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Yet another fabulous performance at the Barclays Center

Tue, Feb 13 2018

This past weekend, Downtown Dance Factory dropped into the Barclays Center AGAIN for some fabulous center court pre-game entertainment!  This time, Company Violet rocked the floor to Faith and Company Blue danced beautifully to Forget You.  Both groups were met by wild applause and did us proud, as always.  Thanks to all our amazing dancers and our wonderful supportive parents for coming out.   What a great game too ... nail biting double over-time game which ended the "wrong way".  We'll get 'em next time, Nets!


Companies Yellow & Red take on Barclays Center

Fri, Feb 09 2018

Last weekend, the amazing dancers from Company Yellow and Company Red wow'ed the Barclays Center crowd as they danced center court at the Nets vs. Bucks pre-game show!  The Brooklyn Nets may not have fared quite as well ... but the DDF dancers did us proud as always with their skill, talent, shine and professionalism.  Thanks to all our dancers, and a huge shout-out to their families for coming out to support them.  Great job everyone!!


Parents can't get enough of Demo Classes at DDF!

Tue, Jan 23 2018

For the past few weeks, Downtown Dance Factory has been welcoming our dancers' fans to the studio for Demonstration Classes.  Demo classes are an opportunity for friends and family to come INSIDE the studio to see what each week at DDF is all about.  In Demo Classes, dancers show parents what they have been learning all semester, from warm-ups to start the class, barre work and across the floor exercises to learn technique, to combinations and choreography to show that technique off ... and WOW have they been showing off some amazing dancing!  We are so proud of our dancers, and we know their parents are impressed - aside from the smiles and applause,  we love all the photos and videos we see on Instagram and Facebook.  Feel free to share yours with #ddfdemos2018.  And while you're there, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see all that's going on inside DDF! 


DDF Does Turn It Up Long Island

Tue, Nov 21 2017

This past weekend, over 50 Downtown Dance Factory dancers, aged 7 through 17, traveled to Long Island to attend the Turn It Up Dance Convention.  Taking classes from fabulous choreographers in Jazz, Technique, Contemporary, Broadway and Hip Hop, our dancers did us proud with their mastery of the technique, their amazing skill and artistry, and their absolute professionalism while representing their studio outside of DDF.  Go dancers - congrats to all on a wonderful convention! #turnituplongisland


Introducing DDFPlay!

Sat, Nov 04 2017

On Monday November 6th, DDFPlay begins at Downtown Dance Factory - an indoor play space at Downtown Dance Factory for your baby - toddler - preschooler!  On Monday & Wednesday mornings, Downtown Dance Factory's large sun-drenched studio is transformed into an indoor playground, complete with colorful mats, a fabulous ball pit, adventure-filled tunnels, wonderful books, building blocks, and fun ride-on toys ... 
DDFPlay is drop-in - no registration or RSVP required.  It's a wonderful meet-up spot for parents & caregivers, and it's a warm, clean and safe place for your child to play in the cold winter months.  Whether your child is sitting, crawling, walking, running or working on tummy time - there's something for everyone!  
        
Bring friends or make new ones while you're here.  DDFPlay - indoor fun for your little one! 
For details, click here
 
 
 

DDF performs at Madison Square Garden - Center Court!

Thu, Oct 19 2017

TBT to last May & June ... EIGHT (!) of our awesome Downtown Dance Factory classes performed at the NYC Liberty basketball games, dancing center court at Madison Square Garden at the Liberty's pre-game and half-time shows.  Check them out here on our YouTube Channel.  


Fall 2017 has begun ...

Tue, Sep 19 2017

As of Monday, the 4th and 5th floors at 291 Broadway have been buzzing with activity ... the Fall 2017 Semester at Downtown Dance Factory has begun!  Girls and boys from 18 months through 17 years have been gracing our halls with huge smiles and looks of excitement as they headed into their studios with jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical or hip hop shoes on!  Teachers, dancers, parents and caregivers are so happy to be reunited after the summer, and we are also so happy to welcome so many new families to Downtown Dance Factory. Here's to a successful Fall Semester at DDF!


Recital 2017 - WOW!

Wed, Jun 07 2017

Three days, 7 shows, 2100 dancers, 7 packed audiences - a formula for one absolutely AMAZING weekend! This past weekend, Downtown Dance Factory dancers from 3 to 17 years danced their hearts out at their year-end recital.  Packing Theater One at Tribeca Performing Arts Center from Friday night straight through Sunday night, the dancers outdid themselves with their fabulous routines!  Some dancers danced in one show, some participated in all 7, and of course there were those with 6 dances in just one show!   They danced with joy and passion, not to mention skill and artistry.  DDF staff continue to astound us with their creativity and talent, not to mention their absolute dedication to making the event a success.  Thank you to our dancers, thank you to our staff, thank you to our volunteers, and thank you to our incredible community of DDF families.  We love you all!


Rehearsals are in Full Swing for Recitals 2017

Thu, Jun 01 2017

Wth Recitals 2017 only a few days away, DDF dancers from our smallest kindis to our oldest teens are hitting the stage at BMCC's Tribeca Performing Arts Center for their final stage rehearsals.  Each day this week, the theater has been buzzing with jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and breaking dancers practicing their moves and fine tuning their technique before the big weekend ... In just a day or so, the streets of Tribeca will be filled with costume-clad DDFers heading to their show.  We can't wait!!!  Recitals 2017 - here we come!


Our DDF dancers Did Us Proud at National Dance Showcase!

Wed, May 17 2017

Last weekend, Downtown Dance Factory participated in the National Dance Showcase on Long Island. Competing in genres from Contemporary and Lyrical to Jazz, Tap and Musical Theater, our dancers mastered their dances with technical skill, artistry and grace, coming out on top in each and every category we entered! Our dancers were also the recipients of several NDS awards, and special judges awards, including mentions like "Stunning Musicality", the "Fred & Ginger Award", "Super Staging & Dynamics" and many more.  Thank you to all our choreographers, teachers, dancers and families for being a part of such a wonderful season. And a congratulations to all!


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