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Happy New Year!!! We can’t wait to share our joy of dance with you this year! Classes start back Monday, Jan. 8! The studios will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of MLK Day.

Registration is now closed in all classes except for Mommy and Me and Open Adult Classes.  The next chance to register will be in March for our fun summer classes and camps!

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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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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