About Us

About the School

For 60 years...

New Jersey School of Ballet has provided top quality instruction for thousands of students ages 4 through adult, from beginners through professionals. The School’s program is designed for those who aspire to a career in dance as well as for those who want to enjoy an excellent form of exercise.

New Jersey School of Ballet maintains an outstanding faculty of professional teachers. All have performed with internationally-known ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Kirov, Joffrey Ballet, The Bolshoi, Harkness Ballet and many others. In addition to their extensive experience in ballet, many of the teachers have danced on Broadway and appeared on television. Their involvement in all these media spans years of performing and teaching at all levels and for all ages. During the regular school year and summer course, prominent guest teachers are invited to teach master classes.

 

New Jersey School of Ballet's outstanding record of achievement.

New Jersey School of Ballet is proud of its many students who have gone on to professional careers of their own. Many have appeared with or are currently members of the following major companies: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, New Jersey Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Twyla Tharp, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and others. New Jersey School of Ballet is the official school of New Jersey Ballet Company.

What does a dance education offer a child?

A dance education is aimed at developing well-disciplined, intelligent, graceful-bodied and physically fit young people who may go on to professional careers or may choose to apply their dance education in other fields. Dance training develops discipline, concentration, alertness and body control, which aids in scholastic endeavors and personal growth. Carriage, body lines, coordination, grace, style, technique, artistry – the benefits that a dance education can bring are unlimited.

Whatever goals a student may have, correct instruction is an absolute necessity. It must never be sacrificed for speed-up methods or cut-rate charges. The risks are too great. Premature advancement based on some artificial timetable can exact a bitter price in malformation of bone and muscle which may never be corrected.

Facilities

New Jersey School of Ballet holds classes in three convenient locations; Livingston, Somerville and the Morristown area. The locations have fully-equipped studios. Ballet classes are accompanied with live piano music.

Proper dance attire, dance shoes and accessories are available in the Ballet Boutique, located at the Livingston studios. Ballet themed gift items are also on sale. All proceeds benefit New Jersey Ballet Company, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 performing arts organization.

Registration

Registration is accepted year-round. An initial payment of registration fee and deposit on tuition is required at registration. If a student has had previous training, a placement class is arranged to determine correct level. A TRIAL CLASS is offered to all new students. For tuition rates or to schedule a TRIAL CLASS, please call New Jersey School of Ballet 973-597-9600.