The Dance Center: A school in the Newton Community
Ages: 9 mos-Adults
Year Founded: September 1976
Director: Joanne Langione
Location: 35 Border Street, Newton, Ma 02465
Faculty: 14 (many of whom have been with JLDC for 10+ years!)
Instruction: Classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theater, Acrodance, Pre-School
Programs: School Year and Summer Programs
Concerts: Winter Concert and Year End Recitals
Community: Performances at Newton Village Day, Harvest Fair, Mayor’s Open House, Retirement Communities, NSHS Spring Tertulia. Classes at Newton Free Library.
To preserve and foster a future generation of well trained dancers in the Newton Community. To Serve as a community school, to create a common interest in dance and grow, to create family-friendly productions, allowing children and teens, community members and families access to professional quality productions presenting dedicated JLDC dancers of all ages.
In Fall 2015, JLDC is proud to welcome you to our NEW HOME (just across the street)! The over 10,000 sq ft facility is located on the first floor at 38 Border street. With four state of the art, fully-equipped, air-conditioned studios, boasting high ceilings, the latest is sprung dance floors, full length mirrors and high quality sounds systems we are proud to better serve the Newton community. Our facility features a student showcase/performance and party space, student gathering areas, restrooms, changing areas, vanity mirrors, open lockers and a filtered water bottle station as well as a glass-walled parent lobby with comfortable seating and Wi-Fi, and administrative offices. The entrance to the school is located directly off of JLDC’s private parking lot. Free parking is also available on Border Street and there is metered parking on Elm Street. The JLDC “sidewalk” is accessible for safe, easy and quick student drop-off, along with a covered porch where students may wait for safe and easy pick up.
For information and updates please visit our New “Home” Updates tab.