James School of Dance Arts

JAMES SCHOOL OF DANCE STUDIO INFORMATION

 

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Teaching the Art of Dance for Generations

For over 60 years, JSDA has provided professional dance training, while cultivating an environment that inspires artistry, excellence, creativity, and self-discipline. We believe dance is for everyone, no matter your goals, and we provide training to accommodate all ages, stages, and styles!

Classes and Training

At James School of Dance Arts we pride ourselves in having classes for everyone, from diverse styles, multiple levels, and all ages. In our studios you can find anything from pre-professional training for serious students to classes for young children and adult beginners. There is a place for everyone at JSDA!

Student Company

JSDA Student Company provides opportunities for serious students to perform while furthering their dance education, expanding their skill sets, and exploring new styles. Company students will perform multiple times during the year at local venues, participate in guest master classes, perform in the annual JSDA Recital, and compete at regional and national competitions

FREE DANCE RELATED VIDEO & TUTORIALS

Checkout the dance related tutorials that our instructors have put together! We have posted some general dance warm ups for students to follow along with, stage makeup tips, and other dance-related tutorials.

In Loving Memory – Jane Loizou

Jane Loizou died quietly in her sleep at home in the early hours of February 5, 2022. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she was brought up in the thriving Greek sec­tion of Washington, DC near Petworth. She attended The George Washington Universi­ty and McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and taught elementary school in Chevy Chase Maryland. She and her husband James founded the James School of Dance which is still educating generations of students. Mrs. Loizou was notably one of the first educators to offer dance to the intellectually challenged chil­dren of Northern Virginia. Following this suc­cess, she was invited to be a member of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped from 1969-1972 and was an advocate for improving accessibility such as providing for wheelchair ramps in public spaces. She was also a founding member of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia and was the first president of the Ladies Auxiliary.

In her retirement, Mrs. Loizou enjoyed rais­ing orchids, painting, and visiting her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James; and is survived by her four children: Maria Jane, Dean (Lia) Jamie (Denise), Ellen (William Bailes); nine grand­children; and eight great-grandchildren. Family and Friends,ime will be held at Mon­ey & King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, VA on Thursday February 10 between 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Saint Katherine Greek Ortho­dox Church, 3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, Virginia at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb­ruary 11 2022. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, online at donations@newyork.msf. org or 212-763-5779. Share a memory with the family at: moneyandking.com