Classes and Schedule
The Dance Factory offers classes for all levels, abilities, and ages in various dance forms including ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Please contact us to enroll. We offer three ten week session during the school year and encourage students to enroll by our September start date. Limited enrollment is available during the school year.
The Dance Factory schedule is divided into three sessions during the school year. Fall session begins September 10th, winter session begins November 26th, and spring session begins February 25th.
There will be no classes on the following dates: November 19th-23rd, December 19th-January 1st, February 18th-22nd, and April 15th-19th.
Classes will be held on school conference days and teacher in-service days. If school in cancelled in Springfield due to snow, we will cancel classes at the Dance Factory. Please listen to your radio for Springfield schools cancellations. We do not normally phone in a separate cancellation for The Dance Factory, but it will be posted on Facebook and e-mailed to our listserv.
All ballet students in 3rd grade and up are invited to participate in the studio's production of The Nutcracker. This year's performances will be held on December 8th at 7pm and the 9th at 2pm.
Our annual spring recital will be held on Saturday May 11th at Springfield High School. There will be a dress rehearsal from 9-12 that morning followed by an evening performance at 6:30pm. The Junior Recital for the youngest dancers (generally pre-school through 1st grade) will be held informally at 2pm on Saturday May 11th at the high school.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is due the first class of each session. Discounts for siblings and/or students taking more than on class per week are listed below. Students must pay by the session. Make-up classes are always available for students who miss classes during the session.
The fees for each ten week session are as follows:
1 classes per week - $120
2 classes per week - $225
3 classes per week - $325
4 classes per week - $400
5 classes per week - $475
6 classes per week - $535
7 classes per week - $565
8 classes per week - $600.
We are starting a NEW costume policy this year to help minimize the burden of paying for costumes in December. We are asking for a $50 costume deposit for each class on October 15th. The final balance will be due on December 15th. The cost for recital costumes usually range from $60- $80 per class. Unfortunately we have no control over these costs but we try to make economical choices from the many companies which provide this service. Please plan for this additional expense. If the costume is less than $50, we will apply the balance to spring tuition. Please contact Kate if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change.
Please dress appropriately for dance class.
Ballet students should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes.
Tap students need to purchase tap shoes.
Jazz students need to buy soft soled jazz shoes.
Hip-hop students will also need a rubber soled shoe for class. Please do not wear shoes you wear outside so that we can protect our studio floor.
Modern students will practice barefoot.
Students must be enrolled in two ballet classes a week in order to study pointe. Your teacher will advise you when you are ready to purchase pointe shoes.