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Exploring the Dance Class Dress Code

When you’re dancing, you need to be focused, confident, and uninhibited.  Fidgeting with large, bulky dancewear during class is a big no no!  The following are also reasons that it is important to ensure your dancer is following our Dress Code and wearing appropriate dance attire. Visibility and Ease of Motion Comfortable dance clothes allow ...Read More

You Did it!

Congrats to our dancers for making it through the first 3 weeks of class! Many of our dancers are now settling into the routine, but note, it is also TOTALLY NORMAL if dancers are still shy or a little nervous coming to class. Each dancer progresses at their own time, and some dancers will take ...Read More

Ballet Shoes: What you need to know…

Ballet slippers come in several types of material: Satin Canvas Leather Choosing the right soft ballet shoes Selecting the correct dance shoe, and wearing them to class is important.  Although they are not mandatory for class, they are highly recommended as they will help you develop a proper technique and help prevent injury to the ...Read More

First Day Jitters?!?

The start of the dance season is often anticipated with great excitement and joy, but can also cause uncertainty and tears. The main source of anxiety for parents and children is that they do not know what to expect. Below are some tips to help ease the transition for your child, and decrease both of ...Read More

Tips to be ready for Back-to-Dance!

Our 2022-2023 Dance Season is quickly approaching…are you enrolled in all of your dance classes?  Try to register for your favourites, be sure to include a technique class, and maybe even try a new style.  Time to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself this year!  Here are some tips to help you ...Read More

How to Pick a Dance Studio for your Child

New to the world of dance? Selecting a dance studio for your child can be an overwhelming process.  There are so many options to consider, and each studio will have a different feel…the following questions will help to narrow down the choices, and find the right fit for your child and your family. Why is ...Read More

Dancers and Puberty

Helping your child navigate the challenges that come along with puberty is tricky — but especially for dancers.  As your dancer reaches that in-between age – puberty – it is a good idea that parents have a conversation with their child about their self-awareness and self-care. Body Odour Body odour in dancers is not a ...Read More

Does your child want to ACCELERATE their Acro learning?

First, let me explain the difference between AcroDance and Gymnastics… It is important to note that AcroDance is not the same as Gymnastics.  Obviously, we don’t use the apparatuses that Artistic Gymnastics uses, but more importantly, there is a need to teach Acro skills differently from Gymnastics.  Consider the gymnastics floor routine, while it often ...Read More

Committed to being a Safer Space

At NJADS we have always been committed to making our dance home a safe space for everyone. Members of our dance family vary in race, religion, ability, genders, orientations. We want our dancers to always feel the ability to be their authentic selves. As part of this commitment in the summer of 2021, our management ...Read More

Ready for a different type of dance studio?

We utilize our 20 years of experience to provide empowering and caring dance training that is age appropriate for dancers of all ages in a family environment. Our focus is on the pre-competitive level (under 6 hours of training a week, compared to the competitive level which is for 7+ hours of training a week), ...Read More