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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05/17/24 Summer Music Together

The Summer Music Together Session will begin on Thursday, July 11 and run for four weeks ending on Aug. 1. The cost is $115.

Music Together is the flagship program at The Janice Center, starting hundreds of youngsters on the road to musical and social development. Since 2008, more than 1100 children have experienced Music Together classes at The Janice Center. Many have gone on to play musical instruments and participate in dance classes with a more developed musical ear and sense of rhythm.

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.

As one parent said of Music Together, "It's the best program around for a young child. It offers everything -- interaction, socialization, music, dance and most of all fun!"

To register, please download a registration form the registration section of this site. For more information, please call call 845-482-3324 or text 845-423-8028

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. 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 2023, 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 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.