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, violin and voice; Music Together® programs for introducing music to children 0-5; dance classes in ballet, hip hop; children's art, kidnastics, yoga, summer camps, Stepping Tones or our popular Paint Parties, 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, seminars and workshops. There is even a waiting room with 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.

Front and Center

01/22/18 Pre-School on as scheduled

As of now, with Sullivan West on a 2-hour delay, Stepping Tones Pre-School is on as scheduled today (Monday, January 22) beginning at 9 am. Should Sullivan West close, we will close as well and notify you with a subsequent email. Thank you.

01/17/18 Kidnastics on Jan. 26

The Kidnastics class cancelled on Wednesday, January 17 will be made up on Friday, January 26 at 4 p.m. For those students getting off the bus, you might have to send in an additional note to the school on the 26th.

01/04/18 Pre-School Make-up Classes

Here is a list of the Stepping Tones Pre-School make-up classes: Thursday, January 25 (for Friday students only from Jan. 5); Thursday, February 1 (for Tuesday students only from Jan. 16); Thursday, February 8 (for Wednesday students only from Jan. 17); Thursday, February 22 (for Tuesday students only from Dec. 12)

12/26/17 Winter Music Together

We will be offering two class options for The Winter session of Music Together: a Thursday class (10-10:45 a.m.) starting on January 11 and a Saturday class (10:30-11:15 a.m.) starting on January 20. Music Together is the flagship program at The Janice Center tapping into the innate musical instincts of children from a month old to five years old. Through a well-researched curriculum that consists of singing, instrument playing, movement and interaction with other children as well as other attending adults, children develop both musically, socially and emotionally. Since its inception at The Janice Center in 2008, more than 700 children have attended Music Together classes and many have gone on to excel in dance, playing music instruments and singing.

The cost is $190 for the 10-week session which includes a CD and songbook. To register, call 482-3324, download a registration form in the registration section or e-mail ken@janicecenter.com.

02/22/16 2017-18 Pre-School

If you are interested in enrolling your child (ages 3-4) for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year (January through June), we still have open slots on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday is full. 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 as well as our new piano instructor Danielle Strassman. 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.