About Us

Peg & Jayne

TJ Dance began in 1984. Jayne was instructing aerobics classes at the time with a dear friend Terry Foster. They went by the name "TJ Goodbody" Ahh haa The answer to the most ask question "Where does the "T" come from in TJ Dance?" Aerobics was fun, but Jayne REALLY missed dancing! Glen & Jeri Kuntz had a space in their "tanning salon" below "Alices" (for you ol' locals) and encouraged Jayne to give teaching dance classes a try. She started in March of 84 with 2 classes and all 14 students put on their first recital at Cherry Valley Elementary in June - just 2 months after they started. All the costumes were hand made (bulk material bought by Jayne spread out all over the dance floor for the "cut out the pattern" party!). All the music was recorded off albums onto a cassette tape. The lights consisted of a few spot lights the school found in the music storage room and Jayne filled with bulbs. Since we only had a few dances learned by then, we filled in our show with with Tae Kwon Do Demos, "impromptu" Break Dancing featuring Jayne's adorable boys Justin & Jesse, and even an Aerobic Class Demo! The chairs for the audience were set up by friends and we even offered free cake and coffee to encourage people to come watch our show!

In 1989, Peg became a wonderful addition to TJ Dance. She had been an audience member for several years watching her daughter Heather dance, but found herself squirming in her seat - itching to help and to dance! She offered her ballet expertise which was much needed at TJ Dance.

We've come a LONG way since 1984. We've made so many changes. We have two studios now and some wonderful teachers! TJ Dance became an LLC in 2003 and had over 250 dancers in our 2005 shows (6 shows!) The shows are an incredible demonstration of community teamwork and participation with hundreds of volunteers that make them actually happen! And have I mentioned? We do have the BEST shows around!

We stay active in the community, supporting the schools and many local fundraisers. We, (the teachers at TJ Dance) try to stay current and always learning by attending workshops and classes. The Seattle area has become a "hub" for dancers. We have been treated to some of the greatest teachers and performers here in the Pacific NorthWest. The Seattle area is truly "RICH" in dance knowledge and resources! A special thanks to Johnson and Peters for making much of that happen! We love to dance! We love to teach dance! We truly LOVE what we do!

Karen, Stephanie, Bailey, Chelsea, Jayne, Peggy, Bethany, Margie, Aariel & Nyree  (and not pictured - Tracy, Jenn & Shruti)         August 2020

TJ Dance Memories... Mid 90s girls? Maybe...
Join us in studio or on Zoom! Let's Dance!❤
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Another TJ Dance memory... please tag yourselves in these photos. ❤ We hope to post them all next week. They're so fun! Does anyone remember the dance names or the year? We made our own costumes back then. We had huge cutting parties at the studio. We cut the patterns out of bolts of material laid out all over the studio floor.
We're back at the studio dancing! We'd love to have you join us! Let's make new memories! Let's dance! 💃🕺🥰
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TJ Dance thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane for a few days! Please feel free to tag yourselves! Notice the gas prices? 😂❤💃🕺🥰
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That magical moment when class "rules" momentarily escape them because there's suddenly a rainbow! ❤🌈 🥰 We are back and dancing in studio! 💃🕺😍
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TJ Dance is back in-studio starting today Monday January 18th, 2021. All CDC guidelines will still be in affect so please don't forget your masks. We'll be checking temps, sanitizing hands and answering health questions at the door. We are so excited to be returning, dancing with you, and seeing you all in person! Zoom classes will still available for those not yet ready to return in person quite yet. Let's dance! ❤ 🕺💃 🩰🥰
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Hi Dancers! TJ Dance "in studio" dance classes have been postponed until Jan 18, 2021. We are so sorry. . Please go to tjdance.com for our Zoom/Recorded Video schedule. We will see your faces Jan 18th and until then, we'll see you on Zoom. Please stay safe and healthy so we can gather again soon! 💃❤🕺🥰😷 ...

Good Morning!❤ TJ Dance will see you in studio (or on zoom for those not quite ready) starting Tuesday January 5th, 2021! We are so excited to be dancing together again! Please remember to keep your masks on during your whole class and follow all CDC recommendations. See you tomorrow! Yay!!!🎉🙌❤ Let's DANCE! 💃🥰🕺 ...

Happiest of Holidays to each and every one of you!❤ Happy New Year too! 🎉 See you all back at the studio or on Zoom Jan 5th, 2021!🙌💃🕺🥰 Let's get back to dancing!
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TJ Dance has been mandated to extend our closure through Jan 4, 2021 by the Governor due to the high rise of Covid cases. Please check out our Zoom/Recording Schedule at tjdance.com. We miss you all. We thank you for your continued support and patience. Happy Holidays to all! We will see you in studio in the New Year! Stay Safe and Healthy! We miss you! ❤
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TJ Dance is open today! We're dancing one more day before the mandatory shut down begins tomorrow. This picture is so random... i'd say mid 90s. 😉❤😂 Recognize anyone? I do!
Watch for a live zoom class schedule by tomorrow! Let's keep dancing!🕺💃🥰
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We have loved dancing at the studio again with all of you!
TJ Dance is required to close Nov 17- Dec 14 following Governor Inslee's orders because of the dramatic rise of Covid-19. We plan to continue classes online alternating between Live Zoom Classes one week and Recorded Classes the next. Watch for our schedule. We Thank You for your patience and understanding. We'll get through this together! Contact TJ Dance for any questions. Stay Safe and Healthy! Let's keep dancing!
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All of us at TJ Dance thank our veterans and wishes you all a wonderful day! ❤
TJ Dance will be open today and running classes at our regular class times. Hope to see you there!
Let's Dance! 💃
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TJ Dancers got 2 stickers for doing such a wonderful job keeping their masks on during the WHOLE class! We love being back at the studio dancing! We love having many of you join us online too. Let's Dance!💃❤🕺
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TJ Dance is looking for a High School IT (Cedarcrest) person looking for a part time position as an IT Consultant. We are working our way through the many bugs and hiccips as we learn how to stream classes successfully. We're getting there, but need the extra know how. If you're interested, please contact us at tjdance.com or message us. We would love to talk with you! We need a "go to" person. 😉

Yesterday, Jayne's granddaughter was able to take class from Teacher Stephanie all the way from Hawaii! It was so special. ❤ Once we get better at this technology, we hope to teach many that have moved away or are still unable to get here💕

Thank You for your patience dancers and parents. We are working hard to streamline this whole process of checking people in, streaming and teaching in studio and having it all work together. We appreciate you all!

A HUGE Thank You to our teachers too! You are the BEST! ❤❤❤

Let's dance💃🕺❤

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And meanwhile... at TJ Dance ❤ Nyree always inspires... even during another computer crisis😉❤
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We started dancing Tuesday Sept 8. We are so happy to be dancing again. We were too busy to even take pictures. Thanks for your patience as we work through the bugs and hiccups with our new normal "for now". We're still working on the better internet... WELCOME BACK! 🕺❤💃
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We're here until 3 painting the floor if anyone wants to stop by and grab their costume. Classes begin September 8th!
See current schedule at tjdance.com
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TJ Dance Costume Pick Up days:
Mon, Aug 17 10-12
Wed. Aug 19 1-4
Thurs, Aug 20 4-6
Registration for 2020/21 is now open at tjdance.com Classes begin Sept. 8th.
Class size will be limited because of CDC guidelines.
See you all SOON! LET'S DANCE!❤🥰💃🕺❤
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Costume Pick Ups Today Aug 5, 2020 from 5-7 at studio. This will be the last pick up day before classes begin again so please come by this evening and pick your costumes up. We'd love to see you!❤
The 20/21 schedule will be posted on the website this week at tjdance.com. We are so excited to get dancing again! So far, there are only 4 in studio spots available for each studio for each class. We can take more students but plan to rotate them in studio with streaming students so everyone will be able to experience dancing in studio on a rotating basis. If you'd rather. You can also just register for streaming until things get better and we move to phase 3. We can not make recital plans until we get to phase 4, so for now, we'll just get back to the fun and learning and just DANCE! 🥰 All students (under 3 and/or students unable to wear a mask for medical reasons) and teachers will be required to wear a mask and we have added time between classes for disinfecting the studio. We will also take dancer's temperatures (no contact thermometer) and ask a few questions each week to keep a record as required. Parents will need to remain outside until we are able to open the studio up more in Phase 4. We will meet parents outside to bring dancer's in and repeat that procedure with exciting students.
Classes begin Tuesday September 8th! We can hardly wait!!!💕❤🥰
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