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We Have a New Location!

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We Have a New Location!

We will be moving to a new location starting September 1st, 2017!  New location: 420 W. 12th Street | Eugene, Oregon | 97401 Join us at our new location on Sunday, September 10th for our Open House and Registration!  We look forward to seeing you and showing you the new space!

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2017-2018 Auditions

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2017-2018 Auditions

Join our family! Auditions for our 2017-2018 season will be on June 6th, 7th, and 8th! We are looking for dedicated, passionate, and energetic elementary school, middle school, high school and college dancers! TIMES: Tuesday, June 6th: 4:30-7:00pm: URBAN BEAT (Ages 8-13, beginning/intermediate) Wednesday, June 7th: 4:00-6:30pm: URBAN FUSION (Ages 13-18, intermediate/advanced) 7:00-9:00pm: URBAN ELITE (Ages 18+) Thursday, June 8th: 5:00-700pm: Dance Factory Summer Performance Group LOCATION: The Dance Factory studio, 465 Washington Street, Eugene, OR COST: $10/audition. All audition fees go directly into our 2017-2018 scholarship fund. WHAT TO BRING: $10/audition (cash or check made payable to The Dance Factory) Water bottle Appropriate dance shoes REQUIRED: All dancers auditioning must have training in Hip Hop, as well as Jazz/Ballet to be considered for our performance companies. We apologize but we cannot accommodate spectators. All rounds will be closed to the public. Registration will be 15 minutes prior to auditions. Please arrive early to register and warm up. All minors must have a parent/guardian present. Click here to view the Auditions Packet that includes important information about our auditions. Contact us if you have any questions about auditions. We will see you...

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ASPIRE. CREATE. INSPIRE 2017

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ASPIRE. CREATE. INSPIRE 2017

The Dance Factory’s end of the year show, “Aspire. Create. Inspire” is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at the Wildish Theater! We have had a fantastic 2016-17 season and we are so excited to showcase all of our pieces from this year! When: Sunday June 4th 2017 Where: Wildish Theater Time: 5pm Price: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors/kids This show will feature our DF Performance Companies: Urban Beat Urban Fusion Urban Elite All of our students in our open classes: Bboy/Hip Hop Class Contemporary Kids Sampler 1 Kids Sampler 2 My First Steps And much much more! You do not want to miss this show! We have poured our hearts and souls into this year and want to share our passion for dance with you! Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for student/seniors/kids. You can purchase tickets at: www.wildishtheater.com/wptest. We are excited to bring you all of our pieces from 2016 and 2017 under one house. Come support local...

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Memorial Day Weekend Costume Sale

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Memorial Day Weekend Costume Sale

The Dance Factory will be hosting a costume sales over Memorial Day weekend! When:  Friday, May 26th | 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday, May 27th | 3:00pm – 7:00pm Sunday, May 28th | 11:00am – 2:00pm We invite you all to come by the studio to check out our stock. We have so many great costumes, basics, and shoes that need new homes. All costumes are on sale as we make room for our 2017-18 inventory. You may purchase individual items or as an entire set. These costumes have been worn very gently and many have only been worn once! We have costumes from brands such as: Weissman Liberts Curtain Call Discount Dance Supply Dancewear Solutions H & M Forever 21 and much more… Schedule a time to come in or simply stop on...

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Up Close – A Benefit Concert for Direction Service

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Up Close – A Benefit  Concert for Direction Service

When: Saturday, March 11th, 2016 | 7:30pm Where: Wildish Theater  This is the Dance Factory’s 5th annual benefit concert at the Wildish Theater. This year’s beneficiary is the wonderful non-profit “Direction Service”. About Direction Service: The mission at Direction Service is “Helping people with disabilities and special needs live the fullest lives possible.” Direction Service is a multi-program organization that has helped people with special needs, and their families, live their lives to the fullest since 1976. For more information, visit their website. We are honored to be able to host this show on behalf of Direction Service and the amazing work that they do for our community. All proceeds from this show will go directly toward Direction Service. We are truly thankful for our community and for the support they give us. This show would not be possible without these amazing guest groups: Eugene Bhangra Identity Dance King’s Krew Rebelle’s Ballet UO Duck Street UO Flock Street Crew Work Dance Co. ZAPP Along with the DF performance companies: Urban Beat Urban Fusion Urban Elite Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at...

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Fall 2016 Auditions

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Fall 2016 Auditions

Join our family! Auditions for our 2016 fall season are Sunday, September 11th and Sunday, September 25th, 2016. We are looking for well-rounded dancers from ages 8+! TIMES: Sunday, September 11th: 2:00-4:00pm: URBAN BEAT (Ages 8-15, beginning/intermediate) 2:00-4:00pm: URBAN FUSION (Ages 12 – 18, intermediate/advanced) Sunday, September 25th: 5:00-7:00pm: URBAN ELITE (13-18+ hip hop companies) LOCATION: The Dance Factory studio, 465 Washington Street, Eugene, OR COST: $10/audition. All audition fees go directly into our scholarship. WHAT TO BRING: $10/audition (cash or check made payable to The Dance Factory) Water bottle Appropriate dance shoes We apologize but we cannot accommodate spectators. All rounds will be closed to the public. AUDITION SCHEDULE: Registration will be 15 minutes prior to auditions. Please arrive early to register and warm up. Jazz Turn Combination Flexibility Check Jazz Combination Hip Hop Across the Floor progressions Tricks/Skills check Hip Hop Combination   CHOREOGRAPHY: All Routines/Combinations taught at auditions. Contact us if you have any questions about auditions. We will see you...

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August 2016 Workshops

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Every summer (and winter) the Dance Factory gives our Eugene dancers the opportunity to train with some of the most sought-after choreographers in our industry. This year is no different! We have 3 AMAZING teachers and choreographers stepping foot in our little old Eugene to teach us and expand our vocabulary. Space is limited. Register now!  Registration form is located at the bottom of this post. Hip Hop Workshop with Fredrika Keefer: Thursday, August 25th 6:30-8pm, $20 San Francisco native. Dancer and teacher extraordinaire. Hip Hop Workshop with Cezar Tantoco: Sunday, August 28th 4-5:30pm, $30 Cezar is a pioneer in Canada’s hip-hop dance scene. Choreographer in the 2010 Winter Olympics ceremony. Lyrical Jazz Workshop with Sara Weber: Tuesday, August 30th 6:30-8pm, $15 REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES: * indicates required field Dancer's Name:* Dancer's Age:* Parent or Guardian name: Address:* City:* Zip:* Phone Number:* Email:* Name of other family member(s) registered at The Dance Factory: Classes Registering for (Class 1):* Classes Registering for (Class 2): Classes Registering for (Class 3): Classes Registering for (Class 4): CAPTCHA Code:* We accept cash or check. We also accept debit/credit cards (in the studio only.) Pay...

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Aspire. Create. Inspire 2016

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Aspire. Create. Inspire 2016

The Dance Factory’s end of the year show, “Aspire. Create. Inspire” is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at the LCC Ragozzino Theater!

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Spring 2016 Auditions

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Spring 2016 Auditions

Join our family! Auditions for our 2016-2017 season are this weekend, Sunday, May 15, 2016.

We are looking for well-rounded dancers from ages 8+!

TIMES:
1:30-3pm: PRESTIGE JUNIOR (Under 18 jazz company)
3-4:30pm: URBAN BEAT (Ages 8-15 hip hop/jazz companies)
5:30-7pm: URBAN VIBE/URBAN PULSE (13-18+ hip hop companies)
7-8:30pm: PRESTIGE SENIOR (18+ jazz company)

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8 Tips for a Successful Dance Audition

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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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