Is there a place to watch while my dancer is in class?
Yes! At the Bosque location, we have a lobby with ample sitting room and large viewing windows from the lobby to each studio. At the Highway 84 location, we have cameras in each room and TV monitors in the lobby to watch your students in class. You are welcome to watch your dancer from the lobby or you are welcome to run errands while your dancer is in class.
How do I register for classes?
Registering for classes is easy! View our schedules and register online. You may also call our office at 254.776.1797.
When is my tuition due, and what type of payment do you accept?
Tuition is due the 1st of each month and late after the 10th. We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards. You can also make payments with a credit card through our online system. JSOD also offers Auto Draft for credit/debit card payments for monthly tuition as well as costume payments and other fees through our online system as well! Please ask us if you need help setting that up.
What does my dancer need on the first day of class?
Your dancer needs a black leotard and pink tights for most classes and proper dance shoes. Please label all of your dancer’s shoes and clothes, and get a small dance bag to place their extra shoes and other belongings in. You can look on our studio policies page for more details about our dancer dress code.
How late into the year can I sign up for classes?
JSOD will accept registrations for students in classes for our 2022-2023 season with openings until the following dates listed below. We will also enroll students off of wait lists until the following dates in classes below.
Preschool and Kindergarten – Nov. 30 (also last day to drop without paying for recital costumes)
Levels 1A – 1B, Beginning Hip Hop, Beginning Musical Theater, Pre-teen, Teen, Dance Team Prep – Oct. 31 (also last day to add or drop a class)
Levels 1C – 2B, Intermediate Hip Hop 1, Intermediate Contemporary 1, Intermediate Musical Theater 1 – Sept. 30 (also last day to add or drop a class)
Levels 2C and up – Must be evaluated in Summer Master Classes and enrolled before classes start on Sept. 6.
We order Recital costumes over Christmas break and begin our routines when we return or before Spring Break in March. Registration for our fun summer classes and camps starts March 1.
How are your dancers placed in levels, and how does the level system work?
Dancers are placed in levels by age and ability. We truly have your dancer’s best interest in mind and want to place them in the class(es) in which they will most likely succeed. Over the age of 9, new dancers to our studio who have previous dance experience are asked to do an evaluation with one of our staff members to help place them in the best starter level. Students age 11 and up are required to attend a Summer Intermediate or Advanced Master class in their desired genre to be properly placed before the fall dance starts.
My child hasn’t taken dance before, but they’re older than most dancers when they start taking lessons. Can they still start later on?
JSOD offers classes from toddlers to adults! It’s never too late to start learning, so we will work together to place your dancer in the right spot.
If a student misses a class, will they be able to make it up?
Students in the following classes are able to make up classes missed: Preschool, Kindergaren, Level 1, Level 2 and Beginning and Intermediate Hip Hop. Please check our schedule or ask a staff member about available make-up classes.
Oh, no! I forgot my dancer’s clothes today…are they still allowed to dance in class?
Yes, of course! These things happen, and we understand. Also we sometimes have spare leotards and tights that you can borrow for the day. We recommend putting an old set of dance clothes in the bottom of your dancer’s bag in case of emergencies like these.
If my dancer gets injured or becomes sick while they are in class, will someone contact me if I’m not waiting in the lobby?
Yes! We have phone numbers in our computer system and will be sure to call you if anything happens with your dancer.
When recital rolls around, how do I help my dancer practice their recital routines?
We create google docs that are saved on your parent portal that include your dancer’s costume, videos of the recital dance, recital dance music, recital information and more! We encourage students to practice at home as much as possible!
How many dances will my dancer have in recital?
Your dancer will have a dance for every class they are enrolled in. For example: If your dancer is in ballet and tap, they will have two dances in recital, three if they add jazz, etc. Preschool and Kindergarten classes will have two dances in recital since they have a ballet/tap combo class.
Does JSOD sell dancewear?
JSOD does not sell dance wear, but Waco does have an amazing dancewear store in town for all of your dancers’ needs called Sandy’s Dancewear! It’s located right next to Jason’s Deli off of Waco Drive. Sandy’s is open Wednesday – Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm. Sandy’s is currently closed Sunday – Tuesday.
When my dancer outgrows their leotards/shoes, can I donate them to JSOD for other students in need?
We gladly accept used dance apparel! Just please make sure they are clean and in good condition. No rips or missing pieces please!
Does JSOD have a competition team?
No, JSOD does not compete, but we do have a Junior Company and Company Performance groups (by invitation only) that perform at numerous community events and attend dance conventions. Our performance groups focus on more intense dance technique and training through extra rehearsals. Our advanced classes are designed to train our dancers for college dance programs, pre-professional programs, and beyond!
JSOD Important Dates and Holidays
September 30 – Last day to register Levels 1C – 2B age classes (3rd – 5th grade)
October 31 – Last day to register Levels 1A-1B age classes (1st-2nd grade), and Pre-teen/Teen Classes, Also last day to DROP a class for Levels 1A and up
November 20 – 24
November 30 – Last day to register for Preschool and Kindergarten Students
December 15 – Last day of classes for the fall semester
December 16 – January 7
Classes start for 2023
Martin Luther King Holiday
March 4 – 8
June 7 – 9
JSOD 2023 Recital
Midway Performing Arts Center
Show Times TBA
Summer classes start July 8 and end on Aug. 8
Summer camp dates
Princess Camps – July 8 – 12, 15 – 19, 22 – 26, July 29 – Aug. 2 (10am-noon)
Diva Dance Camp – July 15 – 19 (1:30-3:30pm)
Broadway Bound Camp – July 22 – 26 (1:30-3:30pm)