Dance classes are led by our experienced Dance teacher and coordinator Ms. Jill Dextraze. Ms. Jill has an extensive background in dance and is a member of the Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey.

Dance has shown to be extremely beneficial to students by developing good posture, poise and grace, promoting friendships, self-esteem and confidence, stimulating creativity and encouraging the appreciation of the performing arts.

Program Director: Jill Dextraze
Email: jdextraze@hcymca.org
Phone: 908-782-1044 x 4949

Please click button below for current program guide, which includes program times, prices, and schedules. Online registration will close at the beginning of each session, but please speak with a staff member at Welcome Center or call 908-782-1030 to find out about class availability.

Appropriate dance attire required Pre Ballet/Ballet. Ballet slippers (canvas or leather), Tap-Any style tap shoes. Girls- leotard (any style/color), tights. Boys- dance pants/shorts, t-shirt.
Kid-Hop:  Comfortable clothes/sneakers. 


Ages 3-4 years
A wonderful introduction to the joy of dance! Children will march, jump, and twirl as they learn ballet using props, imagery, and games. Children will develop grace and coordination in a fun, nurturing environment.

Ballet I/Tap

Ages 4-6 years
The perfect combination class for 4 to 6 year olds!   Ballet promotes coordination, balance, and grace while tap develops a sense of rhythm, timing, and musicality. An exciting introduction to dance!

Ballet II & III/Tap

Ages 7+
This combination of ballet and tap dance will further develop the dance skills learned at the previous level. Focus will be on technique and strength. Tap basics learned in Level1 will be expanded.

Kid Hop

Ages 6+
A fun, high energy class for young beginners. Focus is on rhythm, coordination, and basic dance skills while introducing the 5 elements of Hip-Hop through games, music, and choreography.

Adult Tap

Is learning how to tap dance on your bucket list?  Did you tap dance as a child and want to get back into it?  Come join us to learn this classic American theater style of dance! Wear tap shoes and comfortable clothes. Beginner and Intermediate levels available.

Basic Beginner Tap
Basic beginner is perfect if you’re brand new to tap dance or are returning after a long hiatus. We will focus on basic vocabulary and technique.
Advanced Beginner Tap
For those comfortable with basic technique steps like shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls, and paradiddles. We will focus on clarity in your technique, musicality, and combination steps like Buffalo, Maxi Ford and Time Steps.
Intermediate Tap
For those that have their technical vocabulary down. We will work on longer phrases, faster footwork and start trick steps like pullbacks and wings.


04julAll DayFourth of July - Closed

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05aug6:00 pm9:00 pmParents Night Out

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