Why Us

WHY JMSD


Jane Mannion’s School of Dance
 has built a reputation for providing excellence in dance instruction. With over 25 years in the business, Jane Mannion’s School of Dance offers more than just great dancing. Jane Mannion’s is committed to teaching poise, respect, self discipline, and confidence.

Dance is a wonderful way to foster fitness in children, along with encouraging talent and creative abilities. So whether your child is looking for a fun activity or dreams of a life as a dancer, Jane Mannion’s School of Dance is the place that will make it happen.

Jane Mannion’s School of Dance offers a variety of classes from ballet, tap, and jazz to gymnastics, cheerleading, and creative movement. We offer classes for children and adults. Check out our class descriptions for more information.

THINGS EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING A STUDIO

If most dance studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers, experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll at? Yes! There are three main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program. Here are three things that every parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

What is size of the class?

If the dance class has fewer students, each child will receive more personalized attention, each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more, and have more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class size also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique.

Our studio limits all of our classes ages 6 and up to a maximum of just 12 students per class (excluding select competition classes). For ages 6 and under we limit all of our classes to a maximum of 8 students per class.

What are the “extras” required for the year end show?

Most studios put on a year end show in a professional theatre. Students that perform in the show must have a costume for their dance number. Some studios may require parents to sew their child’s costumes, or find their own seamstress to do the sewing. This can be inconvenient and frustrating for parents who are busy or can’t sew. Also, most studios require parents to purchase tickets for the recital performance night.

Our studio uses our own seamstress to custom make our costumes and if the costume is not custom made we do the ordering of the costume for you. Thus parents do not have to worry about costume hassles. Our studio also gives each parent 2 free tickets for our year end recital. This way you as a parent will not be faced with any extra work or expenses.

Can I get immediate assistance and customer service?

In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class.
Our studio has office staff on hand during all regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance.