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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 33 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 33 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 33 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 30 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.
Private & Group Classes
Now Teaching at The Dance Project!
530 J.F.Smith Avenue Ste.600
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
We have some great news we want to share with you! We are very happy to say we sold our building to a Montessori School! The new Montessori Academy of Slidell is scheduled to open soon.
While we are thrilled about the sale, it is a little bittersweet. We have so many fond memories at the studio and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the amazing support we have received from our family, friends, teachers, students, dancers, and the community!
Even though this is a passing of a very special place, it is also an exciting new beginning for us. Both Javier and Arian will still be dancing, teaching and performing locally and nationwide. We will be sure to keep you up to date on where to find them. In fact, they will be teaching at the Dance Project in Slidell and at Dawn’s Dance Academy in Bogalusa this summer! We have a couple more workshops and events in the works, so we will keep you posted.
Don’t worry we will still have our monthly Salsa Dance Parties at Carreta’s, in fact, the next one is already scheduled on July 27th.
Javier, Melissa & Arian Juarez