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.

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

  • 12:00 pm – 3 p.m. at Cultivate 7twelve downtown Waco
  • All company students are encouraged to partipate!
  • Brooke is 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. 6 at 7 pm and on Sunday, Oct 7 at 2 p.m.!

*Sunday, Sept. 9

  • Regular Rehearsal – Bosque

*Sunday, Sept. 23

  • Regular Rehearsal – Bosque

*Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Regular Rehearsal – Bosque

**Saturday, Oct. 6 – Short Rehearsal and Show  

  • Short Rehearsal – TBA probably 11:00/11:15 am to run through the WCAF show (Bosque)
  • 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 for the following dances:

  • JSOD Choreography Exchange Dance from Aug. 25 with Brooke Schlecte Saturday, Oct. 6
  • Participant and Parent Meeting – 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Tech/Dress Rehearsal – between 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
  • 254 Dance Festival Show – 5:00 p.m. – 254 Choreography Dance Exchange Piece
  • 254 Dance Festival Show – 2:00 p.m. (SUNDAY) 254 Choreography Dance Exchange Piece

Classes at 254 Dance Festival

  • Saturday, Sept. Oct. 6
    • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. –Class with Big Rig Dance Collective ($5 Fee)
    • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Class with Amy Morrow ($5 Fee)
    • Shows at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm FREE
  • Sunday, Oct. 8
    • 12:00 p.m. – Contemporary Jazz Class ($5 Fee)
    • 1:00 p.m. – Family Show run through
    • Family Show at 2:00 p.m. FREE – JSOD Choreography Exchange Dance performs

** HOT Fair and Rodeo Show – Saturday Oct. 13

  • Possible rehearsal that morning to run through show
  • Extraco Events Center Fair grounds – Hometown stage
  • Performance Time TBA

*Sunday, Oct. 14 – Regular Rehearsal

*Sunday, Oct. 28 – Regular Rehearsal

*Sunday, Nov. 4 –

**Deck the Halls Show – Nov. 4

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

*Sunday, Nov. 11 – Regular Rehearsal

*Sunday, Nov. 18  – Regular Rehearsal

Nov. 20 – 26 = Thanksgiving Break

**Waco Wonderland – Nov. 30

  • Performance time TBD

**Possible Fall Convention Opportunity – Dec. 1 – 2

  • DMI – Dance Makers Inc
  • San Antonio, Hyatt Hill Country
  • More details coming soon!

*Sunday, Dec. 2 – Regular Rehearsal

*Sunday, Dec. 9-  Regular Rehearsal

Company Christmas Party! – Thurs. Dec. 13 Time TBA

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. 6, 2018
    Indian Springs Park
    Show at 3:00 pm

  • 254 Dance Festival

    Oct. 6-7, 2018
    Waco Convention Center
    Shows at 5:00 pm Saturday and 2:00 pm Sunday

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