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 9th, winter session begins November 18th, and spring session begins February 24th.
There will be no classes on the following dates: November 25th-29th, December 23rd-January 3rd, February 17th-21st, and April 13th-17th.
Classes WILL be held on school conference days and teacher in-service days. If school is cancelled in Springfield due to snow, we will cancel classes at the Dance Factory. We will post on Facebook and send a cancellation notice via email through our mailing list if classes are cancelled.
All ballet students in 3rd grade (and often 2nd grade) and up are invited to participate in the studio's production of The Nutcracker. This year's performances will be held on December 14th at 7pm and the 15th at 2pm.
Our annual spring recital will be held on Saturday May 9th at Springfield High School. There will be a dress rehearsal at the High School from 9:30-12:00 the morning of May 9th followed by the evening performance at 6:30pm. The Junior Recital for the youngest students will be held informally at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 9th. The Junior Recital dress rehearsal will also be held at the High School on Saturday, May 9th from 9:00- 9:30.
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 - $125
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.
Any account that is not paid in full during the first week of the session will have a $5.00 per week surcharge added to the balance each week until the account is paid in full. Any account that is not up to date will forfeit the right the perform in any production unless payment arrangements have been made in advance with Kate.
To help minimize the burden of paying for recital 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 1st. The costume order must go out before December 25th. Therefore, COSTUMES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY DECEMBER 1ST OR YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO PERFORM IN THE RECITAL. The cost for recital costumes usually range from $65- $85 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 matter.
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.