About Our Dance Studio
quality dance instruction since 1984
we have proudly served the dance community of richmond hill, vaughan and surrounding areas of york region for 36 years.
our focus is to provide quality dance instruction in a positive and nurturing environment
JCB Danceworks was established in 1984, under the sole direction of Jacqueline Cook-Barber. It began with just 60 students in partnership with The Town of Richmond Hill’s Parks and Recreation Dept. The program grew in such magnitude that it became too large for the Town’s facilities. Moving to a larger location and acquiring certified and talented staff, JCB became one of the top studios in the region. The studio now facilitates classes in 3 full size studio rooms, and Jacqueline’s daughter Nicole Barber Lofto has partnered up adding a next level of choreography and style to the JCB brand.
Nicole Barber – Lofto began after growing up as a dancer at JCB and young teacher went on Ryerson University Fine Arts Dance major. Upon graduating in 2009 she joined full time faculty. Nicole is now owner and Head choreographer and has been sought after to share her talent across Ontario. Nicole heads up the competitive program and is an award winning choreographer.
Our Recreational Program facilitates growth, skill development, nurtures personal confidence and strives to provide all this training within a fun and inviting classroom. We offer single class options, combo classes as well as dance fit and competition preparatory classes for girls and boys to join and express themselves through dance.
Since JCB began its competitive company, JCB has achieved countless awards for outstanding choreography, creativity and top scores in all dance disciplines and ages. The combination of professionally trained choreographers, dedicated staff and students has resulted in the success of JCB Danceworks. This team of mother / daughter is an unbeatable combination training and sharing their passion for dance.
If you’re looking for experienced, qualified staff and a diversified dance program, then welcome to our studio.