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.

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 Jane Barta is with TDF for her third year, and is currently based in Albany dancing where she is a professional modern dancer with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, also for her second season. Originally from Salt Lake City Utah, Louisa studied and taught at the esteemed Ballet West Academy. Additional training includes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the acclaimed LINES Contemporary Ballet, and summer residencies at Tisch. Louisa graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance with Academic Honors, where she studied: Ballet, Modern, Composition, Improvisation, Partnering, Music History and Theory, Anatomy, Pilates, Yoga, Dance History, and Acting.

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.

Marcus Noble

Marcus Noble started his dance career after years of self taught training as a bboy, a year in the Philippines in all styles of hip hop dance styles and foundation, and two years of ballet, modern, and contemporary dance training in NJ/NY. Previously signed with Bloc NYC and now currently signed with Go2 Talent Agency in LA, Marcus has done a variety of commercial work including jobs with Facebook, McDonalds, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, GAP, SnapChat, and many more. Marcus has also worked with a variety of choreographers including Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Cats on Broadway), Ellenore Scott w/ Elsco Dance Company (Season 6 Finalist SYTYCD, Assistant choreographer for Cats on Broadway), Mikey Dellavella (Teacher at Millennium Dance Complex, Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynolds) and more. Marcus currently resides in LA pursuing a career in the entertainment industry as a dancer, choreographer, actor, and model.

DJ Smart

Mr. Smart is a graduate with honors from the University of the Arts where he received his BFA in Ballet Performance, and was the recipient of the prestigious “Stella Moore Prize” and the “Outstanding In All Styles” award. He has acquired an endless number of accolades and recognition including: 2006 NAACP ACT-SO National Dance Gold Medalist, 2007 YoungArts winner in Jazz Dance, Capezio Athlete, 2013 "Got Dance LA Spotlight Recipient”, 2013 Edge Magazine "Person of the Week", and an “Emerging Artist Award” from Opera Noir. ?He has made countless guest appearances and has been able to perform, teach and choreograph all over the USA and in over 15 countries internationally. His credits include: Momix Dance Company, Freelusion, Oklahoma!, Twenty One Pilots, Stevie B, BEX, Bad Boys of Dance, Koresh Dance Company, and the Step Up Revolution Fitness DVD. Most notably, he was a special guest performer on the hit TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” and “So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine.” In addition, he has appeared as a guest judge on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms," and a dancer on "Raising Asia." He has received remarkable reviews for his performances and choreography, and has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Dance Spirit, Laredo Morning Times, Detroit Free Press, SET magazine, EDGE magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, LA Times, Houston Chronicle, Off Off Off Dance and Baltimore Sun. Mr. Smart continues to be a vessel and a voice for those who have a similar dream but lack the means to bring it to fruition. He is frequently involved in charity work and public speaking on behalf of the arts. He continues traveling the world as a performer, teacher, choreographer, humanitarian and ambassador for the arts.