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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           August 2018

TJ Dance hopes to see you at Duvall's Tree Lighting Friday, December 6. We'll be dancing at 6:45 in front of the stage. 🎄☃️❤ ...

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We're hoping to see our soccer players and cheer squad dancers soon! There have been some schedule changes, so give us a call if you have any questions. We've missed you! Looking forward to dancing with you. ❤ Most of our classes still have openings... Let's Dance! 💃🕺
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Come Celebrate Nation Dance Day with Us! Saturday September 21st 11-12:30 with Teacher Jenn! #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

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Some days we're just all matchy! Patterns. Black/Pink seems to be our theme! Precious littles getting ready to DANCE! #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

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It's time to register! TJ Dance classes are filling up. Happy First Monday of Classes All! Our most up to date schedule can be found at tjdance.com. ❤ #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

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We have no power at the studio right now... but we have our fingers crosses! We're here. 🤞🤔❤#_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

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Classes begin today at TJ Dance! Let's Dance! 💕❤💕 See you there!
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Today is OPEN HOUSE! Pictures are here and group photos have been reprinted. The codes for those that did not buy pictures are here too. Today is Open House. There will be lots of sample classes all evening. The full schedule is at tjdance.com We will be at the studio today 4-8 . We would love to see you! If you register and pay your first month's tuition, you can take $5 off your registration fee.#_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

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TJ Dance Open House is Thursday August 22, 2019 4-8 pm. Pictures will be available for pickup! Open House Free Class Schedule can be found at tjdance.com. See you there! Remember to take $5 off ($10 for family) our registration fee if you sign up by tomorrow and pay your first month's tuition.
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A wonderful variation of Shim Sham this afternoon from Bobby & Winnie 1937. Today we're putting in new speakers and tomorrow we paint the floors! Getting ready for Open House. Aug 22nd 4-8 🌞😎🎉
Classes begin Sept 3rd. See you all soon!
Full Fall Schedule at tjdance.com
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TJ Dance Open House Thursday August 22, 2019 4-8pm. Meet the teachers, try free classes and get a discount on your registration fee. Hope to see you there! Let's dance! #_tjdance #tjdanceocks #tjdance ...

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Calling All Teen/Adult Dancers!!! Free Fosse class tonight at TJ Dance 7pm. We are missing our dance friends and we're eager to make new! We're in need of a good work out and craving some major stretching! Hope to see you there. ❤
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TJ Dance Oyster Bake at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
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Good Morning! TJ Dance pictures should be available for pick up by the end of next week. There was some shadowing issues on some of the photos that they are correcting now. Thanks everyone!❤ #_tjdance #tjdanceocks #tjdance ...

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TJ Dance invites dancers, volunteers,families & friends to our annual TJ Dance Annual THANK YOU Oyster Bake & Smoked Chicken Potluck. Hope to see you there!
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TJ Dance's Fall Schedule is UP and Registration is Happening! See you soon! Let's Dance! 😘💃❤ tjdance.com

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TJ Dance will follow our regular class schedule on Veteran's Day Monday, November 11, 2019. Thank you always to those that have served.
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