JLDC company dancers before taking the stage at the American Dance Awards!

School for Excellence at JLDC

School for Excellence encompasses Core and Excel classes with increased opportunities in Performance, Workshop, Master Class, Convention, Competition and Concert. School for Excellence Invitations will be granted according to age, excel level, interest and experience.

Talent, discipline, attendance and attitude will determine how involved qualified students will become in SFE throughout the year.

Students will be required to partake in certain “TEAM” events while others
may be optional. JLDC Concerts in January and June and Competition are required.

Students are strongly encouraged to train 10-12 months a year. Specifically, the JLDC June
program classes will be designed to develop greater technical skill in our SFE
students and is required.

Advanced students, working at a very high level may be invited to perform Trio, Duet and
Solo choreography at well respected competitions sought out for maximum benefit
to our students.

Qualified SFE students will be paired with JLDC and Guest Choreographer/Coaches for Solo, Duet, Trio and Group pieces geared to cultivate both technical skill and performance artistry showcased in select Competitions held in February and March.

SFE students will be asked to sign a commitment contract and to adhere to the JLDC Code of Conduct for class and performance.

Parents are asked to become involved as volunteers at various  SFE student events with our appreciation.

Whether students are pursuing a career in dance, or studying for their own personal enrichment, JLDC will encourage them to reach their fullest capacity as dancers.

Proper class placement ensures the orderly advancement of each student.

The Excel Program is offered to students who have worked diligently to develop their own creativity and technique. Excel classes are accelerated and offered to qualified students by invitation.