Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc

October 2020 Newsletter

Rounding Out Week 3!

By now, we have hopefully started adjusting to our new virtual or hybrid in-person school days and have grande jete'd, pointed toe first, into our new dance schedules! 2020 has definitely thrown us a few curve balls but we are over the moon excited that we are able to open our doors to a new season and a fresh start.

Here are a few reminders and updates about important things coming up!


We are beginning to host our annual Bring a Friend classes during the month of October.... Yes, I said MONTH! In order to stay within safety guidelines, we are extending our Bring A Friend Week to a Month!! WooHoo! We will be doing it a bit differently this year. Below is a Sign up Genius link to the classes we currently have availability in. If your child is enrolled in one of the classes listed, he or she may sign up a friend to come with them on the specified day and time for a free class! If you do not see your class listed, don't worry! It simply means the class is to capacity and cannot hold any more students at this time. We are in the process of opening up several more classes on our schedule and creating a weekend workshop where your child will have the opportunity to bring a friend in to dance and visit our dance studio home.

Please email the office at or call during office hours with any questions!!


Bring A Friend MONTH - October

(see sign-up genius link above)

Halloween Costume Week: 10/26-10/30 Wear your Halloween costumes to class!

(optional) We will be sending out a class sign up for snacks and goodies for our

end of class Treat Parties !

Halloween: 10/31 - Studio CLOSED

Withdraw Deadline: 11/1

Thanksgiving Holiday: 11/23-11/28 - Studio CLOSED

Colonial Heights Jaycees Christmas Parade: TBD by the City. (No class on this night.)

Winter Break: 12/21-1/2/2021- Studio CLOSED

Let's Get Moving !!

Our very own GJDC Alum, Courtney Friedersdorf will be hosting a series of Saturday morning fitness classes starting this Saturday, 10/3 at 8am ! The price is $15 per class and can be paid with cash or Venmo. Pre-register by calling (804)524-9391 or walk-in. Please bring water, a set of lightweight dumbbells and a resistance band (both optional if wanting to use only body weight). All levels welcome.

October 3, 10, 17 & 24 at GJDC.

* Masks are required during the check-in process but are optional during work out. We will be practicing social distancing, sanitizing protocols and not using shared equipment.


We have some great GJDC logo wear and merchandise available in our front lobby! Our lobby, waiting area and halls are still closed to the public for waiting/sitting right now. But, come on in* if you have a question for Mrs. Haley at the front office window or would like to check out our merchandise.

You can also check out our online store on our website or by clicking the link below. All orders placed within the last 2 weeks were closed out on 9/30 and should be shipped within the next 14 business days.

*Masks must be worn and you must practice social distancing.


Our Soles4Souls shoe drive is well underway! We need more shoes! They can be worn, faded, never used, flip flops, boots..... even the oldest of shoes can be taken apart for pieces and repaired to give to those in need. Please consider going through your closets and shoe bins at home to bring in for donation. They can be dropped off at the S4S shoe donation box located in the GJDC front lobby during office hours or bagged and left by our back door at any other time.

Check out the S4S website for more information! Thank you to all who have donated so far!!

DONT FORGET!! Please....

*...make sure students know to wear masks while entering and exiting the building. Masks MUST be worn in the hallways and bathroom areas.

*...write name or at least initials on all dance shoes and items being brought into the classrooms, including water bottles.

*...try to have young students use the restroom right before leaving the house if possible. That should help with restroom breaks needed in the middle of classes.

*...tag us in your social media posts! FB, IG and Twitter !

Keep In Touch

3635 Boulevard, Suite E

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Office Hours:

M-Th, 4-9:30pm

F, 4-7pm

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Photo credits: Floral Photo Va