Closed Holidays: 2020

Labor Day- September 7 Monday (no makeup needed 5 

Thanksgiving Wed November 25 Fri 11/27 No makeups needed due to extra classes offered for practice for the Holiday show

Christmas Break Dec 21- Jan 3 Dance resumes Monday Jan 4, 20

Holiday show- Dec 18   NPHS- Friday dancers by 530  curtain at 630 

We are waiting for Sarasota County to give the ok for the theater at North Port High School to be rented for our show.  Hopefully soon.  If not we will have a performance off premise in a large facility but not a theater .


April 17-19 Regionals all Friday competitors must come during the week to work dances.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ages 21/2-31/2 geared for the attention span of this age group they are introduced to Ballet movement and tap. The class covers rhythm and counting, basic concepts and opposites, colors, major and minor muscle group development, listening skills and socialization and FUN! This is a 45 minute class

class 1 class $45  monthl second 45 minute class just $30 more

Friday 4:00  with Parents (optional) Older children that need assistance may have parents or older siblings helping as well, if your child needs you in class- then this class is for you! All other Childrens classes are preferably without parental assistance

As we social distance please understand that parents should try to drop off their child.  If we need you the secretary will call.

ages 3.5- 5

Tap/ Ballet, age appropriate music and movement. This level stresses basic skills in each dance form. A tradition dance class format is used.

Rhythm, timing, muscle development, memorization and listening skills are all taught. A very fun, fast moving class for boys or girls.

This is a 45 minute can be taken 1, or 2 x per week- 1 class $45 monthly each additional class is $30more per month/

Level 2 Combo  Wed 4:15-5:00- Full, 

Wed  5:00-5:45  starts 9/16          

 Thursday 5:00-5:45  Full

 4-6 and 5-8 Combo

More intense learning but still fun for this age Most combinations are Tap and Ballet but we will  offer Lyrical HipHop Jazz and Musical Theater

Mini Competition Mon 4:45 and Fri 4:45  must take both

Level 3 Combo  Tuesday 4:00-4:45  FULL

Level 3 Combo  Wednesday 5:00-5:45  ages 5-7

Level 3 combo  Thursday 5:45-6:30 5-8

Lyrical/ Contemporary a mixture of ballet, jazz and modern /Jazz create a mood, tell a story or convey an emotion.


Ballet Traditional classical ballet technique using proper terminology

teaching alignment, turnout, control and transition of movements.


Jazz-Hiphop Jazz-Theatrical Jazz- 

is a fast moving type of dance

which can look like music video dance or a Broadway show. Jazz classes have more turns, jumps and extensions then a hiphop class.


Tap- Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Savion Glover, Ann Miller are all famous tap dance names. Tap technique, different styles,  speed, accuracy and fun routines are taught.


Pointe for ballet dancers the highest form of Ballet, sur les pointes or on the toes. This class is by teacher invitation only. Students from the Dance program at NPHS are welcome to attend pointe with Janis as long as you are taking Ballet with Ms Slay/Ms Nelson


Other classes available

Broadway Dance  Mon 6:15

Musical Theater Dance  Tues 5pm   Th 4:15   Th 7:15

Contemporary Tues 6:30   Wed 7:30  Th 7:30

Modern  Mon 7:45  

Acro Tues 5:45   Thurs 6:30 FULL

HipHop  Mon 7pm ages 10- teen

Ballroom by private lesson only at this time

Dance with Janis

Questions? : [email protected] or 941-451-3356

Performances available for your group, meeting, 

Fundraiser, Dinner, Nursing homes, Festival etc. 

call Janis 941-451-3356 studio (941) 766-0300

Dancers for your show! email:

[email protected]