Joanne's Dance Center
Joanne's Dance Center was est. in 1976. Joanne Sylvain relocated from upstate New York to St. Cloud Florida in 2010. Opening a studio here in St. Cloud. With many years of experience Joanne and her staff first and foremost love Children and want to pass on there knowledge of dance to them. Creating a fun and loving environment. We do make sure that we teach up to date choreography and correct techniqe which does set us apart from the rest.
The excitment of seeing the students on a weekly basis and watching them develope and grow in their dance class. Not only in there steps but, in other ways too. Dance improves social skills, rhythm and coordination along with self- confidence.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We place new students based on there ability and age. We have many classes to choose from so, we can make sure the student is in the correct class. We want to make sure they are comfortable and that the have fun while learning.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have trained with many professions over the past 40 yrs. Melissa Hayden from the NYC ballet. Debbie Dee tap expert from Boca Raton and many more. I have had students in Broadway plays in NYC. I have high standards at my studio as far as instructors teaching correct technique. Very important.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing for lessons are as follows:
Fall Registration fee $20
Monthly tuition $40 (1 lesson a week)
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching for a studio in up state NY when I was 15 years old. I took classes in all styles of dance. My sister took dance and when I was younger I wanted to be like her.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages 2.5 through adult. All styles & levels. We have special preschool classes for the little ones.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Enjoyed our annual recital. Love to see the end product of a year of work. Very emotional time. Love these kiddos.
We also dance out for Relay for Life in St. Cloud. We enjoy this so much and being in events for good causes.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Do your homework. Not all studios are alike. Bad habits are very hard to break and you want to make sure you are being taught correctly. This is hard to do but, take your time and research a little.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What goal they want to achieve. Ask about what each style of dance is like. Make sure it is what your looking for.