“With new studios popping up regularly, it can be difficult to determine which dance school would be the best fit for you or your child. Please allow me five minutes to explain why the Joan Harris Center is a candidate high above the rest.
Previously, I began my training at another studio. I left shortly after because I realized I did not enjoy dance competition. I found Joan Harris and was immediately drawn in by the welcoming atmosphere. I was not just typed onto a “new client list” and made to feel like a one-hour-a-week, come and go customer. I was part of a family. This authenticity stemmed from the owners but circulated throughout teachers, students, and parents alike. A rare find for a business.
Joan Harris had instilled in me a passion for the arts. When I graduated high school, I decided to pursue a dance major. My training at the studio was essential to my success in college.
With a shift in the industry, a dancer could no longer label herself just as a “ballet” dancer or a “jazz” dancer. The marketable artists can do it all. Fortunately, I was well-versed thanks to the high caliber technique classes offered at Joan Harris. The ability to bring different styles to the table was pivotal during my collegiate auditions. I attribute this success to my cross training at The Joan Harris Center.
Similarly, I loved the year-round performance opportunities Joan Harris offered. But I had no idea it provided me with yet another tool-I was able to learn and execute audition combinations quickly. Whether it be academic dancing or commercial dancing, this skill is a “must have” on an auditionee’s checklist. Thanks to the structure of Joan Harris’ eight-week sessions, I was continuously learning new choreography.