J'Adore Dance News

Dance Wear Packages and Fittings

We are happy to announce that we are ready to begin booking appointments for dance wear fittings this summer. If you would like to purchase a dance wear package, which will include a short sleeved bodysuit (7 colour choices available), tights, and ballet slippers, please book a 15 minute fitting appointment.

View the available appointments.

The price for the package is $70 + GST, which is a 20–25% savings if you were to buy this at a retail store. Dance wear packages will be available for pick-up the week before your child’s first class. We will contact you once they arrive!

Studio Hours June 15- July 5 and Summer Hours

We are currently only break before our Summer session begins on July 6. The studio will be open for the following office hours June 15-July 5:

  • Monday June 15: 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday June 17: 9am-3pm
  • Thursday June 18: 9am-2pm and 6:30-9:30pm
  • Saturday June 20: Closed- West African Dance and Drum Workshops 1-6pm
  • Sunday June 21: Closed- West African Dance and Drum Workshops 1-6pm
  • Monday June 22: 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday June 24: 3pm-8pm
  • Thursday June 25: 9am-12pm
  • Thursday July 2: 3-8pm

J'Adore Dance will open for summer programs on Monday July 6. Our summer hours will be:

  • Mondays-Thursdays: 9am-8pm
  • Fridays: 9am-4pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

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:

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.

Hiring for Dance Educator Internship with J'Adore Dance

J'Adore Dance is seeking enthusiastic dance teachers for our Dance Educator Internship Training Program for the 2015-2016 dance season. Dance teachers accepted into this internship program will assist and co-teach in our children's dance programs (creative dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop) for ages 3-13.  This internship is designed to train and mentor new teachers in conceptual dance education, the philosophy and teaching practices used at J'Adore Dance. This would be the perfect position for students looking to gain experience and training in instructing children's dance programs.

Qualifications

  • Dance experience in creative dance, jazz, ballet, modern or hip hop
  • Enjoy working with children between the ages of 3-13
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Punctual
  • Hardworking
  • Takes direction and feedback
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technique and dance steps for students as requested by lead teacher
  • Assist lead teacher with corrections
  • Assist students with shoes, dance attire and bathroom breaks
  • Assist in classroom management
  • Lead sections of the classes under the mentorship of lead teachers
  • Hand out props, set up obstacle courses, and help students with formations during class
  • Be a positive and enthusiastic role model for students
  • Assist lead teacher with transitions between classes
  • Assist with studio recitals and in-class performances

Benefits of the internship

  • Compensation of $10-$13/hour based on experience
  • 2 Free dance classes per week at J'Adore Dance studio (we offer a variety of adult dance programs to continue developing your own dance skill)
  • 50% off a friend or family member's registration in a dance class per session
  • Free registration to the 2016 Intellidance Method Certification ($1000 Value, for more information on Intellidance please visit www.intellidance.ca)
  • Other free professional development opportunities and workshops offered at J'Adore Dance
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced dance teachers 
  • Lead teacher opportunities upon completion of internship

Hours (not all shifts are required)

  • Mondays 2:30pm-7:00pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)*
  • Tuesdays 2:30pm-7pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)*
  • Wednedays 2:30pm-7:30pm (Hip Hop Focus)*
  • Thursdays 2:30pm-7pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)
  • Fridays 2:30-6:45pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)*
  • Saturdays 9am-4:15pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)
  • Sundays 10am-4:15pm (Jazz/Ballet/Creative Dance Focus)

* Must be available for at least one shift with astrix to receive mentorship from J'Adore Dance Mentor Teachers Jessica and Chantel

To apply please submit your resume to Jessica. Applicants should be available to begin the week of September 12. 

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