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 11:00-11:45am 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.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION
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.
ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS & WORKSHOPS (classes may be added throughout the semester)
Adult Modern $10/drop in
Fridays 1:00-2:15pm Lisa Moulton
Open to students 18+ for modern dance study.
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.
Fri, Sept. 26 7:00-9:00pm and Sun, Sept. 28 3:00-5:00pm $30/workshop
MOVE AS YOUR HEART DESIRES AND YOUR BODY ALLOWS Berry Dilley
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. ($30fee covers both the Fri and Sun sessions of this 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.
Ballroom Partner Dance $60/person $100/couple (6 weeks)
Fridays 7:00-8:00pm *Jan 7 – Feb 13* Berry Dilley
Open to students 16+. 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 $155/semester $185/semester
Pre-School Movement Fun Tech 2 Tech 4
Movement Fun Tech 3 Tech 5/6
Creative Movement 1A – 1B Tap 2 – 5/6 Composition
Tap 1 Hip Hop I, II
$70/half semester $80/semester $125/semester
Pre-School Movement Fun Mondays Beg Pointe 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. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments at the studio. Additionally, payments can be made via credit card through your online account: https://app.mydanceworks.net/customer/login.aspx
Refunds will not be issued past Sept. 15. 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
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.
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.