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It’s that time of the year for Summer Dance Classes!!

 

We are so excited to offer a full schedule with many options for summer dance this year.  Below is a button to click and view our summer schedule as well as a link you can click to register for summer classes.

 

Summer Class will begin on Monday July 15, 2024.  We are having a 5 week summer session!  All Classes are available to all New and Current Students!!!

 

Below we have highlighted our recreational classes to help you select the correct class/classes for your dancer.  Should you have any questions please feel free to email us at jdcdanceoffice@gmail.com.

 

All Classes are on a first come first serve basis.  If you’re new to JDC, please click the link below to be redirected to our registration portal.  Once you complete and submit your registration form.  You will need to login into the parent portal to complete and pay for your summer classes.  Your child will not be considered enrolled until you log into the parent portal and complete the enrollment.

 

Below are highlights of our recreational classes to help you choose the best class/classes for your child:

 

Preschool Classes, we will be offering two different nights of preschool classes (ages 2.5 - 4-year-old):

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 with Ms. Kasie

or

Thursday 4:30-5:30 with Ms. Kasie

 

We will also offer a 4–6-year-old class for any Pre-K dancer just interested in ballet and/or jazz.  Those classes will be on Tuesday evening with Miss Maddy Spain as follows:

Tuesday 5:00-5:30pm Ballet (ages 4-6)

Tuesday 5:30-6:00pm Jazz (ages 4-6)

 

For preschooler who have turned 5 or will be turning 5 as well as any 5–7-year-old beginner level dancers we have the following classes for you:

Thursday 5:30-6:00 Recreational Ballet with Ms. Kasie (ages 5-7)

Thursday 6:00-6:30 Recreational Tap with Ms. Kasie (ages 5-7)

Thursday 6:30-7:00 Recreational Jazz with Ms. Kasie (ages 5-7)

 

Again, this coming summer we will also offer our ages 6–8-year-old Ballet, Jazz and/or Tap Classes.  These classes are for intermediate level dancers.  If your dancer has 2 or more years of dance lessons these are the classes for them:

Monday 5:00-5:30pm Ballet w/ Miss Maddy (ages 6-8)

Monday 5:30-6:00pm Jazz w/ Miss Maddy (ages 6-8)

Monday 6:00-6:30pm Tap w/ Ms. Kasie (ages 6-8)

 

We will also be offering Recreational Hip-Hop Classes this summer for all ages.  These are for both beginners and/or intermediate level dancers and are as follows:

Tuesday 5:00-5:30pm Recreational Hip-Hop (ages 4 -6) with Miss Wolfe

Tuesday 5:30-6:00pm Recreational Hip-Hop (ages 7 - 11) with Miss Wolfe

Tuesday 6:30-7:00pm Recreational Hip-Hop (ages 11 and up) with Miss Wolfe

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be offering our Ages 8 - 11-year-old Classes:

Tuesday 7:30-8:00 Recreational Tap (ages 8 – 11) with Ms. Kasie

Tuesday 8:00-8:30 Recreational Jazz (ages 8 – 11) with Ms. Kasie

Wednesday 5:30-6:00pm Recreational Lyrical/Ballet (ages 8-11) with Miss Maddy

Wednesday 6:00-6:30pm Recreational Jazz (ages 8 - 11) with Miss Maddy

Wednesday 6:30-7:00pm Recreational Tap (ages 8 - 11) with Ms. Kasie

 

New this year we will be offering Gymnastics Classes on Wednesday night as follows:

 

Wednesday 5:00-5:30 Gymnastic & Tricks Class for Ages 4-7 with Miss Sabrina

Recreational Gymnastics and Tricks will include Stretch, Strengthening, Conditioning and Intro to Gymnastic Skills, which will include cartwheels, backbends and other introductory skills.

 

Wednesday 5:30-6:00 Gymnastic & Tricks Class for Ages 8-11 with Miss Sabrina

Recreational Gymnastics and Tricks will include Stretch, Strengthening, Conditioning and basic Gymnastic Skills.  Including backbends, back walk-overs & front walk-overs. 

 

Wednesday 6:00-6:45 Gymnastic & Tricks Class for Ages 12 and Up with Miss Sabrina

The 12 & up class is for intermediate/advanced Gymnasts, which will include Stretch, Strengthening, Conditioning as well as more advanced gymnastic skills such as back handsprings, aerial and back tuck.  Any student registering for this class must already have your back walk-over to enroll and more advanced level skills.

 

And for recreational dancers ages 11 and up we have the following classes for you this Summer:

Monday 6:00-6:45pm Lyrical/Contemporary Class with Miss Maddy (ages 11 & up for beginner/intermediate level)

Monday 6:45-7:30pm Jazz Class with Miss Maddy (ages 11 & up for beginner/intermediate level)

Tuesday 6:30-7:00 Hip-Hip with Miss Wolfe (ages 11 & up for beginner/intermediate level)

For anyone 11 and up interested in taking a tap class this summer please email me @ jdcdanceoffice@gmail.com

 

Finally, we are excited to offer our NEW Competition Interest Classes this Summer! These classes are for dancers ages 6-8 who are interested in Competition.  These classes are for students with at least 2 years of dance experience or more and have shown the ability for the next level.  If your dancer has an interest, you may speak with your teacher for more information.  For those students we have recognized as having the potential for the competition level your teacher will be contacting you.  If you are new to JDC and interested in learning more about these classes please email us at jdcdanceoffice@gmail.com.  Thank you!

 

Tuesday 6:30-7:00pm Competition Interest Tap (ages 6-8) with Ms. Kasie

Tuesday 7:00-7:30pm Competition Interest Jazz (ages 6-8) with Ms. Kasie

Tuesday 7:30-8:00pm Competition Interest Hip-Hop (ages 6-8) with Miss Wolfe

 

As always, any questions please feel free to email us at jdcdanceoffice@gmail.com.

 

Thank you!

Meet our Class of 2024!

Every dancer is special at JDC, but for the 6 dancers below they have reached a milestone in their life.  They are seniors graduating high school this year and preparing for the next chapter in their life.  Before they leave us, we want to take a moment to recognize each one of them.  

Congratulations to our Seniors... Emily Bagan, Lily Barnes, William Ives, Mimi Loftus-Graney, Madden Robbins and Madison Thornhill!!

 

We wish you all the best and much success in your future endeavors!

Remember to live, laugh, love and dance.....

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Emily Bagan

At what age did you begin dancing?

I started dancing when I was 3 years old.

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre of dance is definitely tap. I have always loved how the taps and the steps match with the music perfectly. I also love the way I can change the rhythms and hear the sound of it under my feet!

What have you learned from JDC?

From JDC, I’ve learned how to balance my time between dance and other aspects of my life. I’ve learned what it means to be a good teammate and the importance of working together to reach a common goal.

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

I’m going to miss the connections I made with everybody here at the studio. The teachers and students always made me feel at home. Dance has always been a constant in my life and I will miss it very much!

What are your plans after high school?

After high school, I plan to attend college to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.
 

What are your hopes for the future?

In the future, I hope to finish school and take up any opportunities that come my way. I want to try new things, travel, and meet new people!

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Lily Barnes

At what age did you begin dancing?

I started dancing at the age of 2 ½

 

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre is contemporary because it is slower paced and fun to connect to the music.

What have you learned from JDC?

At JDC I have learned that I love to dance and the importance of team work and dedication.

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

I will miss my teachers that I have worked with, but most of all I will miss my late night solo and chats with Miss Maddy.

What are your plans after high school?

I will be attending SUNY Cobleskill in the fall for early childhood education.

What are your hopes for the future?

I will be attending SUNY Cobleskill in the fall for early childhood education.

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Williams Ives

At what age did you begin dancing?

I began dancing when I was 11 years old. 

 

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre is hip hop, because it can be very expressive and high energy!

What have you learned from JDC?

I have learned how to be a good friend and how to dance to my fullest potential. 
 

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

I will miss everything!

What are your plans after high school?

I plan on working in a metaphysical store and write books.

 

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope in 10 years to live in a small apartment in the city where I can just be myself. 

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Mimi Loftus-Graney

At what age did you begin dancing?

I began dancing when I was 10 years old. 

 

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre is hip hop because it gets my energy high and forces me outside of my comfort zone.

 

What have you learned from JDC?

JDC taught me the importance of dedication and teamwork. I have learned how to be a team player in every aspect. During my time at JDC, I have also learned my personal strengths and aspirations that I will apply to my life ahead of me. 
 

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

I will miss the friends I have made along the way, they will forever be my family. I will also miss all of the laughs and smiles that JDC brought me. For the past seven years of my life, dance has been an escape for me. 

What are your plans after high school?

After high school, I plan to attend Skidmore College, earn a degree, and travel abroad. 
 

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are to become successful in the path I choose in life, travel the world, and live my life to the fullest.

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Madden Robbins

At what age did you begin dancing?

I starting dancing when I was 6 years old.

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre is lyrical because not only am I able to put so much emotion into the style, but I am also able to form a bond and connect with my teammates both in class and on stage.

What have you learned from JDC?

At JDC, I have learned the importance of sticking to a commitment and I learned how to work and cooperate with others.

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

What I’m going to miss most about JDC is seeing the people I have seen weekly for the past several years. My teammates and teachers at the studio quickly became a second family and leaving will definitely be difficult and take time to adjust to.
 

What are your plans after high school?

My plans after high school are to attend college for at least 4 years while majoring in Kinesiology to hopefully become a Physical Therapist.

What are your hopes for the future?

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Madison Thornhill

At what age did you begin dancing?

I began dancing at the age of four.

What genre of dance is your favorite and why?

My favorite genre is tap because I enjoy the different sounds I can make with my feet.

 

What have you learned from JDC?

I have learned the importance of teamwork, dedication, and how to push myself to do the best I can.

What are you going to miss most about JDC?

I’m going to miss my friends and my teachers the most. It will be hard not coming into class and seeing them every week next year.

 

What are your plans after high school?

My plans after high school are to study psychology.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are to graduate from college and have a successful career that I enjoy.

Our 2021 Dance Recital was held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds!  It was an amazing day filled with love, laughter, tears of joy and most of all huge smiles from each and every dancers as they performed their incredible routines for their friends and families.  Thank you to all our dance families for another amazing year!! 
Love your JDC Staff

2019 Dance Recital was on Saturday, June 8, 2019!

Our 2019 Dance Recital was another amazing day with incredible performances, that showcased all our JDC Dancers hard-work and dedication.  We are so proud of each and every dancer!  Thank you everyone for another incredible year.  Please click on the link below to view photos from our red carpet event!  Feel free to copy and share photos with your friends and family.

2019 JDC Red Carpet Photos

Check out our 2018 Dance Recital...

Our 5th Annual Dance Recital was AMAZING!!!  Each and every dance was incredible.  The Dancers all work hard and it showed!  Prior to our recital every dancer had the opportunity to walk the Red Carpet! Click the links below to view the photos taken by our professional photographer at the Red Carpet Event!  Thank you to each and every dancer for your amazing performances and to the parents & families for making the 2017/2018 dance season another great year! 

Love, Your JDC Staff 

2018 Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

Thank you everyone for coming out to participate in the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade!  A special thank you to Jeff Russo for building us a fabulous float.  Thank you to all the parents who helped organize this amazing event, it was a BLAST!!! 

Check out our 2017 Dance Recital

Our 4th Annual Dance Recital was held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Ballston Spa High School!  Prior to our recital every dancer had the opportunity to walk the Red Carpet! Click the links below to view the photos taken by our professional photographer at the Red Carpet Event!  Thank you to each and every dancer for your amazing performances and to the parents & families for making the 2016/2017 dance season another great year!  

Check out our 2016 Dance Recital

Our 3rd Annual Dance Recital was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Ballston Spa High School!  Prior to our recital every dancer had the opportunity to walk the Red Carpet! Click the links below to view the photos taken by our professional photographer at the Red Carpet Event!  Thank you to each and every dancer for your amazing performances and to the parents & families for making the 2015/2016 dance season another great year!  

Check out our 2015 Dance Recital

Our 2nd Annual Dance Recital was held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake High School!  Every dancer had an opportunity to walk the Red Carpet before the Big Show! Click HERE to check out the pictures from our Red Carpet Event!  The weather was beautiful and the performances were outstanding!!!  Thank you to each and every dancer for your amazing performances; and to the parents & families for making the 2014/2015 dance season another great year!  

 

 

2014 Recital and Red Carpet Event

Our 1st Annual Dance Recital was AMAZING!  Don't miss your opportunity to be apart of this great dance family.  We have a dance studio like no other.  Our mission is to provide our students a positive environment where they can learn to dance, make friends and most of all have FUN!  Click on the button below and see for yourself.

 

To all our 2013/2014 dancers and their families, 

Thank you for an incredible year of dancing, fun and support!  Every performance was outstanding, every dancer went out on that stage with confidence and determination to do their best and that's exactly what you all did!  We couldn't be more proud of each and every one of you!  Congratulations on your amazing proformances.

Welcome to JDC Dance Center

​     At JDC Dance Center our motto is..."For the Love of Dance"

JDC was established in 2013.  Our studio is located in Ballston Spa, NY.  Our mission is to provide children a positive and encouraging environment that will develop their talent, self-esteem, creativity, communication and collaboration skills.  Our motto is “For the Love of Dance” and our goal is to instill the “Love of Dance” in all our students. 

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