At All For Dance, we have over three decades of expertise teaching children of all ages and abilities in dance. Our primary objectives are to provide children a safe and supportive environment where they feel free to express themselves. An atmosphere that values respect for others, encourages confidence, and allows dancers of all levels to learn from one another.
Our dance lessons are not only fun, but they’re also great for helping kids boost their self-esteem and appreciation for the arts. Additionally, children who participate in our classes will develop important life skills such as confidence and persistence.
The motive of All For Dance is to spark an enthusiasm for dancing in each student, as well as confidence that anything they want is possible. Our students learn at All For Dance that by putting in the effort and working hard, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to!
Make sure to contact us today and register for the upcoming season!
Styles of Dance Classes in Etra, NJ
We at All For Dance are delighted to provide a variety of dance lessons for you and your family. We have dance classes available for all levels, from beginner to expert! Our classes include:
A combination of Classical Ballet styles including Cecchetti, Vagnova and Russian methods as well as modern Ballet styles.
A Pointe placement audition/review must be done before accepting any students into Pointe class. The student must be at least 13 years of age.
A variation of Tap styles dating back to Old School Hoofin’ to Broadway style show tap to funky Hip Hop Tapping.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping.
A form of dance less restrictive than ballet. It is a blend of classical, contemporary and ethnic styles of dance with an emphasis on strong centrally motivated movement.
A style of jazz with a strong presence of ballet performed with emotional elements to slower, lyrical music.
A jazz class which incorporates acting into dance performance. Musical Theater is often also referred to as Broadway Jazz.
A fluid, nebulous style of dance, establishing an emotional state with mind-body connection. Like modern, movements include balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation.
Age Groups for Dance Classes in Etra, NJ
Depending on the dancer’s age, there will be different dance classes available to them. Some of our age groups and available classes include:
Mommy & Me: Age 2 — We offer a Mommy & Me class to our 2 year old dancers. This is a 30 minute class which includes creative movement activities, dance games, songs, motor skill development, with an introduction to Ballet and Tap.
Preschool Dance: Ages 3 & 4 — We offer a 45 minute combination class of Ballet and Tap.
Kinder Combination Dance: Age 5 — We offer a 45 minute combination class of Ballet and Tap.
Dancers: Ages 6 — We offer 45 minute classes in Ballet, Combination Class of Ballet & Tap and Jazz.
Dancers: Ages 7 – 8 — We offer 45 minute classes in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Jazz and Lyrical.
Dancers: Ages 9 – 12 — We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Modern and Lyrical.
Dancers: Ages 13 & Up — We offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary and Flexibility/Turns/Leaps.
Music Classes in Etra, NJ
In 2008, our wonderful Fun-Filled Interactive Parent/Child Music & Movement Program for Children aged Birth through 4 Years was named Best of Philly in the category of Best Children’s Music Program by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Instructor Dianne Adler has been recognized with a 2013 Super Service Award for excellence on Angie’s List at her Etra “All For Dance” location, with parents giving her straight “A” ratings in the program.
Children who participate in Kids’ MusicRound at Etra develop a lifelong love of music and dance. By achieving Basic Music Competence, they learn to keep time and sing in tune, which makes taking future instrument or vocal lessons much easier.
Benefits of Dance in Etra, NJ
At All For Dance, we’ve seen the advantages of dance time and time over again. Whenever we see our children gain confidence, strength and increase their activity levels, it fills us with pride. Its especially rewarding to observe the frowns and worry lines disappearing from their faces as they become engrossed in the music and forget about their daily troubles.
We love nothing more than to see our Etra students build confidence while working together in a group. Some may feel that we’re presenting dance through an idyllic lens, but everything we say is accurate! Dancing is one of the most time-honored ways to express oneself for a good reason.
All For Dance students benefit in:
- Social skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Memory and brain development
- Team work
- Meeting new people
- Introduction to the Arts
- Healthy competition
- Encourages good behavior and etiquette
- Helps with studying and focus
- Builds self confidence
- Expands creativity
- Healthy expression of emotions
- Great exercise
Start Dancing With Us Today!
Are you ready to get moving? All For Dance is ready to welcome you and your children to the rewarding world of dance. With our dance classes, students will learn invaluable lessons that they will carry throughout their life. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and register for the upcoming season!