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

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


The Right Dance Studio for Your Children!

The Right Dance Studio!

Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families
Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families
Review the Curriculum
Meet the Faculty
Visit the Facilities
Talk to the Families

Faculty

Jason Luks, our Artistic Director, leads an incredible team of dance educators who include on and off-Broadway performers, members of leading dance companies, university and conservatory faculty, and professional choreographers. They have graduated from, and 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 UNC School of the Arts. They include 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. In addition to teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, our faculty frequently teach for conventions including JUMP, NYCDA, The Pulse, Adrenaline, ADA, Legacy, and VIP.
To learn more about this amazing team, visit our Faculty Page.

The Dance Academy of North Jersey provides its students with 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!

Summer Academy 2018

July 3 - August 30

Two Classes Every Tuesday & Thursday Evening
Six Levels: Advanced Beginner thru Conservatory / Pre-professional
Faculty from Top Universities, Conservatories & Dance Companies
Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, and Lyrical

2 Sessions:

6/27-7/25; 7/30-8/22
July and August Sessions
Weekday Evenings & Daytime!
Preschool (Age 2-3)
Tumbling (Age 4-7)
Combo Ballet/Tap (Age 4-5)
Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Age 6-8)
Ballet & Beyond (Age 8-12)
July 2 - August 30
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Includes Mondays for Junior & Pre-Teen
Two Age-Based Tracks
Age 4-7: Ballet, Acro, Jazz & Tap
Age 8-11: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Leap & Turn

2 Sessions:

7/8 - 7/12; 8/20 - 8/24
Two 5-Day Sessions
Four Levels: Advanced Beginner thru Conservatory / Pre-professional
Faculty from Top Universities, Conservatories, and Companies
Warm-up, Bar, Center, Pointe/Pre-Pointe, Variations, Contemporary

August 1 - 4

Four-Day Session, Wed. thru Sat.
Three Levels: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Faculty from On and Off Broadway and Leading Tap Companies
Rhythm, Street, Heels, Tricks

August 11 - 12

Two-Day Session
Three Levels: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Faculty from On and Off Broadway and Leading Dance Companies
Technique, Combinations, and Performance
July 3 - August 30
Weekly Classes
Tuesdays: 13 & Over
Thursdays: 12 & Under
Two Levels Each Day
Private Lessons Available
Session 1: TBA
Workshop Levels by Age
The Craft of Acting
Character Development
Music and Lyric Interpretation

2 Sessions:

7/2-7/24; 7/30-8/24
Ballet & Beyond
Dance Technique
Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, & Lyrical
Choose 1 - 3 Classes per Week
Click => Flyer

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

Guest Faculty: NYCDA, Leon Dance Arts, 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.

Studio Tour

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  • Lounge TVs and Desk
  • Parent Lounge Left TVs
  • Orange Room Wall
  • Blue Room Wall
  • Dance Room Floor
  • Aerial Silks
  • Back Room Grads
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Tap Marley
  • Upstairs Room Wall
  • Dancer Lounge Teens
  • Green Room with Terk
  • Green Room Wall
  • Dancer Lounge Center
  • Boutique Rack
  • Dancer Lounge Counter
  • Blue Room Windows
  • Dancer Lounge Cubbies Monkey
Featuring nine, large, ultra-modern dance studios, all of the dance floors are sprung for safety, and finished with the highest quality dance surfaces. Spacious lounges are available for parents and for children doing homework and snacking. All of the rooms are heated and air-conditioned with home/office quality systems.

Featuring nine, large, ultra-modern dance studios, all of the dance floors are sprung for safety, and finished with the highest quality dance surfaces. Spacious lounges are available for parents waiting for their children and for children doing homework and snacking. All of the rooms are heated and air-conditioned with home/office quality systems.

9 large, modern studios
Sprung dance floors
Spacious lounges
Central heating & AC
CCTV all dance rooms

Class Schedules

  • Lake Hopatcong


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


    Click for Schedule

  • Sparta


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


    Click for Schedule
Dancers are welcome to take classes in both locations. Class descriptions, click => young dancers (for ages 2-7) and, for ages 8&up, click => ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater.

For class descriptions, click => young dancers (ages 2-7) or, for dancers ages 8 & up, click => ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater. For studio events and scheduled closings, click => Calendar or => Mother Nature for unscheduled closings.

Competition Team

The DANJ 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, in all styles of dance. Recognized as one of the leaders in the competitive dance world, DANJ dancers understands 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 special children. DANJ dancers volunteer as mentors for each of the children 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. Please visit the Performing Hearts website to learn more about the program, enrolling, volunteer opportunities, and to watch videos of the Performing Hearts dancers performing in the DANJ annual recital showcases.

Studio Locations

Lake Hopatcong

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

Sparta

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

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