John Glessner is the Owner and Director of Avondale Dance Directions. He has been dancing and teaching dance professionally for over twenty five years. John moved to Jacksonville in 1986 and after teaching in the area for several years he decided in 2000 to open and direct his own studio.

John is involved in his community, served as president of the board of director of his church, participating in programs at the Riverside YMCA and offering his professional services to groups and organization on a volunteer basis.

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Cotton Club 2013 Showcase Videos

June 1st, 2013Posted by admin

America's Ballroom Challenge Video

Oct 11st, 2013Posted by admin

Pictures of Beryl Benton from First Coast Classic 2010

October 26th, 2010Posted by admin

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Welcome to our new site!!!

August 26th, 2010Posted by admin

We have exciting things happening here at Avondale Dance Directions! Don’t forget to check our calendar for upcoming events, special parties and classes. For more news on whats going on, or just to show your support for our wonderful studio you can also now join our facebook. Share


A Very Special Testimonial

July 29th, 2010Posted by admin

When one of John’s students suffered a stroke, her doctors assumed she would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of her life. But having danced with John for years, the 62-year-old turned to Ballroom to rehabilitate herself. Thanks to her dance lessons, she was able to reverse many of the stroke’s effects and prevent it from [...]