Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc

Winter 2023 Newsletter

2023 came in like a firecracker!

January flew by and we are quickly speeding off into 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 of 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 board/window (in the lobby), 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 have started arriving and important information will be available through emails and teachers at the end of each class. If you drop kids off, and they are picked up at the door, please be asking them to listen closely to teachers about necessities, and also be checking emails for important things happening this month, such as Program Ads, T-shirt pre-orders, Senior Bios and more !! If you don't believe you are receiving our emails, newletters and correspondences, please come see us at the front office. Please also be checking your parent portals and make sure that accounts are up to date. Costumes will not be ordered/given out unless accounts are current.

Here's to a year of health, wealth and giving yourself grace.

Calendar of Events

*NEW* Classes: 6 Week Sessions

6 weeks / $135

* Call the front office for more information & to register!

**Our next 6 week session will begin on February 27th!

"Shining Stars" :

Wednesdays or Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm,

Saturdays 10-10:45am

AcroArts (Primary-Level3): Saturdays, time by level

Leaps & Turns: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm

GJDC Valentines Week: February 14-18, 2023

"Party Hearty!" & Bring a Friend opportunities!!

March 2023: Summer class/camp registrations begin!

Showstopper Competition (Richmond, VA): March 3-5th, 2023

Come out and support our GJDC

Company Team for their first regional competition of the year!

Marriott downtown Convention Center/ Time TBA

March 20,2023- International Day of Happiness

Join us in celebrating happiness in the month of March!

What are YOU HaPpY for !?

*Look for fun happy acts and challenges this month at our studio !

We hope you join the fun !!

Spring Break: April 3-8th, 2023


Easter: Sunday, April 9th, 2023

Picture Week: April 17-21,2023

*Link will be sent out for individual picture times(optional), plus any

information available on group photo/headshot times if applicable at the time.

No regular classes this week. Schedule will be posted closer to time as

costumes start arriving.

April 29, 2023- International Dance Day

*WooHoo ! Look for fun events planned for our studio, coming soon !!

Tentative Spring Performance Week - Mother's Day Weekend TBA

GJDC Year of Giving

Every year we collect items for those in need in our community. Currently, we are collecting canned/boxed good items for our Chesterfield Food Bank donation. Our large bin is located in the front lobby and any small and large donations are very much appreciated. We will have our donations dropped off at the end of this month for those in need. If you have any questions on what we can and can't take, please feel free to email our front office at

New Year GJDC, Inc Students of the Month

We are so excited to announce our New Year/ January 2023 GJDC, Inc Students of the Month! Our teachers and staff put their heads together and came up with a great group of kids who have shown great work ethic, great attendance and always on time and prepared, kindness to their peers, and who were polite and respectful to their teachers. A few may have stepped out of their box or did an act of kindness when no one was watching (but they were caught!)..... We are so proud of them and hope that, in this crazy time, your kindness, love and positivity will spread, and stick around, like your favorite Glitter !!

Clara Dougan

Cenah Holcomb

Regan Jones

Arden Pond

Alani Tinsley

** Stop by the office this week to grab a little something special from us and look out for our special recognitions on our FB and IG !

CONGRATULATIONS and lots of Love!! <3

It's the Month of LOVE !

We are so excited for Party "Hearty" Week again this year!! During the week of February 13-18th, we will be spreading and doing all things with LOVE! Fun songs and crafts, something special for parents/guardians, bring a friend to class opportunities, Heart Month and health info and so much more!!

For Bring a Friend information, please visit or email the front office at We have paperwork available for your Besties to come experience dance with you! <3

*Availability is limited in some classrooms, first come, first serve.. don't miss out!!

Colonial Heights Christmas Parade Award Winner

Congratulations to GJDC for receiving 1st Place, Judges Choice in the 2022 Colonial Heights Christmas parade. Thank you to all of the students and families that participated and also donated for the after party. We had almost 200 people participate with us and brave the weather to show off our skills and smiles down the Boulevard! A BIG thank you to our Company Team moms for hand rhinestoning over 48 new parade costumes. We, unfortunately, could not wear them due to the weather, but we are looking forward to showing them off next season.

Huge shout out to Welton Motor Freight's Mike Welton for donating the use of his flatbed tractor trailer and for pulling our decorated float in the parade. Mike has been pulling our float for many, many years and we look forward to seeing him and his family every year. Another big thanks to our very own Charles Williams (Celeste) for the work on the car trailer and for pulling the second decorated float and our GJDC families in the parade. We appreciate you both so much!

GJDC Merchandise available in the front lobby!!

Looking for some cute and cozy GJDC gear?! We have some super cute GJDC merchandise, dance attire and accessories for YOU and your dancer, located in our front lobby! It's also a good idea to stock up on dance tights and leggings for dance class and to get ready for picture week and Spring Performance week!! (More information on these weeks will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. Make sure to mark the dates below on your calendar!!)

We have rompers, leotards, hoodies and sweatpants, tights, and cute gifts too! Stop and check out our selection of clearance leotards and dancewear too, before they sell out!

Mrs. Genia's Book Nook

Join Mrs. Genia for a fun read! Our preschool age dancers love our sweet book collection on kindness, teamwork and helping others. Be on the lookout for more from our special library. <3

Healthy Habits, Healthy Lifestyle

Interested in learning how one simple habit could dramatically impact your health !? Hard getting your kids to eat fruit and veggies??!

Juice Plus is whole food nutrition (it has a Nutrition label, NOT a supplement label!) in a capsule, with chews available for the kids! Learn how you can join the Healthy Starts for Families program and receive Juice Plus for your child for FREE with your order!!

Healthy Starts for Families Video

About Juice Plus - Bridging the Gap

Check out the products here!

Come by and see us!

3635 Boulevard, Suite E

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Office Hours for December:

Monday-Thursday/ 4-9pm


Saturday/ 8am-12pm