Dottie the Bear

Hey there! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the heart and soul of JDM, our beloved mascot, Dottie the Bear! Named after our founder’s mother, Dottie Roach, this cuddly and spirited bear is more than just a mascot—she’s a symbol of our community’s heart, health, and happiness.

Dottie will be dancing her way into your hearts at community events, recitals, and around town. Keep an eye out for her big bear hugs and infectious energy!

Our Adventures

We proudly honor the incredible life and legacy of Dottie Roach, one of JDM’s founding members. 💜 If you knew Dottie, you loved her! She’s the inspiration behind our mascot, Dottie the dancing bear. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite moments:

The day JDM opened its doors, featuring our core team with bright smiles and big dreams! This was the beginning of a journey filled with passion and dedication.

The very first JDM recital—where it all began, and the magic started to unfold.

Dottie with her precious @marleypdickens, capturing a tender moment that reminds us why we do what we do.

“I feel we are on a really good path,” says Julie Dickens. “We are more than just dance steps here. It’s community, health, and wellness. It’s touching lives every single day. Inspiring children to have confidence in their abilities and to become the best versions of themselves — that’s life changing.”

Be Part of the Magic

At JDM, we’re more than just a dance studio—we’re a family. Whether you’re twirling into our classes for the first time or you’re a seasoned dancer, there’s a place for you here. Our mission is to inspire confidence, wellness, and joy in every child and to help them become the best versions of themselves. That’s life-changing, and we want you to be a part of it!

Come join us at our next event or recital, and don’t forget to say hi to Dottie! She’s always ready with a hug and a dance move or two. Let’s create unforgettable memories together.

Ready to dance with us? Sign up today and join the JDM family!