J'Adore Dance News

J'Adore Dance Edmonton's Top Choice Dance School

J'Adore Dance has been voted Edmonton's Top Choice Dance School for the second year in a row! Our studio prides itself on providing high quality dance education in a non-competitive environment where all people have the opporunity to dance from the heart!

We are the only studio in Edmonton with offering developmental dance programs for caregivers with children under the age of 1. J'Adore Dance is also home of the award winning Intellidance early childhood dance programs created by our artistic director Jessica Baudin-Griffin

If you are looking for a dance studio where a sense of community and fun are the #1 priorities, come give us a try!

Spring Break Studio Hours and Closures

The studio will have the following hours March 21- April 6:

  • Saturday March 21 8:45am-3pm
  • Sunday March 22 12-5pm
  • Monday March 23- Wedneday March 25 9am-9:30pm
  • Thursday March 26 9am-8pm
  • Friday March 27 10am-5pm
  • Saturday March 28- Sunday March 29: Studio Closed
  • Monday March 30 9am-3pm
  • Tuesday March 31 12pm-5pm
  • Wednesday April 1- Sunday April 5: Studio Closed
  • Monday April 6 12pm-5pm

Spring session and regular studio hours resume on Tuesday April 7. 

Flight to Neverland tickets are available

Both the afternoon performance and morning dress rehearsal Flight to Neverland tickets are now available here.

Please note: You need to complete the checkout process in order to reserve your ticket(s) for the dress rehearsal performance. You will not be required to pay at checkout, but if you do not complete the process, your tickets will not be reserved.

Tickets for the afternoon performance must be picked up in studio between Wednesday, March 4 and Friday, March 27 at 4:00 PM. Tickets will be unavailable for purchase or pickup at the theatre, so please plan accordingly.

Fall Schedule and Registrations at J'Adore Dance

The Fall sessional dance schedule will be posted on Monday June 2. 

Priority registrations for all current and previous clients will run from Thursday June 5- Monday June 9. 

General Public registrations for all new clients will open on Tuesday June 10. 

Full Year Dance registrations are now open!

Classes at J'Adore Dance always sell out with long wait lists so please register early to avoid disappointment!

Spring Break Hours and Closures

J'Adore Dance will be open for the following front desk hours over Spring Break:

  • Saturday March 29: 9am-2:30pm
  • Monday March 31: 9am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday April 1: 9am-4pm

J'Adore Dance will be closed:

  • Sunday March 30
  • Wednesday April 2- Saturday April 5

J'Adore Dance will reopen with regular hours for Spring session starting on Sunday April 6. 

  • Monday-Thursdays: 9am-9:30pm
  • Fridays: 9am-4pm
  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm
  • Sundays: 10am-4pm

Summer Camp and Classes Registrations Now Available!

Winter blahs getting you down? Don't worry, in a few short months summer will be here! With it comes our summer schedule with camps and classes for all ages.

This summer we are offering two shorter 3-4 week sessions over July and August to give you more options to work classes around your summer holidays. You can register for one session or both!

The first summer session will run July 3- 25. The second summer session will run July 28-August 22. Camps run weekly Monday-Friday. 

Summer Dance Camps for Ages 4-12

This summer we are excited to be offering 7 weeks of dance camps for ages 4-12!

Dance and Drama (ages 8-12) will provide children a fun environment to explore self-expression and creativity, incorporating text, voice, sounds, and drama into the dance experience! This camp will be led by Jodie.

At Fit Hop Kidz (ages 6-9), children will learn Hip Hop dance moves to the latest kid friendly, parent approved music sure to work up a sweat! To round out each day, kidz will also particiate in fun fitness obstacle courses, drama and music activities, and active games! This camp will be led by Jessica.

The Intellidance® Kids camp (ages 4-6) is designed for children who are ready for a dance adventure! Music and sensory activites, storytelling, and games will support each kid's individual self expression and creativity. These camps will be led by Jessica.

Princess Power (ages 4-6) will lead your little lady through our princess training program! Creative ballet, princess crafts, jewelry making, dress up, storytelling, and active games are just some of the magical adventures our imaginations will take us on! These camps will be led by Oakley

Click here for camp dates, times, and to register!

Hiring for Part-Time Front Desk Position

J'Adore Dance is seeking to hire a part-time (Sunday) / casual front desk clerk to start as soon as possible. This would be a great position for someone looking for a little extra work and enjoys taking classes or has a child who takes classes at our studio (as we offer 2 free dance classes per session as part of your compensation).

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Good organzational skills
  • Enjoys working with children and young families

Duties:

  • Greeting and signing in class participants
  • Taking registrations and retail payments
  • Answering phones and emails
  • Booking make up and drop in classes
  • General cleaning 
  • General administrative tasks

Hours:

  • Sundays 9 AM - 5PM
  • Other shifts as needed during the rest of the week (9 AM - 3 PM, 3 PM - 10 PM Monday - Thursday, 10 AM - 6 PM Friday, 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM Saturday)

Compensation:

  • $11-$15/hour depending on experience
  • Two (2) free registrations in J'Adore Dance programs per session

To apply please submit your resume to Michelle.

Spring Schedule and Registration Dates

The 2014 Spring session schedule (which will run from April -June) will be posted on Monday February 3. 

Priority registration for all current and previous dancers will run for 3 days only from Febraury 7-9.

General Public registrations for all new dancers will begin on February 10. 

Registrations can be done either online or in person at the J'Adore Dance studio. Unfortunately we are unable to complete registrations over the phone. 

Register early to avoid disappointment many programs sell out quickly!

Congratulations Jessica! Top 40 under 40!

Congratulations to our artistic director, Jessica Baudin-Griffin, a recipient of the 2013 Avenue Magazine Top 40 under 40 award! Jessica has been recognized for her work with postnatal moms, her development of the Intellidance programs, and her dedication to building a business that supports young families in Edmonton!

To check out her article pick up a copy of Avenue Magazine or click here! 

Sensory Bin 1 Workshop by Born 2 Create

J'Adore Dance will be hosting Born 2 Create in studio Wednesday December 11 from 7:30-9pm for a Sensory Bin workshop! In this workshop you will learn about sensory bins and ways to engage your children in activities that stimulate and encourage their sensory development and exploration. You will make and take away four sensory bins which you can immediately use with your active kids at home. Sensory bins in this workshop will include two dry bins, one wet bin and a messy bin.  Sensory bins are suitable for children ages 2 years old to 7, but bigger kids have been known to play for hours too.

This workshop is for adults only.  (Moms, Dads, Aunties, Grandpa's etc....)

Workshop fee = $50 ($20 supplies + $30 instruction)

You must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in this workshop.
To do so, please contact Val at (780)-807-9796 or at born2create@outlook.com

Please register by Friday December 6, 2013.

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