Denville Dance Arts Center has teams that compete regionally and nationally. Past competition dancers have gone on to dance on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall Rockette, Commercials, Industrials and NFL cheerleaders.
Our competitive program offers its dancers instruction and growth in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance.
Placement - Although most classes are set up by age, advancement is determined by ability. We do not feel it is fair to restrain a child from excelling merely because of age.
BALLET and regular TECHNIQUE CLASSES are a vital part of what makes a dancer successful, well rounded and most importantly well trained. We are careful to match students to technique and ballet classes that are conducive to their age level and ability! Competitive dancers averaging age 9 or higher, take ballet twice a week, as these classes are required for dancers who compete in all disciplines of dance, except for hip hop.
COMPETITION TEAMS are chosen and categorized by age averages and skill. Students are placed where they can grow, be inspired and challenged throughout the season ahead! We offer groups for all ages and levels of dance. It is important to us that instruction is offered to all levels, giving each child an equal opportunity!
GROUP CHOROGRAPHY FEES are only paid when a choreographer from outside our studio is hired to come in and choreograph a routine for us. ANY group routine choreographed by our own award winning staff is not charged any choreography fee. Typically there is an average of only 10-12 routines per season for which we hire outside choreographers.
SOLOS, DUETS AND TRIOS are offered to ALL students regardless of age, experience or level! It is our belief that dancers grow so much working on a special number as such, and we offer this to ANY dancer(s) interested!!! Choreography fees are paid for these routines.
WEEKENDS are used for rehearsals and choreography!