Our Dance Studio is Open!
Fall Dance Classes begin Monday, September 21st
What’s New At Progressive Dance Studio
2020 has been a challenging time for us all. We are so happy to announce that our Engelwood, NJ dance studio will be open for in-studio classes and kids will be dancing on our floors again this September. We’ve planned and prepped to make sure we are adhering to all NJ reopening guidelines and have instituted new policies and sanitation procedures at the studio to protect the health of our students, their families, and our staff.
While we will again be offering in-studio dance classes we’ve created a new Hybrid Schedule** to adhere to current occupancy rules, plus we will also be continuing our online dance program for those that are more comfortable dancing together from home. Read on to learn more about our studio, our classes and faculty, our award-winning Synergy Dance Company and how to book a one-on-one appointment to tour the studio and receive expert help in choosing the best dance program for your child.
Why Choose Progressive Dance Studio?
Progressive Dance Studio is celebrating our 41st year of teaching and providing
students with a quality dance education in Bergen County.
Our mission at Progressive Dance Studio has always been to develop each student’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and talents while teaching and developing strong dance technique in a safe, non-competitive environment. We strive to provide our students with a complete dance education where they can have fun, learn to dance, and build lifelong friendships at the same time. Nurturing creativity and self-confidence are at the foundation of our core values.
Dance Classes for All Ages & Skill Levels
At Progressive Dance Studio, we believe that the love of dance can begin at any age and we offer classes for children age 3 through Teen. The youngest dancers can learn the basics in classes like Tots in Tutus and Tots Hop. As our students grow they are encouraged to explore new and different dance styles. Progressive Dance Studio offers a wide variety of classes and dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, and Acro.
Our dance classes cover the full spectrum of skill levels with dance classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, there’s always a place for everyone to dance at Progressive Dance Studio.
Our Class Curriculum is Professionally Designed
All Progressive Dance Studio dance classes have been designed based on skill level progressions. With the small student-to-teacher ratio, our outstanding professional instructors can provide quality instruction during each class which allows the instructor to focus on each child’s individual needs.
Synergy Dance Company
For more serious dance students who are interested in real-world performance experience, Progressive Dance Studio is home to the Synergy Dance Company (SDC), an award-winning competition dance company. Synergy Dance Company has won numerous competition event awards. Most recently a member of our dance company took home the Prestige Elite Award and was 1st Place overall in the Petite Division at the Dancers Inc. National Finals. Three of our dance company members were also invited to the World Dance Championships.
Synergy Dance Company members have numerous opportunities throughout the year to perform at special events, SDC Company workshops, and regional and national competitions. Auditions are required to be a part of our award-winning competitive Synergy Dance Company, so please contact our SDC Company Director to find out more and set up an audition!
Hybrid Class Schedule**
& New Enrollment Options
To keep occupancy of the studios to safe limits and within mandatory guidelines, dancers will alternate each week between being in the studio and participating through the Zoom online class. This way everyone will take turns and be able to have an in-studio experience while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
The Hybrid Class Schedule** will work like this:
- The portion of students in-class on a given week will depend on the size of the studio and occupancy guidelines.
- The portion of students taking the Zoom class online in a given week will depend on how many are enrolled in the class.
- Students will cycle into class at weekly intervals according to the size of enrollment.
- In-Studio/Online Dance Class – Hybrid**: As stated above, the student will alternate each week between being in the studio and taking the Zoom online class.
- Online-Only Dance Class: You may choose to have your child take the Zoom class online only. If we are able to completely open the studio before the end of the year, the student may convert to a studio class if space permits.
- Wait List Expansion: The advantage of online dance class; if a dance class is waitlisted, students may register and take the class online via Zoom, and then join in-studio if space becomes available.
- Make-Up Classes: Because of the extra limitations on occupancy, if a student misses a class, they will be offered the opportunity to make it up online.
** Announcement **
Due to the feedback from parents and students, We have decided to no longer offer the Hybrid Class Schedule.
Instead, we will be offering 100% in-studio classes with a limited capacity for social distancing. This will be on a first come first serve basis. We can only accommodate 8 to 12 students in a class depending on the size of the studio.
You may also have the option of having your child participate in classes full time on Zoom. Anyone registering after the class in-studio capacity limit is reached must attend online classes via Zoom until the studio is allowed to open up at full occupancy capacity.
Please call or email us with any questions you may have.
Book a One-on-One Studio Tour
Come on into the dance studio and see for yourself all we have to offer.
We invite all new parents to make an appointment to bring their child to the dance studio to take a studio tour and meet our staff. We’ll answer any questions you may have and offer expert guidance in selecting the best dance program for your child.
At the time of your appointment, a staff member will greet you at the door to take your and your child’s temperature with a no-touch digital thermometer. You and your child will be required to have and wear a mask while on studio premises. We ask that if you, your child, or any family members are not feeling well or may have been exposed to COVID-19 that you reschedule your appointment for a later time.
To help your child feel confident as they begin their dance journey they may sign-up for as many free trial classes as they would like to take within one week. Our free trial classes provide your child an opportunity to experience our comfortable family environment, meet our faculty and students, and find the ideal dance classes for themselves.
ALL CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM DANCE
Dance classes provide many benefits that can positively impact your child’s life and help them grow physically and intellectually.
Dance supports greater development of rhythm and balance, strength and stamina, gross and fine motor skills and overall coordination. Attending dance classes also supports the growth of a child’s creativity, concentration, self-esteem, self-discipline and dedication to a goal in a teamwork environment.
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