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News & Events

WECOME TO OUR 46th SEASON!

COVID-19 UPDATES

Our studio is fully closed to stop the spread during this pandemic until further notice. We will be sending all COVID-19 updates for our dance families via email only so please be sure to check your inbox. Please contact us via email as we will only be checking voicemails periodically from home. All our dates for the events mentioned below, including any summer camps will be postponed at this point until it's certain when we are safe to go back.

 

Wishing everyone a healthy and safe break while we enjoy this down time with our family. We truly miss everyone and can't wait to be together dancing again!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Photo Day: Sunday, May 24th (all students) at our studio (schedule will be sent out closer to)

 

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 10th at 6pm (all students) at J. Clarke Richardson school in Ajax

 

Recitals: Friday, June 12th at 7pm and Saturday, June 13th at 2pm (all students) at J. Clarke Richardson school in Ajax

 

MARCH BREAK CAMP

We are holding a dance camp during March Break (March 16-20) from 9-4pm for anyone ages 4-12. Camp will consist of different dance disciplines, crafts, games, social activities and more to come! The fee for the week is $175 until March 7th -- after that the fee will increase to $200. A sibling discount is offered for $160 and a half day option for $90 (or $100 after March 7th) will also be available. FREE before care beginning at 8:30am and after care until 5pm will be given to anyone who gives notice. What a fun way to spend time with friends and learn new dances over the break!

 

Registration is now open during our regular business hours or by emailing us at info@joyboothschoolofdancing.com. Save your spot as space is limited!

 

SUNDAY INTENSIVE

Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 19th!

 

The afternoon will be focused on classes consisting of the breakdown of Turns and Jumps, Contemporary, Hip Hop and a Princess Musical Theatre class for our little ones! This is an opportunity for our students to develop their technique and really improve their dance ability, not only as they grow, but as we approach our big show at the end of the season. Not to mention a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with their peers and experience something new together! These classes will be taught by BLESSYL BUAN, a sought after Dance Conditioning Specialist, Chiropractor, Pilates Instructor and Dance Artist who was a previous student here at JBSD, KWAME MENSAH who currently teaches for us, and has been seen in numerous music videos, tours and featured in movies and award shows and KALINA SUTAROSKI who also teaches for us and has done workshops all over Canada, China, Brazil and the Philippines, and is a former dancer and captain for the Raptors Dance Pak! Please find the bio's of each instructor on our Instagram page.

 

We are so excited to be able to share their knowledge and experience in our new facility and plan to continue these intensive days going forward. Dancers thrive and only get better with the more opportunities they’re given to expand their knowledge and technique. Although we are a non-competitive studio, we really strive for proper dance education and giving our kids new experiences with different classes and a variety of teachers. Our new facility allows us to offer these intensives to our students, and parents can get involved in our Adult Hip Hop class!

 

Schedule:

Princess Musical Theatre (ages 4-7): 1-2pm
Open Hip Hop (ages 8 & up): 1-2pm
Open Turns (ages 8 & up): 2-3pm
Adult Hip Hop (ages 18 & up): 2-3pm
Open Jumps (ages 8 & up): 3-4pm
Open Contemporary (ages 8 & up): 4-5pm

 

We are having a 50% off introductory rate for our students ONLY -- each class will be $15 (regularly $30) OR the full day for $50 (regularly $100). Our max is 20 students per class, so please sign up ASAP to save your spot! Registration may be done by visiting us during our regular office hours in person at reception or via email. Registration may be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer only. At the door fees or non-JBSD student fees will be $20 per class or $60 for the day, provided we have space available. Can't wait to share this experience with you in only a few weeks, and in the near future as we will be offering more days to come!

 

OPEN HOUSE

Parents are invited to come into their child's class(es) during the week of December 10th-16th -- a reminder these dates are also the last classes before our holiday break! Open house is an opportunity for parents to view how our classes run and what the students have learned thus far. Due to limited seating, we ask all other family members to attend our recitals in June.

 

PJ WEEK

Students may wear their favourite pajamas to their classes from December 2nd-7th - a fun way to stay cozy and festive this cold December week!

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER

The last day to register for classes this season is Saturday, October 26th! Please note registration will remain open for the following classes after October 26th only -- Stretch & Strengthen, Exam and Parent & Tot. Contact us for any registration information!

 

HALLOWEEN WEEK

All students are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costume in their class(es) from October 24th-29th as we will be closed October 31st. A prize for the most creative costume will be given so we hope to see everyone participate in this fun, spooky week!

 

HIP HOP WORKSHOP!

We're holding a Hip Hop workshop on Wednesday, October 9th with our very own Kwame Mensah for both kids and adults! Anyone ages 6-12 will be from 6:00-7:00pm and ages 13-Adult will be 7:00-8:00pm. You can register by contacting us or visiting us during our regular office hours. Cost is $10 plus HST per person!

 

BRING A FRIEND TO CLASS

JBSD students are invited to ask a friend to join them for 1 FREE class for all classes they are enrolled in during the week of October 5th-12th. A chance for friends to come try a class with or without experience and no dance wear or shoes are required -- only fitness wear and bare feet/indoor running shoes. All classes are available to attend other than Duets/Solos, Semi-Private and Monday Adult Stretch & Strengthen as it's full. *Please note any student wanting to bring their friend to Acro or Ballet on Saturdays (Preliminary and up) is asked to come on October 12th ONLY*

 

Sign up will begin Saturday, September 21st until Friday, October 4th at our reception during regular business hours -- we will have waivers for students to pass on to their friends which must be filled out prior to attending. Any student who brings a friend will be entered into a draw to win a piece of JBSD logowear!

 

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event!

 

OPEN HOUSE!

Our Open House will be Thursday, September 5th from 6-8pm at 1275 Morningside Avenue, Unit 29. This will be an opportunity to come in and see our new space and celebrate our grand opening at our new location! We welcome everyone to attend and we will have schedules and registration information available that night. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

 

REGISTRATION

The registration for our returning students only will be August 12th for students in Parent & Tot to Preliminary levels & August 13th for the Primary level and up. This will be in person only from 6-8pm at 1275 Morningside Avenue, Unit 29. For those who prefer online registration, our registration link is available on our Register page.

 

Registration for *NEW* students will be August 19th and 20th from 6-8pm or you may register online if you contact us first, to ensure students are placed in the appropriate class(es) and level(s).

 

Registration after these dates will still be accepted in person starting September 7th and every Saturday from 9:30-3:00pm until October 26th, or online but space may be limited so please contact us for availability.

 

MOVING!

We have moved to 1275 Morningside Avenue, Unit 29 effective August 1st! Our space is currently under construction but will be ready by mid-late August, in time for our new season to begin. We will have 2 large studios, a foyer/waiting area, office and 2 washrooms with plenty of parking!

 

Dance Wear

Please refer to our Dress Code page for all our requirements. You will find dance shoes, leotards & tights at Dance Code -- 60 Randall Drive in Ajax. We also sell used shoes beginning in September, for those brands that are listed our Dress Code only. No other shoes will be accepted or sold and are for JBSD students only.

 

 

 

Please contact us via email or phone for further information.