Your Guide to the Dance Studios of Hudson County

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We could all use a bit more movement right now, and dancing is an excellent way to hit our daily step goal or to simply release some stress something we all need less of. Dancing is known to have a wide range of health benefits like improving balance and flexibility, increasing strength and endurance, and is an excellent mood-booster because exercise=endorphins, which make us happy {Elle Woods said so}. Dance is also a beautiful type of art that invites creative self-expression in a non-verbal way. Hudson County is filled with an array of dance studios for all types of skill levels.

Whether you’re looking to learn how to pole dance, or maybe something more classical like ballet, there’s a considerable amount of options for everyone if you’re staying local. Dance studios, like many other establishments, are trying to adapt to the times, and some are offering virtual classes while others have already opened their doors with precautions in place. Keep reading for a comprehensive list {updated regularly} of dance studios in Hudson County. {Please make sure to call a dance studio for hours and information on COVID-19 precautions as these are subject to change.}

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Hoboken

Anytime Dance {720 Monroe Street}

Anytime Dance offers private and group ballroom and Latin lessons for all levels and ages. From salsa, tango, and swing to bachata, there’s so much to choose from. Solo dancers and partners are welcome, no experience necessary. 

Athena Dance USA {1200 Park Avenue}

Athena Dance USA offers choreography services for weddings and other special events, private lessons, and group classes. During your first lesson, you can expect to learn basic movements, and create a personalized plan for your dancing goals. 

Believe Ballroom Dance Hoboken {300 Observer Highway}

Believe Ballroom Dance’s mission statement is clear: to believe. That can be applied to believing in yourself, in dance, and in life. The staff emphasizes that many people can accomplish more than they think, and they ensure that students feel safe when they’re learning. The studio is taking social distancing precautions and masks are required upon entry. Group classes are available but limited. 

Hoboken Latin & Ballroom {1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor}

The school’s mission is to create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for its students of all ages and levels. The studio offers group adult classes, private dance lessons for weddings and special events, as well as competitive programs for those who are more advanced and are looking to compete. 

Sassy Cap Dance N’ Fitness  {1018 Washington Street + 505 Madison Street}

Sassy Cap first opened its doors in 2013. The instructors teach Zumba, circuit breaker {a boot camp style class that includes speed and endurance}, pilates boot camp {where pilates, ballet, and HIIT meet}, and a variety of other dance fitness classes. The studio is offering free with a requested donation virtual training classes during the pandemic.

Studio L Dance Co. Hoboken {505 Madison Street}

Studio L’s mission is to provide students with a strong sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Kids of all levels ages two and a half to 18 are welcome. Power tumbling, strength and conditioning, and contortion are some of the classes offered. The studio is offering virtual and in-person classes at all of its locations. Following safety protocols, the studio has limited the class sizes to ensure social distancing when dancing. Masks must be worn when entering the studio. 

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ZenSpace {450 7th Street}

ZenSpace is a place where dance and wellness meet. The studio is currently offering $12 virtual-only classes and is open to all levels. From a Monday night dance party created to commemorate what dancing was like pre-pandemic, a Zena Rommett floor barre class {ballet but done entirely on the floor, which was originated by dancer Zena Rommett}, to a unique holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts, and mindfulness called the Nia Dance workout — there’s a ton of unique options.   

Jersey City

Carolina Rosa Arts Academy {336 Central Avenue}

Carolina Rosa has provided dance training to its students since 2011. They inspire students to discover their hidden talents and offer ballet, hip-hop, salsa, and more, as well as private classes. The studio is offering virtual and in-person classes. 

Impress Dance Studio {54 Coles Street}

Impress Dance Studio opened its doors three months ago and is a great addition to the dance schools in Jersey City. The studio offers Latin and ballroom dance lessons for kids and adults alike. “Open your mind, be creative, leave your mark” is an inspirational quote they go by at Impress. The mission is to help students develop their gifts and they are a family-inclusive atmosphere.     

Jersey City Ballet {189 Brunswick Street, 2nd Floor}

Jersey City Ballet is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible training to its students in the art of classical and contemporary Ballet. The studio offers youth and adult classes for all levels. The staff is taking safety precautions and masks must be worn at all times. 

Jersey City Ballroom {189 Brunswick Street, 3rd Floor}

The staff at Jersey City Ballroom believe that dance makes life better and specialize in Latin, ballroom, swin, tango, and more. The studio is offering virtual classes, group classes, private dance lessons for all events, and workshops for all ages. 

Jersey City Dance Academy {107 West Side Avenue}

The Ballet school offers classes for students ages three to 18 with an emphasis on technique. Students are nurtured and encouraged to discover their abilities through movement. The studio is taking safety precautions and classes are limited to 10 students. Masks are required upon entry. 

Next Step Broadway {233 9th Street}

Next Step Broadway’s mission is to provide an environment where students of all ages and levels can experience the joy of expression through dancing, singing, and acting. The school offers tap, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, among others. Classes are available online or in-person and safety protocols are being followed.

Salsa Fever On 2 Dance Academy {83 Franklin Street}

A Jersey City favorite since they opened their doors 20 years ago, the staff at Salsa Fever on 2 prides themselves on providing a safe space for students to learn in a welcoming environment. The school offers levels 0-4 in salsa for beginners and up to more advanced students. It also has open-level classes for bachata and the cha-cha. Safety protocols are in place and masks must be worn at all times. 

The Kennedy Dancers {79 Central Avenue}

A non-profit since 1976, The Kennedy Dancers offers training for all ages including ballet, jazz, gymnastics, and much more. Virtual and in-person classes are available. Safety protocols are in place with temperature checks, UV light ray scans, and masks must be worn at all times. Classes are limited to six students at a time. 

Bayonne

Latin Groove Dance Academy {398 Broadway}

The only dance studio in Bayonne to offer Salsa and Bachata, you may want to jump {pun intended} at the chance to take a class at Latin Groove if this is what you’re looking for. Some of the other classes include belly-dancing, tap, ballet, and more, which are available for people of all ages, including children as young as three. It offers virtual classes and has a limited amount of available spots in person, so make sure to pre-register online. 

Ms. Huguette’s School of Dance {821 Broadway}

For over 25 years, this dance school has made it its mission to instill confidence and self-esteem in students. The studio director emphasizes the importance of dance and how it influences all aspects of students’ lives. In addition to the usual dance classes that studios offer like jazz, tap, and freestyle, the school also offers classes in voice, lyrical, and musical theater. 

Guttenberg

Oneida’s Dance Studio {6801 Bergenline Avenue}

A staple in the Guttenberg community, Oneida’s was founded in 1966 and was the first Latin-American dance school in Hudson County at the time. The curriculum is extensive with options like hip-hop, acro-gym, tango, musical theater, and flamenco to name a few. The age range is three to teens, which is perfect for parents who are searching for a reputable dance studio. Many graduating students go on to join professional dance companies and competitions.

Sublime Dance & Fitness Studio {7000 John F. Kennedy Boulevard East}

This hidden Gem in Guttenberg has a variety of options for your dancing desires. From Zumba to flamenco, they’ve got you covered. Also, the studio provides choreography for special events. If you’re looking for a more rigorous workout than dance, the studio also has personal fitness training available. If you forgot your dance clothes, don’t fret. Sublime has a merch store on-site for shoes, attire, and accessories. It also offers free parking on the premises.

Kearny

Visions Dance Studio LLC {202 E Midland Avenue}

Visions first opened its doors in 1996 with a mission statement to embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion while also encouraging and supporting students’ abilities. The goal is clear: to ensure that students feel like they are part of a family. The studio offers Jazz, Pre-Ballet and Ballet, Tiny Tots-PreK-4 {classes designed for children starting at 18 months old and up to four years old, and split into three age groups} and more. An excellent part of Visions is that it offers a class designed to teach students how to defend themselves. Stranger danger & self-defense is split up into two age groups: ages three to six and seven+. The studio is currently taking precautions against COVID-19 by sanitizing before and after classes, and taking temperature checks at the door, among other protocols. Masks are mandatory.     

North Bergen

Latin Ballroom Dance {5307 John F. Kennedy Boulevard}

The studio offers salsa, bachata, choreography for special events, and more for all ages and expertise levels. Private and group dance lessons are also available. Safety protocols are in place with temperature checks before entering, and masks are required at all times. 

My Passion Dance Studio & Entertainment {1127 John F. Kennedy Boulevard} 

My Passion Dance helps students cultivate dedication, confidence, and creativity for students of all ages, and levels. They offer tap, flamenco, hip-hop, acrobatics, and more. Virtual and in-person group and private classes available. 

New Jersey Dance Fusion {9266 John F. Kennedy Boulevard} 

NJDF is dedicated to providing exceptional training to its students in a positive environment with a focus on responsibility, teamwork, and respect. They offer classes in tap, hip-hop, ballet, and more for ages two to teens. 

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Professional Arts Academy {9021 River Road}

Professional Arts encourages its students to reach their greatest potential in a fun, hard-working environment. Their classes are for students ages four to 18 and include creative tots, ballet, tap, and musical theatre among more. The school offers private voice and piano lessons for kids and adults ages five and up.  

Union City

Femme Body Fitness {509 32nd Street}

Union City’s hidden gem, Femme offers classes for everyone. The studio offers a fusion of dance and workout options, including expecting mothers to someone simply looking to learn how to twerk. Beginner pole exxxotica, beginner burlesque chair dance, bikini body boot camp, and fit mommy baby carrier workout are only some of the options to choose from. Virtual and in-studio classes are available. 

Union City Music & Dance Academy {118 40th Street}

UCMD’s goal is to find your best self. They provide the right tools for students to achieve their goals and tap {pun intended} into their full potential. Pointe, ballet, salsa, and hip-Hop are just a few of the classes they offer. The staff have precautions in place and are taking temperature checks upon entry. Masks must be worn at all times. The number of students per class has been reduced to a capacity of only six to eight at a time.

Yenyere Dance Studio {3804 New York Avenue}

Yenyere Dance Studio was founded back in 2014 in Texas by a team of dancers from Colombia and set up shop in Union City in 2017. Zumba and rumba therapy are fun classes that they offer for all ages and levels, while they also have choreography services. It was featured in America’s Got Talent back in 2015. 

Weehawken 

JZT Dance & Yoga {4500 Park Avenue}

This Weehawken gem offers all types of dance options like Hip-Hop, Jazz, Acro, and more to students ages three to 18. The emphasis is on technique and helping students develop coordination, teamwork, and confidence. JZT also offers Yoga with a capacity of 12-15 students per class. The studio is taking COVID-19 precautions. The premises are sanitized before and after each class. All staff members are screened and temperature checks are in place. Each student has a socially-distanced designated space, and masks must be worn at all times.

 West New York 

Amarily’s Academy of Dance Arts {536 61st Street}

A staple in the West New York community since 1977, Amarily’s trains students ages five to 18 in ballet, pointe, flamenco, and more. Many of the school’s graduates go on to compete in professional competitions. The Academy’s goal is to raise cultural awareness and allow youth a chance to shine.

Baila Conmigo {6009 Bergenline Avenue} 

Founded in 2009, Baila Conmigo has a range of dance classes to choose from like hip-hop, ballet, bachata, salsa, and more. The team were semi-finalists featured in America’s Got Talent back in 2014 and even had the chance to work with renowned artist and dancer, Jennifer Lopez, in 2019 for her “It’s My Party” tour. During the pandemic, they are offering free classes to children ages four and up. 

Foxy Fitness and Pole Training Studios {591 60th Street} 

This unique and charming studio has been a beloved part of the community since its opening in 2011. Foxy is a great place to learn the aspects of professional Pole dancing and achieve results in toning, flexibility, and creative expression. The studio hosts Foxy Uncut every month for new performers where they can perform in small audiences and showcase their talents. Foxy is following safety protocols and has reduced class sizes to eliminate pole sharing. Masks and temperature checks are required. 

Yolanda’s Academy of Music & Dance {441 62nd Street}

Yolanda’s Academy prides itself on bringing professional and qualified dance education to its students for over 40 years. Classes are available for students ages three to teens. It offers all of the classics like ballet, pointe, jazz, and more. 

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Yarleen is a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerskating}, or typing away on her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.