OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
Dance Classes for All Ages
Wiggly Ones: ages 0-2
This Fall at Danceworks!
Our "Wiggly Ones" class is the perfect weekly opportunity to connect with your little one through music and movement. Class will explore educational fundamentals such as counting and music theory. Dancers and their caregivers are encouraged to dance and sing along to classic and modern preschool songs. You can sit with your infant or alternate between sitting and standing with your toddler so they can get the wiggles out! The focus of our Wiggly Ones class will be to instill an early love of dance and music.
Class meets on Saturday morning from 10:15-10:45. The cost is $25 for the 4-week session and $50 for the 8-week session.
Wiggly Ones (child and parent class) 4 week session for ages 0-2
Winter session Jan 27th-Feb 17 (4 weeks, $25)
Now accepting enrollment!
Dance With Me: ages 2-3
Child & parent class
8 week Summer Session begins soon!
Our Dance with Me program for boys and girls ages 2-3 years will begin on Jan 10th/13th. This fun and engaging program will have a new theme each week with games, songs, stories and of course...lots of dancing.
The cost for the 4 week course is just $37.50! Participants are limited to one child and one adult per registration in order to limit crowding.
Dancers and their companions should dress in comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and socks. Dance wear is not required for this class, but some dancers do choose to dress the part.
Wed 9:15am-10am or
Sat 8:45am or 9:30am
Winter session: Jan 10th /13h through Jan 31st /Feb 3rd (4 weeks, $37.5)
Preschool Move and Groove: ages 3-6
Our "Preschool Move & Groove" all-abilities class is a weekly dance party!
We will sing and dance to a variety of music, including classic and modern preschool songs, while exploring educational fundamentals including counting and music theory. Songs will alternate between standing and sitting, and a variety of engaging props will be explored as we dance around the studio! This class is perfect for dancers with lots of energy to wiggle out. We can't wait for you to check out all the creative movement we have in store for you each week! Preschool Move and Groove is a non-recital class. Parents are welcome in the dance room or dancers can participate independently. This class is perfect for those dancers who have aged out of our Dance with Me program but are not yet ready for our independent preschool classes. Children of all abilities are welcome! Class will meet in 8-week fall, winter and spring sessions and a 4-week summer session. This class does not participate in our annual recital.
Winter Session: Dec 2nd-Feb 3rd
(No Class Dec 30th and Jan 20th)
(8 Weeks, $105)
Enrollment is ongoing. Join today!
We Bop Class: ages 5
Our "We Bop Class" all-abilities class focused on fitness and fun!
This class is the perfect next level for dancers who have completed our Move & Groove class. We Bop is a non-stop dance party, perfect for anyone who may struggle waiting in line or taking turns in a traditional dance class setting. In this class, we will explore jazz and hip hop steps and movements set to popular children's music. (Think of your favorites from Radio Disney, Kidz Bop, and new movies.) We will learn how to count music, break down choreography to learn it, then speed it up and add arm movements. In the learning process, each dancer will develop their own personal style. There will be some class time for creative movement with our favorite props including scarves, ribbon wands, shakers, rhythm sticks, tambourines, and more! Dance is the best form of exercise - we hope you join us for a rockin' good time!
Saturday 12:15pm- 1pm
Winter Session: Dec 2nd-Feb 3rd
( no class Dec 30th and Jan 20th)
(8 weeks $105)
Open for Enrollment! Join Today!
Denville's choice for high quality, non-competitive dance instruction.
Welcome to our dance studio!
Welcome to Danceworks, where students receive quality dance education in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. The focus in all Danceworks classes is to teach appreciation and enjoyment of the art of dance while creating a positive experience for students.
Angelica Gonzalez is the owner and director of Danceworks Denville. Angelica holds an AFA in Dance from County College of Morris and a BFA in Dance from Montclair State University. She has trained in various styles of dance such as ballet, Jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and modern. Angelica is an Adjunct Faculty Member at County College of Morris, teaching both jazz and modern. Most recently, Angelica has completed Teachers Training School of Dance Masters of America- Level 1.
Our dance instructors teach students from the Denville, NJ area, Rockaway, Parsippany, Morris Plains, Mountain Lakes, Boonton, Dover, Morris County, and most of North Jersey. We are conveniently located in Denville, just minutes from Route 46, Route 80 and Route 10.
Angelica Gonzalez / The Director
Ballet classes are offered to students from intermediate to advanced levels. Serious ballet study (forty-five minutes or more of ballet only) is not appropriate until around age 8, when a student is capable of the necessary focus and concentration. Danceworks offers ballet technique classes and pointe classes for qualified students.
Modern dance is a reactionary style that was created in response to the formal structure of ballet technique. Students of modern dance will learn to use their bodies in new ways and experiment with rising and falling, initiating movement from different parts of the body, and exploring the ways in which the body moves everyday. Students will learn the specific techniques of several different modern masters. This experimental dance form can be enjoyed by students ages 8 and up, provided they are taking ballet technique classes concurrently.
The study of rhythm patterns and articulation of the feet is stressed in tap-only classes. Students will learn a vast vocabulary of tap steps and become proficient in putting these movements together to form combinations and routines.
Hip hop fever has taken over the dance scene in the past several years. This trendy jazz style incorporates many elements of street dancing and can be seen just about everywhere from tv to movies and music videos. Danceworks students ages 8 and up can enjoy hip hop class, provided they are taking classical jazz or ballet technique class concurrently.
Dancers in first through fourth grade can take jazz-hop class, which provides an introduction to both jazz and hip hop.
Jazz dance is a popular addition to the well rounded dancer’s education. Classical jazz dance has been called the embodiment of the American spirit. It incorporates influences from many different vernacular styles of the past and present. Jazz dance is a constantly changing art form that takes its cues from popular culture. Students at Danceworks can attend classes in many styles of jazz including classical jazz, hip hop, and lyrical.
Lyrical dance has been described as a mix of ballet and jazz techniques. The goal of a lyrical dancer is to convey emotion using movement. Contemporary dance is an overarching dance form that incorporates elements from a wide variety of dance genres including modern, lyrical, ballet and jazz. Students at Danceworks ages 8 and up can participate in lyrical, modern and contemporary classes provided they are taking ballet technique class concurrently.