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, karate, kidnastics, Zumba, Piloxing, 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.

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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.

Front and Center

08/21/16 Register for Music Together

Registration is open for the Fall Music Together session. There are two class offerings: Thursday at 10 a.m. (starting September 15) or Saturday at 11 a.m. (starting September 17). 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 0-5 learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence in a group setting.

For more information, please call 482-3324. Registration forms are available by clicking here.

07/31/16 Register for Ballet, Hip Hop

Registration forms for the Fall 2016 Ballet and Hip Hop sessions are now available in the registration section of our website click here or at The Janice Center. Ballet will begin on Saturday, September 3 and Hip Hop will start on Tuesday, September 6.

Instructor Tanya Cohen has just returned from three intensive days of training and professional development at the 2016 Dance Teachers Summit held in NYC. She took more than 11 classes/seminars totaling some 20 hours as we constantly try to better and improve our growing dance program. She is excited to introduce new techniques, methods and routines to the upcoming fall dance session as well as some fun special touches to the overall Janice Center experience.

For more information, call us at 482-3324.

02/22/16 2016-17 Pre-School expanding

Due to increased demand for our one-of-a-kind program, we will be adding a second section of Stepping Tones Pre-School in 2016-17. So now there will be a Monday-Wednesday section and a Tuesday-Friday section. For those who want to have their children attend three or four days, those options are available as well.

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.

In 2016-17, we will be adding to that diversified curriculum with a new emphasis on art projects. This will be taught by instructor Robin Nervegna, a skilled and talented artist who will be joining our pre-school staff.

For more information or to set up a visit, please call 482-3324. Registration forms are available by clicking here.

11/13/15 Private paint lessons

We are now offering private paint lessons with Robin Nervegna, a skilled and highly-regarded art teacher. The one-hour lessons will be tailored to a student’s individual needs and will cover many aspects of creating art from basic drawing and sketching to acrylic painting. Artistic terminology and techniques will be taught and explained. This is a unique opportunity to receive rare, one-on-one art instruction in a studio setting. Lessons will be available on Friday afternoons only. The cost is $50 per lesson and includes all supplies. To schedule a lesson, call 482-3324 or e-mail ken@janicecenter.com

01/28/15 Piano, voice, violin lessons

The Janice Center offers piano and voice lessons with Lindsey Bauer as well as violin/viola/cello lessons with Cassie Kochem. Lindsey, is a music education graduate from The University of Susquehanna and also teaches a range of brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone and tuba. Cassie is a music major graduate from the Crane School of Music. 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.

06/04/13 Check out Rockin Yoga!

If yoga is a little too slow for you and Zumba is too fast, we’ve got something just right: rockin’ yoga. Exclusive to the Janice Center, this unique class gives yoga a new, hip tempo with original routines set to classic rock music.If it sounds different and fun, it is. Come to Jeffersonville and check it out! Tuesdays (6:15-7:15 p.m.) and Wednesdays (5:30-6:30 p.m.). We supply the mats and the first class is free.

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.