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

Master Classes


For Master Class Information and Registration, Click on one or more of the following:


Acro Workshops - Nov & Dec 2017

Laura Merino will be leading a series of the following Acro Workshops:

Saturday, November 18th:

  • 10:15am - 11:30am -- Acro Workshop: Level 4/5/6_11/18
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm -- Acro Workshop: Level 1/2/3_11/18
Saturday, December 2nd:
  • 10:15am - 11:30am -- Acro Workshop: Level 4/5/6_12/2
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm -- Acro Workshop: Level 1/2/3_12/2
Saturday, December 9th:
  • 10:15am - 11:30am -- Acro Workshop: Level 4/5/6_12/9
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm -- Acro Workshop: Level 1/2/3_12/9
Saturday, December 16th:
  • 10:15am - 11:30am -- Acro Workshop: Level 4/5/6_12/16
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm -- Acro Workshop: Level 1/2/3_12/16
Acro Workshop Curriculum & Level Selection Guide:
Level 1/2/3 Curriculum - Students should have, at a minimum, the following Level 1 skills:
  • Level 1 - Minimum age 6.
  • Level 2 - Backbend, Good Cartwheel, One-handed Cartwheel.
  • Level 3 - Backbend, Kick-over without assistance.
Level 4/5/6 Curriculum - Students should have, at a minimum, the following Level 4 skills:
  • Level 4 - Front and Back Walk-overs Mastered; Working on Back Handspring.
  • Level 5 - Back Handspring; Ariels without assistance.
  • Level 6 - Tucks; Layouts; Front Ariel.
Workshop Location:
  • DANJ Lake Hoptacong Studios
Workshop Tuition:
  • $20 for each of the Level 1/2/3 Acro Workshops (1 hour each)
  • $25 for each of the Level 4/5/6 Acro Workshops (75 minutes each)
Enrolling:
If you plan on attending one or more of the workshops, please enroll in advance:
  • Click the applicable Acro Workshop Register link(s) below

Manny Herrera - Musical Theater Master Class - 11/11/17

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

Manny Herrera was selected to train at The School of American Ballet at the age of 15 and received the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Scholarship. His Broadway credits include “West Side Story”, “Legally Blonde” originating the role of the Pool Boy, “Sweet Charity”, “Wicked” where he originated the role of Chistery, and “The Music Man” playing Tommy Djilas. His Off-Broadway credits include, "Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage" starring opposite Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch’s” Jan Brady), and "The Seven" at New York Theater Workshop. His TV/Film credits include CBS’ “Blue Bloods”, “Late Night With Steven Colbert” “Winter’s Tale”, “Knucklehead”, “Sex and The City 2”, “Power”, “Unforgettable”, “Smash”, and “Modern Love.” Manny was seen in an independent film “MA” and on Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”. His last appearance on stage was on PBS' "Sinatra The Voice of a Century" and in "Bull Durham The Musical” originating the role of Jose.

Akira Uchida - Contemporary/Jazz Master Class - 12/9/17

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 9th
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Location: DANJ Lake Hopatcong Studios
  • Ages: 11 & over
  • Cost: $30 per dancer
  • Register Now by clicking => Akira

Akira trained extensively in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and ballet, and has numerous credits both commercially and theatrically as a dancer and choreographer. His film and television credits include Canada’s Got Talent, Degrassi, The Next Star, The Strain, Over the Rainbow and Canada’s Smartest Person. He can be seen dancing in the Much Music video for Sam Smith’s hit track “Stay With Me”, the Lifetime film “My Daughter Must Live”, and other music videos for a-list artists such as Dragonette, Young Avz and Blake McGrath. Akira danced for the Canadian Opera Company's “Don Quichotte” at the Four Seasons Centre. He recently worked with choreographer Stacey Tookey in a workshop for an upcoming musical called “Dancer.” As a choreographer, his credits include music videos for artists including Lights, The Lovelocks and Tyler Shaw. In 2015, he was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the emerging choreographer’s showcase “Fresh Blood,” hosted by the Chimera Project. He is the choreographer for the upcoming indie film “Jazz Hands." Earlier this year, he was chosen to present work as a Capezio Ace Awards finalist. Akira was recently added to the permanent faculty of the JUMP Dance Convention. Click => Process for a sample video.