The JSOD Dance Company and Junior Company is made up of highly talented and dedicated dancers. Dance company members must be proficient take classes in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Dancers must exhibit positive attitudes, good attendance and strive to continue growing and improving. These dancers are highly encouraged to attend a dance convention in the fall and spring and the Texas Association Teachers of Dance (TATD) Convention every summer. In addition the company practices on Sunday afternoons throughout the year and performs at numerous community events mostly in the fall. Many of these dancers go on to pursue dance in college and beyond. JSOD Dance Company and Junior Company is by invitation only.  These groups do not compete.

Company Rehearsals

Dance Company rehearsals are held at our Bosque location and Junior Company rehearsals are held at our Hwy 84 location unless otherwise notified!

*Regular Rehearsals are SUNDAYS from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. unless notified otherwise the week of rehearsal.

*Sunday, Aug. 25 – 254 Dance Festival – Choreography Dance Exchange!

  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. JSOD Hwy 84 Location!
  • All junior company/company students are encouraged to participate!
  • Jamie and Micah are running this – students will be given 1 minute music track and a 16 count dance phrase and the dancers will be creating a dance together! All Joy’s dancers will be dancing together in this. Great team building!
  • ***Students who participate in this will be performing in the 254 Dance Fest – professional dance show on Saturday, Oct. 5 time at 12 p.m. (will not conflict with the WCAF show)


*Sunday, Sept. 8

  • Regular Rehearsal


*Sunday, Sept. 22

  • Regular Rehearsal


*Sunday, Sept. 29

  • Regular Rehearsal


**Saturday, Oct. 5 – WCAF Show  

  • Waco Cultural Arts Festival (JSOD Show) in Indian Springs Park
  • Be there by 2:30 p.m.
  • Show starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Dance groups perform back to back from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

**254 Dance Festival Rehearsal and Show Schedule – Waco Convention Center

254 Dancefest Saturday, October 5

8-10 youth dress rehearsals/meeting/donuts

8:20   Joy’s School of Dance

9 Mandatory MEETING for students, parents, and teachers/directors

10-11:15 class 1 Bhuvana Venkatraman and Chintan Patel “Storytelling through Bharatanatyam”

11:15-11:45 YOUTH dress rehearsal

12-1 family show (CDE, Baylor, and NextGen perform and 3 professionals {Tejas, Laura Mobley, Susan Roberts})

** HOT Fair and Rodeo Show – Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Extraco Events Center Fair grounds – Hometown stage
  • Please be there by 3:30 p.m.
  • Performance Time 4 – 5 pm
  • Performers get in free


*Sunday, Oct. 20 – Regular Rehearsal


*Sunday, Oct. 27 – Regular Rehearsal


*Sunday, Nov. 3 –

**Deck the Halls Show – Nov. 3

  • Waco Convention Center
  • Please be there by 2:30 pm
  • Show is from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Performers and 1 parent get in free


**Convention Opportunity – Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 10

  • Dance Revolution Convention!
  • Christian based dance convention featuring classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop
  • Dallas – Hyatt Regency DFW
  • Our Staff is going to this!


*Sunday, Nov. 17  – Regular Rehearsal


Nov. 24– 30 = Thanksgiving Break


**Waco Wonderland –

  • Performance time and date TBD


*Sunday, Dec. 1 – Regular Rehearsal – tentative depending on Waco Wonderland date!


*Sunday, Dec. 8-  Company and Junior Co. Christmas Party!

Company Shows

You will be notified as soon as possible about all community show opportunities. You will receive emails prior to all shows with costume lists for dances that will be performed as well as specific instructions on times and locations.

  • Waco Cultural Arts Festival

    Oct. 5, 2019
    Indian Springs Park
    Show at 3:00 pm

  • 254 Dance Festival

    Oct. 5, 2019
    Waco Convention Center
    Shows at 12:00 pm Saturday

Company Appearances

Waco Cultural Arts Festival

254 Dance Festival
HOT Fair and Rodeo
Waco Children’s Symphony
JSOD Holiday Show
Deck the Halls
National Day of Dance
Kidz Expo
Baylor Dance Company Spring Show
TATD Floor Show
Movies in the Park
Hewitt National Night Out

Waco Wonderland

Baylor University Basketball Games