What is The Factory?
The Factory is a place where people of all ages and abilities can come to explore the health and wellness benefits of dance, movement, fitness and more! We are a "no judgement zone" where everyone can come and benefit from the classes we offer. Open to all ages, The Factory offers classes for all ages, from birth with the Mommy & Me class to age 65 and over with our specialized "Next Level" senior, dance based fitness classes. We also have an Empowerment Zone, dedicated to learning how dance and physical activity go hand in hand with self-empowerment, learning personal development and leadership skills, goal setting, problem solving and self-confidence! Here, everyone is welcome!
Not only is everyone welcome, but everyone can benefit from what The Factory offers! The benefits of dance include:
Increased muscular strength, endurance, balance and motor fitness
Gentle on your body and fun!
Boosts cognitive performance
Challenges your brain
Inclusive - anyone can participate!
Improve social skills and confidence
Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Teaches basic life skills
To learn more about our specific classes, visit our class description page and find the perfect place to start for you!
We know that you're busy - we all are! That's why we have a range of classes available at a variety of times throughout the week. Check out our class schedule!
About the Instructors
April Albright started her love of dance and movement when she was just 3 years old with gymnastics. At 5, she fell in love with dance. As she grew, she learned tap, ballet, clogging and has not stopped dancing and learning since. She's traveled all over the world dancing and learning from others. "Dance is a form of self-expression, just like any other art form, and I like to bring that experience to others and broaden their exposure to the arts." Dance was always a big part of the community April grew up in, "everyone went to dance!", she explains. In 2007, April started her first dance studio called You Should Be Dancing. "I want to give kids and adults the opportunity to find the fun in dance."
Gracie Manis-Studio Assistant
As the Studio Assistant, Gracie wears many hats! From checking students in to market research, she has a contagious, enthusiastic spirit! Gracie is currently a student at South College enrolled in the Radiology Program, with plans to fulfill a degree in Radiation Therapy.