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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.  Checkout our 2023-2024 Season schedule for our Hamilton location and Ancaster location

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

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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)
  • Acro
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Street Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Pointe
  • 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.


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 Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Dima Nassar,

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.

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, Jussara Moreira, Eshe Yildiz,

Class Attire

Dancers should wear something comfortable that they can move in.

Shining Stars * Tutu Cute * Tiny Tumblers * Tip Tap Toe * Bounce & Bop – 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 ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Amanda Jeffery, Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Becca Jeffery,

Class Attire

Dancers 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)

Dancely Program!

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

The Instructor(s)

Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajsek, Marella Robinson, Lilyanna Colling-Cen,

Class Attire

Any style dance wear or athletic wear, hair in ponytail or braid, and the appropriate footwear i.e. jazz shoes or ballet slippers

Acro

Acro Dance classes offer a dynamic blend of gymnastics and jazz movements, designed to develop a wide range of physical skills and artistic expression.  Our Acro program is based on the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum, which focuses on Safely, Technique and Progressions. Our program teaches flexibility, agility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Dima Nassar, Sam Paglia, Michele Miedzybrodzki,

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, Natalie Zakrajsek, Anna Sousa,

Class Attire

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

Contemporary

Immerse yourself in the fluid and expressive world of Contemporary dance, a genre that beautifully intertwines the elegance of ballet, the soulfulness of jazz, and the innovation of modern dance techniques. Our Contemporary dance class is not just about mastering steps; it’s an exploration of personal expression and creativity. The class places significant emphasis on ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Christopher Duarte, Natalie Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Michele Miedzybrodzki,

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 Zakrajsek, 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,

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

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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, Ben Musgrave-Bond,

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, Sam Paglia, Lilyanna Colling-Cen,

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 Zakrajsek,

Class Attire

Athleticwear or dancewear, and any dance shoe.

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 “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

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Natalie Zakrajsek,

Class Attire

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

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Sam Paglia,

Class Attire

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

Who doesn’t want to be a VIP?

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

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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

The Instructor(s)

Dima Nassar, Jussara Moreira, Natalie Zakrajsek, Christopher Duarte, Sam Paglia, Alyssa Nedich, Ben Musgrave-Bond, Becca Jeffery, Marella Robinson, Lilyanna Colling-Cen,

Class Attire

Check out our Dress Code for each style of dance. https://www.notjustanotherdancestudio.ca/dress-code/

Pre-School & Pre-Levels (18 months-3 years)

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, Dima Nassar, Danielle Musgrave-Bond,

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 (Ballet or Jazz)

Micro (Level 1) for 4-5 year olds

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

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Mini (Level 2) and Petite (Level 3) for 6-8 and 7-9 year olds

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

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Junior (Level 4) for 9-12 year olds

These levels are for dancers ages 9-12 during the dance season (as of September 1st). ...Read More

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Senior (Level 5) for 13-17 year olds

These levels are for dancers ages 13-17 during the dance season (as of September 1st). ...Read More

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Advanced

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

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One-on-One Private Dance Lessons

Elevate Your Dance Experience with Personalized Training at Not Just Another Dance Studio! Ready to take your dance skills to new heights? Whether you’re aiming for perfected turns, soaring jumps, or building strength and flexibility, our exclusive 1-on-1 private lessons are designed just for you! Meet Our Expert Instructors:  Miss Alyssa, Mr Chris, Miss Jussara, Miss ...Read More

7-Day Class Pass for ONLY $7!

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

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Summer

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

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Natalie Zakrajsek, Sam Paglia, Dima Nassar, Michele Miedzybrodzki,

Class Attire

Any style or colour of dancewear is acceptable. Dancers should wear the appropriate style of dance shoes for the style of dance that they are registered in.

Event Registrations

Here you can register for events such as holiday parties and more! Coming up for Season 21 look for these Annual Events:* Not So Scary Halloween Party (October 28th)* Drop and Shop (November 12th)* Tea Party with a Princess (December 3rd)* Elf Training (December 10th) $20.00 per participant.* New Year’s Eve Family Party (December 31st) ...Read More

Open Events

Open events are events that do not require Pre-Registration. Check here for pop-up sales, vendor events and more! ...Read More

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Adult StudioFit

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

The Instructor(s)

Natalie Zakrajsek, Alyssa Nedich,

Class Attire

Dancers should wear something comfortable that they can move in. Remember to bring a water bottle with you.

ECE Music Program

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 Attire

Comfortable clothing.

Free Trial

Experience the Joy of Dance: Your First Class is On Us! At NJADS, we’re so confident that your child will fall in love with dancing that we’re offering the chance to try a class before you officially register. It’s an opportunity to explore the magic of our studio, meet our wonderful instructors, and immerse yourself ...Read More

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Class Attire

Any 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.

Workshops and Intensives

At NJADS we offer opportunities for our dancers and the community to enrich their learning. We believe that it is important for dancers to understand the history, and learn about the culture behind each style of dance. We also bring in guest teachers for some of our workshops so that dancers can explore other teaching ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Mike Glenney – Guest Instructor,

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Belly Dance

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 Attire

Comfortable clothing suitable for exercise such as leggings and t-shirts. Bare foot. hip scarves optional.

Modern Dance

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 Attire

Dancewear such as leotard and leggings, dance shorts, athletic wear

Daddy/Daughter Dance

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 Attire

Dads - 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

All Classes

Unleash your passion for dance and join us for an unforgettable journey through the world of movement and expression✨ Our dance season, running from September through June, promises exciting choreography, skilled instructors and a supportive dance community!  Pricing listed is the Equal Monthly Tuition payment. New to Dance?  No problem, we’ve got you covered! Whether ...Read More

The Instructor(s)

Alyssa Nedich, Michele Miedzybrodzki, Christopher Duarte, Dima Nassar, Natalie Zakrajsek, Jussara Moreira, Sam Paglia, Anna Sousa,

Class Attire

See individual styles for appropriate class attire.

Season 21: 2023-2024

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