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The Right Dance Studio for Your Children!

The Right Dance Studio!

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Curriculum

The professionalism and personal care in nurturing and training its students sets DANJ among the best university dance preparation programs in the nation.
Myra Daleng, Director of Dance Emerita, The University of Richmond

Summer Academy 2021

July 6 - August 26

Sparta & Lake Hopatcong
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Sparta: Tue. Evenings & Thu. Mornings
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Lake Hopatcong: Wed. Evenings
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Preschool (Age 2-3)
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Combo Ballet/Tap (Age 4-5)
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Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Age 5-6)
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Beginner Jazz/Tap (Age 6-8)

July 6 - August 26

Lake Hopatcong
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4 Classes per week: Tue. & Thu. Evenings
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Adv. Beginner thru Pre-Professional Levels
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Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater
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Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Improv.
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Body Alignment, Core Conditioning, Pilates
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Schedule & Registration => Summer Tech

July 6 - August 26

Sparta
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Monday and Wednesday Evenings
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Mini + 3 Skill-Based Levels
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Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Stretch
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Hip Hop, Conditioning, Musical Theater
Acro is Back!
Enroll in Program(s) or Individual Classes
Session 1: June 21-25
Session 2: August 23-27
Lake Hopatcong
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Two 5-Day Sessions (June & August)
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Both Sessions After School Hours
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Adv. Beginner thru Pre-professional
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Faculty from Top Universities, Conservatories & Companies
Warm-up, Barre, Center, Pointe/Pre-Pointe, Variations, Contemporary

August 6-8

Lake Hopatcong
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Three-Day Session
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Three Levels: Adv. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Faculty from On/Off Broadway & Leading Tap Companies
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Rhythm, Street, Heels, Tricks
Session 1: TBA
Lake Hopatcong
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Workshop Levels by Age
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The Craft of Acting
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Character Development
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Music and Lyric Interpretation

2 Sessions:

7/3-7/31; 8/7-8/29
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Ballet & Beyond
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Dance Technique
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Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, & Lyrical
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Choose 1 - 3 Classes per Week
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July 1 - August 31

Lake Hopatcong & Sparta
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DANJ & Guest Faculty
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Technique & Solo Rehearsals
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All Dance Styles & Acro
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Open to All Dancers
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30, 45, 60 minutes or more

Artistic Director - Jason Luks

Jason Luks

"Falsettos", Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"

James Lapine's "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing"

"On The Town", “My One and Only", "Tap Stars"

Faculty: Joffrey Ballet School - Musical Theater

Company Member: The JaM Project

Faculty: NYCDA, Syncopate

IDO World Tap Dance Championship Solo Winner

NYU’s Tisch School of Arts BFA

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads 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 faculty have graduated from, and currently serve as faculty members and guest choreographers for, the most prestigious university-based and conservatory dance programs including NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, Juilliard, Ailey, Marymount, and UNC's School of the Arts; as well as teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Many of them are also members of highly esteemed dance companies such as Keigwin + Co and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Three of the last four annual Capezio A.C.E. Awards winners are members of our choreography staff. DANJ dancers have the unique benefit of working in-studio, taking technique classes every week with these gifted professionals.

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads 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, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts; as well as teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Many of them are also members of highly esteemed dance companies such as Keigwin + Co and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Three of the last four annual Capezio A.C.E. Awards winners are members of our choreography staff. DANJ dancers have the unique benefit of working in-studio, taking technique classes every week with these gifted professionals.

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School Year Class Schedule

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


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  • Sparta


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


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For class descriptions, click => Young Dancers Ages 2-7, or click => Dancers Ages 8&up or, for each style, click => ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater.

The focus on technique at DANJ is evident. I taught the same curriculum at DANJ's Summer Academy that I teach at The Juilliard School, and look forward to seeing many DANJ dancers on the big stage!
Mathew Powell, Faculty: Point Park University, The Juilliard School, The Rock School

Faculty

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads 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 faculty have graduated from, and currently serve as faculty members and guest choreographers for, the most prestigious university-based and conservatory dance programs including NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, Juilliard, Ailey, Marymount, and UNC's School of the Arts; as well as teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Many of them are also members of highly esteemed dance companies such as Keigwin + Co and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Three of the last four annual Capezio A.C.E. Awards winners are members of our choreography staff. DANJ dancers have the unique benefit of working in-studio, taking technique classes every week with these gifted professionals.

The Dance Academy of North Jersey provides its students the unique opportunity to train with gifted professionals in a safe, respectful, and inspiring environment.
Randy Skinner, Director and Choreographer, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire award nominations
The Dance Academy of North Jersey provides its students the unique opportunity to train on a weekly basis with these gifted professionals in a safe, respectful, and inspiring environment.
Your children deserve the best … to learn from these gifted professionals in a respectful and inspiring environment!

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Artistic Director - Jason Luks

Jason Luks

"Falsettos", Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"

James Lapine's "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing"

"On The Town", “My One and Only", "Tap Stars"

Faculty: Joffrey Ballet School - Musical Theater

Company Member: The JaM Project

Faculty: NYCDA, Syncopate

IDO World Tap Dance Championship Solo Winner

NYU’s Tisch School of Arts BFA

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads 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 faculty 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, 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.

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads 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, 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.

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Studio Tour

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Eleven, large, ultra-modern studios, all dance floors sprung for safety and finished with the highest quality surfaces. Spacious lounges for parents and dancers. All rooms heated and air-conditioned with home/office quality systems.

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11 large, modern studios
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Sprung dance floors
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Spacious lounges
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Central heating & AC
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CCTV for dance rooms
DANJ embraces the standards, and utilizes the same infrastructure professionals, as the leading universities and training centers including BDC, Steps, Boston Conservatory and SAB.
Christopher Grant, Master Installer

Competition Team

DANJ's 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 team has achieved national recognition for their exceptional technique, diverse, professional choreography, performance qualities, and unique costuming. DANJ dancers understand 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

Performing Hearts Group
Performing Hearts Boys
Performing Hearts Boy

DANJ is the proud sponsor of Performing Hearts, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing special needs children the opportunity to experience dance at no cost to their families. DANJ hosts, and provides faculty for, weekly Creative Movement, Ballet and Tap classes for these children. DANJ dancers volunteer as mentors for each child in the program. Every year, the children learn new, fun movements and perform in DANJ’s annual recital. 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. Visit the Performing Hearts website to learn more about the program, enrolling, volunteer opportunities, and to watch the annual recital videos of Performing Hearts dancers.

Studio Locations

Lake Hopatcong

Only Minutes from the Rockaway Mall & Sparta
770 Route 15 S, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
(behind Dunkin Donuts)
973-663-2009 dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

Only Minutes from “Downtown” Sparta & Newton
328 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871
(next to Service Electric Cable)
973-729-9449 dance.danj@gmail.com

Dancers from Morris (Jefferson, Oak Ridge, Rockaway, Randolph, Roxbury, Chester, Mendham, Denville, Mountain Lakes, Montville, Wharton, Morris Plains, Boonton, Parsippany, Pequannock), Sussex (Sparta, Newton, Andover, Hopatcong, Branchville, Byram, Franklin, Fredon, Green, Lafayette, Stanhope, Vernon), and Passaic (Wayne, Pompton Lakes, West Milford) counties.

Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com


Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com

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Jason Luks is a performer, choreographer and teacher. He is currently on faculty at Joffrey Ballet School teaching Musical Theater. He was a member of the Tony Award nominated Falsettos choreography team with Director and Pulitzer Prize winner, James Lapine. He worked with Josh Prince and James Lapine on the choreography for "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing." Jason's performance credits include “White Christmas” (Broadway), “On The Town" (Barrington Stage), “My One And Only” (Stages St. Louis), Rasta Thomas' Tap Stars, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Late Late Show with James Corden, MTV’s Video Music Awards, and Good Morning America. He has performed at the Kennedy Center for Presidents Obama and Bush. Jason is a member of the award winning The JaM Project. He won the Adult World Tap Dance Solo Championship at International Dance Organization’s World Tap Dance Competition, and ADA’s National Choreographer of the Year. Jason’s choreography has been presented on Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater (Falsettos), the Kennedy Center, and Symphony Space NYC. Jason graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance.

Jason Luks

Jason Luks

  • DANJ Artistic Director
  • Joffrey Ballet School Faculty
  • Broadway: White Christmas
  • Regional: On The Town, My One And Only
  • International: Tap Stars
  • Choreography: Falsettos (Broadway),
  • Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (James Lapine)
  • Company Member: The JaM Project
  • Performer: Saturday Night Live
  • The Tonight Show, MTV Music Awards
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
  • Commercial: Walmart, Estee Lauder
  • Faculty: NYCDA, DanceLife Teacher Conf.
  • IDO World Tap Solo Champion
  • Performing Hearts Corp Founder
  • National Spirit of Community Award
  • NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts