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Janicka A. Arthur
Beginner Adult Dance Classes

If you’re an adult inspired by the strength, grit, and utter courage it takes to start as a beginner, to develop your mind, train your body, and humble your soul, I welcome you with open arms, proper technique,  and classes designed to make you MOVE!

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Our Virtual and In Studio Classes

 

The impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is evolving every day. We are committed to keeping our community safe and will continue providing virtual and in-studio classes as we dance our way and take control of our stories during this unprecedented time in history.

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Just getting started? Put on your dancing shoes and join the online program designed to help beginner and returning dancers master the basic fundamentals at the barre, so when you step into the studio, you feel confident and ready to get started on your ballet journey!!

 

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Your training doesn’t have to stop just because you can’t make it to the studio! Join us in our dynamic live-streaming classes that’s sure to keep your body moving, technique sharp, and dancing heart satisfied.

 

 

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The premier online ballet membership designed specifically for adult beginner dancers who are on the go, want to learn from Janicka A. Arthur (but don’t frequent the area), and are not quite ready for the studio experience. Here, you’ll study in our virtual class at your own pace, in your own home (or wherever you travel), without having to put on tights!

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Testimonials

What do people say about Janicka A. Arthur?

Charlotte

"Janicka changed the way I think...."

Charlotte

"Janicka changed the way I think about my body. From the first day that I showed up in beginner ballet class, she asked us to show up for ourselves. And that’s really hard! But what made it easier was how she showed up for me every time I walked in to the studio. Her classes are TOUGH but she is conscious about where you are in your journey and pays attention to your body and honors any limitations you may have."

Amber

"I highly recommend the academy...."

Amber

"She has hosted lessons all throughout the covid time. Right now her classes are all online which I love. She also offers a wide variety of classes and times. She never lets me settle and corrects me to make sure I am pushing myself. This journey for me has been only about six months but so worth it! I highly recommend the academy membership if you really want to learn and be your best!!! A++++++"

Sarah

"Janicka is absolutely amazing!"

Sarah

"Janicka is absolutely amazing! I have wanted to take beginner ballet classes for a few years but was terrified of starting as an adult. I thought that I was too old and not coordinated enough to be able to dance but Janicka has made me feel like a dancer."

Rasheedah

"....feel comfortable in a ballet class."

Rasheedah

"For the first time in my adult life I was able to go back to dance and feel comfortable in a ballet class."

Mary

"I've learned so much about dancing...."

Mary

"I've learned so much about dancing and myself through my classes with Janicka. Her classes are tough -- she pushes me to do more than I ever thought I could, but I always finish class feeling empowered."

Kristin

"....excellent motivator for beginning dancers!"

Kristin

"Janicka’s enthusiasm and passion for dance is contagious and an excellent motivator for beginning dancers! As someone who returned to dance later in life and was new to ballet, I was nervous and intimidated to take classes. Those nerves evaporated after my first class with Janicka. With her skilled instruction, I’ve learned so much technique and have grown as a dancer in a relatively short time. I recently continued my journey with a private lesson to hone and develop and found that experience to be invaluable! Thank you, Janicka!"

Diep

"…she truly creates wings for you to fly!!"

Diep

"Janicka Arthur makes you feel like you’re a real ballet dancer! Even though I am just an adult beginner, she makes me feel like I can soar in the ballet world. She focuses on beautiful technique so that your limbs will move in a way that they have never moved before…she truly creates wings for you to fly!!"

Tamara

"Love her!"

Tamara

"Janicka is such an inspiring ballet teacher. She pushes me to be my best and invests time and energy into her dancers, a trait hard to come by in adult dancing. Her passion and commitment to teaching dance makes her classes challenging and rewarding. She’s the perfect teacher for adults returning to dance or just starting out. Love her!"

Christine

"I can’t recommend her enough!"

Christine

"I adore Janicka and her teaching style. I’m not a trained dancer; I just like to move. And I was sure that I would fail spectacularly in my beginner ballet course. Luckily, Janicka was the instructor for this class. She has a talent for describing movement in a way that my beginner brain can grasp without becoming overwhelmed. Janicka is an experience. I can’t recommend her enough!"

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Classes curated by Janicka A. Arthur are specifically designed to utilize ballet technique as a tool to promote self-confidence. Dancers are taught to eliminate preconceived notions, expand their physical awareness, and commit to redefining self-discipline.

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"Janicka motivates me to be a better dancer and to do things I thought were impossible to do!"