Who We Are...
At Joanne Langione Dance Center, we care, most of all that each and every student learn to dance in an atmosphere of love and support.
We adhere to our mission of creating a “community based school” educating our students to the many ways in which a proper dance education can inform their lives: creating lifelong lovers of dance whether a student chooses to dance professionally or whether they dance simply for the joy of it.
Our students become leaders in the world of dance: professionally, intellectually and spiritually as performers, directors, choreographers and educators.
Every aspect of our program supports our core values of good training, work and fun. Our instructors constantly challenge students to hone their natural talents and encourage them to compete against their own sense of excellence.
Founded in 1976, JLDC is, by conviction a “school that creates the well-rounded, diverse dancer” with curriculum tailored to develop in our students proficiency and versatility. Building on a classical foundation, our students train in modern and contemporary peaking their intellectual curiosity, self-motivation and capacity for hard work. We encourage them to find their uniqueness and what dance means to them.
Much time is spent training but we believe that creating, composing and performing are important tool for our students to develop and discover talent.
Ours is a gathered community, in which students with different interests, talents and perspectives come to express themselves.
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.
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.
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.