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Javier's Dance Studio has been dedicated to its goal of providing dancers with the opportunity to train in an inspirational atmosphere! For 35 years we have offered the finest all-around dance training designed for Children, Teens & Adults.
We haved offered a variety of classes instructed by professional and knowledgeable teachers and choreographers. Our staff has provided a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for over 3 decades. At Javier’s we have always recognized that the dance experience begins in the classroom but culminates on the stage. Our students have had the chance to to add a new dimensions to their dance training & to grow as performers.
We have proudly watched our students thrive in dance and many have gone onward and reach for their goals of becoming professional dancers and some have even opened their own dance studios. We are just as proud of those who may have only studied with us for a brief period of time but have also thrived in their endeavors.
Javier Juarez- Director, Teacher & Choreographer
Javier Juarez is the Owner/Artistic Director of Javier's Dance Company, located in Slidell. He has been teaching and performing statewide for the past 35 years.
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Javier Juarez is the Artistic Director of Javier’s Dance Company. He has been teaching and performing for the past 35 years. Javier is also a Resident Dance Instructor for the Jefferson Parish School Ballroom Program. He is the artistic director of Javier’s Dance Company making ethnic, contemporary & ballroom dance readily accessible to the southern Louisiana area. Javier & his Dance Company have performed in many venues, including Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” presented by the New Orleans Opera. The company has also performed many times at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Walt Disney World in Florida. Javier and his troupe have also performed aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Sensation Fun Ship.
Javier was honored with a Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship for performance in dance. He was selected as Performing Artist of the year 2005 in St. Tammany Parish. Javier has been a Young Audience Arts in Education program Artist since 1994 and on the Louisiana Artist Roster since 1991. Javier was the featured artist of the month in February 2010 for a new program launched by the Tammany Parish Government called artSPARK which features select talented artists living in St. Tammany.
Javier has been actively involved in the educational system for the past 35 years. Having the arts in the schools is very important to him because he knows how it can make a difference in a child’s life.
Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor
Ari is a young dancer raised by parents that nurtured in him a love of dance and artistic expression. His raw talent and versatile training, combined with his natural knack for performing and choreographing, are an inspiration to his peers.
Arian’s unique style fuses hip hop with contemporay, animation and expressive movements that describe the music he uses. It is his desire share his art form with other dancers, raising the bar for hip-hop performers and performances in the area.
He wishes to continue learning and growing in his art form studying the latest dance styles and techniques from some of the best teachers and performers from California to New York.
During the Pandemic We Are Offering
Outdoor, Private & Group Classes
Also Teaching at The Dance Project this Summer!
530 J.F.Smith Avenue Ste.600
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
We are very happy that we sold our building to the Montessori Academy of Slidell! While we were thrilled about the sale, it is a little bittersweet. We have so many fond memories at the studio and we would like to express our gratitude for the amazing support we have received from our family, friends, teachers, students, dancers, and the community!
Even though it was a passing of a very special place, we are still very active in our dance community. Both Javier and Arian are still dancing, teaching and performing now locally and nationwide. We will be sure to keep you up to date on where to find them. The pandemic has definitely slowed things down for us, but we are still teaching some classes, following all safety protocol in regards to Covid 19. Unfortunately we have discontinued Carreta's Salsa Dance Parties until it is safe to resume.
Javier, Melissa & Arian Juarez
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Three Decades of Dance!
Professional Training In A Family Environment