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.
HOWEVER, ALL REHEARSALS ARE ON!!

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Searching for a Dance Studio for Your Children? Come to our beautiful Lake Hopatcong and Sparta studio Open Houses on Monday, June 29th, from 10AM - 8PM in both studios and on Tuesday, June 30th from 10AM-8PM in the Lake Hopatcong studio and 3-7PM in the Sparta studio. Meet DANJ Parents, register for the 2015-16 school year and receive discounts & special giveaways! In addition to our classes, schedule, and faculty, you will learn about our special scholarships for boys, the popular ‘Be Moved’ adult dance program, our new "lite" competition team option, Summer Silks, and our unique Studio Freedom Package. For more information on choosing a studio for your children, click => Why DANJ?
DANJ Faculty & Choreographers (click below for faculty by style)
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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. For details and registration instructions, click => Summer Tech.
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Aerial “Summer Silks” Returns to NJ
“Given aerial silks are utilized in many different theatrical productions as well as in film and television around the world, silks training has become an important variable in performance education.” (Joelle Cosentino) Register for 1 or more sessions. Space is limited. For details and registration instructions, click => Summer Silks.
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Summer Technique Classes for Minis
The curriculum for these classes is specially designed for young dancers (generally ages 5-7) who have demonstrated the potential to dance at an advanced level relative to their peers and who have an interest in making dance an important extracurricular activity. For details and registration instructions, click =>
Summer Tech for Minis.
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Register Now for "Petite Feet" Summer Camps
Petite Feet camps are for children ages 2 to 6. Children are welcome to attend one or more sessions. Each session culminates in a review for parents and friends. Classes will be run in both studio locations - Lake Hopatcong and Sparta. For details and registration instructions, click => Petite Feet.
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Register Now for Full-Day Summer Dance Camps
Day camps are for children ages 7 to 13. Children are welcome to attend one or more sessions. Each session culminates in a review for parents and friends. Ballet, jazz & tap plus aerial silks, crafts and more . For details and registration instructions, click => Dance Camp.
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Summer Ballet Weekly Series
The Summer Ballet Classes are for dancers who want more ballet than usually available during the summer. Classes include advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Intermediate and advanced pointe classes also available. For details and registration instructions, click => Summer Ballet.
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Summer Acro -- Work Your Flexibility!
Acro classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes are open to dancers ages 8 - 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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Don't Miss the Incredible Faculty Line-Up for this 10-Day Ballet Intensive
Alana Isiguen, Brandon Cournay, Jaclyn Walsh, Jason Luks, Jessica Longo, Joelle Cosentino, Kathleen Dunn, Katie Kozul, Kelly Burke, Laurie Kanyok, Lynne Grossman, Matthew Powell, MJ Slinger, Reed Luplau, Sarah Brinson, Shane Ohmer, and Terk Waters. For details and registration instructions, click => Ballet Bootcamp.
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Tap Bootcamp Returns To DANJ
Guest faculty Caleb Teicher, Emily Shoemaker, Kelly Kaleta, Lisa LaTouche, Mark Osborn, Mary No, and Ray Hesselink joined by DANJ Tap faculty Jason Luks, and Jenny LeProtto; and special guest Randy Skinner. For details and registration instructions, click => Tap Bootcamp website or Tap Bootcamp Brochure.
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DANJ earns Top Studio Honors at KAR
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for wrapping up our regional season with a memorable show at KAR. DANJ was honored in every category of dance. Thank you dancers for incorporating the swings in a seamless manner. Click => KAR Results.
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DANJ earns Top Studio Honors at Open Call
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making Open Call another great event. DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, small & large groups, lines, and productions. The compassion and integrity demonstrated by the team made this weekend most memorable. Click => Open Call Results.
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DANJ wins Overalls and Diamond Choreography
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our ADA 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 its artistry and professionalism. Click => ADA Results.
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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 StarQuest 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 its artistry and professionalism. Click => StarQuest Results.
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DANJ Honored with Invitation to Impressions V
Congratulations to the DANJ dancers and choreographers of "Shame," "Daft Punk," "When Her Heart Broke", and "The Lady Is A Tramp," for your performances in the 5th annual Impressions benefit concert at Symphony Space in NYC. With Chaz Buzan performing four incredible pieces, the dance community couldn’t ask for a more.
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DANJ Rocks the World Series of Dance and Solo & Duet/Trio Showdown!
Congratulations dancers and families for a great week in Virginia Beach -- a wonderful way to end the 2014 season! Click => Nationals Results. Good luck graduating seniors -- best of luck with Everything as you enter the next Chapters of your lives. Come Home soon to visit and don't be a Caucmar potato. When Will Then Be Now? Soon we hope!
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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 wins Overalls and Diamond Choreography
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our ADA weekend in Rhode Island fun and rewarding. We really enjoyed all the great studios participating in this exciting ADA event held at a classic, beautiful, downtown, historic theater! Click => ADA 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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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 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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DANJ Hosts Performing Hearts Dance Program
DANJ is the sponsor and host studio of the
Performing Hearts program. Classes include creative movement and ballet. Read the Jefferson Patch and AIM articles.

The DANJ Difference

Your children deserve the best training available, in a safe, clean and inspired environment. We encourage you to do your homework, visit our studio, and learn for yourself why DANJ is the place for you. 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. Nine large, modern dance studios and spacious lounges provide state-of-the-market facilities for dancers and parents. Our programs are tailored for the full spectrum of interests, from children are taking one class per week to those taking a full curriculum as members of our competition teams to those preparing for university/conservatory programs or professional positions in dance companies and/or theater.

Contact Information

Email
Phone:
- Lake Hopatcong
- Sparta
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dance.danj@gmail.com

(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!