Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc

February/March 2023 Updates

Spring Performance 2023 is coming!!

Spring Performance 2023 (SP23) has been confirmed! Thank you for your patience as we awaited the final confirmation from our venue for our 21st annual show.

May 11-13th, 2023

Petersburg High School

3101 Johnson Road

Petersburg,VA 23805

**Emails with detailed information will follow this newsletter AND are available on our Information Station located in the front lobby and lobby windows.

In 1st Email:

Cast list

Senior bios/picture needed

5/10/15 Year Stars

Program advertisement/vanity ad info

Backstage Mother/helper signups

We will touch on:

Costumes/tights/hair & makeup

Headshot Info/Floral Photo

Optional Costume Picture Week /Direct Exposure Photography

SP23 theme & Eventbrite ticket and SP23 tshirt information.


Make sure students have on appropriate dance attire for their classes. Classes that have costumes that have arrived (in full) will be handed out in classes starting this week. Students will try on costumes (over their leotards/dancewear) with their teachers to make sure fit is good, if any alterations/additions need to be made, and that all pieces are included. Teachers may alert parents/guardians (at drop off) of necessary help needed (if any) and that costumes have arrived for that specific class. We will not hand out class costumes if we only have a partial shipment for that class.

** Please make sure accounts are up to date through your parent portal. Costumes will not be sent home with students if accounts are delinquent. Please reach out to the front office to make account balance payments/inquiries.

Don't forget to take your littles (Preschool and under) to the potty before you leave the house or directly before class. A few of our classes have our assistants/helpers on bathroom breaks for a majority of the class which cuts into instruction time. Please alert us if you are currently potty training or if we should be on the lookout for anything that needs special attention.

Please have initials in all shoes and jackets/ dancewear that may be removed during class time. We've had several missing shoes and apparel in the last few weeks and our Lost and Found bin (located under the bench in the dancer hall) is quite full. Please check the bin if you have any missing/lost things. These items will be donated to Goodwill at the end of the month.

Summer Camp & Class Registration is NOW OPEN !!

Register NOW for our Summer 2023 day camps and classes!

Summer 6 week classes start May 23rd.

Keep up with their skills they worked all season for or try something new!

*See flyer below for day/times.

PRIVATE Lessons Available !

Work on skills or level up!

Contact the front office for day/time availability and cost details.

GJDC Day Camps

" Campfires & Fireflies" - June12-15th

5 & under/9-11:30am/$195

6 and up/9-1pm/$230

"3 Ring Circus" - July 31-August 3rd

5 & under/9-11:30am/$195

6 & up/ 9-1pm/ $230

Campers will have dance and acro, take home arts & crafts, themed

games, movie day, snack times and so much more!

*Lunch is not provided, but campers can bring a lunch if desired.

Register and pay before April 1st to be added to a drawing for a beach bag

full of summer fun!

Calendar of Events <3

Our Chesterfield Food Bank donation was taken at the end of February!

Thank you to everyone who brought in your canned food and non-perishable items

for our donation box!

March 2023 - Summer Class & Camp Registration is OPEN !

March 20,2023- International Day of Happiness

Join us in celebrating happiness this week at the studio!

What are YOU HaPpY for !? What can you do to spread happiness?

Tag Us! @GeniaJohnsonDanceCo


Spring Break: April 3-8th, 2023

Studio CLOSED. Enjoy your break!

Easter: Sunday, April 9th, 2023

April 15th - Spring Performance Vanity Ad/Business Advertisement

forms due for our Spring Performance program book.

Picture Week: April 17-21,2023

*Link will be sent out for individual picture times(optional) with Direct Exposure Photography, plus any information available on group photo/headshot times.

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 !!

Spring Performance Week: May 11-13th

Petersburg High School

Please be checking your emails for information on all things Spring Performance.

Mother's Day: Sunday, May 14th, 2023

GJDC, Inc Students of the Month

We are so excited to announce our 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, 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 their kindness, love and positivity will spread, and stick around, like your favorite purple Glitter !!

Maddie Beard

Zamiyah Cochran

Harper Cote

Ava Desrosiers

Landyn Williams

** 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 & Luck!! <3

Party "Hearty" Week was so LOVE-ly...

GJDC's Party "Hearty" Week was a huge success! We had so many Besties come for a visit and had so much fun doing arts and crafts and making Valentines!

GJDC Company Team has had a busy March !!

GJDC Company Team started their season competing locally at Showstoppers, Inc in Richmond, VA. The team of 31 members took 35 competing group numbers and solos. It was a great weekend in our hometown area showcasing our hard work in front of an audience full of our studio friends and families.

We finished the month strong in Fredericksburg, VA bringing home many top scoring numbers, invitations to NYC, a Photogenic Award winner AND Title placement.

If you are interested in auditioning for our 2023/24 GJDC Company Team, please contact us at Audition dates are scheduled for June 2023.

GJDC Mascot information is also available, for those 6 & under, interested in preparing to be a part of our Company Team.

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