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Dance with Me – 18-35 months

Want more quality time with your child?  Enrol in a dance class where you can dance and make memories with your child that will last you both a lifetime!  Not only parents are invited to attend this class (you may also have a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle etc. come to class with your child.  We do ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Natalie Zakrajesek, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Students and Caregiver should wear comfortable fitting clothing or dancewear that they can move in. Caregivers should have bare feet or socks, and dancers any style/colour of dance shoes and dancewear.

First Steps Dance Class (Creative Movement for Tots) – 2-3 years

For many students in this class, this is their first time participating in an activity on their own.  Being away from their parent may cause anxiety in some children, and you may also find yourself anxious if this is YOUR first time away from your little one!  Please rest assured that we will try and ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Natalie Zakrajesek, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Students should wear comfortable tight-fitting clothing that they can move in. i.e. Body suit, tights, dance skirt or stretchy pants and a t-shirt (no jeans or restrictive clothing). Dance shoes or gymnastics slippers

Shining Stars * Tutu Cute * Tiny Tumblers * Tip Tap Toe – 3-4 years!

Our Pre-Level Dance classes are unique programs geared towards the imagination and energy of the active 3-year old!  Programs blend specific dance styles, using creative, imaginative role-playing and fun props.  The music for these classes is fun, age appropriate and familiar to your child!  These classes expand on the techniques learned by our younger Dance with ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Amanda Jeffery, Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Kailee Baldwin, Natalie Zakrajesek, Rebecca Moore, Sam Paglia, Shannon Sim, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Dancers should wear comfortable clothing such as athletic wear or dance wear as well as the appropriate footwear for the specific style they are taking (ex. bare foot for pre-acro, jazz shoes for pre-jazz, ballet shoes for pre-ballet)

Dancely Program ~ NEW!

We’re so thrilled to introduce you to Dancely™, a program that provides education and entertainment through original music, dance and movement for children ages 6 and under. The preschool aged dance program has always been a passion of ours at NJADS. We are delighted to be a Dancely Licenced Studio!  Want to learn more about ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Kailee Baldwin, Natalie Zakrajesek, Rebecca Moore, Sam Paglia, Shannon Sim,

Class Attire

Any style dance wear or athletic wear, hair in ponytail or braid, and the appropriate footwear to match each style (ex. barefoot for acro, jazz shoes for jazz)

Acro

Acro is the combination of gymnastics and dance movement.  In Acro, we teach our students to dance into and out of Acro tricks, with minimal obvious “prep” before and after a trick. Despite being technically difficult to execute, acrobatic tricks are meant to blend in seamlessly with dance steps, providing an extra level of excitement ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Dima Nassar, Rebecca Moore, Sam Paglia, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Gymnastic style body suits, or comfortable clothing such as leggings, etc. Baggy clothing such as hoodies can pose a safety risk so we ask nothing too bulky.No skirts. Barefoot is required. Hair should be in a ponytail or braid.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles, and technique from this style compliments and strengthens all other dance style training.  Body awareness, technical training and coordination are stressed throughout the class, and students are taught correct terminology.  Learn the five positions of the feet and exercises such as pliés, tendues and sautés.  Students will ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Amanda Jeffery, Jussara Moreira, Kailee Baldwin, Natalie Zakrajesek, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Any colour/style of bodysuit, flesh toned ballet tights, ballet shoes (leather or canvas) and hair in a bun.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance fuses jazz, ballet and modern techniques. This class also has a large focus on improvised movement and students exploring their own creative expression. Dancers will dive into what makes their movement unique as well as learning new choreography and focusing on foundational technique. ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Christopher Duarte, Natalie Zakrajesek,

Class Attire

Any colour/style of dance wear i.e. bodysuit or biketard and tights. Bare feet or half soles. Hair in a ponytail.

Jazz

Students are introduced to rhythm and coordination through jazz dance steps, while developing their sense of musicality. Energetic and upbeat jazz dance is combined with funky fast movements.  Leaps, Jumps, Turns and Stretching are some of the fundamentals taught in this class. Combinations are taught to today’s hottest music, and we always ensure that songs ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Christopher Duarte, Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajesek, Rebecca Moore, Sam Paglia,

Class Attire

Any colour/style of dance wear i.e. bodysuit/tights, biketard, crop-top/shorts, jazz shoes (any style i.e. canvas or leather jazz shoe, half soles) and hair in a ponytail.

Combo Classes!

Not sure which form of dance is right for your child? Try one of our combo classes! Jazz/Ballet – this energetic class combines Ballet and Jazz, so that students are exposed to both art forms.  This class is considered a “recreational” class, students wishing to take a structured ballet class that includes barre work should register for ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Kailee Baldwin, Shannon Sim,

Class Attire

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of Ballet and Jazz.  Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster — although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance.   Lyrical dance is characterized by fluidity and grace, and has a poetic, expressive quality.  This class challenges students to ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Kailee Baldwin, Sydney Shepherd,

Class Attire

Tap

Students will learn the basics of tap technique while developing a sense of rhythm, coordination and timing. Shuffle, ball change and stomp your way through a fun class that combines rhythm, sound and movement.  Increasing footwork speed, sound clarity, and terminology are just a few of the skills that students will learn in this class.  ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich,

Class Attire

Tap shoes are required for all tap classes.Any colour/style of dancewear i.e. bodysuit/tights, biketard, and hair in a ponytail.

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk and Hip Hop/Street Dance

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk class is a cute, fierce and powerful style of dance with a diva-like dance quality.  It takes elements from both Hip Hop and Jazz.  This high energy class gives students a chance to release their sassiness and dance fiercely!  They will also explore free style improvisation.  Students will develop their sense of rhythm ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Christopher Duarte, Natalie Zakrajesek,

Class Attire

Clothing that students can move in i.e. dance wear, shorts, t-shirt, athleticwear etc. (no jeans). Clean indoor running shoes. Hair in a ponytail.

Musical Theatre

This performance oriented Musical Theatre class will allow you to shine like a star…sing…act…dance!  Become a triple threat!  The class will build self-esteem and stress the importance of teamwork within an acting/dance class setting. Improvisation, drama exercises, dance and script work will be explored. This class is ideal for students interested in expressing themselves through ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Natalie Zakrajesek,

Class Attire

Athleticwear or dancewear, and any dance shoe.

Just Dance Programs!

Is your child interested in dance classes, but you are overwhelmed by the “dance mom scene?”  Is your family pretty chill, and you are looking for a dance studio that is the same?  Then we have the perfect dance program for you!  NO HUGE COMMITMENT, NO HUGE FEES, NO CRAZY COSTUMES, OUTFITS, HAIR OR MAKEUP…It’s ...Read More

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Class Attire

One-on-One Private Dance Lessons ~ Offered in Studio or Virtually Online!

Interested in taking your dance training to the next level? Want to work on your turns, jumps or an amazing workout to build strength and flexibility?  Sessions are available in Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, Tap, Contemporary and Stretch & Strength. Come train with Miss Alyssa, Mr Chris, Miss Sydney or Miss Natalie 1-on-1 in a private lesson! Spots ...Read More