107 West Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201
About The Dance Factory:
Nina M. Scattaregia, Director, established The Dance Factory in 1994. Since inception of the studio, more than 8,000 students have trained in our programs. We offer a diverse selection of classes for children, teens and adults. We can help you select the perfect class for yourself or your child whether choosing dance for recreational purposes or pursuing a college dance program or professional career.
Our highly qualified instructors hold degrees in dance, theater and musical theatre, have specialized certifications and/or have performed professionally. Our classes are child centered and taught by our caring instructors in a creative and nurturing atmosphere. The progression of levels is developmentally appropriate, challenging and fun!
We offer our students multiple performing and learning opportunities throughout our season:
Annual Dance Showcases - separate performance for our early childhood classes and a separate performance for our children and teen division
Annual Gymnastic Exhibition
Augusta Youth Ballet Company - Our nonprofit ensemble for children ages 8 through 18 performs an annual holiday production and spring concert.
Competition Dance groups - we attend two competitions during our regular dance season
Participation in the West Virginia State Dance Festival for intermediate/advanced students and participation in other dance festivals.
Master classes and workshops with guest artists throughout the fall and spring semester and our summer arts program.
We believe that training in dance, gymnastics and the arts provides valuable life lessons for all students. Students who focus in the performing arts excel in many other areas of life and learning! Our current students and dance alumni have received multiple scholarships, attended college dance programs and have performed professionally:
Governor's School for the Arts, Point Park College Summer Dance Conservatory, West Virginia Wesleyan College/Dance Minor & Musical Theatre Major, Rradford University/Dance Major, Slippery Rock University/Dance Major, University of Akron/Dance Major, School of Atlanta Ballet, Summer Dance in Livorno, Italy, Theatre of West Virginia