Genia Johnson Dance Company

Winter/Spring 2019

WOW!! That happened fast.....

Seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year.... Spring is right around the corner and we all know what that means!!!!! Spring Performance time!! We will be sending out a lot of information within the next 2 weeks to get us prepared for what's to come! If you're new to all this, it will seem like a lot but our teachers and staff are here to help you with anything you need... just keep popping in to check with your class teacher and the information station/board (located in the lobbies), and don't forget to read your emails. If you're a Pro, get out your glitter and eyelashes and let's help out to make it as phenomenal (and fun) as possible for everyone!


Costumes will start arriving at the end of the month and important information will be available through emails, costume books (coming soon!), and through teachers at the end of each class. If you drop kids off, and they are picked up at the front door, please be asking them to listen closely to teachers about necessities, and also be checking the information stations for important things happening this month, such as Program Ads, T-shirt pre-orders, Senior Bios and more !!

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What Happened this WINTER: News and Events

GJDC, Inc has had a busy Winter!!


* Our GJDC Company members were asked to entertain at the Miss VA/Miss VA Teen Pageant again this year. What a fun and exciting experience! If you haven't seen this year's Miss VA and Miss VA Teen, check them out on Insta! What amazing young ladies we have representing our great state of Virginia!!!


* The Annual Colonial Heights Tree Lighting Event was a lot of fun with a great turnout! Thanks to all of our GJDC Dance Families who came out to support the dancers and the City of Colonial Heights!


* The Annual Colonial Heights Christmas Parade was a HUGE success!! Thanks to all the Moms, Dads and kids who came out in the cold (and sometimes rainy) weather to help build our float, (which we did a rather impressive HOME ALONE theme to), untangle lights and try to piece together Christmas trees for the event! We could not do events like these without the help of our volunteers and dance families... you are so appreciated! Because of you, and our AMAZING DANCE KIDS, we earned top spot in the Dance Category again this year!! Way to GO, GJDC!!

Unfortunately, the Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade was cancelled again this year due to weather.... One day Chester, One day.....


* Our GJDC Company (Competition Team) got to travel to the Showstopper Convention (Myrtle Beach, SC) and to Dance Makers, Inc (Richmond, VA) in January to take classes with some of the leading dance choreographers and dancers in the business. What an amazing opportunity!


We also got to dance at our first Competition of the year, this past month, in Hampton, VA at Showstopper Regionals. Our team came away with lots of medals, trophies and SMILES and qualified all 17 numbers at the Showstopper National Competition in Myrtle Beach this July!


Wish them luck next weekend (March 15-17) as they take the stage at GROOVE in Woodbridge, VA !


{ Interested in finding out how YOU can be a Company Member?! Be on the lookout for details on our website and dates for our next Audition for our 2019/2020 Company Team ! }

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Summer Dance Camp Registration - OPEN NOW!

Which Camp will YOU Love !?

Visit our website or call the Main Office for details!

Sign up early before they fill up!


International Day of Happiness - Live Happy - March 20, 2019

We will be hosting a very special Happiness Wall all this week! What makes you Happy?!

Wear your jammies to Dance Class Week! March 18-22

(Because, who's not happy in jammies !?)


SPRING BREAK - APRIL 1st - 6th, 2019

Studios are closed for regular classes.


TICKET DAY - Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 8am

Tickets will go on sale for our Spring Performance 2019

(More details on SP2019 and Ticket Day to follow.)


Picture Week - Monday, April 15 - 20

*Pictures may NOT follow class times. Schedules will be released as soon as possible and are dependent on costume arrival dates. Costumes that arrive first will be scheduled in the beginning of the week.


Happy Easter! - April 21st



Tentative Show dates - May 9,10,11th

We usually get confirmation around this time..more details to follow.

Genia Johnson Dance Company Merchandise

We have a new awesome website to purchase GJDC Merchandise!! Jackets, book bags, bra tops, beanies and more!! Click the link below and check out the Winter/Spring '19 line. We have youth and adults and everything you need to cheer on your little dancer!! Show your GJDC team spirit!! They make great gifts for Spring Performance too!! <3

DADS - So You Think You Can Dance !?

We're looking for Dads who can move!! If you're interested in learning fun/hip hop choreography, being on stage and stealing the hearts of all the ladies... sign up to be in the Men's dance! Must be able to make most practices to learn choreo and spots. Practices will begin soon! Day/Time TBA.

Soles4Souls Donations - Collecting until March 22nd

I'm sure everyone at this point is getting Spring Fever and starting to (what I call...) Marie Kondo the house... (Netflix series-you gotta watch it)...


We are still collecting used and new shoes to donate to our Richmond distribution center, Soles4Souls organization ( see the link below for more information) toward the end of this month.

We have a LOT but I know we can get more!! We are planning to have a pick up date toward the end of this month and I would LOVE for the kids /families that donated to come out and take a big group photo at the studio with all of our donations! More info will be given out closer to the time.

Everything is welcome. Flip flops, baby shoes, dance shoes, dad's old work shoes, moms high heels..... they can be dropped off at either location!

We're only one call away......

Main Office:

Colonial Heights

(804)524-9391


Chester

(804)777-9983

11925 Centre St

Chester, VA


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