Arts in Motion Academy, in Matawan, New Jersey, is a dance studio that teaches students of every skill level in a range of dance styles that includes ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, pointe, and even Bollywood. The sister school at the Academy, Arts in Music, offers lessons in drums, voice, piano, guitar, and bass guitar. The home of the leading hip-hop dance team on the East Coast, UFP Dance, Arts in Motion Academy are sponsors of Dance Across America, the Cambridge Park 5K Run/Walk for Owen, and The Andrea Rizzo Foundation. Owners Kimberly Tam and Amy Boyle bring a wide range of dance and education credentials to the AIM Academy, including past work as an assistant editor for Dance Magazine in New York and membership in Horizon's Award Winning Competition Team.
Matawan, NJ(732) 970-3967
Central Jersey Dance and Gymnastics, located in Middlesex, New Jersey, is a dance studio that has been serving clients in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area since its inception in 1971. The studio has developed its own training regimen and philosophy over the years, providing a friendly and welcoming environment for beginners as well as more rigorous and competition-based instruction for veterans. In addition to gymnastics, Central Jersey Dance and Gymnastics also provides courses in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, Kinderdance, tap, and other dance styles. Dance Company Choreographer Kristianne Jankowicz has won several awards, including 2 NDA National Collegiate Dance Team Championships, and is the founder of the nationally ranked Jersey Girls AllStar Dance Team.
Middlesex, NJ(732) 560-3555
Located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and serving clients in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area, Dance Designs Studio is a dance studio that teaches courses in hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, break dancing, and musical theatre training. Classes at the four-studio facility are co-ed and prospective clients can sign up for one-on-one Personal Consultations with Director Carol Baskinger. Previous students of Dance Designs Studio have gone on to participate in a range of performances and schools, including the film The Avengers, The Joffrey Ballet, the voice of Backpack on Nickelodeon's "Dora the Explorer," the Radio City Rockettes, and others. Clients praise the studio for the expertise and knowledge of the staff as well as for the caring atmosphere that is cultivated during the classes.
Fair Lawn, NJ(201) 791-8873
Dance With Me in Bayonne, New Jersey, is a dance studio that serves clients in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area. Available for clients seeking to learn dance for fun as well as students working to become professional dancers, Dance With Me teaches a wide variety of courses. These include pre-ballet and creative movement for children as young as two years old as well as hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, pointe, and company styles. Classes are available on a set schedule Monday through Saturday, with the additional option of private lessons so that clients can work around their varying schedules. Dance With Me has both male and female students and accepts both children and adults.
Bayonne, NJ(201) 823-1233
Serving the greater Jersey City metropolitan area, Ellis Dance Studio in Nutley, New Jersey is a non-competitive dance studio that teaches dancers of all ages, from 15 months all the way up to adulthood. Classes at Ellis Dance Studio include Russian ballet, pointe, tap, modern, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and other dance styles. In addition, the studio teaches acrobatics and adult fitness courses and opens its doors for birthday parties and special events. Previous clients of Ellis Dance Studio praise the company for its ability to work patiently and supportively while drawing out a love of and a dedication to dance in its students.
Nutley, NJ(973) 320-2371
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a school for dance, acting, music, and art that serves clients in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area. In addition to dance courses in ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, acro, jazz, tap, and Irish Step styles, the school also provides courses in musical instruments from piano to drums and musical theater. The school also holds taekwondo classes for students interested in martial arts. Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is involved in several local Montessori schools as part of its community outreach. Additionally, the school provides scheduled kids' nights and is available for birthday parties.
Hoboken, NJ(201) 683-9100
With a focus on cultivating a diverse group of dancers, artists, and instructors in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area, Jersey City Ballet is a dance studio that teaches students a wide range of dance styles. These include ballet, pre-professional courses, hip-hop, jazz, and modern classes. The highly experienced staff at Jersey City Ballet include the founder of Pure Diversity Performing Arts Ensemble Keep On Dancing USA, a graduate of the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and both current and former dance instructors and coordinators for St. Dominic's Academy.
Jersey City, NJ(551) 655-9875
Located in Jersey City, New Jersey and serving clients in the greater local metropolitan area, Jersey City Dance Academy is a dance studio that features a diverse and experienced teaching staff with backgrounds in such prestigious institutions as the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, the Metropolitan Ballet of Caracas, the Carnegie Arts Center in New York City, and more. Using a technique-based, progressive approach to teaching, Jersey City Dance Academy instructs clients from three years old to teenagers in several dance styles, including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary lyrical, modern, tap, and others. Previous clients praise the academy for its team-centered, welcoming approach as well as for the overall quality of the technical instruction.
Jersey City, NJ(201) 435-8943
JZT Dance and Yoga, headquartered in Weehawken, New Jersey, is a dance studio that serves the greater Jersey City metropolitan area. Owner and Artistic Director Jennifer Zizza Taddei has over three decades of experience in the dance industry and is a nationally-recognized choreographer. In addition to its vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga courses, JZT also offers clients classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, acro, and lyrical dance styles. The studio also provides programs for younger dancers, called "Tiny Dancers," and provides students with opportunities to learn musical theater and voice work. Classes at JZT Dance and Yoga are typically divided based upon age range, with courses for pre-school, 3-6-year-old Tiny Dancers, 7-18-year-olds, and adults.
Weehawken, NJ(201) 867-4500
Located in Hoboken, New Jersey and accepting clients throughout the greater Jersey City metropolitan area, Monroe Street Movement Space is a dance studio that has been in operation for over 22 years. The studio offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels, offering clients a range of courses that includes ballet, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and more. Available for birthday parties and event rentals, Monroe Stree Movement Space also puts on Children's Arts Camps during school breaks and summer vacation. These camps are designed to provide students with an outlet for creativity while teaching confidence and expression. Previous clients rate the studio highly, praising the ability of the staff to nurture and cultivate young children while providing a solid base for learning.
Hoboken, NJ(201) 222-8033
With locations in Waldwick, Hoboken, and Bridgewater, Studio L Dance Company is New Jersey's largest dance studio and serves clients in the greater Jersey City metropolitan area. The studios features large, state-of-the-art dance facilities and the staff instructs students in a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and "Star is Born" classes for children starting at two and half years old. The studios also provides Boys Only courses to provide a comfortable working environment for male children to dance with their peers. Previous clients praise Studio L Dance Company for its enthusiastic instructors as well as for its ability to engender excitement and a love of dance in its young clientele.
Hoboken, NJ(201) 444-3205