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Studio News

Community Service

In addition to being the national sponsor and host organization for Performing Hearts, DANJ helps raise awareness and funds through benefit performance opportunities and fundraising initiatives for organizations serving our community.

Performing Hearts
Donated over $150,000
www.peforminghearts.org
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Raised over $50,000
www.broadwaycares.org
Susan G. Komen/American Cancer Society
Raised over $5,000
ww5.komen.org

Career Transition for Dancers
Raised over $5,000
www.actorsfund.org
Children’s Aid Society
Donated over $35,000
www.childrensaidnyc.org
The Valerie Fund
Donated over $10,000
www.thevaleriefund.org

St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Raised over $20,000
www.stjude.org
NYCDA Foundation
Raised over $5,000
www.nycdance.com
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Raised over $5,000
www.wish.org

Alumni News

More than 150 students have continued dancing thru their senior year at DANJ and gone on to universities and conservatories before beginning their careers in dance, theater, medicine, law, marketing, and other exciting fields.

Universities & Conservatories
American University
Boston Conservatory
Bucknell University
Drexel University
Marymount
Montclair State
PACE University

Universities & Conservatories
NYU Tisch
Rutgers
SUNY Purchase
The Ailey School
The Juilliard School
University of Arizona
University of the Arts

Professional Dance Careers
Alvin Ailey
Broadway Dance Center
Disney
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Peridance
Saarländisches Staatstheater
STEPS
Newsies, Sleep No More, & more!


Alumni in Dance Field
Amelia Lowe
Tara Bellardini
Blake Krapels
Conner Bormann
Christopher Mariano
Ashley Robicheaux
Teddy Tedholm
Anthony Zas
Christoper Kinsey
Nicole Pietraszkiewicz
Mary Thayne Moch

Alumni in Dance Programs
Jenna Cataldi
Amanda Edore
Amanda Molina
Briele Melahn
Sophie Amsterdam
Kristilee Maiella
Danielle Loewen
Kyla Dodd
Tiffany Loring
Izzy Greco
Sarah Lucas
Kristina Kong
Kristin Smith
Fiona Koch
Brianna Ascione
Austin Reza
Kaya Snow
Micayla Wynn
Taylor Robert

Productions
Newsies National Tour
Boardwalk Empire
Sleep No More

2018

DANJ earns Top Honors at Onstage NY Nationals
Congratulations dancers and families for a great week in Orlando - an incredible end to a great 2018 season! Congratulations graduating seniors and to all the DANJ dancers! Click => Onstage Nationals Results.

DANJ wins Top Studio and Apogee Award
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our final regional competition a huge success! DANJ was recognized for excellence in every category and style of dance. Visit StarQuest for videos and results.

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DANJ wins Overalls in All Categories and Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our Onstage NY weekend so exciting! DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, and groups. The judges recognized DANJ for its artistic versatility, choreography and positive, supportive personality. Click => Results.

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DANJ earns Top Honors at New York City Dance Alliance
Congratulations dancers and families for great back-to-back weekends at the Meadowland and Philadelphia NYCDA conventions and competitions - a wonderful way to kickoff the 2018 season! Click => Meadowlands Results and Philadelphia Results.

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DANJ wins Overalls in All Categories and Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our VIP weekend fun and rewarding. DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, and groups. Click => VIP Results.

Manny Herrera Master Class Saturday, November11, 2017

  • Location: DANJ Lake Hopatcong Studios
  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Ages: 11 & over
  • Cost: $30 per dancer
  • Register Now by clicking => Manny ($30 per dancer)

2017

DANJ earns Top Honors in all Categories at Onstage New York Nationals
Congratulations dancers and families for a great week in Hilton Head, South Carolina - a wonderful way to end the 2017 season! Congratulations graduating seniors and to all the DANJ dancers! Click => Onstage Nationals Results.

DANJ wins Overalls in All Categories and Divisions
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, and groups. The judges commended the DANJ team on its diverse artistry and professionalism. Click => ADA Results

DANJ wins Overalls in All Categories and Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our Onstage NY weekend so exciting! DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, and groups. The judges commended the DANJ team on its artistic diversity and comradery. Click => Onstage NY Results

DANJ wins Overalls in All Categories and Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our VIP weekend fun and rewarding. DANJ was honored in every category: top solos, duet/trios, and groups. The judges commended the DANJ team on its artistry and professionalism. Click => VIP Results

Incredible Season Kick-Off Competition!
Congratulations to the dancers, faculty and parents for making our 2017 season opener weekend a great event. DANJ was honored in every category of dance. The judges commented on the professional level of choreography and performances by our team. Click => StarQuest Results.

2016

DANJ earns Top Honors in all Categories at ADA Nationals
Congratulations dancers and families for a great week in New York City - a wonderful way to end the 2016 season! Congratulations graduating seniors and the 25 DANJ Solo Title Contestants including Senior and Teen Dancer of the Year Winners! Click => ADA Nationals Results.

DANJ wins Overalls in All Age Levels
Congratulations to the dancers, faculty and parents for making our Onstage New York weekend a great ending to a fantastic season of regional competitions. DANJ was honored in every category of dance. The judges commented on the professional level of choreography and performances by our team. Click => Onstage Results.

DANJ wins Overalls and Diamond Choreography in All Age Levels
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, and groups. The judges commended the DANJ team on its artistry and professionalism. Click => ADA Results.

DANJ and Other Top NJ Studios Put On An Amazing Show
Hall of Fame hosted an incredible weekend of great competition! Congratulations DANJ dancers for your commitment to excellence in all styles of dance. Click => Hall of Fame Results.

DANJ named Top Studio and Ultimate Achievement Recipient in all Levels
Great way to kick-off the 2016 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 styles of dance. Click => Star Systems Results.

DANJ Earns Overalls in All Categories and Age Levels at Starbound
Congratulations to the dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents for making our warmup weekend fun and rewarding. About 1/2 of our solos and 1/4 of our duet/trios performed this weekend while others attended some of the area conventions. Click => Starbound 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.

2015

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DANJ earns Top Choreographer and Studio Honors at ADA Nationals
Congratulations dancers and families for a great week in Hollywood, Florida - a wonderful way to end the 2015 season! Click => 13 & Over Dance Off, Junior Dance Off and 9 & Under Dance Off. Congratulations graduating seniors! View some of the great photos!

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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, and groups. The compassion and integrity demonstrated by the team made this weekend most memorable. Click => Open Call Results.

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DANJ earns Top Studio and Choreography Honors at ADA
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, and groups. 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
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, and groups. The judges commended the DANJ team on its artistry and professionalism. Click => StarQuest 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," "To Make You Feel My Love", and "Before The Dawn," for your performances in the 4th annual Impressions benefit concert at Symphony Space in NYC.

2014

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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 fun and rewarding. Click => ADA Results.

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.

Community Service

Performing Hearts
Donated over $150,000
www.peforminghearts.org
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Raised over $50,000
www.broadwaycares.org
Susan G. Komen/American Cancer Society
Raised over $5,000
ww5.komen.org

Career Transition for Dancers
Raised over $5,000
www.actorsfund.org
Children’s Aid Society
Donated over $35,000
www.childrensaidnyc.org
The Valerie Fund
Donated over $10,000
www.thevaleriefund.org

St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Raised over $20,000
www.stjude.org
NYCDA Foundation
Raised over $5,000
www.nycdance.com
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Raised over $5,000
www.wish.org

Alumni News

The over 100 DANJ students who continued dancing thru their high school senior year since 2010 have gone on to further their education in universities and conservatories before beginning their careers in dance, theater, medicine, law, finance, journalism, marketing, and other interesting fields.

Universities & Conservatories
American University
Boston Conservatory
Bucknell University
Drexel University
Marymount
Montclair State
PACE University
NYU Tisch
Rutgers
SUNY Purchase
The Ailey School
The Juilliard School
University of Arizona
University of the Arts

Professional Dance Careers
Alvin Ailey
Broadway Dance Center
Disney
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Peridance
Saarländisches Staatstheater
STEPS
Newsies, Sleep No More, & more!


Alumni in Dance Field
Amelia Lowe
Tara Bellardini
Blake Krapels
Conner Bormann
Christopher Mariano
Ashley Robicheaux
Teddy Tedholm
Anthony Zas
Christoper Kinsey
Nicole Pietraszkiewicz
Mary Thayne Moch

Alumni in Dance Programs
Jenna Cataldi
Amanda Edore
Amanda Molina
Briele Melahn
Sophie Amsterdam
Kristilee Maiella
Danielle Lowen
Kyla Dodd
Tiffany Loring
Izzy Greco
Sarah Lucas
Kristina Kong
Kristin Smith
Fiona Koch
Brianna Ascione
Austin Reza
Kaya Snow
Anthony XX
Micayla Wynn
Taylor Robert

Productions
Newsies National Tour
Boardwalk Empire
Sleep No More

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