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Classes

Enrollment for our 2021-2022 Dance Season (September through June) opens for new students on June 1st!  Register early to avoid disappointment, as some of our popular classes fill quickly!

We offer a variety of dance classes for all levels of ability and commitment (both Technique and Competitive dance classes) for ages 18 months through adult in Dance with Me, Creative Movement, Pre-level dance classes, Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Pointe and Alixa Flexibility.  One of the hallmarks of the team at Not Just Another Dance Studio is to find the ‘perfect fit’ when it comes to a dance class or style for each and every student.  Contact us and we can assist you in selecting a class.  Your child will leave class thrilled to show you the new dance moves that they learned in class with us!

Our system shows you REAL TIME how many spaces are left in each class for your child to enroll.  If a class is full, you can click Waitlist, and will be enrolled if a space becomes available.  Not sure which class is best for your child?  Contact us and we can help you select the perfect dance class for your child!

LOCATION MAIN = 833 Upper James Street, Rear Unit, Hamilton
LOCATION ANCASTER = 1412 Sandhill Drive, Unit C, Ancaster
LOCATION ONLINE = Virtual Dance class held online through Zoom

Attention Parents:  When registering your child for our Dance Season they must meet the age requirements for classes as of September 1st.

Virtual Online Dance Classes – Just Dance Program!

Not ready to be in studio dancing?  Join our Virtual Dance classes online on Zoom!   Be active, have fun, and STAY SAFE learning from the comfort of your own home!

Private and Semi-Private Dance Lessons – Stars of Tomorrow Program!

Private Dance Lessons will take your child’s learning to the next level! Smaller class sizes mean more individual feedback to improve technique and keep dancers moving forward in their learning.

In-Studio Group Dance Classes – Technique Academy!

Group dance classes are held at both our Hamilton and Ancaster locations.  In instances where a Stay-at-Home government order is announced, these classes will be seamlessly shifted to online learning.  No changes to scheduling, your child’s class size, day and time all remain the same!  We offer a little bit of stability to our dance families in this currently unstable world!


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

Adult Classes

It is our goal to run adult classes that will help our dancers take ownership and feel pride in their bodies and abilities.  Come join us as we strive to help dancers of all experience levels grow their confidence and self-worth. Adult classes offer an excellent opportunity to connect with other like-minded adults in a ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Christopher Duarte, Jussara Moreira,

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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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Stretch and Flexibility

Do you find in class that you “Can’t feel the stretch?” Are you concerned that you may be stretching incorrectly? Do you worry that you are “puflexibility this year? Then the Alixa Flexibility Program is for you! With the Alixa Flexibility course you will learn how to safely become more flexible. The Alixa Flexibility program ...Read More

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Jumps and Turns

This class focuses on developing the strength, power, flexibility, and technique necessary for more advanced jumps and turns.  Working progressively, dancers will learn to perfect a variety of elements used in jumps and turns technique such as; proper posture, core strength, balance, and spotting techniques.  A great add on to your dance class regime! ...Read More

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NJADS Competitive Dance Team!

The life skills your child learns from dance class grow even deeper when they are part of our Elite Dance Program.  Our Competitive Dance Team Members are role models in the school and the community, and are held to an extra-high standard when it comes to attendance, leadership and responsibility.  They must commit to be ...Read More

Dance Camps and Dance Intensives

Dance Intensive – Dancers will train in various styles of dance.  They will also work on choreography, technique and strength training.  We will discuss healthy eating tips, and how to select good meals as a dancer.  Get to know your muscles, build confidence, and team work activities!  Our Fantastic and Fun Dance Camps!   These exciting dance camps will ...Read More

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Online Dance Classes

Not ready to be in studio dancing?  Join our Virtual Dance classes online!   Be active, have fun, and STAY SAFE learning from the comfort of your own home! UNLIMITED ONLINE CLASS PASS AVAILABLE! PRE-LEVEL 2-3 years. $36.10 per month for 1 class or $50 per month unlimited classes: • Ballet Monday 5-5:30pm • Jazz/Dancely ...Read More

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Ancaster

Our newest studio is located at 1412 Sandhill Drive, Unit C, in the Ancaster Business park!  Minutes from the heart of Ancaster, this bright and cheery studio will make you feel comfortable and at home once you step inside.  This unit is on the main level, and is wheelchair accessible.  We are excited to be ...Read More

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Hamilton

Our Hamilton studio is located at 833 Upper James Street, in the Rear unit (near Lazermania).  We are conveniently located on bus routes, near Upper James Street and Mohawk Road.  There is plenty of free parking, and we are on the main level. Driving Directions to Hamilton Location: From Hamilton West/Ancaster: Take the 403 to ...Read More

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Pre-School (18-35 months)

Our Pre-School program has 3 levels, with some flexibility with which class dancers are in so that we can meet your child’s needs.  For many dancers at this age, 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 ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

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

Class Attire

For Dance with Me classes caregiver should wear something comfortable that they can move in, with bare feet/socks. Dancers may wear any style or colour of dancewear with dance shoes.

Junior (Level 1) for 4-6 year olds

These classes are for dancers that are 4-6 years old during the dance season (as of September 1st).  We offer a variety of styles of dance for our Junior dancers such as Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre and more!  Once dancers move up to a level 1 class the classes are typically ...Read More

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Intermediate (Level 2 & 3) for 7-10 year olds

These classes are for dancers that are 7-10 years old during the dance season (as of September 1st).  Our level 2 and 3 classes continue to build on skills learned in Level 1, but are also appropriate for students new to dance and are taking a dance class for the first time. ...Read More

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Advanced

Ready to take your learning to the next level?  Consider our Elite Dance Program! ...Read More

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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