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 three additional opportunities for our dancers to perform: The Dance Factory Tour Team, The Showstopper Dance Company, and The Dance Factory Elite Performance Company (DFEPC).
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.
In 2014, we added the Dance Factory Elite Performance Company (DFEPC) —a select team of highly skilled and talented Dance Factory dancers. The team performs energetic and precision athletic dance routines at parades, exhibitions, professional/collegiate sporting events in NY, PA and NJ Arenas and at other performance venues.