to help cover travel/transportation expenses for performances in regional venues or special events. **As this class develops a concept and performance piece throughout the academic year, students must be enrolled during Fall Semester to participate in Winter Semester.



(classes may be added throughout the semester)


Adult Modern                                                       

$10.00 Drop In      Fridays 1:00-2:15pm      Lisa Moulton

Open to students 18+ for modern dance study.


Adult Tap  

AGES 16 AND UP – No Experience Necessary – Everyone Welcome

Fridays – 5:30 – 6:30pm  Feb. 20 – April 3 (closed March 6th for spring break)

$65 for full 6 week session


Private Lessons   

TBD/by appointment

Individual study may be sought for a variety of reasons: pre-professional development, special needs, technique growth, or group class scheduling conflicts. Students seeking to enhance their dance experience through individual study are encouraged to speak with the Artistic Director, who will refer students to qualified teachers based upon needs. Private lesson fees are arranged between the teacher and the student, and are hosted at Factory Street Studio for a fixed donation fee of $10/hr.


Back by Popular Demand…. Bollywood Workshop

March 14 and March 21 – 1- 2:15

Ages 10 and up – no experience necessary, everyone welcome

$16 for both days



with Berry Dilley

April 11, 1-4pm   $30/workshop

The intention of this workshop is to provide the space, support and means for participants to become more fully awake in their bodies. Meditation, mindful movement and dream work are part of this process.  Given that the movement is inspired and revealed by the individual participants, dancers and non-dancers alike are invited to participate. Movement limitations ought not be a concern. Your two left feet are more than welcome.  In order for participants to feel comfortable in the group, it is requested that those registering intend to be present for the whole workshop.  Please wear something comfortable. Open to students 16+ and above.  ($30 fee covers either the Feb 1 or the April 11 workshop)

Berry Dilley holds a Masters of Music in Dance, Florida State University and a Masters in Education in Counseling, University of Arizona. She has spent 25 years practicing Insight Meditation and has a Community Dharma Leader certificate from Spirit Rock. She is currently participating in a three-year training in Somatic Experiencing. Most recently, Berry performed and choreographed with the Athens Dance Collective and in Missy Whaley’s 2013 Fall Concert, all at ArtsWest.



Another class has been added to our schedule due to popularity!

$80/couple (4 weeks)

Fridays, March 13 – April 3  –  6:30-8:00pm

Open to coples 18+. Emphasis is on partnering skills, moving with your partner, developing the ability to lead and follow. Styles will include big band era of music.



$140/semester –  Pre-School Movement Fun , Movement Fun , Creative Movement 1A – 1B , Tap 1

$155/semester – Tech 2 , Tech 3 , Tap 2 – 5/6 ,  Hip Hop I & II , Int/Adv Pointe

$185/semester  –   Tech 4 , Tech 5/6 , Composition

$70/half semester  –  Pre-School Movement Fun Mondays                                 

$80/semester  –  Beg Pointe ,  Jr/Sr Capstone

$125/semester – Tech 5/6 Ballet II



– First class is full price  (highest price level)

– Each additional class is 20% off (does not apply to T5/6 Ballet II)

– No additional tuition charges after 6th class



Registration fees ($10/student) are due at the time of registration. Tuition payments can be made in full during registration or can be paid in monthly installments, due Sept. 15, Oct. 15, and Nov. 14 in the fall and Jan 15th, Feb. 15th and March 15th for Winter/Spring semester. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments at the studio. Additionally, payments can be made via credit card through your online account:



Refunds will not be issued past Sept. 15. for fall semester and Jan. 15th for winter/spring semester. If you choose to withdraw your student from classes, you must inform the office in writing by Sept. 15 to receive a partial refund for remaining classes. Registration fees are non-refundable. Please note: parents are responsible for payment on classes that occurred prior to giving notice.



Prorated tuition is not typically available, as pricing is for semesters and we encourage regular attendance in order to achieve technical growth and full development of skill sets. Prorated tuition may be approved in special circumstances with prior notice at the time of student registration – please speak with the Business Manager.



We make our best effort to accommodate your needs and understand that financial difficulties arise. Please speak with the Business Manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your bills and payment options. As a small non-profit, we rely on regular tuition payments to keep our programming running. In cases with unpaid accounts, students will not be permitted to register for the next semester until account balances have been settled.



Factory Street Studio strives to provide high-quality dance education to all students, regardless of their financial status. A limited number of need-based scholarships and work-study positions are available each semester. Applications are available prior to and during the first week of each semester. Applications are due Sept 6. Scholarships and work study positions are awarded on a needs and merit basis. Additionally, a limited amount of Parent Barter Positions (lawn care, house keeping, piano tuning) exist. These positions are listed on a yearly basis; for more information, please speak with the Artistic Director.



Winter Dance Celebration

This concert is the main showcase for our Creative Kids Company, our student composition class. It takes place at the end of Fall Semester, and is a growing fundraiser and performance opportunity for our students.

CKC is open to students in T3 and above who are also enrolled in Modern Technique. CKC offers a unique opportunity for young dancers to develop their sense of artistic play, explore their creative voice, and learn collaborative and individual composition skills. A few other technique classes will showcase work alongside CKC pieces.

date   Saturday, Dec 13

place  ARTS/West

time  7pm curtain, tech rehearsal will occur earlier that day, details TBA

who is involved  CKC composition pieces, and select classes TBD by the Artistic Director and faculty; performance-participating classes will be informed by September 15.

Spring Concert

Our annual Spring Concert is the culmination of a year’s worth of study for our students. This is the moment of synthesis, an opportunity for students to share technique and skill sets learned in the studio with family, friends, and community members on a professional stage. Spring Concert is also our biggest fundraiser of the year, which helps us cover operating expenses and allows us to bring quality programming to the community year-round.

date   Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25

place  Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville, OH

who is involved  Students enrolled in Tech 1B, Tap 1, and Tech 2 through Tech 6. Students will learn choreography for their Spring Concert piece during Winter Semester classes (some class times will be lengthened to incorporate rehearsal times). Performing in the annual Spring Concert is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Should a student not wish to participate, please inform the Artistic Director at the beginning of Winter Semester.


Consistency and Class Attendance Year-Round

As Spring Concert is a year-end cumulative event, consistency among classes is important. Fundamentals and technique built over the course of both Fall and Winter Semesters are reflected in choreography, and student confidence is encouraged and strengthened through the mastering of skill sets. Consequently, students are expected to enroll in the Fall Semester classes that they wish to perform in during Spring Concert. Please speak with the Artistic Director if you have any questions or non-adjustable fall conflicts.