The Dance Academy of North Jersey
Proud Sponsor of the Performing Hearts Challenger Dance Program
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Due to the weather and forecast, the Friday (February 14th) Terrific Twosies, Preschool and Combo classes are canceled.


DANJ Faculty & Choreographers (hover to stop; or click for more information)
To view faculty by style of dance, click on:
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Limited Space Available: DANJ Dancers, Friends and Guest Register Now!
Contemporary dance sensation and Madonna lead dancer in her new short film “Love Revolution” and world tour “MDNA” is coming to DANJ this Saturday to lead two Young Artists Workshops. Studio dancers and guests are welcome. Click => Young Artists Workshop for more information and registration. View Chaz's The Equestrian.
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Time to Visit the Online DANJ Spirit Store Open thru May 2nd Only
Great gifts for your dancer as well as for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and the whole family. Some items can be personalized. The store will CLOSE Friday, May 2nd. Click here to access the store. Happy Shopping!
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Summer Technique Classes
Summer Tech Classes are open to all dancers wishing to maintain their technique and develop new skills. Our ten-class cards and walk-in options are popular with dancers home for the summer and dancers from other studios looking to experience different teachers and styles. Click here for more information and registration instructions.
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Register Now for our first Summer Ballet Intensive
DANJ Ballet Mistress Kathleen Dunn and special guest Terk Waters of Complexions will lead our four-day June ballet workshop. Ballet levels 1, 2 and 3 sessions will be held each day, Monday thru Thursday. Studio dancers and guests are welcome. Click => Ballet Workshop and Flyer for more information and registration.
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Register Now for "Petite Feet" Summer Camps
Petite Feet camps are for children ages 2 to 5. Children are welcome to attend one or more sessions. Each session culminates in a review for parents and friends. Our faculty is looking forward to another great summer with new and returning dancers. Click => Petite Feet and Flyer for more information and registration.
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Tap Bootcamp Comes To DANJ
Guest faculty Cartier Williams, Emily Shoemaker, Kelly Kaleta, Mary No, and Ray Hesselink joined by DANJ Tap faculty Deanna DiGiovine, Jason Luks, Jenny LeProtto, and Robert Piper; and special guest Randy Skinner. Click => Tap Bootcamp and Flyer for more information and registration.
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Don't Miss the Incredible Faculty Line-Up for this 10-Day Ballet Intensive
Alana Isiguen, Amber Perkins, Ashley Lindsey, Brandon Cournay, Christina Dooling, Derrick Yanford, Jaclyn Walsh, Jay Barrett, Joelle Cosentino, Jourdan Epstein, Kathleen Dunn, Kelly Burke, MJ Slinger, Mark Caserta, and Terk Waters. Click => Ballet Bootcamp and Flyer for more information and registration.
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Acro Thursdays
Acro classes will be held Thursdays from July 10th thru August 28th from 4:00 to 5:30PM. These classes are open to dancers ages 9 - 18 of all experience levels. Privates lessons are available before and after class. Click here for more information and registration instructions.
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DANJ Honored with Invitation to Impressions IV
Congratulations to the DANJ dancers and choreographers of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "The Finish Line," "Make You Feel My Love", and "Before The Dawn," for your performance in the 4th annual Impressions benefit concert at Symphony Space in NYC. Also featured were DANJ choreographers Al Blackstone and Dee Caspary.
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DANJ named Top Studio with Overalls and Titles in all Categories and Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our Legacy weekend fun and rewarding. DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, small & large groups, lines, and productions. The judges commended the DANJ team on their comradery and professionalism. Click => Legacy Results.
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DANJ named Top Studio and Ultimate Achievement Recipient in all Levels
Great way to kick-off the 2014 season! A long weekend, great competition, a great time for everyone! Congratulations to all of the DANJ dancers for your commitment to excellence in all style of dance. The support you gave to each other made the event even more memorable and one to be so proud of. Click => Star Systems Results.
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DANJ Dancers Recognized in All Divisions
Thirty DANJ dancers attended workshops, scholarship auditions and solo competitions during a great weekend hosted by NYCDA. Everyone gave their best, working with some of the best convention faculty in the country. Click => NYCDA Results.
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Terrific Twosies is Back!
By popular demand, Terrific Twosies is back. This 45 minute program, which runs from 9:15 to 10am on Fridays in Lake Hopatcong and Wednesdays in Sparta, helps children develop gross motor skills and coordination, creativity and body and social awareness. For information and online registration, click => Registration.
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DANJ Hosts Performing Hearts Dance Program
DANJ is the sponsor the
Performing Hearts program, now hosted in its Sparta, NJ studio. Classes include rhythmic movement, with elements of ballet, jazz and percussive dance, to Broadway and pop-chart favorites and ballet. Read the Jefferson Patch and AIM articles.
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DANJ earns 6 HOF Inductees and 4 MVP Awards (click below for videos)
Dark Paradise (Teen SG)
Gone (Senior LG)
Hello Dolly (Junior SG)
Snowflakes (Junior LG)
Transcend (Senior)
No Good (Junior)
Ave Maria (Junior)
Crazy (Senior)
Mutual Core (Teen)
Music Box Waltz (Junior)
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DANJ Dancers Invited to Perform "Snowflakes" at The Joyce
Congratulations to the dancers and choreographer, Jaclyn Walsh, of "Snowflakes." This modern piece was selected by a distinguished panel of judges from dance companies, universities and conventions for presentation at the Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS annual benefit concert, "Dancin' Downtown."
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Starpower Recognizes DANJ Dancers in all Categories of Dance and Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making the Starpower weekend a fun and rewarding event. The support for each other boosted performances to new levels. DANJ was honored in many categories including top soloists, small and large groups, grand lines and titles. Click => Starpower Results.
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DANJ earns ADA's Top Scoring Groups & 6 Diamonds for Choreography
Congratulations to the dancers and choreographers of "Snowflakes", "The Lottery," "Acquiesce," "Let Love Leave Me," "Hello Dolly," "Family Secret," "Broken," and other award winning DANJ pieces honored at ADA's largest Metro NY event in 2013! Congratulations as well to title "jacket" winners in all age categories. Click => ADA Results.
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Cirque des Enfants and Hello Dolly Honored with Invitation to Impressions III
Congratulations to the DANJ dancers and choreographers of "Hello Dolly," "Cirque des Enfants," and "The River," for your performance in the 3rd annual "Impressions" benefit at Symphony Space in NYC. The show also featured other pieces by DANJ choreographers, including "One In a Million," "The Hurting," and "I Dreamed A Dream."
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Zumba Fitness - New Early Sunday Class!
Our certified Zumba instructors, Reena and Bhavna, lead a fun-filled class on Sundays from 7:30 to 8:30am. Register online for a ten class card by clicking here => Ten Class Card or just walk-in on Sundays (walk-ins, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up on for your first class).

The DANJ Difference

The Dance Academy of North Jersey provides a unique opportunity for its students to work with professional dancers and choreographers having credentials not available anywhere under one roof outside NYC and LA.

Contact Information

- Lake Hopatcong
- Sparta
Contact Us

(973) 663-2009
(973) 729-9449

Performing Hearts

The Performing Hearts Dance Program provides creative rhythm and movement workshops for girls and boys living with physical and mental challenges. Many of our dancers volunteer, making a huge difference in our communities!