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2023 Winner of ADCC Studio of Excellence Award

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Voted Hoboken's Most LOVED Dance Studio 2017!

Garden Street Students in the 2016 Great Russian Nutcracker. We have performed with the Moscow Ballet 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019!

 

New 2023/2024 Season

Reserve your spot and enroll now 

Dancers have many options to explore different dance styles at Garden Street. Students can opt for a single drop in class experience, or you can enroll in a class. The benefit to enrolling in a class is you are able to save and keep your spot in the class you're enrolled in, and you are eligible to participate in our dance recitals. When you enroll in a class you automatically roll over month to month through the end of June, but you may cancel your class at any time.  We charge you for one month at a time, and automatically bill you on the 1st of every month. All you have to do is email is one week prior to the first of the month if you would like to cancel your enrollment. It's super easy to do, but we find the most of our dance families stay for the season so they can dance in our beautiful recitals. We have The Nutcracker with a Peppermint Twist in Dec, and our Show Stopping End of the Year Show in June! Please check out the schedule below and let us know if you'd like to try any of our classes.

 

 

 

 

 

We have a dress code and uniform for every class. 

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

Tiny Dancers Ballet (Grown Up and Me )

Our tiny dancers will learn the ballet basics from a real Ballerina.  Our captivating ballerina will hold your dancer's attention through stories, music, movement and all things ballet! All dancers are encouraged to dress up in the princess-best... the bigger the tutu, the better! Real dance terminology, musicology, counting, rhythm, basic positions, and the foundations of Ballet will be incorporated in this class. All of our classes allow for single drop in classes where you just let us know you'd like to take a single class, or you can enroll on a month to month basis. Monthly students automatically roll over to the next month, unless you let us know you no longer want to continue. All classes run until June.

Walking Up to 3 yrs   Mon   9:30am-10:15am

Walking Up to 3 yrs   Mon   10:30am-11:15am

Walking Up to 3 yrs   Thurs  9:30am-10:10am

Walking Up to 3 yrs    Thurs 10:30am-11:15am

Ages 2yrs - 3 yrs         Sat      9am-9:45am

Walking Up to 3 yrs.   Sat.    9:45am-10:30am

     

Independent Dance Classes for students who are ready to take class without their grown up. 

Intro To Dance

Your child has never taken a dance class before, or took a few classes when they were younger, and you're not quite sure which dance class will be the right fit.  You're worried about committing to a class he/she may not enjoy, or stick with - so what to do you do? Join our Intro To Dance class where your child will learn all different styles of dance and have exposure to styles they may not know they will love! Our enrollment plan is so easy and flexible because you can stop your enrollment or switch classes at any time. Intro To Dance allows you the flexibility to either continue in this class year round, being able to explore all dance forms, or after your child has dabbled in multiple dance styles, they may decide "I only want to take tap", or "I love ballet and want to take a full ballet class" - and then we can recommend the best class and level for your child.  Intro To Dance explores Ballet, Tap, Hip Hip, Broadway Jazz, Musical Theater Dance (not singing), Creative Movement, Contemporary, Lyrical and more! Classes are designed to demonstrate different styles of dance so your child can be well versed in all different types of movement. This class is for children who have never danced before, or who have dance training and want to explore more dance styles without taking 3 classes or more per week.

Ages 4-6             Thurs.         5pm-5:45pm

Ballet 

Our instructors introduce young dancers to the discipline and vocabulary of a classical ballet class. Emphasis is on correct alignment and co-ordination of arms and feet. The class focuses on musicality, core stability, beautiful lines, preparation for turns, adagio elements, ballet positions, barre exercises, across the floor and center work, jumps, and turns. Each level advances and builds on the strong foundation of training received at Garden Street. We start real ballet training at every age to ensure proper technique throughout a dancer's journey as they progress each year. 

 

LEVELS

Our Ballet classes are split into levels, and each class progresses in the level of difficulty and technique.

Ballet 1 for students up to age 8 who have not taken Ballet at Garden Street before. Not all Ballet classes at other studios are created equal, and our classes are very specific to age/level appropriateness. A beginner level class at Garden Street is most likely considered intermediate at another studio.  

 

LEVEL I: If your child has never taken Ballet at Garden Street before, or has had less than 3 years of ballet at another school your child will be Level 1 at Garden Street.

LEVEL I Ages 3-5   Tues     4:15pm-5pm

LEVEL I Ages 3-5   Weds    5pm-5:45pm

LEVEL I Ages 3-5   Thurs    4:15pm-5pm

LEVEL I Ages 3-5    Sat.       9am-9:45am

LEVEL I Ages 3-5    Sat       9:45am-10:30am

LEVEL I Ages 3-5.   Sun.     10am-10:45am

LEVEL I Ages 4-6    Weds   5:45pm-6:30pm

LEVEL I Ages 6-8    Mon.    3:30pm-4:15pm

LEVEL I + II Ages 7+Mondays 5pm-5:45pm

LEVEL I + II Ages 8+ Thurs 5:45pm-6:45pm

 

LEVEL II: If your child is 5 and has taken 2 years of Ballet at Garden street or 3 years of Ballet else where, Level 2 is appropriate. Beginner students are welcome in the Thurs 5:45pm class.

LEVEL II Ages 5-6   Mon   4:15pm-5pm

LEVEL II Ages 5-6    Sat    10:30am-11:15am

LEVEL II Ages 7-9    Sat     11:15am-12pm

LEVEL II Ages 8+    Thurs  5:45pm-6:45pm

LEVEL III If your child is ages 8-Teen and has taken Ballet 8-Teen 1 for two years, or has had 4 or more years of Ballet at Garden Street, or has 5 or more years of Ballet at another Studio, but is not ready for pointe shoes. If your child is 9 years old or older and has never taken Ballet before we can provide 1 on 1 private lessons to prepare your child to enter into a Ballet class that is suitable in age and level.

LEVEL III 12-Teen Mondays 5:45pm-6:45pm

Contemporary Lyrical 

This fusion class embodies emotional self expression through translating a song through movement.  This class is ideal for children who are expressive in nature, who have a sense for dramatic play and emotion, and also for children who are quiet, and on the shy side. This class is designed to promote a strong sense of self, encourage building self esteem in a nurturing environment, and encourages dancers to have a healthy relationship with who they see in the mirror, as well as who they are inside.

Each class incorporates ballet foundation work, which is necessary for every dancer who loves to express themselves through movement. Strong emphasis is placed on the barre warm up, as well as across the floor exercises, leaps, and turning technique. The class focuses on musicality, core stability, beautiful lines, preparation for turns, adagio elements, ballet positions, barre exercises, across the floor and center work, jumps, and turns. The second half of the class is based on new Contemporary Lyrical Choreography. We will encourage each dancer to reach their fullest creative potential while learning how to express their emotions through dance. This is class focuses on the health and wellness of each student by building self esteem, and confidence through dance expression. This class pairs nicely with ballet and jazz.

Ages 6-8           Mon   5:45pm-6:30pm

Ages 9-Teen     Thurs  5pm-5:45pm

Ages 12-Teen   Mon 6:45pm-7:45pm

Musical Theater Dance: ENCANTO

Sing and dance your way through the music of ENCANTO and be part of this wonderful new class. Students learn skills in musical theater, jazz/Broadway dance, and group singing. This is a dance class with some basic singling elements included - is there anyone who doesn't sing along to "We Don't Talk About Bruno"? If your child loves music, and loves Encanto - this is the class for them. It's a great way to explore the world of performing arts, at a beginner level. 

Ages 4-6        Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:15pm

Tap

Let's make music with our feet! Tap is a dying art and Gene Kelly would love for all dance studios to continue to place strong emphasis on one of the oldest forms of dance! Tap has evolved through the ages, and our emphasis is on both Broadway style (Radio City Rockettes) tap, and the rhythmic style of hoofing. Whether your child has dreams of performing on the Broadway stage, or is just a bundle of energy, this class is for you.  Kids love tap shoes, and to tap dance.  We will focus on sound clarity, rhythm, musicality, performance, flexibility, timing and phrasing. We will pass along this incredible art form so it keeps living and breathing throughout time and history.

Ages 8+    Tues     4:15pm-5pm

Tap/Hip Hop Combo

This very popular combo class exposes students to both tap and hip hop styles each week. Combining proper hip hop and tap techniques will teach dancers proper dance terminology, steps, combinations and widely varying styles within each dance discipline. This is a great class for students who would like the exposure to more than one dance style in every class. If your child has a ton of energy, loves to move naturally to the beat - this combo class is perfect. One of the most fun classes we offer- you do not want to miss this top tappin' dance party. (All of our Hip Hop is family friendly and age appropriate)

 

Ages 3-5    Sat      11:15am-12pm

Hip Hop

This high energy class will set hip hop combinations and routines to the latest chart toppers. This class will be performing as a team. Crew routines will touch on the various styles of hip hop, including 'Pop and Lock', and 'Commercial'. Routines usually change on a bi-weekly basis so don't worry about having to play "catch-up", come join us! Our Hip Hop is contemporary and cutting edge, but is always family friend first! 

Ages 6-8  Weds   4:15pm-5pm

Ages 3-5  Sat        10:30am-11:15am

Ages 4-6Weds   3:30pm-4:15pm

Ages 6-8  Weds   6:30pm-7:15pm

Ages 8-12 Weds  6:30pm-7:15pm

Teen         Weds.   7:15pm-8:15pm

      

 

Irish Step 
Straight from Dublin our Irish Step master instructor is the leading Irish Step instructor in the area! From the very first class, you will learn basic traditional Irish dance steps with a fusion of more modern elements. As you progress to Intermediate and Advanced, the coordination and skill level increases and there is an option of learning both the hard and soft shoe styles. This is a non-competitive class. It is a celebration of deep-rooted tradition that has survived the test of time, reinvented itself and its appeal has reached people and cultures all across the globe.

 

Beg/Inter  All Ages  Tues   3:30pm-4:15pm  

Advanced All Ages  Tues    5:45pm-6:30pm 



Acro 

Gymnastic based tumbling class with foundation in dance. All floor work will be covered as well as leaps, jumps, bridges, hand springs, cartwheels and all cartwheel variations, and more. Dance elements included to choreography with tricks, turns, leaps, tumbling and more.  Headstands, chin stands, aerials and more! We have split the class into two levels. Classes are not based on age, but based on level and experience.

Ages 8-Teen Levels I and II   Fri  3:30pm-4:15pm

Ages 8-Teen Level III             Weds 7:30pm-8:30p

          

Musical Theatre Info Coming Soon!

 

IMPORTANT INFO
for 2023-2024
All Classes are offered in person
2023-2024 SEASON
9/9-6/23
 
PRICING 
Flexible Dance Program
$129/month for 1 class
$116/month for 2nd class or siblings
$30 enrollment fee 
1 time fee
  • Enroll at any time and cancel at any time 
  • This is a membership Fee and not a per class fee. We charge your monthly fee whether you have 3 classes or 5 classes in a given month. We've accounted for winter and spring break, and holidays when we decided on our pricing. We do not prorate or add extra fees for shorter or longer months.
  • You can cancel your membership at any time, by emailing 1 week prior to the 1st of the month to avoid paying for the next billing cycle.
  • NO Full Year Commitment Necessary

Dance Studio Closures:

November 22nd-26th Thanksgiving

December 24th-31st- Winter Holiday Break

January 16th- MLK Day

May 27th- Memorial Day

 
2023 Recital 12/16/23
 
2024 Recital 6/15/23
 
Drop-in class = $35/class
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