School Philosophy

The Jill Landrith School of Dance faculty firmly believe in the importance of dance training and the sense of well-being and self-confidence it provides.  Dance training not only improves the body physically, but it also strengthens self-esteem and discipline.  These qualities will carry over to all areas of life.

The training at the Jill Landrith School of Dance is excellent for the recreational dancer as well as the budding professional.  Jill’s students have gone on in dance, performing professionally with such companies as Momix, Central West Ballet, California Ballet Company, Tulsa Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, and Janice Garrett and Dancers to name just a few.  The school is equally pleased to have provided quality training to students who are not pursuing a professional dance career, but rather use the qualities strengthened in dance to become doctors, journalists, graphic designers, teachers, etc.

Ballet is the basis of all dance forms.  Ballet carefully develops strength, balance, style, and the mental and physical discipline required for the proper execution of dance movements.  Without a solid foundation in ballet, progress in all other forms of dance is minimal.  Therefore, in our school, ballet is the main emphasis, although, we do offer classes in other dance forms.

The Jill Landrith School of Dance believes that learning proper technique is paramount to learning routines, and so we devote more time to training than to performing.  We do, however, plan for a yearly recital.