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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.

DANJ helps raise awareness and funds through benefit performances and fundraising for organizations serving our community.

Performing Hearts
Donated over $150,000

Broadway Equity Fights AIDS
Raised over $50,000

Susan G. Komen
Raised over $5,000

Career Transition for Dancers
Raised over $5,000

Children’s Aid Society
Donated over $35,000

The Valerie Fund
Donated over $10,000

St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Raised over $20,000

NYCDA Foundation
Raised over $35,000

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Raised over $5,000

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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.

DANJ helps raise awareness and funds through benefit performances and fundraising for organizations serving our community.

Performing Hearts
Donated over $150,000

Broadway Equity Fights AIDS
Raised over $50,000

Susan G. Komen
Raised over $5,000

Career Transition for Dancers
Raised over $5,000

Children’s Aid Society
Donated over $35,000

The Valerie Fund
Donated over $10,000

St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Raised over $20,000

NYCDA Foundation
Raised over $35,000

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Raised over $5,000

Benefit Performances

DANJ Team Dancers performs in benefit concerts, including the following over the past year:

2019 Chita Rivera Awards

  • Annual awards ceremony recognizing the best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film.
  • "The finale tied the themes that were present and pervasive throughout the evening together with a big beautiful bow, plenty of joy and a glimmer of hope from the Dance Academy of North Jersey. Choreographed by Jason Luks, the 75 young dancers performed a full spectrum of dance styles in a piece aptly titled "Just Getting Started" … who knows what the future holds for these bright young performers, all working hard to keep dance alive, vibrant and indeed colorful." (Broadway World Review). Watch the video => Just Getting Started.


2019 Glimmer of Hope

  • “Glimmer of Hope” is a unique fundraising event, held at the beautiful Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum in 2019, that hosts a variety of singers and dancers from some of Broadway’s hottest shows, and premier dance studios in the region.
  • The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for rare and inoperable brain tumors through exclusive support of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project lab at the Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Brain and Spine Center.

2019 Competitions


New York City Nationals

  • Three 'Elite 6' Dances, Overall Winner "The Knot"
  • 50+ High Score Overalls Dances and 25 Dances in the Dance-Offs
  • Ten Choreography Awards including Choreographer of the Year


Philadelphia, PA

  • 30+ Dancer Scholarships!
  • Three Critics Choice Awards
  • 50+ Dances in the 'Overalls'


Warren, NJ

  • Top Studio Award!
  • 50+ Group High Score Awards
  • 40+ Individual Awards


East Brunswick, NJ

  • Overall Winners in all Categories!
  • 95+ Group and Individual Awards
  • Four MVP Awards


Hackensack

  • Overall Winners in all Categories!
  • Two Critics Choice Awards
  • Two Entertainment Awards


2018 Competitions


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Orlando Nationals

  • Top Studio Honors!
  • Two National Critics Choice Awards
  • National Entertainment Award


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Philadelphia and Meadowland

  • 50+ Dancer Scholarships!
  • Three Critics Choice Awards
  • 50+ Dances in the 'Overalls'


Voorhees, NJ

  • Top Studio Award!
  • Coveted Apogee Award
  • IDA People's Choice Award


East Brunswick, NJ

  • Top Advanced Studio!
  • Overall Winners in all Categories
  • Overall Winners in all Age Divisions


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Hackensack

  • Overall Winners in all Categories!
  • Four Critics Choice Awards
  • Four Entertainment Awards


2017 Competitions


Hilton Head Nationals

  • Top Studio Honors!
  • Three National Critics Choice Awards
  • Overall Winner in all Age Divisions


Providence, RI

  • Overalls High Scores
  • Diamond Choreography Awards
  • Titles in All Divisions


Hackensack

  • Overall Winners in all Categories!
  • Four Critics Choice Awards
  • 110+ Dances in the Overalls


Voorhees, NJ

  • Top Studio Award!
  • Apogee Award
  • IDA People's Choice Award


East Brunswick, NJ

  • Top Advanced Studio!
  • Overall Winners in all Categories
  • Overall Winners in all Age Divisions

Alumni

More than 150 students have continued dancing thru their senior year at DANJ and gone on to universities and conservatories before beginning their careers.

Universities
American University
Bucknell University
Drexel University
Marymount Manhattan
Montclair State
PACE University
Point Park University
SUNY Purchase
University of Arizona

Conservatories
Boston Conservatory
Florida State University
NYU Tisch School of Arts
Rutgers - Mason Gross
SUNY Purchase
The Ailey School
The Juilliard School
University of the Arts
USC School of Dance

Dance Careers
Alvin Ailey Company
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Saarländisches Staatstheater
Disney Parks & Resorts
Lunge Dance Collective
West Side Story (2019 Film)
Newsies (Tour)
Sleep No More (NYC)
Annie (Papermill)

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