St. Albans, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Jolander Headley of Joe’s Music and Dance Academy was recently honored for her community contributions by the City of New York and Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) at the Women’s History Month Recognition Ceremony as part of their seventh annual Unsung Heroines event for Women’s History Month.
The event took place March 16 at the Robert Ross Family Life Center in St. Albans. More than 200 people attended. Most of the attendees were family and friends of those honored, as well as members of the Queens community.
A total of 16 women were honored for their community contributions. The honorees were presented with proclamations recognizing their tireless efforts to improve the lives of those they had served in the Queens community. Comrie read over the accomplishments of each woman and praised them for their work.
Headley is the vice president of Willis Global Energy, one of the world’s leading risk management and insurance intermediaries. They specialize in insurance brokerage and professional services. She is also the CEO and Director of Joe’s Music and Dance Academy, which she started in 1998 along with her husband, Grantley, from their home. Today, Joe’s Music and Dance Academy has grown to 1,100 students and now includes a music store on Farmers Boulevard.
About the company:
Joe's Music and Dance Academy’s mission is to provide students of all ages the skills they need to enjoy arts, entertainment, music and dance throughout a lifetime. As one of the premier music and dance schools in New York, they provide music and dance lessons, group dance classes, group music lessons and group singing lessons in a private or group setting as well as offsite programs. Their university-trained teachers are qualified specialists in their disciplines. All teachers are subject to background checks and teach the way students want to learn.
Their facilities are state-of-the-art, with professional dance floors to reduce fatigue and prevent injuries. They provide comfortable practice rooms with pianos and other instruments. They also offer hassle-free and low-pressure recitals. A free recital DVD will be given away for every family with purchase of one of the available package options. Currently, they offer annual field trips to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center at nominal cost. They also have competitions and scholarship opportunities.