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.

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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

12/25/19 Music Together Starts Jan. 25

The Winter session of Music Together, our flagship music developmental program for ages 0-4, starts on Saturday, January 25. The Thursday class has already started on January 16. More than 1,000 children have enrolled in our Music Together program over the past decade, providing them with a research-backed experience that helps stimulate their innate musical instincts as well as developing their social and interactive skills. One parent who has brought three of her kids to Music Together over the years best summed up the program, saying, "Every parent should do this for their child." Registration forms can be downloaded in the registration section of this site. A video clip of a typical class as well as a more-detailed description of the program can be accessed in the Program/Music/Music Together section of this site.

12/25/19 Hip Hop, Ballet Registration

Registration forms for our Winter-Spring sessions of Ballet and Hip Hop can now be downloaded from the registration section of this site. Hip Hop will start the week of February 10 and Ballet on Saturday February 15. A special rate of $330 is available for students taking both ballet and hip hop.

02/13/19 One Spot Left for Pre-School

We have one spot available for the 2019-20 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.

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. and 6:30-7:30 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.

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.