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2018/2019 Advanced Beginner Pop Modern with Louisa Barta

AGES: 18+ Meet Pop Modern, a funky choreography-based class that will have you twirling, grooving, shaking, spinning to the floor and popping into the air to the popular songs of this decade and those that have come before. We will incorporate many dance steps and techniques from the genres of modern, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and even modified acro to dance original combinations to modern music. Expect anything from Jessie J and Macklemore to Elvis! Foot thongs (matching skin tone), half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers are required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. This class will be upbeat and fast-paced, and requires 2 years of previous experience in ballet or modern. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Intermediate Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ This class is a level up from our Advanced Beginner class, and is great for anyone who has taken, and felt comfortable with, our Beginner class, or who has at least 1 year of recent hip hop experience. TDF Hip-Hop classes include technique from several sub-genres of hip-hop dance, including lyrical hip-hop movement. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. No jeans or khaki style pants. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Yth 1 Modern with Louisa Barta

AGES: 4-6 Modern dance is the challenge of ballet with the freedom and fun of hip-hop or jazz. Run, jump, roll on the floor, plie, spin, leap in the air, we get to do all that and more in this focused but fun class! This class is for the creative dancer. In this class, students will be taught the basics of modern technique. Completion of choreography, "safe risk-taking", experimentation, freedom of movement, and artistry will be our goals for the year. And who knows? There might be time at the end of class for a challenging dance game or creating our own dances and showing them off! Bare feet are fine. Leggings and a tank or leotard, shorts and a tank or leotard, or leotard and tights are required. No dresses, tutus, or jeans permitted. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Improv with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ This class focuses on guided improvisation exercises and improv studies. It calls for an open mind and willingness, and a motivation to allow yourself to dig below the surface. We will explore numerous improvisation techniques and exercises, including those made popular by William Forsythe and others and dancers will perform a guided improv piece, concepted by the instructor, for the annual showcase. Socks, half slippers/foot thongs, or bare feet recommended. For footwear purchases, we recommend Discount Dance online. No dresses or jeans. Kneepads are recommended, and we suggest this particular style: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EAS4TA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (price is PER knee pad). Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Youth 2 Modern with Louisa Barta

AGES: 7-10 Modern dance is the challenge of ballet with the freedom and fun of hip-hop or jazz. Run, jump, roll on the floor, plie, pirouette, leap in the air, we get to do all that and more in this focused but fun class! This class is for the creative dancer and, while experience is helpful, it's not necessary. Participants should demonstrate enthusiasm and willingness to "dance outside of the box"! In this class, students will be taught the basics of modern technique focusing on strength, balance, alignment, and dynamic. Completion of choreography, "safe risk-taking", experimentation, freedom of movement, and artistry will be our goals for the year. And who knows? There might be time at the end of class for a challenging dance game or creating our own dances and showing them off! Bare feet acceptable. No dresses or jeans. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Pre-Teen/Teen Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 11-17 The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. Students will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although there will be a strong emphasis on flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) on a weekly basis, the main focus of the class will be on expression of choreography. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH BALLET and/or JAZZ is REQUIRED for this class. The ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourrees are a starting point in which we will be building on. Foot thongs or half ballet slippers (matching skin tone) are required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Adv Beg Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. You will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although the main focus of the class will be expression of choreography, flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) will be incorporated weekly. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH ballet and/or jazz is REQUIRED for this class. The ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourrees are a starting point in which we will be building on. Foot thongs or half ballet slippers (matching skin tone), are required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. No jeans, baggy pants, or sweatpants. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Advanced Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ TDF hip-hop class mixes it up by including anything from sub-genres of funk, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, 80‘s hip-hop, and breakdancing. Class level assumes some previous experience, and new choreography will be taught each week. We’ll focus on personal style, moving with clear intention and confidence, and building strength and speed through proper body mechanics. Shoes worn in from off the street will not be permitted so PLEASE bring a change of hip-hop sneakers. Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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Fall 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ Never danced hip-hop before? This class is for you! We'll focus on hip-hop drills, body mechanics and strengthening for dance, and beginner level choreography. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED! TDF tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Less emphasis is placed on the visual art; rather this class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and the various dynamics created by the shoe. This is a beginner tap class, and will provide you with the foundation skills needed to move to more intricate technique. Black leather, split-sole, lace-up, tap shoes are required, which you can obtain through Discount Dance Online (Block and Capezio brands recommended). We'll be happy to help you find them! This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Adult Heels with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ Participants will be encouraged to express confidence, and will learn bold choreography that blends jazz, hip hop, and pedestrian movement. Heels must be used ONLY in class and have fully intact soles. MUST BE RUBBER OR PLASTIC TIPPED - NO WOOD OR METAL HEELS. Any shoes deemed potentially damaging to our floor will not be permitted (no metal coming through stiletto heels, no spikes or studs, etc.). This 9-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 11.

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@ 9:00PM-10:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $110

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Fall 2018 Adult Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: ADULT This class is a level up from our Pure Beginner class, and is great for anyone who has taken our Pure Beginner or Beginner class, or who feels comfortable with the general concepts of the style. TDF Hip-Hop classes include technique from several sub-genres of hip-hop dance, including lyrical hip-hop movement. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Advanced Beginner Adult Jazz Funk with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ Jazz Funk incorporates movements from Street, Funk, and Hip-Hop styles and wraps them all up into one funky style you're sure to love! This class is great if you're looking to let loose and have some fun learning choreography. Students considering this class should have a basic understanding of Jazz technique as this class is more focused on learning routines and short combinations. Shoes worn in from off the street will not be permitted, so please plan to bring a change of hip-hop sneakers (Etnies, DC's, Osiris, etc). Competition-style jazz sneakers also permitted. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. This 9-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 11. This 9-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 11.

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@ 9:00PM-10:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $110

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Summer 2018 Adv Beg/Intermediate Pop Modern with Louisa Barta

AGES: 18+ Meet Pop Modern, a funky choreography-based class that will have you twirling, grooving, shaking, spinning to the floor and popping into the air to the popular songs of this decade and those that have come before. We will incorporate many dance steps and techniques from the genres of modern, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and even modified acro to dance original combinations to modern music. Expect anything from Jessie J and Macklemore to Elvis! This class will be upbeat and fast-paced, and requires previous experience in ballet or modern and an ability to pick up choreography. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Adv Beg Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. You will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although the main focus of the class will be expression of choreography, flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) will be incorporated weekly. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH ballet and/or jazz is REQUIRED for this class. The ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourrees are a starting point in which we will be building on. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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2018/2019 Adult Advanced Chairlesque with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ Chairlesque, a TDF exclusive class, is a HOT jazz/hip-hop inspired chair class. Participants will be encouraged to express confidence, and will learn bold, textured choreography using our prop of choice: chairs. Class attire is flexible (no jeans) but dancers will need specific jazz boots prior to the performance. Link: https://www.justforkix.com/dance/Gia-Mia-Adult-Kombat-Boots-GS3.html?i=19&q=Combat%20Boots&qi=0. Kneepads are recommended, and we suggest this particular style: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EAS4TA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (price is PER knee pad). Dancers are required to have at least 3 years of previous dance experience in jazz or ballet AND contemporary or hip hop. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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Fall 2018 Adult Local Musician Intermediate Choreo Class with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ The Capital District is home to so many talented artists, of all kinds, and this class shines light on the local musicians creating songs that simply need to be heard AND danced to! Every 2 weeks we will learn a short combination to a song produced by a local artist. Fall session will focus artists like Dark Honey, James Rock, The Sea The Sea, and Girl Blue. The style of dance may be contemporary, hip-hop, chair, heels (dancing in heels is optional), or a fusion depending on the song. It is recommended that students have experience in, or willingness to work hard at, those styles and class will culminate in videos being taken for posting on TDF social media and the TDF YouTube page. The only shoe requirements are those that we have for our hip-hop classes and heels classes. Hip Hop sneakers must be DEDICATED to in-studio use only. Shoes worn in from outside will not be permitted, as it is damaging to our floor. Heels, if used for choreography, must be used ONLY in class and have fully intact soles. MUST BE RUBBER OR PLASTIC TIPPED - NO WOOD OR METAL HEELS. Any shoes deemed potentially damaging to our floor will not be permitted (no metal coming through stiletto heels, no spikes or studs, etc.). This 9-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $110

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2018/2019 Adult Intermediate Contemporary with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ Today's contemporary dance draws on classical ballet and jazz, partnering and improvisational skills, and a growing emphasis on textures primarily made popular through hip-hop. It's also marked by its inclusion of pedestrian movement that is used to more clearly expresses the intent of the piece. Choreography will be accented with contemporary floor work, strong shapes, sweeping movement, and group work. Foot thongs, socks, ballet slippers or half slippers are required for class which can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Leggings or shorts are required, as well as tank tops, leotards, sports bras, or t-shirts. Kneepads are recommended, and we suggest this particular style: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EAS4TA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (price is PER knee pad). NOTE: This class is 1.5 hours as we will begin each class with ballet or jazz technique and conditioning. At least two years of previous experience in ballet or jazz dance required, as full understanding and appropriate execution of foundational steps will be assumed. Class will include ballet and jazz technique and conditioning. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:30PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $200

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2018/2019 Pre-Teen/Teen Choreography Composition with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 11-17 Choreographer's Composition is a class for young, dedicated students who demonstrate interest, promise and potential to become future professional dancers or choreographers! In this performance class, students will gain a better understanding of all the things that go into creating choreography and the many ways in which they can apply their newly learned skills. We will dive into the process of music editing, mapping out creative concepts/choreography, working with groups, breaking down steps, and creating combinations to teach to the class! Students will be responsible for the final outcome of music editing and creating a piece collectively to be performed at our 2019 Showcase. Bare feet are acceptable for the beginning of the session, and we will notify dance families by late-winter if additional footwear is required for the show (based on the dance the students create). This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Advanced HH with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ This is an advanced level performance class, requiring at least 3 years of recent hip hop class experience in technique and ability to quickly pick up choreography. We learn textures and techniques popular in today's hip hop, and conditioning is part of every class. Choreography is based primarily in musicality and texture, and is delivered quickly. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Hip Hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. Kneepads are required, and we suggest this particular style: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EAS4TA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (price is PER knee pad). No jeans or khakis permitted. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Yth 1 Tap/Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

Ages: 4-6 The combo class provides students the opportunity to try out two different styles of dance. Class is split such that half is devoted to hip-hop technique and half is devoted to tap. TDF tap includes a strong emphasis on foundation steps, and personal attention is given to students to help ensure they are safely and accurately executing new steps. Black buckle tap shoes and DEDICATED hip-hop sneakers (DC's, Etnies, Osiris, etc) are required. Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Youth 2 Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 7-10 This dance style can include the sub-genres of funk, street jazz, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, and breakdancing. TDF classes infuse choreographed routines with several of these known forms of hip hop, and may also include lyrical hip-hop. Lyrical hip-hop is fluid and expressive, and is often taught to slower songs. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. No Jeans. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Pre-Teen/Teen Intermediate Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 11-15 This more advanced level class is for the dancer who has three or more years of previous, recent, tap experience. TDF Intermediate and Advanced tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and exploring the various dynamics created by the shoe. Foot and ankle strength will be increased through regular practicing of foundation steps in order to enable the student to achieve faster and more confident, precise movement. Black, SPLIT SOLE, tap shoes are required, and we recommend purchasing them through Discount Dance online. No Jeans. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Yth 2 Tap/Jazz with Dorothy Boice

Ages 7-12 A great class to expose your dancer to TWO great dance styles! This class is split such that half is dedicated to tap technique and half is dedicated to jazz. Tap includes a strong emphasis on foundation steps, and personal attention is given to students to help ensure they are safely and accurately executing new steps. For Jazz, students will learn basic foundation techniques and work on building up the strength and balance for basic jumps, leaps, and turns. Black split-sole jazz shoes AND black, split-sole tap shoes are REQUIRED, which may be purchased from Discount Dance Online. No dresses and no jeans. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Pre-Teen/Teen Hip Hop with Nadine Medina

Ages 11-15 This dance style can include the sub-genres of funk, street jazz, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, and breakdancing. TDF classes infuse choreographed routines with several of these known forms of hip hop, and may also include lyrical hip-hop. Lyrical hip-hop is fluid and expressive, and is often taught to slower songs. Shoes worn in from off the street will not be permitted, so please plan to bring a change of hip-hop sneakers (Etnies, DC's, Osiris, etc). Black or grey sneakers, free from excessive design and flourish, are preferred and may be required for the showcase. Feel free to e-mail links to sneakers you are considering, if you are unsure, info@troydancefactory.com. Kneepads are recommended, and we suggest this particular style: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EAS4TA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (price is PER knee pad). This is a non-observation class, and we do not allow non-TDF dancers to remain on premises during class for both safety and logistics purposes. Fortunately Troy is packed with LOTS of things to do during that time, and it's also a great way to get some "you" time with a book, errands, a coffee, etc. We are happy to recommend local establishments for you to spent time at, such as the gallery at the Arts Center, the local library, coffee shops, boutiques, walkable grocery shopping, etc. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Advanced Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ TDF Intermediate and Advanced tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and exploring the various dynamics created by the shoe. Foot and ankle strength will be increased through regular practicing of foundation steps in order to enable the student to achieve faster and more confident, precise movement. Black, SPLIT SOLE, tap shoes are required (Capezio or Bloch recommended, please no Theatrical), and we recommend purchasing them through Discount Dance online. At least 3 years of prior tap experience at a high level are required. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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2018/2019 Adult Adv. Beg. Jazz with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ This advanced beginner class is rooted in classical ballet-based jazz and modern stylings, with an emphasis on strong, precise technique, pure isolations, and enhanced coordination. Flexibility and strength will be conditioned in class, and classic jazz steps will be practiced as well as across-the-floor progressions. You will learn various turns and jumps, as well as foundation steps essential to this exciting style of dance. Prior jazz experience is required, and ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourree, in parallel, is expected. In the course of the year students will work towards more complex skills such as double/triple pirouettes, straddle leaps, axel turns, chaine leaps, calypso leaps, barrel turns etc. Black split-sole jazz shoes REQUIRED, which may be purchased from Discount Dance Online. No jeans, sweatpants, or baggy pants. Class begins week of September 9. This class will culminate in a performance in the June 15 showcase, which all class participants must commit to. Please put this date in your calendar upon registration as well as the final 2 classes, as showcase participants must attend the final 2 classes as well as the rehearsal (morning of June 15) and showcase at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

3 PAYMENTS OF $150

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Fall 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Jazz with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Although this particular style of jazz is ballet based, it is full of sass and fun. If you’re looking to let loose and have fun this is the class for you. This class focuses on the foundational techniques of jazz dance including skills such as pirouettes, jumps, and split leaps. Beginner jazz choreography will be taught with an emphasis on strong, precise, basic technique. Black, split-sole jazz shoes are required and can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ This class will give participants a strong hold over foundation ballet techniques and will strengthen their ability to effectively access their core as well as increase awareness of proper alignment. Ballet slippers or foot thongs required, which can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. Examples of prerequisite ballet steps are: Chaine, Passe, Releve, Plie (demi and grande), and positions 1-5. It is expected only that the participant has had experience with these, and a similar level of, prerequisite steps enough to understand the mechanics and recall the movement. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Adult Ballet Conditioning with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ This class is intended to strengthen dancers for more effective movement and greater control over one's body. Therabands will be used as appropriate, and conditioning exercises will be versions of those presented in Pilates and ballet class, as well as from industry-accepted resources. Please note: this is NOT a Pilates class or a Pure Barre class. Socks are recommended for some portions of class, although several exercises lend themselves better to bare feet. Please do not bring your own Therabands, as we use non-latex bands as a safety precaution against latex allergies. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Fall 2018 Adult Core Conditioning with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ Great core strength is essential to prime athletic performance and preventing injury especially for dancers! Through challenging exercises we will show you safe and effective ways to use your own body in combination with pilates, balance balls, and weights to improve your core. This class is ideal as a supplemental class for all dancers looking to strengthen their core and elevate their athletic ability! Open to all levels of dancers. This 10-week session begins the week of September 16 and ends the week of November 18.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $120

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Summer 2018 Pure Beginner Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. Students will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although the main focus of the class will be flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) we will be spending time focusing on expression through choreography. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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