J'Adore Dance News

J'Adore Dance Seeking Evening Assistant Manager

Job Description:

J'Adore Dance is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual for the position of Assistant Studio Manager. Interested candidates must have exceptional customer service skills, take initiative, and enjoy working with young children in a family focused environment. 

Job duties include:

  • Ensure exceptional client experience
  • Handle registrations, retail purchases and other cash handling duties
  • Answer client inquiries and questions related to J'Adore Dance programming and policies
  • Ensure email and phone call inquiries are responded to in a timely, professional manner
  • Provide program support as needed 
  • Assist instructors with studio set up and tear down between programs
  • Work with General Studio Manager with front desk staff supervision, training, and evaluation
  • Ensure J'Adore Dance policies and standards are being upheld
  • Ensure studio is cleaned daily and remains at a high level of cleanliness at all times
  • Work with General Studio Manager on various administrative tasks and projects
  • Manage and maintain J'Adore Dance retail area
  • Work with management team to support special events (recitals, camps, workshops, teacher training seminars, etc.)
  • Assist with marketing and social media initiatives

Serious applicants must be available to work the following times:

  • Mondays/Wednesday 3pm-10:30pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 3pm-10pm
  •  Fridays 1pm-8pm

Additional hours outside these shifts may be occasionally needed.

Applicants must be available for training shifts between August 4-14. The position will begin August 31. 


  • Starting at $15-$17/hour depending on experience
  • 2 Free dance classes per week
  • Health benefits provided after 3 month probationary period


  • 3+ years of customer service experience
  • Computer experience (Mac OS, Microsoft Office)
  • Must have high levels of fluent spoken and written English communication skills
  • Experience working with young children and/or families an asset
  • Experience in dance or fitness industry an asset
  • Post-secondary education an asset

Additional Information:

J'Adore Dance is a well-established, award winning recreational dance studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At J'Adore Dance, we believe that anyone and everyone can dance! Our classes promote dance as a form of recreation, expression, physical activity, personal growth, and most importantly, FUN, in a supportive, noncompetitive environment!

Application Requirements:

Please submit the following to Jessica Baudin-Griffin:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Holiday Gifts Available at J'Adore Dance!

Fundscrip Orders have Arrived!

Fundscrip orders have arrived and can be picked up from the front desk during regular hours.

Holiday Mini Camps for ages 3-9, December 16-20

Need an hour or more? Get it done while your Kids dance at J'Adore!

Need a few hours to prepare for the Holidays? Send your kids to a fun filled morning or afternoon at J'Adore Dance! Our December Mini Camps give you the opportunity to shop, bake, or just relax while your kids enjoy dance, crafts, story time, active games, and much, much more! 

Winter Wonderland: The weather outside is frightful, but at J'Adore Dance it feels delightful! Dancing and singing along to holiday music, making a Christmas tree ornament and other winter themed crafts, listening to Christmas stories, and playing seasonal games will surely get your kids in the holiday spirit. 

Camps will be available for ages 3-5, 4-7, and 5-9. 

Camps will be run December 16-20 from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

Multi-Registration Discount: Register 2 siblings in a camp and receive 20% off the 2nd child's camp fees. Register the same child in 2 camps and receive 20% off the 2nd camp's fees. 

Click here for camp schedule and registrations!

Fall Office Hours

J'Adore Dance will resume Fall office hours starting on Tuesday September 8 in conjunction with the commencement of Fall classes. 

Fall Office Hours*:

  • Mondays-9am-9pm
  • Tuesdays- Thursdays 9am-9pm
  • Fridays 9am-6pm
  • Saturdays 9am-11:30am
  • Holidays and Sundays: No Office Hours

* Office hours denote the times a studio manager will be available. Front desk staff will be available during all class times to assist with class attendance, scheduling make up/drop in classes, and retail sales but may not be authorized to complete all customer service requests. 

Spring Studio Hours

As our full year programs are ending for the dance season we will be adjusting our office hours to the following from May 25-June 12:

  • Mondays-Wednesdays 9am-3pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Thursdays 9am-4:30pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Fridays 9am-3pm
  • Sundays 10am-12:30pm

We will post our summer office hours soon! 

New Partnership for J'Adore Dance!

From our humble beginnings as a small, home-based business offering dance fitness classes to postnatal moms, the last 9 years have seen J’Adore Dance grow into a thriving dance studio offering non-competitive programs for all ages.

We’ve dedicated ourselves to providing our loyal clients with the highest quality programming, and this has led to exponential growth over the last 5 years. With this increasing demand, the workload associated with running J’Adore Dance has also dramatically increased. Founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin remains committed to ensuring J’Adore Dance continues to meet the needs of recreational dancers in Edmonton, while retaining our studio’s close community feel and welcoming atmosphere. In order to meet these goals, a passionate partner is essential.

It is with great excitement we welcome Chantel Sampson as new co-owner of J’Adore Dance!

Chantel has been an instructor with J’Adore Dance for the past few years, but has many more years of experience as an exemplary dance educator in Edmonton. In her time with J’Adore Dance, Chantel has been actively involved in our Full Year Children’s Dance programs and has added much value to the J’Adore Dance team. With her own freelance dance company aptly named “For the Love of Dance,” J’Adore Dance is thrilled to welcome a partner with the same passion for accessible, recreational dance. 

In this new partnership, Jessica will remain the Artistic Director of J’Adore Dance, responsible for ensuring the overall vision, philosophy, teaching, and programming at J’Adore Dance remains true to our roots. Chantel will take on the role of School Director, focusing on the development and directorship of the Full Year Dance programs. Chantel and Jessica will work together to expand the programming at J’Adore Dance to allow the studio to reach an even broader range of dancers in Edmonton.

We are currently looking for opportunities to expand the J’Adore Dance Studio into a larger space, with our clients’ needs our #1 priority! Please watch for more details about these plans as we get farther along in the expansion process.

Through the partnership with Chantel, expanded programming, and a larger space, we are excited for the opportunity to bring accessible, recreational dance to many more Edmontonians!

Summer Class Registrations Open April 13!

Our summer class schedule is now available!

Classes will be offered during the morning, late afternoon / after work, and in the evening, and will include postnatal, parent and tot, preschool, kids, and adult programs.

Priority registration, for all current and previous clients, will run 3 day only from April 13 - 15

General public registrations will open on April 16.

If you are hesitant to register for a summer class because of holidays, but still want to be part of the fun, we offer a flexible make-up class policy. You can re-schedule up to 3 classes during the session to make-up for the ones you miss. Learn more about our policies here.

NEW THIS SUMMER: Summer Creative Jazz Ballet

This is a opportunity to try our full-year Creative Jazz Ballet program in a shorter, summer friendly format before you make a full-year commitment, or to continue developing the skills learned during the current full-year season. Please see the summer shedule for programs days and times. 

Summer camps are now currently sold out! However, we are happy to take wait list requests in case of cancelations. Please email us with your camp choice and we will add you to a wait list. 

J'Adore Dance Neighbourhood Summer Discount

This summer J'Adore Dance is happy to provide community league members in the following neighbouring communities a 15% discount off all summer class registrations:

Royal Gardens 
Aspen Gardens

To take advantage of this special discount you must complete your summer class registration in person at J'Adore Dance studio and present a valid (current) community league membership.

Up-Coming Key Dates

Full Year and Fall classes always sell out quickly! Put these dates in your calendar to avoid dissappointment! (Don't worry, we'll send you an email reminder as well)

Full Year Kids Programs 2015-2016 Season Re-Registrations (for families who participated in the 2014-15 full year dance season): May 1-10, 2015

Full Year Kids Programs 2015-2016 Season Priority Registrations (for all current and previous J'Adore Dance clients): May 11-18, 2015

Full Year Kids Programs 2015-2016 Season General Public Registrations (for all new clients to J'Adore Dance): Open May 19, 2015

Fall 2015 Sessional Class Schedule Released: June 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Sessional Class Priority Registrations (for all current and previous J'Adore Dance clients): June 1-7, 2015

Fall 2015 Sessional Class Priority Registrations (for all new clients to J'Adore Dance): Open June 8, 2015

Intellidance® Method Certification presented by J'Adore Dance

J'Adore Dance is excited to be hosting the Intellidance® Method Certification program June 29-July 3, 2015.

We are happy to offer the Intellidance® Method Certification to professionals:

Wanting to add the Intellidance® early year dance methodology and activities into their pre-existing programs/practice 


 Interested in starting an Intellidance® business in their community.

Over the 5 day intensive, participants will learn the Intellidance® method through a variety of interactive experiences including:

Interactive teaching experiences with Intellidance® founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin
Guest speakers 
Group discussions
Observation of live and filmed Intellidance® classes
Participation in Intellidance® activities
Practical teaching opportunities
Written assignments

For more information or to register please contact jessica@intellidance.ca!