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Summer 2019 Adult Intermediate Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ This tap class assumes knowledge of foundation skills with previous experience in tap dance. We will work on precision, speed, varying dynamics, performance quality and coordination as well as more complex tap steps and rhythms. Black leather, split-sole, lace-up, tap shoes are required, which you can obtain through Discount Dance Online (Block and Capezio brands recommended). Tap shoes do not require additional room at the toe, as they work better if they fit snugly. We'll be happy to help you find them! This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Heels (8pm) with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ In this class you'll learn bold choreography, often featuring intricate musicality, comprised of a blend of jazz, urban dance, and hip hop. Confidence, stage presence, and individuality are emphasized throughout the session. Heels must be used ONLY in class and have fully intact soles. Heels must be RUBBER OR PLASTIC TIPPED, with no metal showing through bottom of stiletto heels. Any shoes deemed potentially damaging to our floor will not be permitted, so please no studded or overly adorned shoes. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11 and is the same content as our 6 pm class.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Int/Adv Local Musician 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 2-3 weeks we will learn a short combination (LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced) to a song produced by a local artist, and we'll hear directly from them about the inspiration behind the music. Summer session will feature contemporary, urban dance, and/or hip hop. Dancers are required to have a minimum intermediate level of experience with contemporary dance. Class will culminate in professional video production of the pieces rehearsed, featuring those dancers demonstrating regular attendance and strong commitment. The videos will be posted 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $90

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Summer 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Beginner Chairlesque with Dorothy Boice

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. Attendees are requested to wear yoga pants or shorts, and a tank or t-shirt. Socks or bare feet are are appropriate for this class. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 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 choreography. 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 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 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). An example shoe can be found here: https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_443.html?pid=25510&Shop=Style&&skey=adult+tap+shoes&search=true&SortOrder=R&SID=1360908766 This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Intermediate Contemporary Modern with Louisa Barta

AGES: 18+ This class builds from the fundamentals of ballet while experimenting with modern, contemporary movement. It includes modern center work and contemporary choreography. Foot thongs or half socks are required, and can be purchased at Discount Dance online. Class requires at least 2 years of recent ballet or modern technique. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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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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Summer 2019 Adult Hip Hop Grooves and Footwork with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ Hip Hop dance today is flourishing, and innovation is pushing this dance style to places that we haven't seen before. However, there are skills that every hip hop dancer should have in their toolbox. You guessed it, GROOVES! Much like dancing a well-structured contemporary piece, grooves help you to really FEEL and dance the music the way it would look it if were movement. The addition of footwork skills, which are being innovated on regional levels throughout the US and other countries, will stock your freestyle toolbox with what it needs for you to hit the dance floor, enjoy the music, and move with confidence and style. This all-levels class is great for the any dancer wanting to enhance their hip hop freestyle, reconnect to the love of dance, or head out for a night dancing with confidence. 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Chairlesque with Dorothy Boice

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. Attendees are requested to wear yoga pants or shorts, and a tank or t-shirt. Socks or bare feet are are appropriate for this class. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 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 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ This class will enhance your already strong grasp of foundational ballet techniques, and will improve your ability to effectively access your core as well as increase your awareness of proper alignment. Ballet slippers or foot thongs recommended, which can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. Examples of prerequisite ballet steps are: chaine, passe, releve, plie, tendu, pique, and positions 1-5. It is expected that the participant has had adequate experience with these, and a similar level of, prerequisite steps enough to understand the mechanics and recall the movement. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Jazz with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ This advanced beginner/intermediate 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 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. This 6-week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Teen Intermediate Hip Hop with Nadine Medina

Ages 12-15 This dance style can include the sub-genres of urban dance, funk, street jazz, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, and grooves, and breakdancing. TDF classes infuse choreographed routines with several of these known forms of hip hop. Class level is intermediate, and assumes at least 2 years of recent experience in hip hop. Mature dancers ages 16+ looking for hip hop may join our adult class for the summer. 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). 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. This 6 week session begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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Summer 2019 Adult Pure Beginner Ballet with Louisa Barta

Ages 18+ Never danced ballet before? Then this class is perfect for you! This class will focus on the practice and exploration of the details of functional anatomy within classical foundational ballet technique. Our bodies are our tools, and the more nuance and control we have over muscle groups and movement pathways, the more amazing (and accurate) balletic movement we can accomplish. Ballet slippers or foot thongs required, which can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. This 6-week session runs begins the week of July 7 and runs through the week of August 11.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $80

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