Photography by Aaron Jetelina

Registration is now CLOSED for ALL classes ages 3 and up as we are preparing for our 2019 Recital “Illuminate – Let Your Light Shine!” Stay tuned for more recital details coming soon! 

Also, registration for our fun Summer Camps and Classes starts March 1!

JSOD Fall Registration will start mid-May for CURRENTLY ENROLLED students!  We will release our Fall 2019 Schedule soon in May. We will start registration for new students on Monday, July 9!  We encourage you to sign up early as classes fill up very quickly!

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About Us

Voted the best dance studio in Waco, Joy’s School of Dance (JSOD) has been contributing to the development of young people for over 4o years.


We offer a wide variety of dance classes for toddlers through adult ages. We have classes for absolutely every dancer!

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JSOD Parents: With our Jackrabbit customer portal you can access your account, view your balance, update your contact info and pay online.

News & Updates

This weekend, as we celebrate the sacrifice that our Savior, Jesus Christ, made on our behalf to set us free from all of our sins, we wanted to share one of our favorite dances from our 2018 recital, "Lay it All Down" choreographed by Chloe Connally. We hope it is meaningful to you as well. #JSODfamily ... See MoreSee Less


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Gods beauty in dance, beautifully done. To think, God did this all for mankind. Such love.

Beautiful! Joy’s is the best!!


This makes me cry every time I see it. Such an emotional dance and song. Beautiful job ladies!

It made me cry tonight just as it did a year ago. Thank you for instilling the hope of Christ in our children just as much as you do dance with them.

Wow !


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As of now, JSOD IS planning to have classes tonight as normal. As always please use your best judgement when it comes to severe weather, especially if traveling from outside of our area. Your safety comes first and we assure you we will be understanding. If anything changes, we will let you know through social media and email. ... See MoreSee Less

What Others Say About Us

“Absolutely the best in Waco! I love that you all don’t just teach dance, but you also teach: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Carrie YoungParent of dancer Carrigan Young

“We love JSOD because the instructors are not only dedicated to teaching excellent technique, but more than that, they are dedicated to loving our girls and making sure that God is glorified in every step and in every dance.”

Gretchen GibsonParent of dancer Kate Gibson

“The office is impeccably organized in terms of online communication and prompt responses to questions. The teachers are very professional. Especially appreciated is Natalie’s leadership to the students of Company, teaching a strong work ethic and a no-tolerance policy for negativity about other dancers, including other studios.”

Julianne BestParent of dancer Katherine Best
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