Studio Holiday Party

You’re invited to our Jayvee Holiday Party!
 
Saturday, December 20
 
6:00pm 
 
@ Jayvee Dance Center
 
-potluck - “Christmas Around the World” 
-games
-photo booth
-crafts
-good times with your dance family!
 
Bring $5 donation for #TeamDaniel and be in a drawing for a $50 Visa Giftcard. 
 
Wear your Christmas Best!!!
 

 

Jingle Jam 2 Day Dance Intensive

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Jingle Jam Winter Dance Intensive
featuring master classes in contemporary and hip hop for juniors-adults.

Saturday, December 13th - Sunday, December 14th
3pm - 8:00pm

Pre-register for classes:

jayveejinglejam.eventbrite.com

WORKSHOP RATES: 
BEFORE DECEMBER 1
2 day pass $70
1 day pass $40
1 class pass $15

AFTER DECEMBER 1
2 day pass $90
1 day pass $50
1 class pass $18

SATURDAY December 13
Hip Hop Room
3:00pm Johnathan Shay - Hip Hop
4:30pm Nico O’Connor - Jazz Funk
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Leo Matsuyama - House

Contemporary Room
3:00pm Michelle Summers - Ballet Variations
4:30pm Mel B - Contemporary
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Janet Langer - Jazz Funk

Juniors Room
3:00pm Janet Langer - Jazz Funk
4:30pm Michelle Summers - Ballet Variations
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Mel B - Contemporary

SUNDAY December 14
Hip Hop Room
3:00pm David Lee - Hip Hop
4:30pm Aggie Loyola - Hip Hop
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Dimitri Mendez - Hip Hop

Contemporary Room
3:00pm Clarissa Fawk - Yoga
4:30pm Katie Hazard - Contemporary
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Nico O’Connor - Jazz Funk

Juniors Room
3:00pm Mookie - Breaking
4:30pm David Lee - Hip Hop Grooves
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Michelle Shim - Hip Hop

 

Pants Drive

Our annual holiday drive is upon us! 
 
This year we are collecting PANTS to donate to the Los Angeles Mission. In the years past when we have donated, they are so thankful and have requested MENS PANTS.
 
These pants are for them to wear to go on job interviews, etc. This is an awesome opportunity to help a wee bit to have someone get back on their feet. 
 
We are taking particularly MENS PANTS but will take any clothing to donate to the Mission. 
 
It’s time to clean your closets and if you haven’t worn it for the last 2 years…it’s time to donate! 
 
Please help someone who is less fortunate than you this holiday season. 
 
YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED…..
 
and don’t forget to tell a friend!

DANCERS IN LA CELEBRATE FRIENDSGIVING!

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Dancers around the world move to Los Angeles to pursue their dream and often experience missing their families and being homesick.  After dancing in the Monsters Of Hip Hop Show and at the same time performing on America’s Best Dance Crew with the Boogie Bots, Joesar Alva made the big move to LA and has since worked with top artists such as Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, and currently Ariana Grande.  Having taught at our Jingle Jam & Boogiezone classes, Joesar shared his passion with our community through the years.  With the challenges of being away from family, on top of auditioning, and constantly traveling, Joesar has to make the best of his experiences wherever he can.  Read up on how this dancer experiences Thanksgiving away from home.

 

Thanksgiving at home was a great time for family gatherings.  Our family Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 9.54.13 PMtypically meets up at someone’s house-we all live nearby in Virginia.  Everyone says their excited greetings… even though we probably saw each other the day before.  I used to think this was annoying. This was before I moved to Los Angeles, then I realized they were actually moments to be cherished.

 

Now that I’m in LA, Thanksgiving has been interesting-I call it Friendsgiving!  Nothing can ever replace my family on Thanksgiving, but it’s nice that I get to at least see my friends.  I love seeing everyone outside of “work” and our usual hustle of a dance career.  Although it’s hard to be away from home, I’m grateful that I could spend a holiday with people I share my passion and art with.  Here in LA, it can get a little crazy with all of the traveling, touring, gatherings, rehearsals, and shows, but I realize that we really have to be thankful for it all.

With the ups and downs of experiencing the holidays or being a professional dancer, it’s ALL GOOD as long as there are people you can share it with.  There are some friends I’ve known for years in LA and some I’ve just recently bonded with, but no matter how many people there are, it’s great when you find a group to truly connect with through the hardships. We’re there for each other to talk, release, and support one another.  Although I can’t be with my family and miss our yearly gatherings, my friends have become family to me too.  We push each other and keep each other strong through thick and thin, and I give thanks for every moment.

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YES WE CAN! No “Impossible” For This Jayvee Leader

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Recording artist, Jayvee instructor, actress, dancer, mentor, account manager, and full-time University student.

HOW DOES JESSICA MARTINEZ DO IT?

Most people may remember Jess as one half of the pop duo Prima J,  signed with Interscope Records from 2006-2009.  During that time Jess did a lot of songwriting and traveled across the country touring with Danity Kane, Jesse McCartney, and Jordin Sparks. After releasing their debut album in 2008, Prima J was featured on the cover of Latina Magazine, and Jess went on to pursue the big screen.  You can catch her on films such as “Bring it On: Fight to the Finish”, “Bratz: The movie” and an indie film called “Gordita”.  To give back, she began mentoring young artists including the very talented pop star Becky G.   While still in artist development, she is working as an Account Manager at a top ranked law firm in Downtown Los Angeles, and somehow manages to fit school into her schedule, attending the University of Phoenix as a full-time Psychology student.  As Jayvee’s Streetease instructor, she continues to share her passion with the Alhambra community, but also gives us a taste of how she mentors and helps others build self-confidence. In the future, she hopes to continue developing young artists as well as get her doctorate in Psychology to continue helping people for years to come.

It is our pleasure to have such a positive role model lead our Streetease classes every week.  Here are a few things we might be able to learn from one of Jayvee’s Go-Getter, All-Star Divas!


QUESTIONS WE ASKED JESSICA

LIFE AS A PERFORMER MUST BE SO NERVE WRECKING!
HOW COULD I EVER PURSUE SUCH BIG DREAMS?

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Some people may need to take baby steps in order to get past their fears, while others may just take a leap of faith. Everyone is different, but…

 

DON’T EVER LET FEAR CONTROL YOU,
because there is no harm in failing.  Most people are scared to try things because they are scared to fail, but you learn and you grow from failure.

I always tell myself that I can either try and fail… and fail…. and fail some more until I finally see some success…  or, I can choose to not try at all.

 

TO ME, NOT TRYING IS WORSE THAN FAILING.

Take a deep breath, look inside yourself, and if the things that scare you are things that you want, then you have to try!

 

I’VE GOT WORK, SCHOOL, AND A FAMILY TO TAKE
CARE OF, BUT I’VE BEEN DYING TO DO MORE OF
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY.  WHAT ADVICE WOULD
YOU GIVE SOMEONE LIKE ME?

10671244_10152487004041795_5432270242701050947_nPRIORITIZE. TRY AND MAKE TIME.
I definitely know how it feels to not have enough time in the day to do all the things you want to do.  If you want to work out, but have no time before or after work, then make time during your lunch. If you want to go back to school, then take some online classes to start with, and see how you handle it.

 

Sometimes people have so many responsibilities that need to be taken care of, they forget to take care of themselves. Maybe we can’t all do everything we want, but…

 

Choose one thing you want for yourself and make it happen, just one, and go from there.

 

STAYING INSPIRED IS CHALLENGING.  HOW DO
YOU GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING?

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Sometimes the way to get inspired is to put yourself in situations that you don’t normally put yourself in.

Go to a museum, listen to a new artist you haven’t heard of, take a trip, ormeet new people. It is hard to stay creative and inspired when we are so set in a routine. Sometimes you have to simply step away and take a breath.

 

TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHY YOU LOVE THE THINGS YOU DO. 
When I began to get uninspired with my music, I had to start singing in the shower again, singing in my car, singing where it was fun and not where I was being criticized or judged. Sometimes we lose touch with why we started dancing or singing or acting because we get so wrapped up in it. We have to always take a step back and remember why we love it to stay inspired.

 

WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN, HOW DO YOU
STAY MOTIVATED?

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When I get down I think about all of the good things in my life, all of my blessings, all of my family and friends and I know that no matter what, I will get through it. I always wake up with a positive attitude and look at every day as a new day. Do not let negative situations control your happiness. You have to stay strong and always know that the sun shines after every storm.

 

TURN TO THE THINGS YOU LOVE.
Express it in your dancing, in your songs… write about it.

Take time for yourself, come up with some solutions, and move forward.



Catch Jessica

We’ve got Spirit, How About You?!

Having celebrated our recent ten year anniversary, we are full of energy and ready to show off our spirit!  This week, Jayvee Movers are struttin’ their stuff in wild and crazy outfits per day.

  • Movie Monday
  • Tutu Tuesday
  • Wild & Wacky Wednesday
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Fierce Friday
  • Superhero Saturday

Be unique!  Be original!  Be YOU!

Prizes go to Best Dressed and Most Spirited Class, so parents, help your Movers out and let’s see who’s got that winning look!

10 Fun Facts About Jayvee!

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This year, Jayvee Dance Center for youth and adults is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with incredible dance numbers you do not want to miss!  Through ten years of dance competitions, tutus, tiaras, pirouettes, hip hoppin’, and Streeteasin, Jayvee is thankful for Alhambra’s support, and is very excited to pursue even bigger things in its future.  Looking back on the past 10 years, here are 10 fun facts you might not know about Jayvee:

1. The whole process from purchasing and opening the studio was only 2 weeks!

2. There used to be a huge flower couch in the office, and the studio founder, Joanna used to sleep on it during the first 6 months the studio was open… working late to get the business going!

3.  Joanna used to teach Hip Hop classes at Let’s Dance LA Studio for 2 years before Jayvee opened, on the same floor that Studio A and Studio B have today!

4.  Joanna met Miss Tu at one of her hip hop classes at Let’s Dance LA.

5.  One day, Jayvee’s breakdancing instructor called in sick last minute, so Miss Tu and Miss Joanna had to sub a breakdancing class. Boy, that was a challenge!

6.  In the beginning Jayvee started with only 30 classes a week with about 50 students.  Now, they have grown to over 90 classes a week with over 400 students.  That’s a growth of over 300 percent!

7. When Jayvee first opened, they used to host teen parties for high school youth on Friday nights.

8.  Miss Tu has held almost every position here at the studio starting out as a work study when Jayvee first opened, later promoted to Administrative Assistant, to Manager, then Instructor, and lastly to Director.

9.  Jayvee has had many workshops taught by professional industry choreographers like Twitch (So You Think You Can Dance), Chachi Gonzales, Justin JetLi Valles, and Matt Cady (America’s Best Dance Crew), Mariel Martin, and Mike Song (The Ellen Show), Elm Pizarro, Gigi Torres, Pat Cruz, Anthony Lee, Sorah Yang and more.

10.  The wall that separates Studio A and Studio B was not there before, and you were able to see Main Street from the back office.

Now that you have some behind the scenes information about Jayvee, join them as they celebrate an amazing ten years!  Tickets for “TEN” are on sale at Jayvee ranging from $15 general admission to $25 VIP admission.  Doors open at 6pm on October 11th, 2014 at Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St in Alhambra.  The celebration continues on October 12th with a special dance workshop at Jayvee, so let’s get movin!  Visit JayveeTEN.EventBrite.com to get your tickets today!

 

Jayvee Movers Love Dancing With Their Friends!

Free Friend Week is quickly approaching and we are so excited to make new dance buddies!  For those of you Jayvee Movers who have a friend in mind, please invite them to the studio and let’s show them how fun and magical dance is.

Dance has no limits. It has given me a way of expressing myself and my feelings.
It makes me feel powerful to be in control of my all movements and the way
to express it. Going to dance class is fun…having all your best friends in it,
makes it even better!
- Madison

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I love dancing with my friends because it’s so much fun!!!
My dance BFF and I have been dancing 6 years together! I love JV Dance!
- Arianna

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I love dancing with my friends because who else is going to tell me
that I’m turning the wrong way or on the wrong foot! LOL
- Kaylin

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“It’s nice to dance with friends that love to dance as much as I do.
We support each other in class and they push me to work harder.”
- Bella

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“”When you have a dance buddy, it’s fun because if you are littler,
and your friend is bigger than you, she knows not to trip you!”
-Isis

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“I love dancing at Jayvee with all my friends! We have so much fun together!”
- Romina
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Invite a friend to the studio for Free Friend Week starting Monday, September 22nd to Saturday, September 27th for the best time of their lives! Check out our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/jayveedancecenter) for details and ask your instructor for more information! You can even call us-626.281.JVJV

Your Move!