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

"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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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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