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; 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 35 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.

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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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02/22/23 Music Together in April

Our next Music Together session will begin on April 20, 2023. Registration forms are now available in the registration section of this site. Please register early as the last few sessions of Music Together have sold out.

Music Together is a research-backed program that taps into a young child’s musical instincts through specially-composed music, easy-to-use instruments and instructor/parent involvement. Through 10 weeks of 45-minute classes, children ages 0-4 learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence in a group setting. Since 2008, more than 1,500 children have attended Music Together classes at The Janice Center and many have gone on to participate in bands, choirs, plays and other musical/arts-related endeavors.

Perhaps one parent said it best when describing Music Together: "No program or activity my child participated in at that age had more of a positive impact on his emotional and social development. If you are a parent of an infant or toddler, this is a must-do."

Music Together meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. For more information, please call 845-482-3324.

04/21/22 Enroll in Pre-School Anytime

Stepping Tones Pre-School accepts students throughput the year. If you are interested in enrolling your child (ages 3-4), registration forms can be found in the registration section of this website. If you need additional information or want to set up a visit, please call us at 845-482-3324.

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

Said one parent who sent two children to Stepping Tones for two years: "Stepping Tones Pre-School provided my children with a well-rounded introduction into education. They experienced music and movement, art, letters and numbers and their favorite, yoga. Stepping Tones fills in the social gap that many young children lack. They teach them how to interact with others their age, in a positive way, all while in an age appropriate half-day setting."

Stepping Tones meets three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9-11:30 a.m.

04/24/21 Voted Best Dance Studio

Readers of the River Reporter Magazine have again chosen The Janice Center as The Best Dance Studio in its circulation area. This covers all of Sullivan County, Honesdale and parts of Orange County. The Janice Center has received this honor multiple times.

"It's always feels good to be recognized as the best," said owners Ken and Tanya Cohen. "We have so many supportive families and this year, more than any other, they were right there for us and with us in helping to keep The Janice Center open and operating as normal as possible. So we share this honor proudly with all of them."

The Janice Center dance program has come a long way since its inception in 2008. That year, there was one class of ballet with 12 students culminating with a small show at the Center. By 2022, that number had grown to more than 100 students in ballet and hip hop, making it the largest dance troupe in Sullivan County. Dance recitals held at The Villa Roma and Sullivan West have drawn close to 400 attendees.

09/23/20 Keep the Music Playing

At The Janice Center, we have five instructors offering individual instrumental and voice lessons in specially-designed lesson rooms. Their schedules are flexible and can accommodate weekday and weekend schedules. The instruments offered are: clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone (as well as other brass) and sax.

For more information, call 482-3324 or text 423-8028.

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.