Professional Development
Workshop Series 

Workshops are conceived and presented based on specific needs/concerns of the dance community. Workshops are announced via email and posted at Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know! Dance New Jersey is dedicated to developing current and pertinent initiatives that will benefit a significant number of members as well as support the work of the presenters/speakers.


Thursday, March 28, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Center for Arts Education

Year 3 of another successful Dance New Jersey event involving professional development for dance educators and classes with Master Teachers for students. As a bonus this year, we were able to add middle school students alongside high school students.

Dance educators experienced "In the Company" Professional Development with Randy James, Artistic Director, 10 Hairy Legs. They also gained knowledge in the social media world in the workshop "The Social Strategy" with Daniel DeFranco, CEO, Groove Productions.

Students participated in master classes with Barbara Angeline - Interim Associate Chair of Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Lisa Grimes - Executive Director of Dance New Jersey, and Robert Mark Burke and Derek Crescenti - company dancers with 10 Hairy Legs.

The day culminated with "Dance Unites", a choreography experience bringing all dance educators and students together to create short dance pieces that explore the concepts of individualism and community through movement.

Thank you to DanceNJ staff, board, volunteers, and participants for a helping put together a great day of learning and connecting.
Thank you NJPAC for the incredible space to be able to bring the dance community together.
Thank you Anthony Johnson of Narratography for capturing the beauty of the day with your photos.

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For the Love of Learning

on the Move

at DanceNJ’s Annual Festival

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Thank you to Chris White

for an incredible workshop providing teachers with new information on how to bring rhythm into their dance classrooms.

thank you to the participants

for joining DanceNJ for the day.

DancEdNJ on the Move
Professional Development
Workshop Series Success!

Another exciting professional development day for New Jersey dance educators. Participants started the day learning how to get their first DonorsChoose project up & running with Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski. The day continued and concluded with exploring Espressione Corporea with Loretta Fois through taking a movement class and learning its unique teaching practices.

2017-2018 Highlights COMING SOON!

Thank you to all of the workshop leaders, participants, and hosts for supporting the community of dance educators in new jersey!

We are feeling our presence in numbers!

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