Our dance programs are performance-based rather than competition-based. In addition to our holiday observation in December and our recital in June, we offer additional opportunities for our dancers to perform through The Dance Factory Summer Tour Team, The Dance Factory Holiday Tour Team, and the Showstopper Dance Company. Dance Factory dancers also perform at the Montgomery FunFest and Run With Rotary. We continue to look for performance options throughout the year and communicate these to the studio when available.
The Dance Factory Tour Team was created in the summer of 2007 to allow our dancers to have an outlet to perform while giving back to the community. The Tour Team is a group of dancers in 4th grade and up that rehearses and performs during the summer months and in December for the holidays. We offer two summer opportunities and one December opportunity. Our summer teams rehearse intensively for one week and perform at local nursing homes, community centers, and at a Somerset Patriots baseball game! In December we rehearse and perform a Holiday-themed production at local retirement homes and community centers. Our Tour Team dancers get to feel firsthand the dedication and hard work it takes to create, learn and perfect a dance in such a short time. They also benefit greatly from the joy that our dances bring to community members. Dancers must audition or be recommended by an instructor.
The Showstopper Dance Company is a team of high-caliber, well-respected performers and Showstoppers perform in all recital shows! Only dancers in the Intensive Program will be eligible to audition for the Showstopper Dance Company. Auditions are held in January. Dancers taking Intensive Jazz classes may audition for the Showstopper Jazz Team and dancers taking Intensive Tap classes may audition for the Showstopper Tap Team.