Troy Dance Factory, conveniently located at 291 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 in the heart of downtown Troy, offers one-hour lessons in various styles of tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, yoga, and barre.

The studio boasts a 1,200 sf wooden dance floor, a waiting room, a retail space (where you can get some cool TDF schwag), a separate changing room, a dedicated bathroom, two walls of mirrors, one wall of double dance barres, climate control, a dedicated entrance, and a great location close to public transportation, a parking garage, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, AND did we mention.... it's right on the Hudson!

Nadine Medina

Nadine Medina, Owner of Troy Dance Factory, has 30 years of experience in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop and over 20 years experience in teaching and choreographing. She has instructed dance classes at Studio 184, where she also assisted in planning the annual recital and in costume selection, as well as at Rapid City Dance Factory, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Emma Willard School and Albany Prep Charter School. To continue her dance training, she completed the 3-day certified and accredited "Pulse Teacher Workshop" in New York City, where she studied with industry icons Dave Scott, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Desmond Richardson, Robert Hoffman, and many others. She frequents the world-renowned Broadway Dance Center in NYC, has attended class at Millennium Dance Complex in LA, and recently completed the 2-day "Artist Development" Intensive with Galen Hooks. She was recently recognized in The Alt Weekly's "Best of 2018" reader's poll as Best Choreographer and Best Dancer, and continues to be humbled and inspired by her peers.

Dorothy Boice

Dorrie, who has a strong background in gymnastics, began her dance training at Got 2 Lindy Dance Studio, where she was first introduced to Lindy Hop. Through her experience with Got 2 Lindy she discovered Got Rhythm? Dance Studio where she furthered her dance education in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical. She quickly excelled at technique, and began instructing. Transformed from being a recreational activity to an emotional outlet, dancing became a huge part of Dorrie's life. Partnered dancing in particular opened her eyes to the importance of learning communication through physical connection and using dance to have a conversation. She continues to expand on her own experiences and knowledge of dance technique and is devoted to sharing her learnings with her students. Every year she has the opportunity to train under numerous internationally renown Lindy Hop instructors such as Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh, and Sharon Davis (just to name a few).

Louisa Barta

Louisa has so enjoyed her 5th year teaching at Troy Dance Factory! Originally from the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, Louisa moved to Troy, NY in 2014, after earning a BFA in Dance Performance from New York University's Tisch School in 2013. Louisa is a current dance teacher and professional dancer teaching ballet and modern to all age groups, and is in her 5th season as a member of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in Albany. She is an aspiring choreographer and has had the opportunity to participate in and choreograph for dance festivals as part of Troy Night Out, with the Emerging Choreographers Project in Albany, Choreography on the Edge in Woodstock, and the Liberty Hall Dance Festival in New Jersey.

Teddy Forance

Teddy Forance took his career to a professional level at the age of 17 by traveling throughout Greece as a dancer for international pop star Anna Vissi. In the years following, Teddy assisted the Celine Dion Taking Chances tour and performed as a lead dancer on Cirque du Soleil's Delerium. Teddy has worked on hit TV shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, both as a featured performer and as a choreographer. He has also performed with award-winning artists Lady Gaga, Usher, and Florence and the Machine. Currently, he teaches around the world for JUMP Dance Convention. Teddy is also a founding member of the Los Angeles based dance company Shaping Sound.