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Join us today for a free trial class

Welcome to
Progressive Dance Studio

Progressive Dance Studio is committed first and foremost to fostering the love of dance and the performing arts in our students. We are passionate about dance, the performing arts and education in Bergen County. Progressive Dance Studio’s primary focus is developing each student’s talents by nurturing their individual abilities. Our goal is to instill self confidence and self esteem as well as an understanding and appreciation for dance that each student can carry throughout their lives, no matter what profession they may choose. We believe in providing the highest quality of professional instruction in a safe and creative no-competitive environment.

Fall Registration

Fall semester dance classes begin Monday, Sept 10th. Come join us as we celebrate 39 years of building creativity and confidence.

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

AUGUST 27TH – 31ST
Nationally Renowned Guest Teachers & Choreographers
Open to all Intermediate & Advanced Levels

Why Choose PDS?

At PDS, we live to dance and we love children. We are passionate about dance the personal growth of all our students. All dance studios are not created equal.

QUALITY TRAINING
Proper technique, individual attention, professional dance instructors, creative artistry.

SAFE, NON-COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Nurturing of individual talents, promoting of positive relationships, focus on building self confidence.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY
Professional sprung dance floors and sound system.

SEE OUR SUCCESS STORIES!

Full Range of Dance Styles

Acro

Tumbling, stretching and strengthing.

BABY YOGA

Enjoy gentle and slow yoga with your baby.

BALLET

Light, graceful and fluid movements.

BOLLYWOOD

Energetic classic and modern Indian style dance.

CONDITIONING

High intensity strength and conditioning.

CONTEMPORARY

Elements of Ballet and Modern Dance technique.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Basic concepts of rhythm and movement.

HIP HOP

Today’s culture and hottest Hip-Hop moves.

JAZZ

Powerful movement and choreography fueled by rhythm.

JUMPS & TURNS

Strengthening leap, jump and turn techniques.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Acting exercises, vocals and stage movement.

POINTE

Advanced ballet hard shoe technique.

TAP

Modern and classical rhythm and percussion movements.

TOTS HOP

Fun and engaging introduction to Hip-Hop.

TOTS IN TUTUS

Creative games to teach rhythm and movement.

TWIRLING TWOS

Stimulate coordination, balance and listening skills to music.

YOGA

Proven physical and mental excercise for your best self.

Dance Classes for All Ages

Dance Classes for All Ages

Dance Studio News

Here’s what’s going on at Progressive Dance Studio.

Register Now for Fall Dance Classes!

Register Now for Fall Dance Classes!

Progressive Dance Studio Classes start on Monday, September10, 2018. Building Confidence & Creativity in our 39th Year! At PDS, we offer dance classes for all ages and skill levels. Beginning at age 2 with Mommy & Me classes all the way through Teen and Adult classes!...

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Summer Dance Intensive 2018

Summer Dance Intensive 2018

Space is Limited. Don't Miss Out.   Join us for a week of great dancing and so much more!  In addition to PDS’s outstanding dance instructors that will be leading the Summer Dance Intensive, we have five renowned guest artists from New York that will also be teaching...

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Why Choose Progressive Dance Studio?

Why Choose Progressive Dance Studio?

Focus on Dance Education, Technique, and Terminology. At PDS, our focus is to teach the fundamental classical dance techniques, while instilling the artistry of dance. A dancer must have correct technique in order to explore their own creative artistry through dance....

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The Benefits of Dance For Any Age!

The Benefits of Dance For Any Age!

The benefits of taking Dance classes go beyond the obvious point that dance is fun. At PDS, we believe that dance can have a positive impact on the whole person, which includes the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social aspects of a being healthy...

read more
Meet Jolene Perry

Meet Jolene Perry

  Jolene Perry   (Owner, Artistic Director) Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) Advancing Dance Education in the Arts (NDEO) Although Ms. Jolene was born in California, she spent the first eleven years of her life living in Japan as her father was stationed in Yokohama...

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Dance Studio News

Here’s what’s going on at Progressive Dance Studio.

Register Now for Fall Dance Classes!

Register Now for Fall Dance Classes!

Progressive Dance Studio Classes start on Monday, September10, 2018. Building Confidence & Creativity in our 39th Year! At PDS, we offer dance classes for all ages and skill levels. Beginning at age 2 with Mommy & Me classes all the way through Teen and Adult classes!...

read more
Summer Dance Intensive 2018

Summer Dance Intensive 2018

Space is Limited. Don't Miss Out.   Join us for a week of great dancing and so much more!  In addition to PDS’s outstanding dance instructors that will be leading the Summer Dance Intensive, we have five renowned guest artists from New York that will also be teaching...

read more
Why Choose Progressive Dance Studio?

Why Choose Progressive Dance Studio?

Focus on Dance Education, Technique, and Terminology. At PDS, our focus is to teach the fundamental classical dance techniques, while instilling the artistry of dance. A dancer must have correct technique in order to explore their own creative artistry through dance....

read more
The Benefits of Dance For Any Age!

The Benefits of Dance For Any Age!

The benefits of taking Dance classes go beyond the obvious point that dance is fun. At PDS, we believe that dance can have a positive impact on the whole person, which includes the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social aspects of a being healthy...

read more
Meet Jolene Perry

Meet Jolene Perry

  Jolene Perry   (Owner, Artistic Director) Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) Advancing Dance Education in the Arts (NDEO) Although Ms. Jolene was born in California, she spent the first eleven years of her life living in Japan as her father was stationed in Yokohama...

read more

Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

Progressive Dance Studio is my home I have been dancing here for 8 years! The teachers here are the kindest teachers ever and they inspire me every day!  They push us to our best and make sure we have a great time! The teachers here are so advanced I learn something new every day!  In class she teaches us every detail, what we should be feeling and thinking so we get it right! I don’t know what this studio would do without her!  I love this studio so much every teacher cares so much about us and makes us feel important and make our dreams come true! This is the best studio I know and I am so lucky to be dancing here! Rebecca N., Student, Age 11

What Our Clients Are Saying

My three girls have been dancing at the studio almost from birth. My oldest is about to finish her 16th year here. It has been her home away from home. I am so grateful for the safe and loving environment that she has experienced here. She has made her closest friends here and has learned so much from her teachers that she looks up to. What I love most about this studio is that it is a warm family friendly studio that cares about each of their students and they go above and beyond for each one. My girls feel so close to their teachers and I couldn’t be happier that they look forward to coming every day. Susan S., Mother

What Our Clients Are Saying

I have been dancing at progressive for about four years! I love this studio so much. The teachers are all so kind and sweet. I have made so many amazing friends throughout my years as a dancer at Progressive. All of the teachers try to make us all come together as one and make new friends.  I have made so many amazing friends I never thought I would have. I would definitely recommend this dance studio. You make many amazing friends and you will have the time of your life. Alexandra G., Student, Age 12

What Our Clients Are Saying

I am the father of 3 girls, each of whom are enrolled in multiple classes for numerous years at progressive dance studio. My oldest is a high school senior, who has been a student at PDS since she was 3 years old. Both of my other daughters started dancing at PDS at 3 years old. During our 15 years at PDS, we have enjoyed the classes, the instructors, the family atmosphere, and the overall welcoming and nurturing environment that the school provides. My daughters have learned so much about the various genres of dance, choreography and teamwork from the owner and dance instructors. Any parent who wants their son or daughter to learn from professional and caring instructors while being part of a close knit team of kids should seriously enroll at progressive dance studio. Stephen S., Father

What Our Clients Are Saying

For the past 14 years, my life has revolved around dance. Progressive Dance Studio has always been and will continue to be the perfect forum for me to continue to develop my skills, cultivate my passion, and train in what I love. This place is impossible not to feel comfortable in. It has been my home for the past 10 years and its unbearable for me to think that I only have one year left. My dance friends have become my sisters, and along with our teachers and company directors we have become a close knit family. I genuinely cannot imagine my life without them. Hayley G., Student, Age 16

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“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”—Merce Cunningham