Dance Theatre of New Jersey is proud to include AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE®National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT®National Training Curriculum consist of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based quidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT®Certified Teacher, Jaimie Bernstein, who has successfully completed the ABT®Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT®National Training Curriculum.
The Dance Program at DTNJ is one of the leading dance training programs available in our area. Students receive unsurpassed instruction in both the recreational, pre-professional and competitive programs. We provide a fun, high energy and positive environment for all of our dancers. No distinction is made between student types, as recreational students, who choose to dance for pure enjoyment or physical activity, are given no less consideration then their competitive or pre-professional counterparts who have chosen to make dance their primary extracurricular pursuit. Regardless of program concentration, all students are given the tools needed to exceed expectations and excel to their individual fullest potential.
DTNJ's Company is split into two divisions: Performance and Competitive. Our DTNJ Performance Company (ages 4+) is a non-competitive performing group. They have performed at local community events such as parades, farmer markets, town fairs, nursing homes, etc. Their mission is to share their love for dance with the community and be able to gain performing experience alongside it. Our Competitive Company provides opportunities for students to perform and compete locally and along the East Coast. Auditions, or invitation to join is required to be considered for the Company.