8 Tips for a Successful Dance Audition

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in Auditions, Tips

8 Tips for a Successful Dance Audition

Auditions can be scary and intimidating. Dance auditions, especially, can be very stressful. In most auditions, you are required to learn and embody dance choreography in a short time span and perform it confidently in front of a panel of strangers. Yikes!

Think of your dance audition like a test you take at school. You spend weeks preparing and sharpening your knowledge of the subject. When the test day comes, you may do well regardless – but you perform better on your test when you prepare, right?

Here are our tips for preparing for your dance audition. We know you’ll do great, but these tips will ease your nerves and help you feel ready to take the floor and do what you do best.

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Save the Date: Benefit Concert

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Show Information

Save the Date: Benefit Concert

Our annual benefit show is right around the corner and this year, we are dedicating it to one of our very own families. “Prevail,” A Benefit Concert for Trixy Perry Booth When: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Where: Wildish Theater Tickets will be $20. We hope you will join us for this very special event. Buy tickets...

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How to Pick Up Choreography Like A Pro

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Tips

How to Pick Up Choreography Like A Pro

Dance classes can be intimidating for many reasons when you first begin your training. Open dance classes are usually about an hour long, and when you factor in the warm-up and stretching portion, you are left with an even shorter class time. Choreographers and teachers want to get through as much as they can with the time given, which means sometimes choreography is thrown at you rather quickly.

Don’t worry, we have all been there! The teacher moves on when you are still struggling with a certain combination and your inner panic mode kicks in. We know this can be overwhelming, but learning at your own pace is a part of the process. As you become a more experienced dancer, soaking in choreography at a fast rate will become easier.

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The Best Aspects of Each Dance Style

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in General

The Best Aspects of Each Dance Style

The best part of dance being your art or sport of choice is that there are so many different styles and genres that you can take part in. All of these styles are fun, dynamic, and definitely a great work-out, but each one of them has different traits that make them unique.

Trying to choose which dance class to take? This may help.

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Winter Workshops!

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Workshops

Winter Workshops!

Although our regular classes go on break after this week, there are still plenty of opportunities to dance at The Dance Factory! We are hosting 4 workshops with some of Oregon’s finest dancers and choreographers. Take a few (or all!) of the workshops, and bring a friend!

Space is limited. REGISTER NOW!

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