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 has released the 2021/2022 Dance Class Schedule. Registration is now open! Class sizes may be limited, so sign up today! We are excited to return to the studio !❤️ We will be following CDC Recommendations. Classes begin September 13, 2021. Go to tjdance.com for the most recent schedule updates. #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

We would love to have you with us! Come for better flexibility over the summer! 2x per week now through Aug 18!

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Please join us Aug 27th at 8pm at TJ Dance for Femme Fatale workshop with Aariel. There are more workshops and classes also coming up up! Check tjdance.com for more details! See you there! ❤ #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

More fun memories! ❤🥰❤
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Beautiful dancers in their Latin style dance costumes. Who remembers the dance name and year? Please tag if you'd like ❤
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This group of dancers... always amazing to work with! ❤❤❤
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How about this adorable bunch? ❤❤❤ I don't usually tag people in the TJ Dance photos... but I think it's ok with this bunch of cuties! 💕❤💕
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Remembering sweet little tidbits of each one of these dancer's lives! And realizing... I can name them all! Precious memories!❤ Teacher Jayne 💕❤🥰
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" These Boots are Made for Walkin' " What a wonderful group! A little sass and a lotta sweet! 💕❤💕
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After posting those very old memories a few months ago... we decided a little newer memories might be fun! ❤ I'm thinking early 2000s for these. These were their "look tough" faces!😉
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"Little Red Caboose" never gets old ❤ We do it a bit differently with Covid restrictions, but it's still always just a fun! Al Gilbert published this version on a 78 in the 1950s! Come dance with us. 🥰
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We hope you can join us for these very special springbreak workshops with Teacher Aariel! Please pre-register as class sizes are limited. We will not be having our regularly scheduled classes during springbreak. HAPPY SPRING!!! 🌸🌻🌷🌼🌺
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TJ Dance has ALWAYS been blessed with amazing community volunteers. Our shows would be impossible without all of you! There will never be enough " Thank Yous" to really convey to you all how very thankful we always are! You mean the world to us! What a great community we live in. If you have ever been a TJ Dance volunteer, again we thank you... from the very bottom of our hearts!❤❤❤
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This one is about as far back as we go... as I recall, classes began in March... by May, we performed in the Duvall Days Parade and in June we put on a show! We served free coffee and cake to lure in our audience! It was so much fun! ❤🥰❤ Please tag yourselves dancers. Amazing memories!
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Thank you for the pictures Denise!!!1💕
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