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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

Let’s Celebrate International Dance Day 2022!

Huge Announcement! International Dance Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we’re hosting FREE DANCE CLASSES from April 25-29th! We have some extra special surprises for you in honor of International Dance Day as well 😍 Surprise #1: 🎉 We’re debuting an original song, “It’s My Time to Shine”, that was created specifically ...Read More

Teaching Dance: Students Are a Lot Different Today

The following article was written by Steve Sirico from Dance Teacher Web. It shows how the way that Dance Instructors have needed to pivot in the last several years, in both their teaching style, and the way that they interact and connect with their dancers. Type: Teacher article Category: Dance Teachers After teaching dance for ...Read More