About Us 

Jubilee means: “A joyful time; a time or season of celebration!”  Jubilee Dance Company is an extension program and ministry of Dancing For Joy.  It is time to dance for joy and celebrate who God created us to be as we move together to bless our Maker.  

The Jubilee Dance Company is made up of 5 companies with 8 to 15 dancers each; the Junior company, Intermediate company, Senior Company, Advanced company, and Principle group.  Each company participates in increased training in technique, performance, choreography, and professionalism in order to dance for others in the broader community.  

Together we reclaim and encourage dance as a venue for enriching our lives, blessing others, and praising God.

Achieving that mission

  • We are non-competitive, yet professional.
  • Our focus is to reclaim the art of dance in the Pacific Northwest, WA, Whatcom county, and Bellingham for the glory of God.
  • We provide a healthy and safe outlet for young dancers to expand strengths, work on weaknesses, and build confidence in a loving and encouraging environment.
  • We encourage opportunities for technical excellence and personal growth that take us outside the studio walls and into the world we live in.
  • We maintain a high standard of commitment to rehearsal and technique classes.
  • We have team building times, devotions, and prayer times.
  • We use choreography, music, and costumes that are appropriate.
  • We place an emphasis on using dance as a way to serve God and others.
  • We will divide company members up by age, style, ability levels, years in the company, and availability to foster growth through different dance experiences. Some members may be asked to participate with multiple groups throughout a school year and/or in specific dances.  We may also have understudies for different dance works. 
  • Veteran company members have increased opportunity to choreograph, perform, be team leaders, judicators, camp counselors, and have solos etc…

Eligibility Policy

In order to be eligible for the Jubilee Dance Company:  Dancers must be age 12 by Sept. 1st of the tryout session.  An appeal may be granted if dancers birthday is after Sept. 1st, but before Oct. 1st and has shown readiness in dance and attitude to be considered for an early tryout.

Also, dancers who have graduated high school, or are age 19 by Sept. 1st are ineligible to audition for the upcoming year. An appeal may be granted if dancers 19th birthday is after July 1st, and they still are in high school during that school year.


Dance Company members will have the opportunity to perform an average of once a month throughout the year.  The Company usually performs annually at The Holiday Port Festival, DFJ Nativity (MBT), March Benefit Showcase, Whatcom Memorial Day Parade, and DFJ June Show (MBT).

Other venues where Jubilee has performed in the past, and may take part in are as follows: Lights of Christmas, Christian School Chapels, Dance Blast at BHS, The Leopold, Kids Fest, Get Movin’, Nursing Homes, Christian Dance Symposium, WWU Basketball Games, Churches, Worship Conferences, Auctions, and other similar venues.


2024/2025 Season

Wednesday, June 19th timeslots:
Pre-registration is required: $25 audition fee - Register through Jackrabbit here

9-10:30am - 7th/8th

10:45-12:00pm - 9th-12th

12:00-1:00pm - Break

1:15-2:45pm - 7th-8th

3:00-4:15pm - 9th-12th

  • Please fill out your audition form and turn it into the office ASAP (prior to or at your audition)
  • If you are unable to attend the audition, a video audition will be accepted   *Must be received prior to the audition date.

                     VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS - Submit video auditions to Sarahlewisdance@gmail.com

2024/25 School Year

Details about the 2024/2025 Jubilee Dance Company requirements, cost, and schedule can be found in our information packet

As always, we are here for you. Please direct any questions or needs to info@dancing4joy.org