Photography by Aaron Jetelina

JSOD COVID-19 Response – JSOD plans to re-open following guidelines by the state government with an adjusted schedule on May 18 for Levels 1A and up only. JSOD families will receive an email with all of our re-opening plan information and adjusted schedule. Please click the links below to access our latest update for parents and FAQs regarding more information for our dance families during this time:

2019-2020 Complete Adjusted Schedule Both Locations May 18

JSOD Re-Opening Information May 18

Studio Updates – April 28


We support our JSOD families in making decisions best for their families during this time. As always, thank you for your continued support!

JSOD Summer Registration for all summer CAMPS and Classes starts online March 1! CURRENT students can enroll through your customer portal and for NEW students can enroll through the registration tab on on our website! Summer Camps and Classes will fill up very quickly and we do encourage you to sign up on waiting lists!

Thank you so much for coming to our Illuminate Recital!

What a wonderful year we’ve had together with our students and staff. It truly takes a village to prepare for six wonderful recital shows and we are so grateful to everyone involved. Thanks to you, there were over 600 beautiful lights shining on this stage! To the parents and families sacrificing of your finances and countless hours sitting in the lobbies or your vehicles while your dancers train – we see you! To the dance moms and dads dropping off homecooked meals to our older dancers late at night – we see you! To the grandparents, family friends and car-pool warriors helping the students get to classes – we see you! To the students doing homework and studying in between classes – we see you! To the teachers and assistants that are spending countless hours on lesson plans, choreography, mentoring students, and going above and beyond – I see you!

We truly appreciate your sacrifices to see these beautiful lights shine at recital and all throughout the year! This is my 10th recital as the director of JSOD and I could not be more grateful for the countless blessings that God has bestowed on our studio. In 2010 we had 50 different dances in recital over 2 shows. This year we have 155 different dances performing over 6 shows!

God is so faithful and I never could have imagined blessings of this magnitude 10 years ago when I stepped out in faith for this incredible journey. We have big plans and dreams for this next year that we are not quite ready to reveal yet, but I would love to invite you to pray for our studio and for God’s wisdom in making future decisions for His glory!


Natalie George
JSOD Owner/Director

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

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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!

Customer Portal

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

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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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