Looking for some new activities to do with your kid this fall?
We have a few super fun options!
Wiggly Ones: ages 0-2
New 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 10-1030. The cost is $50 for the 8 week session.
Wiggly Ones (child and parent class) 8 week session for ages 0-2
Saturday 10am-10:30am $50
Fall session October 1-Nov 19th
Ages 2-3 “Dance With Me”
Child & parent class
8 week fall session begins soon!
Our Fall Dance with Me program for boys and girls ages 2-3 years will begin on September 28th or October 1st. 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 8 week course is just $75! 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 closed
Sat 9:45am-10:30am closed
Preschool Move and Groove ages 3-6:
Our "Preschool Move & Groove" 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 will not participate in our annual recital.
Preschool Move and Groove $105 per session
Fall Session: October 1st-Nov 19th
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.
Director, Christine Kohler has guided the studio since its establishment in 1993. A veteran teacher and performer, Christine is certified to teach dance by Dance Masters of America and Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey. She is safety certified by USA Gymnastics and was 2014 Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year!! Christine has been sharing her passion for the art of dance with the community for over thirty years.
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.
Christine Kohler / 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.