Michele's Dance Studio
Michele's Dance Studio

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Dance Studio Services Near Florham Park, NJ

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 A SCHOOL OF DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES CLASSES FOR PRE-SCHOOL, CHILDREN, AND TEENS AT ALL LEVELS. 

Our staff is composed of experienced and educated instructors who stress individual attention. They aim to provide quality education within a structure of enjoyable classes. 

UNDERSTANDING DANCE EDUCATION

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 We believe in a positive atmosphere for our students, their parents and our staff. Although parents and teachers might view the child’s learning process in different ways, the goal is the same. We want every child to have the best experience both physically and mentally. Respect among the parents, students and faculty provides a caring and positive environment. 

 Our school takes the responsibility of educating and guiding your children very seriously. The lessons learned at dancing school go beyond the techniques and steps they master. We believe they gain an understanding of discipline, commitment, teamwork, and the value of working hard. We offer them a way to express themselves and have a better understanding of themselves. Dance is an individual art form. We strive for our students to feel satisfied with their own accomplishments, to be supportive of others and to feel good about being at our school. 

 Someday our students might forget most of the steps they learned at dancing school, but never the experience. We hope that experience will provide them with the skills and confidence for a successful life whether or not it includes dance.  

Philosophy Of Dance Education

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 For over 35 years, our school’s philosophy has been to provide quality dance education in a caring environment. We aim to inspire our students to be the best dancers they can be whether they are recreational or intensive dancers. Additionally, we are dedicated to developing self-esteem and confidence in each child. We aspire to have a lasting positive influence on our students now and in the future.  

READ ON BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CLASSES!

Hip Hop

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Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. B-boy traditions such as Pop/lock, up rock, boogie, six step. Also, more contemporary styles and tricks as seen in music videos and now on Broadway are explored. .

Modern/Contemporary

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Dealing with broad movement concepts and themes, modern dance techniques often allow students to learn by exploring. Modern dance also covers a wide range of ways to move applicable to almost any form of dance a student may study in the future. Modern can be include all contemporary styles of dance that expresses feelings and abstract ideas with unrestricted movements. It can also be the art of inventing/exploring movement itself! 

Ballet

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Classical training that includes barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this provides a foundation for many other avenues such as jazz, lyrical tap and more. 

Pointe

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​With teachers’ recommendation. Students with extensive experience in ballet that show the physical strength as well as strength in technique may be recommended.

Company Classes

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Enrollment is by teacher recommendation and audition. Students with exceptional dedication and abilities are given the opportunity to perform at competitions, community events, local fundraisers and other venues. Students get to see more of what is out there and share their hard work with more audiences. Working more diligently and having more performance opportunities accelerates growth and excitement about dancing!.

Lyrical

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Expressing the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

Pre-School Dance

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Development of basic motor skills and coordination using the techniques of ballet and tap. Rhythm, musicality and expressiveness begin here. Dance games are included to keep it fun. Still the essential vocabulary to tap and ballet are introduced. *They will also begin to learn the right from the left!

Creative Dance

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An introduction for children age 2½ to 3 years. Includes basic dance steps, activities and role-playing to develop musical awareness, coordination and self-confidence. Look out. Children who develop comfort expressing themselves creatively are empowered to express themselves in other areas!

Tap

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A stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’ 

CALENDAR

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Friday February 15 - Thursday February 21

Closed

Friday February 22

Classes Resume

Sunday March 3

Competition Dress Rehearsal

Monday March 4 - Saturday March 9

TV Observation Room 1

Monday March 11 - Saturday March 16

TV Observation Room 2

Monday March 18 - Saturday March 23

TV Observation Room 3

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Monday April 15 - Saturday April 20

Closed

Saturday May 4

Recital Dress Rehearsal

Sunday May 5

PHOTO DAY with Dance Pix


Thursday May 16

Last day of classes

Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19

Recital Concerts

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Michele's Dance Studio

615 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 992-3691 michelesdancestudio@comcast.net

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 9pm

Friday Noon - 7pm

Saturday 9am - Noon