Dance Classes

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

Voted Hoboken's Most LOVED Dance Studio 2017!

2020-2021 Season                                                         

 

 

NEW Grown Up and Me Infant and Toddler Classes with adult participation. All little ones must be able to stand/walk to join the fun!

 

Grown Up and Me Ballet

Children aged two are eased into a pre-ballet class with the comfort of a parent in the class. Classes will consist of rhythmic exercises, creative movement, basic dance steps and classical ballet positions of arms and feet. Children will develop kinesthetic awareness, coordination, and love for movement.

Please note that Grown Up and Me classes will not participate in the Spring Recital, but will have an in-house performance instead.

 

Mommy and Me classes are not required to enroll for the entire September-June dance season. 

Ages All Ages (walking little ones)        Saturdays          9:30am-10:10am SOLD OUT

Ages All Ages (walking little ones)        Tuesdays           2:30pm-3:10pm

Ballerina Princess (Grown Up and Me)

Our tiny dancers will learn the ballet basics from a real Ballerina Princess who will be dressed in full costume each week! Our captivating ballerina will hold your dancer's attention through stories, music, movement and all things ballet and princess! 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 each set of 6 weeks. Themes and class structure will change every 6 weeks. You can enroll in multiple sessions, or just one! You do not have to commit for the full school year. Caregiver participation.

All Ages Little Ones        Tuesdays 9:30am-10:10am

All Ages Little Ones        Tuesdays 10:30am-11:10am

All Ages Little Ones        Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:10pm

All Ages Little Ones        Fridays 9:30am-10:10am

All Ages Little Ones        Saturdays 9:30am-10:10am SOLD OUT

 

Disney Dance - Song and Dance (Grown Up and Me)

Expose your little diva to musical theatre, as they can belt out "Let It Go" while they learn all about the joy of song and dance! Each class will incorporate the best songs from musicals, and show stopping basic movement to help your child with coordination, counting, balance, music, dance, expression and fun! Disney and Broadway are memorable gifts you can give your child. Little ones will learn the basics of Broadway and become so familiar with iconic songs and show stories, that they will be ready to sit through their first Broadway show in no time! Triple threats watch out for our Little Disney Dancers!

All Ages Little Ones        Fridays 10:30am-11:10am

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

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.

Ages 3-5                    Mondays            3:30pm-4:15pm SOLD OUT

Ages 3-5                    Mondays            4:30pm-5:15pm  1 SPOT LEFT

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

Ages 4-6                    Fridays                4:30pm-5:15pm NEW CLASS

Ages 3-5                    Saturdays          10:30am-11:15am SOLD OUT

Ages 6-7                    Thursdays          4pm-4:45pm SOLD OUT

Ages 6-7                    Saturdays           11:30am-12:15pm 2 Spots left

Ballet/Tap Combo

For high energy children who also love Ballet, this class incorporates face paced happy feet of tap, and the grace of Ballet in this unique combo class. The class focuses on rhythm, balance, technique, counting, coordination, alignment, and so much more. This class will help your child focus their energy, and express themselves through both ballet and tap which are taught in every class.

Ages 3-5             Fridays          3:30pm-4:15pm

Ballet/Contemporary Lyrical taught by Studio Owner Miss Annie DiStefano

This fusion class incorporates the strong foundation of Ballet which is necessary for every dancer who loves to express themselves through Contemporary Lyrical movement. Strong emphasis is placed on the Ballet 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.

11-Teen Intermediate/Advanced + Pointe                           Tuesdays  5:30pm-6:30pm SOLD OUT

Ages 11-Teen Beginner/Intermediate                                   Thursdays 5:30pm-6:15pm

Ages 7-10 Beginner/Intermediate                                         Thursdays 6:30pm-7:15pm 

 

Jazz 

 

The dance styles in this class are as broad as Broadway itself.  Traditional Broadway style jazz dance routines and choreography will be mixed with current production numbers from contemporary musicals. All Styles of Jazz incorporated include 80s/90s Jazz, Current Commercial Jazz, Funk, and more. 

 

9-Teen Intermediate/Advanced    Fridays 6:30pm-7:15pm SOLD OUT

Tap/Jazz 

Students will get an introduction to tap and jazz styles these fun sessions held each week. Combining proper jazz and tap techniques will leave dancers with a unique sense of their dance style. This is a great class for students who would like the exposure to more than one dance style in every class. Aspiring triple threats who love Broadway and the Rockettes are strongly encouraged to take this class.

 

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

Ages 7-10               Tuesdays 4:30pm-5-5:15pm

 

 

Tap

Students will learn coordination, basic tap steps, and fundamentals of rhythm. As the levels progress students will explore complicated combinations and rhythm patterns. There will be a strong concentration on technique and will challenge students with intricate routines. Beginners will learn all of the basics for their tiny happy feet, and as they progress the classes will range in difficulty based on age and experience.

Intermediate/Advanced Tap.         Mondays 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.

 

Beginner/Intermediate  All Ages              Tuesdays             5:30pm-6:15pm

Intermediate/Advanced All Ages              Tuesdays             6:30pm-7:15pm



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!

 

Ages 3-5                      Tuesdays           4:30pm-5:15pm NEW CLASS

Ages 3-5                      Wednesdays     3:30pm-4:15pm 2 SPOTS LEFT

Ages 6-8                     Wednesdays      4:30pm-5:15pm

Ages 9-Teen               Wednesdays     5:30pm-6:15pm

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.

Ages 8-Teen     Fridays           5:30pm-6:15pm SOLD OUT

Disney Dance - Song and Dance 

Become a triple threat in this fun class held weekly. Students will learn signature Broadway production numbers from classic and contemporary musicals.  Both singing skills and choreography will be incorporated as students learn numbers from shows like Frozen, Moana, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Toystory, Tangled and more!

 

Ages 5-7             Mondays     5:15pm-6pm 3 SPOTS LEFT

Musical Theatre - Song and Dance 

Become a triple threat in this fun class held weekly. Students will learn signature Broadway production numbers from classic and contemporary musicals AND put on a show - virtually.  Both singing skills and choreography will be incorporated as students learn numbers from shows like The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, Annie, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music and more.

Ages 5-8           Thursdays  5pm-5:45pm SOLD OUT

Ages 9-Teen.    Thursdays  5:45pm-6:30pm 2 SPOTS LEFT

Adult Classes

Adult classes are priced at $20 per class paid directly to the teacher. 

Ballet 

This class is for adults of any age and level. It focuses on Vaganova method with high discipline and a strong work out of the muscles is emphasized. Students achieve precision, technical proficiency, core stability and fluent use of the dance movement vocabulary. No previoius ballet experience necessary. This is a great fitness class centered in Ballet. 

Weds 10am

 

Tap

Students will learn coordination, basic tap steps, and fundamentals of rhythm. As the levels progress students will explore complicated combinations and rhythm patterns. There will be a strong concentration on technique and will challenge students with intricate routines. 

Adult                    Fridays                 7:15pm-8:15pm

all adult classes are by appointment only please email your reservations 

 

IMPORTANT INFO
for 2020-2021
We will reopen on Sept 7th. All non tap classes will be held outside for as long as weather permits. We will dance indoors if it rains. Miss Joanna's classes will be held indoors (Tues afternoons), all other classes will be held outside.
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Rates
2020-2021 SEASON
9/7-6/26
 
NEW PRICING 
Flexible Dance Program
$109/month for 1 class
$99/month for 2nd class or siblings
  • 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 weekly classes in a given month. We've accounted for winter and spring break when we decided on our pricing. We do not prorate or add extra fees for shorter or longer months.
  • You must cancel your membership prior to the 1st of the month to avoid paying for the next billing cycle.
 
2021 Recital is planned for June 26th or 27th state approval permitting.
 
Drop-in class = $30/class
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