Mini Camps

July and August, 2017

At The Barre

By dancing during the summer, children maintain and improve their skills, enabling them to start the school year with confidence and continue progressing without having to review what they learned during the previous school year. Our experience has been that most of the younger children progress at a relatively faster rate during the summer vs. during the school year. This is likely due to the relaxed atmosphere during the summer and the number of classes the children can take in a relatively short timeframe. After advancing beyond preschool and/or combo classes, the Minis begin focusing on individual styles of dance -- ballet, tap, jazz, and acro. Ballet provides the foundation and vocabulary for all styles of dance; jazz and tap provide two rhythmic movement styles appropriate for young children, and acro enhances flexibility and strength.

 
Tuesday, July 3 (Mini 2)/11 (Mini 1) thru Tuesday, August 31
  • Faculty will determine placement in Mini Camps
  • Mini Camps are open to all dancers ages 5 to 9 (not limited to Mini Team members)
  • Mini Weekly Acro is not included in the Track 1 or 2 Mini Summer Tech (requires separate registration)
 
Summer Tech Mini - Track 1
  • Starts Tuesday, July 11th and runs thru Tuesday, August 31
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:30pm -- Ballet (6:00-6:45); and Acro (6:45-7:30)
  • Thursdays: 5:15 - 6:45pm -- Jazz (5:15-6:00); and Tap (6:00-6:45)
  • Mini Camp Track 1 Classes and Faculty are listed on the Mini Camp - Track 1 Schedule**
  • Tuition: $300 for the summer (walk-ins welcome @ $30 per 1.5-hour class)
  • ** July 11th & 13th have modified schedule
 
Summer Tech Mini - Track 2
  • Tuesdays: 5:30 - 7:30pm -- Technique Class (5:30-6:30); and Ballet or Technique (6:30-7:30)
  • Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:30pm -- Technique Class (5:30-6:30); and Ballet or Technique (6:30-7:30)
  • Mini Camp Track 2 Classes and Faculty are listed on the Mini Camp - Track 2 Schedule
  • Tuition: $375 for the summer (walk-ins welcome @ $20 per 1-hour class)
 
Mini Acro
  • Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:15pm (4:00 - 5:00 July 6, 11 & 13th)
  • Acro Classes and Faculty are listed on the Mini Acro Schedule
  • Tuition: $175 for the summer (walk-ins welcome @ $25 per 1.25-hour class)

Faculty

Jessica Longo
Jessica Longo

Jessica Longo’s training included ballet, pointe, acro, modern, lyrical and tap. She studied with George Lon, Chris Lee, Mary Felber, Dawn LaViola-Schaub, Frank Hatchett, Michele Assaf, AC Ciulla and Joe Lanteri. Jessica also trained as a gymnast, reaching the Class III competitive level, and was named to the All County and All Conference gymnastic teams. Prior to joining DANJ, she was on the artistic staff at Performing Arts Academy for over ten years. Her credits also include commercial and modeling roles. Jessica attended the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City and Montclair State University where she majored in Dance.

Jenny LeProtto
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Jenny LeProtto started dancing at age four at Kelly Allen’s renown For Dancers Only, including studying tap with Mike Minery (Tapaholics, Slide, JUMP) and performed works by Ray Leeper (So You Think You Can Dance Choreographer, NUVO Director). While she trained in all forms of dance, Jenny's current fortes are teaching tap, hip hop and jazz, as well as teaching all styles of dance for young children. Jenny is best known for her tap choreography - most recently recognized by American Dance Awards at their 2015 Nationals in Hollywood Florida for two of her tap pieces, “Five Guys Named Moe” and “Hiccups.” Her work has been described as “intricate, polished and exciting!” Jenny is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a major in Education.


Register for Mini Camp

Select your session(s) and level by clicking on the applicable Register link (in the left column). When you click Register, if you are not already set up in the online system, you will be required to do so by following the form displayed to you.

** Contact the studio if you are interested in registering for individual days
** Tuition must be paid in advance (i.e., when you register).
** Pay online with a credit/debit card or call or visit the studio.

** Contact the studio if you are interested in registering for individual days
** Tuition must be paid in advance (i.e., when you register).
** Pay online with a credit/debit card or call or visit the studio.