I've been a dancer at JWSD for 12 years and I couldn't have asked for a better studio. JWSD has taught me so much about teamwork, dedication, and discipline. The teachers here go above and beyond to make sure each child feels like they can call this studio a home. Our teachers our qualified to teach very young kids and they are great with pre-school age children! They make sure the toddlers are doing age-appropriate dances, and are dressed in age-appropriate dancewear, this includes making sure all the kids come and go in coverups, trust me parents you will be so thankful when your kid is 15 and they try to walk out in a bra and tights and you can tell them its a rule that they wear coverups!!!!! At JWSD they believe in instilling discipline in dancers at a young age, but of course the teachers do not expect 2 year-olds to behave like 12 year-olds!!!! The instructers have a lot of experience teaching dance and they how much a child can handle. Yes, the teachers will be hands-on with the kids but that is neccessary when teaching dance. When the kids are little they need help tumbling, and learning how to place their bodies in the different dance poses. This studio is an amazing place for any age child, whether they are serious about dance, or just there to have fun! I hope you come check us out (there are free trial classes!!!!!!!!!)
This is not the first dance studio my daughter danced at but it is the one she will stay at. When I decided to change studios I called and talked to several, when I talked to Joyce, she gave me several options for classes and told me to come and have my daughter try them for FREE. Needless to say we never left! She is starting her 4th year at JWSD. I love that they actually follow a curriculum and do skills testing so that I know that my daughter is actually progressing. Also the extras like teaching them how important nutrition is for a dancer, how to stretch and warm up properly etc... They are structured and disciplined yet FUN and the dancers thrive in this environment. Also, forget what you may have seen for a recital in the past, JWSD recitals are well rehearsed and coordinated and you will see a SHOW! I recommend JWSD 200%
SMSD is my savior! I take adult tap, ballet and jazz and the classes are a blast - a much better alternative to working out at the gym. The teachers are great at adapting to your skill level but challenge you just enough so you get the most out of your instruction. While I don't have any children, I have several friends with kids in classes there and they all seem to love it, especially the recital and demonstration each year. I would recommend SMSD to any adults or children looking to continue dancing or for those just getting started.