Enrollment for our 2023-2024 Dance Season (September through June) is NOW OPEN!
March 1st -> Opens for VIP Students
April 1st -> Opens for Elite Team members
May 1st -> Opens for Current Dancers
June 1st -> Opens for New Student
New to Dance?
No problem, we’ve got you covered! Whether your child has danced for years, or is brand new to dance, we have the class for them. We offer a variety of dance classes for all levels of ability and commitment for ages 18 months through adult. We offer the following styles of dance:
- Dance with Me and ECE Music Program (18-35 months and dancer participates with a caregiver)
- Pre-level dance classes (3-4 year olds)
- Hip Hop
- Street Dance
- Musical Theatre
- Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
- Alixa Flexibility and more!
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 the Waitlist button, and you will be enrolled if a space becomes available. Not sure which class is best for your child? Contact us and we can help you through the process of picking the perfect class.
LOCATION HAM = 833 Upper James Street, Rear Unit, Hamilton
LOCATION ANC = 1412 Sandhill Drive, Unit C, Ancaster
Attention Parents: When registering your child for our Dance Season they must meet the age requirements for classes as of September 1st.
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. These classes are fun, energetic and your dancer will meet new friends while learning dance moves. Our Technique Academy classes are what are commonly referred to as “recreational” classes, and are a great foundation for your dancers’ learning. 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.
Competitive Dance Team!
Do the words Competitive Dance give you a chill as visions of Abby Lee from “Dance Moms” pops in your head? Never fear…our program is nothing like what is portrayed on tv. We specialize in the Pre-Competitive level, which is for dancers that train for 6 hours or less per week. It is important to us that we train well balanced dancers, that are ready to become productive members of society when they graduate. This means that they have time for school-work, dance as well as time to socialize and be a kid! We believe that competing provides many benefits to our dancers such as increased confidence, learning how to follow-through on commitments, how to support one another, and how to never give up. If you are interested in joining our Elite Pre-Competitive Level Dance Team, we would love to hear from you.
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
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
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 ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Amanda Jeffery, Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Shannon Sim, Becca Jeffery,
Class AttireDancers should wear comfortable clothing such as athletic wear or dance wear such as a bodysuit and tights or a biketard, 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)
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 and we are delighted to be a Dancely™ Licenced Studio! Our program features original ...Read More
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, Sam Paglia, Michele Miedzybrodzki, Shannon Sim,
Class AttireGymnastic 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 “pushing the stretch too far?” Do you have a new year’s resolution to work on developing your flexibility this year? Then the Alixa Flexibility Program is for you! With ...Read More
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
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
Our VIP members pay a small fee annually and receive the following AWESOME benefits! (Program runs September 1-August 31st). Act now as there are a limited number of VIP Memberships available! * Dance Report cards to review progress, strengths and areas for improvement for your dancer. * Back-to-Dance image of your dancer to share on ...Read More
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
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
The Instructor(s)Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajsek, Christopher Duarte, Sam Paglia, Alyssa Nedich, Ben Musgrave-Bond, Becca Jeffery, Shannon Sim, Marella Robinson, Lilyanna Colling-Cen,
Class AttireCheck out our Dress Code for each style of dance. https://www.notjustanotherdancestudio.ca/dress-code/
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, Natalie Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Jussara Moreira, Shannon Sim, Dima Nassar, Danielle Musgrave-Bond,
Class AttireFor 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 (Ballet or Jazz)
These classes are for dancers that are 4-5 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
Level 2 classes are for dancers that are 6-8 years old during the dance season (as of September 1st). Level 3 classes are for dancers that are 7-9 years old during the dance season (as of September 1st). Our level 2 and 3 continue to build on skills learned in Level 1, but are also ...Read More
These levels are for dancers ages 9-12 during the dance season (as of September 1st). ...Read More
These levels are for dancers ages 13-17 during the dance season (as of September 1st). ...Read More
Ready to take your learning to the next level? Consider our Elite Dance Program! NJADS is proud to offer a competitive dance program that balances hard-work, discipline and training with passion, teamwork and FUN! NJADS Competitive Team is by AUDITION or INVITATION ONLY and placement is at the sole discretion of NJADS Studio Director, NJADS ...Read More
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 Jussara, Miss Natalie, Miss Dima, Miss Sam, Miss ...Read More
Try as many styles of dance as you like within a 7-day period (pending room in the class) for only $7! Find out what being a part of the NJADS Family is all about! ...Read More
Benefits of Summer Dance! Summer vacation means a break from school, but it shouldn’t mean a break from dance! While down time is important, hanging out with friends has value, as summer can be long for an active child. So why not enroll them in something they love! Helps students to continue to work on ...Read More
Here you can register for events such as holiday parties and more! Family Friendly New Years Eve Party, Saturday, December 31st from 6-8pm. Join us to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023. Celebrate with us by enjoying pizza and light refreshments, playing games, dancing, making New Year’s crafts and more. Each guest will ...Read More
Open events are events that do not require Pre-Registration. Check here for pop-up sales, vendor events and more! ...Read More
Ready for a new type of Adult Fitness and Dance program in Hamilton, Ontario? We offer an inclusive, judgement free, body positive environment for adults to move and workout their bodies, minds and hearts. Check back, our next 12-week session will be coming soon! LOCATION MAIN = 833 Upper James Street, Rear Unit, Hamilton LOCATION ...Read More
Early Childhood Music Education The Early Childhood Education Program is a small group program for children, that are pre-instrumental classes offered to very young children aged newborn until entry into an instrumental program, usually around 3 years of age. The ECE program consists of a weekly class in which the child and a caregiver (i.e. ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Danielle Musgrave-Bond,
Class AttireComfortable clothing.
Try a class on us! We are so confident that your child will love dancing with us, that we will let you try a class before you register. Dancers must pre-register to reserve a spot in our trial classes, as space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: Although we do allow dancers to try a FREE CLASS ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Dima Nassar,
Class AttireAny colour/style of dance wear i.e. bodysuit/tights, biketard, crop-top/shorts, any style/colour of dance shoes or bare feet with hair pulled back i.e. in a ponytail.
At NJADS we often run workshops such as Alixa Flexibility, Progressing Ballet Technique and Jumps and Turns to help dancers improve their technique, their strength and physical conditioning to prevent injury and encourage healthy development of their muscles. Workshops for new styles of dance have included Belly Dance, Modern, and more! ...Read More
In Bellydance we build from the floor up. First we get the feet moving, then add hips & bodywork, then arms and hands; the last piece of the puzzle is usually expression. Belly Dance is a dance style from the Middle East however it has various names depending on where it is being used the ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Eshe Yildiz,
Class AttireComfortable clothing suitable for exercise such as leggings and t-shirts. Bare foot. hip scarves optional.
By the end of the nineteenth century, modern dance emerged as a new performing art that rebelled against the tight structure of traditional ballet. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, dancers Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller popularized the dance form as a new style of artistry and entertainment with their lyrical, emotional performances. Many ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Michele Miedzybrodzki,
Class AttireDancewear such as leotard and leggings, dance shorts, athletic wear
At Not Just Another Dance Studio we believe in creating positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime! The Daddy/Daughter Dance is a wonderful opportunity for Dad to spend quality time with his daughter. Together they will spend time at rehearsal and working through choreography. The memories in class, in fact, are as significant ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Natalie Zakrajsek,
Class AttireDads - Comfortable clothing/athletic wear such as track pants, t-shirt Kids - Dancewear such as leotard and tights, t-shirts, shorts etc. Footwear - indoor shoes for dads, ballet slippers or jazz shoes for dancers
Enrollment for our 2023-2024 Dance Season (September through June) is NOW OPEN! Register early for our SEASON 21 to avoid disappointment, as some of our popular classes are already full. March 1st -> Registration opens for our VIP StudentsApril 1st -> Registration opens for our Elite Team membersMay 1st -> Registration opens for our Current ...Read More
The Instructor(s)Alyssa Nedich, Michele Miedzybrodzki, Christopher Duarte, Dima Nassar, Eshe Yildiz, Natalie Zakrajsek, Shannon Sim, Jussara Moreira, Sam Paglia, Marella Robinson, Lilyanna Colling-Cen, Ben Musgrave-Bond, Becca Jeffery,
Class AttireSee individual styles for appropriate class attire.
Welcome to Season 21 at NJADS! Our 21st season runs from September 9th, 2023 to June 15, 2024. We close for Winter Holidays December 17th-January 5th and for March Break March 9th-March 17th. Fees are determined by the number of weeks in the year and then billed in equal payments across the 10 months so ...Read More