On June 11th, 1977 Janet’s School of Dance opened its doors for a Grand Opening at the Par-Wick Plaza in Taylor, Michigan. Still in College and only 21 years old Janet Del Grosso fulfilled a dream. The first recital was titled “Television U.S.A.” and had 45 numbers in it. It was held at Cherry Hill High School.
The “Angels” competition team was already in existence as was the parade corps “Janet’s Twirling Sweethearts.” The “Twirling Sweethearts” - known for their red-white-blue uniform, have worn their traditional costume for over 40 years. The original costume was a peacock blue leotard with a white sequin “V” on it in the early 1970’s.
The studio was already affiliated with the “World Twirling Association and joined Dance Masters of Michigan-America in 1978 and Dance Educators of America in 1980. It survived hard times and celebrates good times.
Today, Janet’s school of Dance has an estimated 50 Students, 6 staff members and is located in a single building on Ecorse Road. It serves the community participating in parades, Relay for Life fundraisers, performing at senior citizen homes and helping sponsor the Special Olympics annually. Without the support of Janet’s family, both then
and now, this dream could not have been accomplished.