Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc

July 2020

GJDC Virtual during Covid-19

Finally....... GJDC is BACK !

You guys have NO idea how wonderful it is to see your faces! That was the longest 3 1/2 months ..... 2020 has definitely been challenging to say the least!! We are so happy that everyone is safe and healthy and has been able to use some of this time to relax, reflect, and slow down our usually hectic schedules and spend time with our families.


Our first week back at dance was amazing and even though things may be a little different, we are so happy that we get to be with our students again and do what we LOVE to do! We are taking all the necessary precautions so that everyone has a safe place to come to and our dance home can continue to thrive in the foreseeable future. We thank everyone who has worked with us on the new guidelines, etc that we must follow and for being understanding with our policies to keep everyone in our studio safe and healthy.


Here is a quick rundown of the next couple weeks finishing out our 5 weeks of the 2019-2020 Season:

1st week = Complete (start date July 6)


2nd week = Reg. Class schedule and *ZOOM (see previous emails for codes)


3rd week = Reg. Class schedule and ZOOM


4th week = Individual Picture Week** !! (July 27-July 31) No Reg. Class, see Picture Week Schedule email. Photographer Link will be sent out with signups and payment information (optional). All contactless this year (all online/no papers and money exchange) !

We will not be taking group photos this year, but will be/have been taking candid shots of our classes for social sharing.. Be on the lookout!!

**Students will come during their designated picture time dressed IN their costume and picture ready. Space will be limited for costume changes/dressing areas due to guidelines inside the building. Masks must be worn by everyone in the building except for the student taking the picture.


5th week = Last week of Reg. Class. Video Week !! Students will bring costumes to their classes and will be videotaped by teachers in each class doing choreography! Photo booth area outside, and awards will be given out for 2019-2020 Perfect Attendance, Seniors, 5 Year Stars, 10 Year Stars etc in the recipiants classes !! Pictures/Videos will be taken for social media.


*ZOOM codes will be active throughout these 5 weeks.


As stated unlikely in prior emails, our Spring Performance 2020 is still unable to take place due to the limitations and guidelines set forth at this time. Our teachers and staff are incredibly heartbroken, as I know our students and families are as well. We all put in so much time, work and devotion to making each year's growth and performance better and greater than the previous year. We are especially mindful of this year's Seniors and first year students who weren't able to have the experience because of COVID-19. We will, however, come out of this stronger than we were, more capable than we thought, and ready to blow this next season straight out of the water!!


For those that purchased Program Ads, we will be sending out letters to business and families on incentives to holding your spots in our 2021 Program book.


Thank you to all the families who have stuck by us through the last few months, helped with cleaning, sanitizing and brought by much needed items for us to be able to reopen well prepared. We can't thank you enough for your support.

Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc 2020 SENIORS !!

Congratulations to our 2020 High School Graduated Seniors!!

Avery Brockwell

Leila Griffin

Courtney Palmore


Congratulations to our 2020 VCU Graduate, Miss Christina !!

(BFA in Dance & Choreography)


We are so very proud of all of you !!

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!! Richmond's BEST

It's that time again and we NEED YOUR VOTES!!


Vote for Genia Johnson Dance Company for Best Dance Studio !!


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Our GJDC Dance Family - March 2020 Drive-by <3

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Pre- Ordered T-shirts arrived!

If you pre-ordered your 2020 "Show" shirts, they have arrived and are ready to be picked up. Since our lobby area and offices are closed to the public, please call the office at (804)524-9391 or email us at DancinGJDC@aol.com and let us know when you are outside for "curbside" pick up or if you would like us to have them ready to distribute in your child's class (let us know day/time).


We have very limited extra 2020 t-shirts. These will be available for purchase first come, first serve starting next week.

GJDC - Summer Re Opening - "Love Wins"

Soles4Souls SHOE DRIVE - BE KIND, DO GOOD!!

GJDC is still accepting shoe donations of ANY KIND for our bi-annual donation to the non-profit company, Soles4Souls. Please drop off your old shoes!! Got shoes that the kids can't wear anymore!?! Bring em! Got shoes a little worn that are thrown in the back of your coat closet or in the kids room?!? Bring em!! Any condition... they are cleaned, repaired and taken apart to use for repairs on other shoes!! Clean out your house/closets while doing something good!! Throw your shoes in a bag and bring them to us!!!!!


Check out the Soles4Souls website and see how this amazing company works!!

Office Hours

Now - August 7


Monday through Friday

4pm-9:30pm


** Due to COVID-19 and current guidelines, our lobby and office is currently CLOSED for walk-ins. Please call the office at (804)524-9391 or email us at DancinGJDC@aol.com for anything dance related!!

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3635 Boulevard, Suite E

Colonial Heights, VA 23834


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