Award Winning Studio

 

Excellent Tot Program

 

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Friendships That Last A Lifetime

 

Acting Program

WELCOME

Welcome to the Joan Harris Centre, the most recognized dance studio in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our school emphasizes on the health and welfare of our dancers, build self esteem and operates with a “family first” philosophy. Our five full-school productions a season, excellent professional staff, large facility and community involvement is why we are regional school with students coming from five different counties of NEPA to train at our studio. We invite you to explore this site in order to get to know us better and then perhaps give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you.

DANCE
CLASSES

Classes at the Joan Harris Centre are decidedly structured and designed to help each dancer reach his or her maximum potential.

Class size is limited to ensure a low student to teacher ratio. To keep classes consistent and organized, each student is evaluated by one of a select group of instructors and then placed in a class according to several criteria including; age, skill level, training and maturity.

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PERFORMANCE
OPPORTUNITIES

The Joan Harris Centre is a performing studio.  All the school’s students appear in full school production several times a year.  Our dancers also perform in various festivals, professional shows and community theater productions.

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PHOTO GALLERY

We have been blessed with some wonderful images provided to us by parents of our dancers and we would like to share a few of them with you here on our home on the internet.  These fabulous images only scratch the surface of our shows, so we invite all of you to visit our Facebook page at JOAN HARRIS CENTRE, then go under PHOTOS, then hit ALBUMS and then hit SHOW ALL and your will find literally tens of thousands of pictures that will truly depict what our children have accomplished over the years.  Feel free to tag yourself or share with your friends.  Enjoy!

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DANCE
WEAR

The Joan Harris Centre has a fully stocked dance shoppe that is open to all area dancers regardless of studio affiliation.  They stock hundreds of shoes, including pointe, bodysuits, tights and accessories.  They also offer professional pointe shoe fittings.

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It is that time of year! We invite you to join us in the fun as we present A Classic Christmas Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at the Dallas Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Dallas High School. A tradition for families from around the region for the past 38 years, the Joan Harris Dancer’s Holiday Extravaganza serves as the perfect break from all the distractions that come with the season. The event is deliberately intended to capture the spirit of the holidays.

The three fast paced shows are guaranteed to warm the hearts and sooth the souls of both young and old. Over 400 dancers from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania will participate in the weekend performances. The show itself opens with a large production number that is sure to set the scene and never loses pace as the songs progress from traditional favorites to contemporary renditions of the music that defines this most magical time of the year. Traditional dances, inspirational lyrical pieces, and good old fashion song and dance routines will be staged to a plethora of seasonal classics.

The production will include special scenes which include a stirring lyrical piece titled “The Gift” which deals with the subject a tragic loss and only then finding comfort through the most precious of gifts, organ donation.

A Classic Christmas will of course also will include lively and up beat dances in celebration of the season. You can expect to whistle along to the music selected, as the show entices you to remember childhoods of old and all the memories they conjure up. The performance concludes with a dance treatment to the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol titled Scrooge! Jazz Up Like the Dickens directed by Sean Harris.

Gorgeous costuming, beautiful sets and professionally designed lighting effects will all come to together in a show that offers something for everyone.

Tickets for A Classic Christmas are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at the Joan Harris Centre’s campus in the Harris Conservatory in Luzerne. Curtain times for the Saturday December 8th performances are 1:00 and 5:00 PM and on Sunday December 9th the center will stage a matinee at 2:00 PM. For more information call 287-7977 or visit them on the web at www.joanharrisdancers.com.
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It is that time of year!  We invite  you to join us  in the fun as we present A Classic Christmas Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at the Dallas Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Dallas High School. A tradition for families from around the region for the past 38 years, the Joan Harris Dancer’s Holiday Extravaganza serves as the perfect break from all the distractions that come with the season. The event is deliberately intended to capture the spirit of the holidays.  The three fast paced shows are guaranteed to warm the hearts and sooth the souls of both young and old. Over 400 dancers from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania will participate in the weekend performances. The show itself opens with a large production number that is sure to set the scene and never loses pace as the songs progress from traditional favorites to contemporary renditions of the music that defines this most magical time of the year. Traditional dances, inspirational lyrical pieces, and good old fashion song and dance routines will be staged to a plethora of seasonal classics.  The production will include special scenes which include a stirring lyrical piece titled “The Gift” which deals with the subject a tragic loss and only then finding comfort through the most precious of gifts, organ donation.  A Classic Christmas will of course also will include lively and up beat dances in celebration of the season. You can expect to whistle along to the music selected, as the show entices you to remember childhoods of old and all the memories they conjure up. The performance concludes with a dance treatment to the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol titled Scrooge!  Jazz Up Like the Dickens directed by Sean Harris.  Gorgeous costuming, beautiful sets and professionally designed lighting effects will all come to together in a show that offers something for everyone.  Tickets for A Classic Christmas are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at the Joan Harris Centre’s campus in the Harris Conservatory in Luzerne. Curtain times for the Saturday December 8th performances are 1:00 and 5:00 PM and on Sunday December 9th the center will stage a matinee at 2:00 PM. For more information call 287-7977 or visit them on the web at www.joanharrisdancers.com.

This Thanksgiving Weekend we all have so much to be thankful for, however, for some of our younger dancers it was especially happy. After much practice, dedication and determination, these young ladies earned their pointe shoes. Congratulations! Juliana and Kayden! ... See MoreSee Less

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This Thanksgiving Weekend we all have so much to be thankful for, however, for some of our younger dancers it was especially happy.  After much practice, dedication and determination, these young ladies earned their pointe shoes.  Congratulations! Juliana and Kayden!

 

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations again girls!!!!!

So exciting!

Is that Miss Kelly in the photos??

Gina Stella Konnick

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