You no longer have to look to New York City or its surrounding suburbs to bring the arts into the lives of your family. Established in 2008, The Janice Center is a 2,800 square foot facility in Jeffersonville devoted to learning music, dance, art and more, including our Stepping Tones Pre-School. It is the only one of its kind in the Hudson Valley Region. Whether it's musical instruction in the brass instruments, piano, flute, clarinet, drums, saxophone, guitar and voice; Music Together® programs for introducing music to children 0-5; dance classes in ballet, hip hop; kidnastics, tai chi, yoga, summer camps or our popular Stepping Tones Pre-School, The Janice Center will be the home for anyone who has an interest in learning or enjoying any of the arts.

With more than 25 years in music and art education, we have selected the very best instructors to conduct the various programs. Our facility is specially designed to teach the arts with separate rooms for individual instruction and two main ballrooms for large class programs as well as recitals, workshops and parties. There is even a waiting room with Wi-Fi and television so parents can wait comfortably for their kids.

We've tried to think of everything that will maximize the experience of learning the fine arts. But we're always open to ideas and suggestions. So please contact us to share your thoughts. Or visit us at Facebook:


Our mission is simple: to provide first-class instruction in the arts in a friendly, family-oriented facility built to do so.

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11/25/18 Gift Cards Available

TOYS CAN END UP IN A PILE...MUSIC AND DANCE LAST A LONG WHILE! Janice Center gift certificates can make a difference in someone’s life for years to come. Ideal for a series of instrumental or voice lessons; a ballet, hip hop, kidnastics or Music Together session; yoga or our Stepping Tones Pre-School program.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER: Receive an extra 10 percent on any gift certificate purchase. So pay $100 and receive a $110 gift certificate.

Just give us a call at 482-3324 and we’ll have the certificate ready promptly. We now accept all major credit cards.

11/18/18 2019 Registration Open

Registration forms for the 2019 Winter-Spring Ballet and Hip Hop sessions as well as the Winter 2019 Music Together semester are now available in the registration section of this site. Hip Hop will start the week of February 12, Ballet on February 16 and Music Together on January 10 and 12.

11/07/18 Tai Chi on Wednesdays

The Janice Center will host weekly Tai Chi classes on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A low-impact activity suitable for all ages, tai chi is a series of slow, gentle movements learned in sequence. Once the movements are learned, it can be practiced anytime.

Instructor Lenny Friedland has been teaching tai chi in New York City since 1999 and in Hortonville and Narrowsburg over the past few years. He is the senior instructor in the NYC branch of Long River Tai Chi Circle. Students who have taken Lenny's classes praise his "calm and patient" teaching style as well as his precision and humor.

Call 887-3056 or email Lenny@LongRiverTaichi.com to register.

10/02/18 Celebrating 10 Years!

The Janice Center turned 10 years old on October 8 and a lot has happened since we opened the doors in 2008: more than 3,500 students; 60 music/dance recitals and Coffee Houses featuring 2,000 performers; 150 students recognized by NYSSMA, Piano Guild, All County and All-State; 15,000 instrumental and voice lessons; 2,000 dance classes; 50 birthday/paint parties and 450,000 complimentary cookies.

09/24/18 Yoga on Mondays

The Janice Center offers yoga with Rebecca DeRosa every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rebecca brings a wealth of yoga experience having studied in Dharmashala, India with Anushree Singh and Mahinder Prasad, both disciples of B.K.S. Iyengar.

She believes that anyone can practice yoga regardless of age, ability, gender, or body type. Her classes are a combination of vigorous Vinyasa flow, nurturing restorative poses, and calming meditation. In order to achieve peace and wellness for all.

The cost is $10 per class and the first class is FREE. If you're interested, just come any Monday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 482-3324.

02/22/16 2018-19 Pre-School

If you are interested in enrolling your child (ages 3-4) for the 2018-19 school year, we still have open slots. Please call us at 845-482-3324 or e-mail ken@janicecenter.com.

Stepping Tones has become the most popular private pre-school program in Western Sullivan County because in addition to a curriculum that includes reading, math, time and space awareness, word recognition, letter and number writing, it incorporates the Janice Center difference: a healthy mix of art, music, dance, yoga, stretching, tumbling and more.

To register, visit the registration section of this website. For more information or to set up a visit, please call 482-3324.

01/28/15 Piano, voice lessons

The Janice Center offers piano and voice lessons with Lindsey Bauer and Danielle Strassman (piano only). Lindsey, is a music education graduate from The University of Susquehanna and also teaches a range of brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone and tuba. Danielle is a music major graduate from SUNY New Paltz. For more information or to schedule a lesson, please call 482-3324.

09/20/13 The Bus Stops Here

Busses from Sullivan West Elementary and High Schools stop directly in front of The Janice Center everyday. If your child has a class or lesson after school, you don\'t have to worry about transporting him or her here. Just let the authorities at the school know they will be taking the bus to The Janice Center and they\'re all set. If they have to wait any amount of time for their class or lesson to begin, we have a waiting room and also a common area where they can sit an do homework. Also we provide snacks and water. We will always be here until your child is picked up after the class or lesson -- they will never be left alone.

01/20/13 Birthday Parties

The Janice Center is the ideal place to host your child\'s next birthday party. Whether it be a dance, Music Together or Paint party, we can tailor the activities to your needs. So instead of trying to handle everything yourself, enjoy the special day and let us do all the work. We even put your child’s name on our outdoor marquis!

Said one parent who recently had a party at The Janice Center, “It\'s a no-brainer to have a party here. The kids have a blast, The Janice Center does everything and you can actually just relax and take in the day!\"

For more information, call us at 482-3324.