Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc

March Newsletter 2020

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Happy March Dance Family !!

WOW! After what seemed to be the longest January ever..... February seemed to FLY by!!


Let's recap!!


We had a great holiday season here at GJDC!! The Colonial Heights Christmas Parade was a success as we pulled off our 1st Place Dance Category Winner spot! We had such an amazing group of kids that weathered the cold and danced their hearts out down the Boulevard and all the kids and parents who sat on the grande float and represented GJDC to the fullest!! A HUGE thanks to all the parents who volunteered and put time into building the float and bringing in goodies and treats for the after party!! So much fun and SO MUCH FOOD!! You don't know how much you are appreciated and it's something the kids (and us teachers) will never forget!!


We had a really fun "Love Week" at the studio! Spreading love, kindness and positivity is always a must but we thought we'd make it extra special that week! If you took any pictures or selfies at our "Love" wall, please share on social media and tag us, Genia Johnson Dance Company! We'll have a special treat for you when you do! We also had a Neora "pop up" on Monday night pampering the mamas here a bit and a raffle throughout the week.... here are our winners!


Nightly Raffle Winners: Sarah Kitchen, Christina Niece, Sabrina Williams, Heather Minetree

Grand Prize Winner: Megan Funk


You can pick up your prizes at the front office starting this Wednesday! Thanks for participating!



GJDC Company, Competition Team


GJDC Company kids visited Showstoppers in Myrtle Beach, SC in January for 3 days of amazing dance training from some of the industry's top choreographers! What a fantastic team building experience!


GJDC Company also had their first Regional Competition in Baltimore, Maryland for KAR (Kids Artistic Revue) in February. Our kids walked away with 3 Best Costume and Entertainment Awards, 9 Top First Place Award, 2 First Place Awards, 1 IDA Award, 3 Invitation Awards, 5 Overall High Point Awards, and 3 Special Awards.... It was unbelievably amazing!


Our team is gearing up for our next Showstopper Regional Competition in Concord, NC this month... Wish us LUCK!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:


International Day of Happiness - Live Happy - March 20, 2020

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


Wear your jammies to Dance Class Week! March 16-21

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


TICKET DAY - Saturday, April 4th, 2020 - 8am

Tickets will go on sale for our Spring Performance 2020

(More details on SP2020 and Ticket Day to follow.)


SPRING BREAK - APRIL 6-10th, 2020

Studios are closed for regular classes.

Happy Easter! - April 12th


Picture Week - Monday, April 20-24

*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. More info. to follow.


Spring Performance Show dates - May 7-9th, 2020

Petersburg High School

More details to follow.


Mother's Day - Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Where's our GJDC Dance Dads at !?! WE NEED YOU!!

We are looking for our smooth movin' GJDC Dance Dads for our 2020 Mens Dance!! Class will be held every Monday at 8:30pm until the show in May. You will perform a special number in the 2020 Spring Performance. If you think your kids got their moves from you.... here's your chance to prove it!!! No previous dance experience needed. Super fun, relaxed atmosphere, but we will be learning choreography and basic attire will be needed for the show.

Each class will run approx. 1 hour.

2020 Spring Performance PROGRAM AD CONTEST !!

Our 2020 Spring Performance is a few short months away. Each year we sell Business & Personal Program ads for our beautiful keepsake book. Congratulate your special dancer or recognize their achievements in this years book! Simply fill out the Program Ad sheet and turn into the front office with print ready artwork. Individual photography pictures from this year's Picture Week (along with any others) can be included in the 1/4 sizes and up! Please see the front office for more information!


We are holding a contest for the most monetary amount sold before our cutoff in late April. The winner will receive a FREE dance class* in the 2020/2021 Fall season !!

GJDC Needs your shoes ! - Soles4Souls



Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive


Bring us your old shoes! We are collecting NOW for the shoe drive!! No matter the shape they are in... they will be cleaned and repaired or used for parts!



Want to do something that helps people and clean out your closets at the same time!!!!?


Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and are a four-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator. Learn more at soles4souls.org. Soles4Souls utilizes new and gently used shoes as a resource to help entrepreneurs in developing nations with an opportunity to start and sustain small businesses (a micro-enterprise) of their own. Our work will also help Soles4Souls’ ability to distribute brand new shoes to people in need and in times of disaster.


Give your shoes a second life and donate to our shoe drive today. Please bring your new or gently used shoes of any kind to GJDC!! Look for the BLUE bin in the lobby! Drop off, feel good!


Don’t have shoes to donate but want to get involved? Contact Regional Director, Stephanie Hathaway at Stephanieh@soles4souls.org to schedule a trip to volunteer in the Regional Donation Center warehouse or learn of other ways to help.

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Colonial Heights, Va 23834


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