Photography by Aaron Jetelina

Spring Break!  Both studio locations will be closed March 3 – 11 for Spring Break!

Summer Registration starts March 1 for all of our fun summer classes and camps!  Registration is now closed in all current 2018 classes except for Mommy and Me and Open Adult Classes. 

Make plans to attend our 2018 “Joy in the Journey” Recital June 9 and 10 at the Midway Performing Arts Center!!

You can still order Recital 2017 DVDs and pictures!

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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.

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TODAY IS THE DAY!! SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE!!! During the summer (July 9th-Aug. 10), JSOD offers a variety of camps and classes for ages 1-10! We have weekly classes for Mommy & Me (1-2yr olds), Preschool, and 5&6 year olds for 5 weeks and also camps such as our Diva Day Camp (ages 2nd-5th grade), Broadway Bound Camp (ages 2nd-5th grade) and our extremely popular Princess Camps (ages 3-6) which has 3 sessions! Spots will fill up VERY quickly, so don't miss your chance to dance this summer and sign up today! Summer is a great time to get your feet wet, and try out the wonderful world of dance! Registration will remain open until classes and camps start or until classes or camps are full! For more information and to sign up, visit our website: ...

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Thanks JSOD Family for voting us #1 in Locals Love Us once again!! We love serving and sharing our love for dance with our Waco community!! ...

Joy’s School of Dance is #1 for the 7th year in a row for Dance Instruction, Congratulations!!!

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We’re pretty excited about this year’s Opening Number for Recital 2018!!! You’ll have to wait to see the rest until It debuts June 9 and 10 at the Midway Performing Arts Center! #jsodwaco #joyinthejourney #recital2018 #jsodcompany #workinghard #sooooexcited #greatestshowman ...

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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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