Janelle Gallegos
Teacher

Janelle Gallegos started dancing from the tender age of two, and she’s never stopped. She has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing and Poms and she has studied hundreds of hours at conventions across the country with world famous instructors such as Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Poppin’ Pete, Dave Scott, Nick Lazzarini and Mandy Moore. Miss Janelle and Miss Dena grew up dancing together and co-directed competitive dance for many years- these two make an incredible team. Miss Janelle is a multi-genre teacher who connects with and pulls the very best from all skill levels and all ages of dancers. Her charisma, creativity and devotion to a lifelong study of the ever-evolving world of hip hop and dance has made her a sought-after teacher all over the Denver-Metro area for the last 20+ years. When she’s not teaching dance or judging dance competitions, you can find her working in a salon or spending time with her husband and three boys.

How To Be Successful In Miss Janelle’s Classes

PROGRESSIVE PRE-PRIMARY 5/6

Hi, Parents! You are the reason your dancers will love coming to class. Thanks so much for modeling a fantastic attitude and helping them arrive prepared! Please take your dancer to the bathroom before class, even if they say they do not have to go. Secure their hair, but leave fancy barrettes and headbands at home. (Sometimes we stand on our heads.) Help your dancer put on their ballet shoes before class. When the lights are on, we’re ready for you. Come on in and help your dancer find a cubby. Take their water bottle out of the dance bag and set them in the cubby, so they’re ready to go. Label everything if you hope to get it back. 🙂 Leave toys at home. We love it if you arrive 5 minutes early to class, but not sooner. Once your dancer is ready for class, please kiss and go quickly. Stay invisible to your dancer for the duration of class- it really helps them focus and creates the best learning environment. We will end class on time by cleaning hands and passing out stickers. We’ll wave you in to help your dancer collect their things so we can start the next class. Thanks!

HIP HOP

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to change into your DEDICATED hip hop shoes and begin stretching. Please, please, please do not wear your hip hop shoes out into the world. They are for the studio only! I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Arrive prepared by dressing in a black leotard and tights (convertible, stirrup or footless are best for these classes), with hair secured. Please wear sweats or workout leggings over your tights to protect them during floor work.

JAZZ, TURNS & LEAPS, STRETCH & STRENGTH

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to begin stretching. I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Arrive prepared by dressing in a leotard and tights (convertible, stirrup or footless are best for these classes), with hair secured. Jazz and Turns & Leaps students will need jazz shoes. Stretch & Strength students will need a towel and a pair of socks. Please come to class ready to work hard and sweat! 🙂