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Northern Valley Dance Academy

75 Oak Street

Norwood, NJ 07648

Dance Classes in Norwood, NJ

Take a moment and read through all the different types of dance classes in Norwood, NJ. When you find the class that interests your child, check out our schedule of classes.

BAby Ballerinas

A perfect introduction to the world of dance for your budding ballerina! Children will learn the building blocks of movement, motor skills, and body awareness through an age - appropriate curriculum that keeps the children engaged in the learning process

Primary classes

Our beginning - level classes are combination classes (ballet/jazz and jazz/hip hop) for ages 4&5 through grades 2nd and 3rd. Children will receive a strong foundation in a supportive, creative, and FUN environment! Focus is placed on correct execution of skills that dancers are guided to learn at their own pace. Classes are child friendly to keep students motivated and enthusiastic! 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Class will focus on fundamental ballet technique, proper body alignment, terminology and musicality. Each class will focus on barre and center work. Level placement will be determined by focus, correct and consistent execution, and muscle awareness. Ballet technique is essential for success for all other dance styles.

jazz

Jazz draws it's influence from a multitude of dance genres. Focus is placed on isolations, flexibility, body placement and style. Dancers can expect a comprehensive warm - up followed by across the floor movement to work on skills. Combinations will be high - energy and challenging; utilizing the technique honed throughout class. We encourage all jazz dancers to enroll in ballet to truly see progress in their execution and profec

Hip Hop

This class is a fusion of different street styles. It combines modern dance styles of hip hop, funk and jazz dance. This high energy class is designed to challenge a dancer's body control and placement, while focusing on performance, musicality, and dynamics.  

tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and clarity of footwork. The emphasis is on proper execution and technique to create clear sounds and musicality. As students progress through the tap vocabulary, the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. An excellent choice for kids involved in community theatre and school musicals! 

Lyrical

Lyrical is a hybrid of ballet and jazz. Fluid movement is used to express the lyrics of a song or the feeling of music. Lyrical dance depends on not only technical proficiency, but a dancer's self expression. Some classes will explore the use of improv skills to discover the unique artistic voice in every dancer. 

musical theater

A perfect class for the child who dreams of Broadway! This class will give each child the chance to shine through acting, dancing, and performing selections from Broadway musicals. 

contemporary

Contemporary class blends all styles together to create new styles of movement. There are rhythms of tap and isolations of hip hop all while keeping classical ballet/jazz technique. Through release technique and modern based technique, students will learn to mold and liquidate their bodies into abstract shapes while never losing proper form.

acro

Made popular by Cirque du Soleil and dance reality tv shows, acro dance combines classic dance foundations and acrobatic elements such as flexibility, core strength, tumbling and contortion. Focus is on proper placement so students can safely progress from one skill to the next. 

Leaps and Turns

Students will focus solely on developing the physicality necessary to properly execute jumps, leaps and turns. Class will begin with conditioning and flexibility and progress through the development of skills.