The Dance Centre’s 2020-21 Season

The following beginner classes will be open to online registration via the parent portal.

The Dance Centre‘s purpose and most earnest desire is to enrich your child’s life with a proper dance education. Therefore, all students are placed in classes where they will progress to the best of their ability.

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Classes above the beginner level can be viewed on the schedule on the parent portal, but should be discussed to insure proper level placement. You can call or email the studio to confirm, or set an in-person registration appointment. Contact us to learn more.

Here is a listing of our beginner level class offerings for the Fall- please note, this is not live and classes may be filled:

Mommy & Me Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
2 years by October 1st
Time and Day:
Saturday 9:00-9:45am
Description: This is a pre-ballet class for students ages 2-3 years old. Students must be 2 years old by October 1st to be eligible. This class teaches students along with the assistance of a parent or guardian, to explore the different rhythms of music, while learning to move their bodies, listen, and follow directions. Students learn movements and motor skills, through both song and dance along with a variety of props to help stimulate their imaginations.
Required Attire: Pink Leotard with Skirt attached, Plain Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Slippers
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement, with Tap Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
3-4 years. old, must be 3 by October 1st.
Time and Day:
Tuesday 2:00-2:50pm OR Thursday 5:40-6:30pm OR Saturday 9:55 AM – 10:45 AM
Description: This is a 50 minute pre-ballet and creative movement class for 3-4 year olds. Students must be 3 years old by October 1st to be eligible. For the first 35 minutes students will use their imaginations to learn different musical rhythms, proper body position, and basic ballet terminology, exercises, and steps through song and dance. For the last 15 minutes of class there will be an introduction to basic tap steps and terminology.
Required Attire: For girls is a Pink Leotard with Skirt attached, pink tights, pink ballet slippers- tan tap shoes. For boys, black shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers-black tap shoes
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


Preschool Acrobatics Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
3- 4 years old, must be 3 by October 1st
Time and Day:
Tuesday 3:00PM – 3:25 PM OR Thursday 5:00-5:25pm OR Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM
(*No Recital Dance*)
Description: Preschool acrobatics is a 25 minute non-recital class for 3 and 4-year-olds that can be taken in addition to or in place of our pre-ballet and creative movement classes. Students learn basic acrobatics skills and terminology as well as exercises to increase strength, flexibility, and coordination in a fun and creative environment.


Kinderdance Toms River, NJ

Age Group 5 yrs old by October 1st. Students in Kinderdance have the option to do all four areas of dance – Jazz, Ballet, Tap, & Acro – Dancers can choose 2-4 classes in combination or take acro by itself!
Class options are as follows:
Thursday – 4:15pm-5:30 Tap, Ballet & Jazz
Thursday – 5:35pm-6:05pm – Acro
Saturday – 10:25am-10:50am – Acro
Saturday – 10:55 am – 12:10pm – Ballet, Tap & Jazz
Description: Beginner tap, ballet, jazz and acrobatics class for 5-6 year olds. Students must be 5 years old by October 1st and in kindergarten to be eligible. Students take a 30 minute class in each subject. They will learn the basic steps in ballet, jazz, and tap, acrobatics skills, and the proper terminology associated with each subject.
Required Attire: Pink Leotard with Skirt attached, Plain Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Slippers, Tan Tap Shoes, White Acro Slippers. Boys wear black shorts, white t-shirt, black tap and acro shoes and black ballet slippers.
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


 

 Jr. Hip Hop & Tap Combo Class Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
5-6 years old (1st graders!)
Time and Day:Friday 6:20pm-7:20pm
Required Attire: Any color leotard and tights, tan leather slip on jazz shoes and tan tyette tap shoes


Jr. Hip Hop & Tap Combo Class Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
5-6 years old (kindergarten and 1st graders!)
Time and Day:
Friday 6:20pm-7:20pm
Required Attire: Any color leotard and tights, tan leather slip on jazz shoes and tan tic tap toc tap shoes


Acro I Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
Ages 6-10 years old
Time and Day:
Friday 7:20-8:05pm

Acro Beg 2 Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
Ages 5–8 years old
Time and Day:
3:40-4:25pm

Acro Beg 2 / Int 1 Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
Ages 7-10 years old
Time and Day:
Friday 6:05-7:05pm
Description: We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of acrobatics. Students are taught basic tumbling and tricks with a strong emphasis on correct form. The tumbling and tricks are choreographed with other styles of dance to music to form a routine. Our approach is based on the individual ability of the student.
Required Attire: Any Color Leotard and Tights, Unitard, or Biker Shorts- White Acrobatic shoes


Beginner Aerial Silks Toms River, NJ

Due to COVID-19 and equipment for single student use only daily-silks cannot be included in regular pricing and can only be purchased in 4 week sessions, billed separately. No discounts apply to silks classes. $100 for 1 hour 4 week session, and $80 for 45 min 4 week session. $60 per one 30 min lesson single person private silks lesson, $80 per one 45 min lesson single person private silks lesson. If we are forced to go virtual at any point during a 4 week session, only TDC credit will be given for any missed classes, as silks will not go virtual.  If a student misses a class due to illness or injury-a make up lesson will be made available within 3 months of the missed lesson.

Age Group:
5-6 years old
Time and Day:
Tuesday 4:35-5:20pm
Age Group:
7-10 years old
Time and Day:
Friday 8:15-9:00pm
Age Group:
11 years old & up
Time and Day:
Monday 7:30-8:15pm
Description: Aerial Silks is aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Students will learn how to use the fabric to climb, wrap, suspend and swing.
Required Attire: Leggings to ankle, leotard and bring long sleeved shirt, bare feet


Contortion & Hand Balancing Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
7-12 years old (Beginner)
Time and Day:
Thursday 4:00-4:45pm
Description: In Contortion class, Acro students will learn body bending using their own flexibility.
Required Attire: Any type of form fitting dancewear, bare feet


Ballet I Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
6-9 years old
Time and Day:
Friday 5:20-6:05 PM

Age Group:
10 & up
Time and Day:
Thursday 4:00-4:45PM

Description: We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of ballet. These lessons are designed for the student to learn the art of classical ballet. The instructors incorporate elements from the Royal Academy of Dance or RAD curriculum in each of the levels. All classes put an emphasis of the joys of dancing along with good posture, poise, musicality and strong ballet technique.
Required Attire:
Royal Blue Leotard, skirt is optional, canvas ballet shoes, for all first year ballet students and up
Black Leotards, skirt is optional, canvas ballet shoes, for all Ballet technique classes
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


Jazz  Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
7-10 years old
Time and Day:
Friday 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Description: We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of Jazz. It is a contemporary form of dance working on extensions and new moves to the latest music with our talented instructors’ our styles.
Required Attire: Any Color Leotard and Tights, Unitard, or Biker Shorts Shoes, tan leather slip on jazz shoes
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


Tap I Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
6-9 years old
Time and Day:
Monday 7:45-8:30 PM
Description: We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap classes. Rhythm, timing and tap terminology are taught in every level. Dance combinations are put together with music from Broadway tunes to the contemporary music of today.
Required Attire: Any color leotard and tights- Tan tap shoes
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


Hip Hop I Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
6-9 years old
Time and Day:
Tuesday 6:30pm-7:15pm
Description: This class is Street style dancing with a jazz flair. This style of dance is often seen on MTV in the reality show “America Best Dance Crew” and the TV reality show “So You Think You Can Dance…”. It is wildly popular today and our instructors add their own style and high energy to the class.
Required Attire: Any Color Leotard and Tights, Unitard, or Biker Shorts, black low top converse with white soles


Musical Theatre Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
5-6 years old
Time and Day:
Thursday 4:15-4:40PM

Age Group:
6-9 years old
Time and Day:
Wednesday 5:00-5:45 PM
Description: This is a class that focuses on dance that is commonly used in stage theater/ musical productions.
Required Attire: Any Color Leotard and Tights, Unitard, or Biker Shorts


Lyrical I Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
6-9 years old
Time and Day: Wednesday 6:45-7:30PM
Description: This class is a contemporary dance class incorporating Ballet and Jazz technique. This form of dance allows the students to express their emotions while keeping classical technique.
Required Attire: Any color leotard and tights and tan canvas lyrical shoes
Required attire is sold at The Dance Centre


 

Classes for our Adult Students are provided in ‘Mini sessions’ of 4 & 6 weeks. Learn more about our newest 4 Week Session in our NEW location

 


Adaptive Dance Program Toms River, NJ

Age Group:
4-8 years old
Time and Day: Schedule TBD

Description: Adaptive Dance is a creative movement class with a Tap component with a positive and energetic approach that supports and reinforces an understanding of dance for students, ages 4-8 years old, with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and some physical challenges. Rhythmic movement exercises and activities are used to stimulate fine and gross motor skills, speech and language development, and sensory awareness. Students will also learn to establish routines while our team encourages increased attention, cooperation, and impulse control. Please join us as we encourage exploration and self-expression of dance in a safe and structured environment.Class size is limited.
Required Attire: For girls is a Pink Leotard with Skirt attached, pink tights, pink ballet slippers- tan tap shoes. For boys, black shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers-black tap shoes