Lake Hopatcong: 973-663-2009      Sparta: 973-729-9449

Lake Hopatcong: 973-663-2009 Sparta: 973-729-9449

The Right Dance Studio for Your Children!

The Right Dance Studio for Your Children!

Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families
Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families
Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families

Artistic Directors

Jason Luks

Jason Luks

“White Christmas,” “On The Town,” “My One and Only”

Rasta Thomas’ “Tap Stars” (European Tour)

IDO World Tap Dance Championship Solo Winner

Faculty: NYCDA, Leon Dance Arts, Syncopate

NYU’s Tisch School of Arts BFA

Joelle Cosentino

Joelle Cosentino

Dancer: Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz

Choreographer: American Pie, Contact

Producer: IMPRESSIONS I-V (Symphony Space NYC)

Faculty: UCLA, UC Berkeley, Elon, Marymount

UCLA School of Arts BA World Arts and Dance

Jason Luks and Joelle Cosentino, our Co-Artistic Directors, lead an incredible team of dance educators including on and off-Broadway performers, members of leading dance companies, university and conservatory faculty, and professional choreographers. Our instructors and choreographers have graduated from, and currently serve as faculty members and guest choreographers for, many of the most prestigious university-based and conservatory dance programs including NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, Juilliard, Ailey, Marymount, UCLA, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and others. Many of them are also members of highly esteemed dance companies such as Keigwin + Co, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Phoenix Project Dance, Pilobolus, The Difference Between, Mark Morris, and others. Three of the last four annual Capezio A.C.E. Awards winners are members of our choreography staff. In addition to guest teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, our faculty are frequently called on to teach for convention workshops including JUMP, NYCDA, The Pulse, Adrenaline, ADA, Legacy, VIP, SHOCK and more. Our dancers have the unique benefit of working in-studio, taking technique classes every week with these gifted professionals.

Studio Tour

  • Lounge Front Desk
  • Lounge TVs and Desk
  • Parent Lounge Left TVs
  • Orange Room Wall
  • Blue Room Wall
  • Dance Room Floor
  • Aerial Silks
  • Back Room Grads
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Tap Marley
  • Upstairs Room Wall
  • Dancer Lounge Teens
  • Green Room with Terk
  • Green Room Wall
  • Dancer Lounge Center
  • Boutique Rack
  • Dancer Lounge Counter
  • Blue Room Windows
  • Dancer Lounge Cubbies Monkey

The Dance Academy of North Jersey studio includes nine, large, ultra-modern studios in over 20,000 square feet of newly renovated space. All of the dance floors are professional sprung for safety and finished with wood and the highest quality dance industry-vinyl surfaces. All of the rooms are heated and air-conditioned with home/office quality systems. Spacious lounges for parents and children provide comfort while waiting for your children and a supportive environment for children to do homework and snack when they have time between classes. All of the rooms are cleaned daily.

Class Schedules

  • Lake Hopatcong

    This schedule is color coded by type of class. For example, light blue shaded boxes are classes for young dancers (twosies, preschool, combo, etc.); purple shaded boxes are hip hop classes, etc.

    Click for Schedule

  • Sparta

    This schedule is color coded by type of class. For example, light blue shaded boxes are classes for young dancers (twosies, preschool, combo, etc.); purple shaded boxes are hip hop classes, etc.

    Click for Schedule

DANJ students are welcome to enroll in classes in the Lake Hopatcong and/or Sparta studios. For descriptions of the classes on the schedule, visit the pages for young dancers, and specific styles: ballet/pointe/pre-pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater. To view the DANJ calendar, including scheduled closed dates (for holidays, Spring Break, etc.), click => DANJ Calendar. For weather-related closing information, click => Snow Days (when possible, we also update the studio voicemail greeting and send emails regarding any closings due to weather).

Competition Team

The Dance Academy of North Jersey competition team is a group of young women and men with similar interests who come together to learn, rehearse and perform -- in a supportive, fun environment. The DANJ team has achieved national recognition for their exceptional technique, diverse, professional choreography, performance qualities, and unique costuming, in all styles of dance. While having consistently been recognized as one of the leaders in the competitive dance world, the DANJ team understands that dance is an art form and that dance competitions are a place for them to gain exposure to, and develop friendly relationships with, dancers and choreographers from other studios and dance organizations.

Performing Hearts

In a perfect world, every child would be healthy with opportunities to pursue their dreams, including their dreams in the arts. Unfortunately, our world includes many children who are living with special needs -- making these dreams very difficult to realize. Performing Hearts provides opportunities for these children to enjoy the art of dance -- first-hand with their peers and with others who have committed their time and talent to help Performing Hearts with its cause.

Performing Hearts Group
Performing Hearts Boys
Performing Hearts Boy

Performing Hearts provides weekly, dance facility-based ‘creative movement’ and ballet classes — sponsored and hosted by The Dance Academy of North Jersey — for children from Morris, Sussex and surrounding counties. Many DANJ dancers have volunteered as personal mentors to each of the Performing Hearts dancers. It has been an enriching and rewarding experience for all the children who have participated. The State of New Jersey, in a Joint Legislative Resolution of the Senate and General Assembly, formally recognized the contributions that Performing Hearts and its founders have made to the State and its people. The resolution was adopted in connection with Performing Hearts receiving the coveted Spirit of Community Award sponsored by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. For more information, click => Performing Hearts.

Studio Locations

Lake Hopatcong Studio

Only Minutes from the Rockaway Mall & Sparta
770 Route 15 S, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
(behind Dunkin Donuts)
Phone: 973-663-2009

Sparta Studio

Only Minutes from “Downtown” Sparta
328 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871
(next to Service Electric Cable)
Phone: 973-729-9449