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The Joy of Dancing!

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Why Dance?


Build Confidence

Our mission is to provide a quality dance education in a safe friendly environment, where we teach more than dance technique, we enrich each dancer by teaching respect, dedication, discipline, self-confidence and a love for the art of dance. We invite dancers of all ages and skill levels to join our dance family as we build confidence and dance for Joy.


Teaches with Joy

Most of our staff starting dancing at The Joy of Dancing as children. They have grown up here and become assistants and later teachers. We now teach the joy of dance that we learned as young dancers to our students. 


Performance Opportunity

We have two performances opportunities a year.  A holiday show in December and a year-end recital in June.  This gives our dancers the opportunity to show what they have been working on and a chance to perform at a real theater.  Performances are a very rewarding time for both dancers and their family and friends.

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About the Studio

Celebrating 40 years

We have been dancing for joy in the San Jose community since 1977.  Founded by Joy Sinnott or as we know her “Miss Joy”.  She started the studio in her living room and now it has matured into a facility with 3 studios.  We love to dance and share our passion with our students.

Dance Styles

We are a dance studio for dancers age 2-Adult.  We teach ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and acro.  We have a program for toddlers called Mini Motion.

Spirit Week

Several times a year we show our studio spirit and have some fun by leaving our leotards and tights at home and dress up.  Some examples are pajamas, Disney, pink week, sports and we definitely dress up for Halloween.

Community Giving

It is important that we support the community that has supported us for so many years.  We love to give back to our community by dancing at local events, hosting toy drives and raising money for charity such as Susan G Koman for breast cancer.

Master Teachers

Dance is an art and we believe that it is valuable to learn from others and get exposed to many styles of dance and teachers.  We have the honor to bring in master teachers from around the country and host workshops or classes to expand our dancers’ knowledge and experience.

Dance Associations

Miss Nicki is an active Member in Dance Masters of California and a proud member of IDEA.  These organizations allow me to stay up to date with the dance world and motivate me to be a better mentor, teacher, leader, woman, wife and Mom.

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The Joy of Dancing

1030 Piedmont Road, Suite I, San Jose, CA 95132, us

(408) 258-7722

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