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Dance Factory Curriculum

We have a variety of classes for all ages and levels and we teach through a nurturing and creative environment.  Our curriculum is child-centered and focuses on each student's development and success.  children centered approach to training  Students are placed  in classes based on several factors:   age, ability, skill, focus, and individual development.  Placement in the correct level assures that your child will progress and become confident & successful!   Our recreational classes are engaging and fun while fostering confidence, development of skills and learning an appreciation for the art of dance.  For students who wish to pursue dance more seriously; our ballet program enables the dancer to train on a pre-professional level. 

Let us help you select the perfect class for your child!

2019/2020 Schedule will be available SOON!

Early Childhood Classes

Explanation of the Early Childhood program in general.

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Playful, engaging and fun way to introduce 3-5 year olds to dance in a nurturing/safe environment.  Little dancers love to move and Creative Dance/Tiny Tappers is full of c

          Creative Dance/Tiny Tappers 1, ages 3-4 – 60 minute class (TDF)

          Creative Dance/Tiny Tappers 2, ages 4 ½ -5 ½ - 60 minute class

Engaging-fun-playful-child centered-music that appeals to young children, change activities so our little dancers do not get bored!

*1st half of class = creative dance:  circle time/stretches, lots of imagery to make learning fun 

*tip toe walks, jumps, skips, gallups

*shapes, pathways, tempos

*props such as scarves, wands, tambourines, hoops & more are use to enhance movement skills

*2nd half of class = Tap:  children learn basic tap & rhythms, helps little tappers timing and rhythm.

*fun music & fast paced!

Creative Dance/T Tappers 2 builds upon skills learned in Level 1 and become more structured but still in a playful environment!

Creative Dance and Tiny Tapper

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*Ballet Intro., ages 5 ½ - 7 - 45 minute class (TDF) (many 6 year olds will turn 7 before end of dance season – so these levels are recommended to be taken before Junior Level 1)

 

Imaginative ballet class, students in this age group are ready to learn specific ballet positions and arm movements.  

*class begins with an opening dance

*students learn simple barre exercises 

*basic ballet steps, turns & jumps

*learn terminology/names of steps

*learn simple ballet dances that encourage fluid movement & musicality with added enchantment and imagination!

Ballet Introduction

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*Jazz/Tap Intro., ages 5 ½-6 ½, 60 Minute combination class for ages 5 ½ - 7

 

FUN & FAST PACED, upbeat music/child appropriate, enhances motor skills, coordination, flexibility, rhythm and timing. This class is recommended to take with Ballet Intro., but not required! 

 

*Ballet Intro/Tap Time – 60 minute class for younger 5 year olds.   Similar skills but offered in shorter format. Good to combine with Kidz Hop!

 

*Kidz Hop/Jazz, ages 5-6-7 45 minute class

High energy, fast paced class for young dancers!   Jazz and hip-hop basic steps are introduced focusing on body awareness which helps to develop coordination, rhythm and timing.  Fun music with the hip hop beat but child-centered and appropriate!

Jazz/Tap

Junior Level Classes

Explanation of Junior Level

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Ballet Junior Levels I, II, III, IV

Junior I – beginning/basic.  Ballet class is usually 45 minutes and the students have the option to take jazz/tap in a 60 minute combination class.  

 

Junior II – This level maintains and expands basic technique and allows the dancer to take hour-long classes in various dance styles. We recommend students take 2 hours per week, usually a ballet class with another dance discipline or other combination of two different dance styles.

 

Junior III – Students in this level usually take 3-4 hours per week in a couple different dance styles.  


Junior IV – pre-teen students in this level are usually taking 4-6 hours of dance per week and are progressing towards an intermediate level.   Frequency of training and taking more than one dance style will help students learn and progress quickly.

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Jazz and Tap Levels I, II, III, IV

Junior I – beginning/basic.  Ballet class is usually 45 minutes and the students have the option to take jazz/tap in a 60 minute combination class.  

 

Junior II – This level maintains and expands basic technique and allows the dancer to take hour-long classes in various dance styles. We recommend students take 2 hours per week, usually a ballet class with another dance discipline or other combination of two different dance styles.

 

Junior III – Students in this level usually take 3-4 hours per week in a couple different dance styles.  


Junior IV – pre-teen students in this level are usually taking 4-6 hours of dance per week and are progressing towards an intermediate level.   Frequency of training and taking more than one dance style will help students learn and progress quicker!

and appropriate!

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Modern, Musical Theater, & Hip Hop

Junior I – beginning/basic.  Ballet class is usually 45 minutes and the students have the option to take jazz/tap in a 60 minute combination class.  

 

Junior II – This level maintains and expands basic technique and allows the dancer to take hour-long classes in various dance styles. We recommend students take 2 hours per week, usually a ballet class with another dance discipline or other combination of two different dance styles.

 

Junior III – Students in this level usually take 3-4 hours per week in a couple different dance styles.  


Junior IV – pre-teen students in this level are usually taking 4-6 hours of dance per week and are progressing towards an intermediate level.   Frequency of training and taking more than one dance style will help students learn and progress quicker!

and appropriate!

Pre-Teen & Teen Recreational Classes

Explanation of Pre-Teen Teen and Recreational Program.

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Ballet

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Jazz and Tap

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Clogging

Intermediate & Advanced Levels

Explanation of Intermediate and Advanced Levels and Pre-professional Program.

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Intermediate

Advanced

Ballet

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Intermediate

Advanced

Jazz and Tap

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Intermediate

Advanced

Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop

Augusta Youth Ballet Company

Explanation of the Augusta Youth Ballet Company and the Pre-professional Program.

Junior Level instructors and Teaching Apprentice program.

 

On the AYBC page I can include infor about Guest Artist Workshops

Augusta Youth Ballet Company Summer Intensive with Guest Artists- (I can include the pics from the time Nurlan came down)

Musical Theatre summer intensive in coordination with Buckhannon Community Theater

For more information click the link below.

Workshops and Adult Classes

The Dance Factory offers a variety of workshops and Adult Classes throughout the dance semester.

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Babies Move and Play

Dance with Me, for Toddlers and Parents

Yoga Ball

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Adult Go with the Flow

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