J'Adore Dance News

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:

Lendrum
Malmo
Pleasantview
Lansdown
Grandview
Allendale
Parkallen
Royal Gardens 
Aspen Gardens
Greenfield

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 

or,

 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!

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!

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 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!

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