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

Today is the last day to register for Movie Night on Friday! We will be dancing to Rio. 🦜💚 ...

Today is the last day to register for Dance Day Camp (13-18 yo)! Instructions in prior post. Hope to see you there!💙 ...

18+ Ladies night! • Date: July 22, 2022 • Time: Friday 6:30-8:30pm •
Get Ready for the 2nd 2022 FF Workshop!!
#FemmeFataleWorkshop #danceworkshop 😘😘😘😘#sexydanceclass Femme Fatale is all about being comfortable in your own feminine skin! Wear something you can dance in that makes you feel sexy <3 • Optional: Bring Snacks and Beverages to share! • Register @ tjdance.com by 7/20! for 7/24 • Summer 2022 Dates: 6/24, 7/22, 8/5 • Cost: $35 ($30 if you bring a friend)
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Today is the last day to register for Dance Day Camp next week (7-12 years old)! Instructions in prior post. Hope to see you there! ...

Summer dance classes start this week!! 🌞Drop by for a free trial class😊 Punch cards available. ...

Last day to register! Link in bio! Need help? Watch the the end. If you still need help let us know! ...

Most of the "littles" classes will gather at class time this week for some fun! Check with your teacher if you're unsure.
New Schedule coming next week. Fall registration also opens next week.
Be sure and pre-register for your summer classes and events by the pre-registration dates. Let's Dance! 💃🕺
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Join us at Cedarcrest High School Saturday, June 18th at 4 & 7pm. For ticket info go to tjdance.com ❤ ...

TJ Dance Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Wednesday, June 15 at Cedarcrest High School. Can't wait to see you all in costume dancing on the stage!!!❤🙌🥰
Shows are Saturday, June 18 at 4 & 7pm. For Ticket info go to tjdance.com
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