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Javier Juarez

Javier Juarez is the Owner/Artistic Director of Javier’s Dance Studio, located in Slidell.  He has been teaching and performing statewide for the past 30 years. He is a resident dance instructor in the Jefferson Parish School Ballroom Program. Javier is also the artistic director of Javier’s Dance Company, making ethnic, contemporary and ballroom dance readily accessible to the southern Louisiana area. Javier’s Dance Company has performed in many venues, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Que Pasa Fest New Orleans, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” presented by the New Orleans Opera, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Sensation Fun Ship. Javier has been a Young Audiences" artist since 1994 and on the Louisiana Artist Roster since 1991. He was honored with a Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship for performance in dance. Javier was selected as Performing Artist of the year 2005 in St. Tammany Parish. He was a featured artist in 2010 on a television program launched by the Tammany Parish Government called artSPARK which features select talented artists living in St. Tammany. Javier was the recipient of the Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts award for artist merit in 2014. His selection was based on his efforts to promote Hispanic Heritage and Culture within the community and for his work with children in the school systems. Javier 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. Javier has been an advisory panelist for the Louisiana State Arts Council. As a panelist, he has had the responsibility and an opportunity to influence the cultural future of the state of Louisiana.

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This is a culturally rich learning experience that takes students on a tour "Across the Border" to several regions of Mexico through dance. Students will discover Mexico's unique and exciting traditions and participate in a traditional folklore dance.

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

A thrilling, percussive dance performance celebrating the traditions of the gaucho or Argentine Cowboy. This performance engages the audience and also encourages participation.

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