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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03/14/20 Updates on Classes

>Spring 2020 Hip Hop: We will resume The Spring 2020 semester beginning the week of September 14 and offer the 10 remaining classes from the suspended Spring 2020 semester. We are tentatively scheduling December 6 as the recital date. For those who have already paid for the Spring 2020 semester, no further payment is necessary.

>Spring 2020 Ballet and Lyrical: We will resume the Spring 2020 semester beginning Saturday, September 19 and continue with the 9 remaining classes from the suspended Spring 2020 semester. We are tentatively scheduling December 6 as the recital date.

For those who have already paid for the Spring 2020 semester, no further payment is necessary.

>Winter 2020 Music Together: We have tried to come up with various scenarios by which we could safely finish the Winter 2020 Music Together session. Unfortunately, at this time, under the required guidelines of social spacing and wearing masks, we just don't feel that we can accomplish both of those requirements and still deliver the essence of a meaningful Music Together class.

Therefore, we are regretfully cancelling the remaining classes for the Winter 2020 Music Together semester and will be issuing the following credits for future Music Together semesters when we can hold them again:

Thursday section: 3 class credit Saturday section: 4 class credit (The credit does not include the cost of the music book and cd)

>2019-20 Stepping Tones Pre-School: Try as we might to come up with scenarios by which we could safely finish the 2019-2020 Stepping Tones Pre-School year, we simply did not feel comfortable with any of the options available. Whether it was three and four year olds wearing masks for 2 and a half hours or enforcing social distancing in a setting that is designed for the exact opposite, that of social interaction, was not our idea of a healthy, meaningful and productive pre-school experience.

Therefore, we will not be resuming the 2019-20 Stepping Tones school year. For those who paid for the full year, we will be issuing a $910 credit to be used toward enrollment in any future Janice Center program, including the 2020-21 Stepping Tones program.

02/13/19 Pre School 2020-2021

Registration is open for our Stepping Tones Pre-School for the 2020-2021 school year. If you need additional information or want to set up a visit, 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.

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.