"Across The Border"
Javier Juarez & Laura Jerez
New Orleans Opera - Carmen
For Booking Iformation, 
Please Call
Melissa Juarez at
985-646-2165 or e-mail us
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Javier's Dance Company
Across the Border Program Description

Javier Juarez, former principal dancer with the   Ballet Folkorico de Mexico, will guide students on a tour “Across the Border” to Mexico. Students will discover the unique and exciting traditions of Mexico from the pre-European colonization down to our modern time. Javier takes the students on a journey through dance to several different regions in Mexico. The journey begins with a Native Indian dance called “The Aztecs”, and ends with a very popular rhythm today called “Salsa”. Active audience participation is encouraged when students are invited to learn a traditional Mexican Folklore Dance. This program is a culturally rich learning experience that will leave a lifelong impression on students.  Across the Border can be adapted to audiences of all ages.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 
Javier's Dancers Surprise Guests with a Flash Mob Dance at a fundraising event held for Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Que Pasa Fest 2014 
Names Javier Juarez as the 
Guillermo DeBango Excellence in the Arts Award Recipient

The recipient of the Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts award is Javier Juarez. His selection was based on artist merit, his efforts to promote Hispanic Heritage and Culture within the community and his work with children in the school systems. Javier, who is originally from Mexico, has been teaching dance and performing in the area for the past 28 years. Javier and his Dance Company have performed in many venues including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Walt Disney World in Florida. He is also a resident dance instructor for the Jefferson Parish School Ballroom Program. He has been actively involved in the educational system for so many years because he feels that having the arts in schools can make a difference in a child's life, thus fulfilling the legacy of Dr. Guillermo DeBango, for which the award was named after and who was the original founder of Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte. Que Pasa Fest 2014 honored Mr. Juarez on the first night of the four-day festival filled with music and dance which celebrates Hispanic Heritage month and which was held at various locations throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Opening night festivities were on Wednesday, October 8th 7:30 p.m. at the Healing Center/Café Istanbul in New Orleans. The event featured the presentation of the official Que Pasa Fest poster by Colombian artist, Mario Padilla and the presentation of the Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts award, to Javier Juarez. Javier and his dance company performed on Friday, October 10th at UNO University Center's Grand Ballroom.
Book Exclusive Talent – Javier’s Dance Company

JDC Entertainment is proud to represent some of the most dynamic and talented Dancers, who provide sensational Dance Shows, Flash Mobs and Unique Dance Entertainment for a large range of events. So if you’re looking for some of the very best Event Dancers for Festivals, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Private Parties and Themed Dancers for a cultural event, look no further! We take pride in coming up with creative ideas for your event, whether you’re planning a one-time event or want to breathe new life into an event you’ve done for years. We can help you make a big impression, great memories, and we do it all with close attention to detail.

JDC’s innovative and engaging programs can be customized to meet your individual needs. To experience the dynamic atmosphere created by JDC Entertainment for yourself, call Melissa at 985-646-2165 or email us today at javiersdance@att.net. Listed below you will find a selection of some of the programs we offer.

Salsa Dance Parties - We'll come to you! Carreta’s Javier offerings a unique experience inspired by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Latin America. Javier and his dance Company put on the best Salsa & Latin Dance party in the area! With Live Entertainment and Latin Dancing for beginners and pros. We bring a variety of music so Latin dance lovers can enjoy a night of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Raggaeton, Cha Cha and other dance styles.

We also offer Private & Group Lessons, Demonstrations, Parties & Performances in the following genres: Ballroom, Folklore, Cajun, Jazz, Breakdancing, Hip Hop and Line Dancing. (other styles may be available upon request)

​Performances -
We offer  live performances and demonstration that can include audience participation: Most performances are 45 minutes and are designed to entertain and engage up to audiences in an auditorium, gymnasium or other large group setting. P

Performance Offerings:

Across The Border – The audience will thrill to the sight, sound and excitement of México in this culturally rich learning experience that takes you on a tour "Across the Border" to several regions of Mexico through dance. The audience will discover Mexico's unique and exciting traditions and participate in a traditional folklore dance.

Get Fit Learn To Dance – Dancing is a great way for kids of all ages to get fit. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Participants will be taught easy to follow dance routines set to high-energy Latin and international music.

Viva Malambo - A thrilling, percussive dance performance celebrating the traditions of the gaucho or Argentine Cowboy. Their intricate fast paced footwork is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. The sound of the drums, reeling boleadoras and the charisma of the male dancers make Malambo an exciting and unforgettable experience. The gaucho’s keen sense of convictions, self-confidence, and fierce attitudes are also revealed in their performance. Viva Malambo is a powerful and entertaining show that will thrill audiences of all ages.

Flash Mobs - A Flash mob is a spontaneous public performance, usually a dance that appears seemingly out of nowhere typically with just one or two people and grows as the song progresses to a large group and, then quickly disappears. We can surprise your guests at your event with a fun choreographed dance or custom design a Flash Mob to meet your needs. We love to entertain when least expected.

TV commercials, demonstrations, entertainment, parties, lessons, whatever the reason, JDC makes it easy to book your performance needs. All programs are adaptable for all ages.

Javier’s Dance Company  Auditions
Under the Artistic Direction of Javier and Arian Juarez  

Open Call For Dancers To Audition For The 2019-20 Season​

Auditioning  Dancers:
Ages – 15 to Adult 
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for the 2018/19 season of entertaining and enjoyable performances, plus our upcoming premier performance of "Viva Malambo"!

Do you love to perform? Are you serious about wanting to take your dancing to the next level? Javier’s Dance Company is the perfect fit for you. JDC is also a platform for experienced dancers seeking to launch their professional careers. The Company provides performance opportunities for company members to actively showcase their artistic talents on a regular basis, that is, more than just dance recitals and dance competitions. Dancers gain exposure and experience by performing publicly at various Festivals, Corporate Events, Entertainment Venues, Flash Mobs and local productions. Plus, we a have a lot of fun performing! The company performs an array of dance styles, including but not limited to, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tango, Swing, and Folklore. Dancers will also gain the invaluable experience of being trained to dance with a partner. 

Javier’s Dance Company strives to provide the highest quality venues for our performances. In previous seasons, the Company has performed at numerous esteemed venues i.e., The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a guest performance in the New Orleans Opera’s production of Carmen, Que Pasa Festival at UNO, multiple performances in Walt Disney World, and on board the Carnival Cruise Line Sensation Funship. Other venues include performances at the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Children’s Museum, New Orleans Mint Theater, the City of Slidell Friends of the Arts Annual Gala, Three Rivers Arts Festival, a flash mob performance during the City of Slidell Annual Arts Evening and two consecutive annual flash mob performances at the Presidents Arts Awards held at the St. Tammany Parish Court House. 

Join us for the 2018-19 season of entertaining and enjoyable performances!

850 Fremaux Avenue, Slidell
Auditions are for dancers 15 years old to adult. 
There is a $10 audition fee. Dancers should come dressed to move and wear dance shoes.
To reserve your place at the audition, please contact Melissa Juarez at
 985-646-2165 or via email at javiersdance@att.net.

Experienced dancers age 15 to adult can audition for the company, requirements for selection for Javier's Dance Company include outstanding dance ability, dedication to performing various dance forms and commitment to attending classes and rehearsing. 

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