Check in here from time to time to see what Gotta Dance has been up to lately!
Gotta Dance #KicksBreastCancer
October 24, 2015
The Gotta Dance Family put on their dance shoes on October 24th in an effort to "KICK CANCER!"
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, starting Monday, October 12th, the last 10 minutes of every class was dedicated to our cause and ALL were welcome to join us. That's right, ALL our students, their siblings, parents, etc, were invited to come in and learn our "Kick for a Cause" Kick-line routine.
Our Charity Performance was Saturday, October 24th at 1:30 in front of the studio at Gotta Dance. Supporters wore their best "Ballet Pink" and many purchased a pink Gotta Dance #KicksBreastCancer t-shirt.
We want to thank the Susan G. Komen foundation for their support for this event. We also want to thank Keesa our Rockette Alumni for making an appearance and for spending the afternoon taking pictures with our dancers and answering their dance-related questions!
We took donations throughout the month of October. With any donation large or small, donors purchased a "KICKETTE" that proudly displayed in the lobby of our studio throughout the month.
Thanks to our amazing Gotta Dance Family, together, we raised $3,500!!!
October 18th, 2015
Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey has a long history of providing well-run conventions and workshops taught by some of the most sought out teachers in the country today. The Gotta Dance faculty frequently attends these conventions to expand their teaching repertoire and we were excited to invite our Performance Team this year to join in on the fun! Our dancers were challenged by some of the top instructors today and had a great time. We can't wait for the next one!
National Dance Day in Point Pleasant
July 25th, 2015
For the 2nd year in a row, Gotta Dance has participated in Dizzy Feet Foundation's National Dance Day Celebration. Always held on the last Saturday of July, students of Gotta Dance spent the week rehearsing the routine and then enjoyed the beautiful Saturday on the beach performing for the public and for family and friends. We look forward to this summer event as a way to get together with the Gotta Dance family over the summer break.
State Fair Meadowlands
June 28th, 2015
This was our 6th year performing at the State Fair Meadowlands. Our dancers are excited to get the chance to perform their recital routines one more time. The Meadowlands Fair is a great family event with shows, rides, and food!
Recital 2015 - "Shop Till You Drop"
June 27th, 2015
The most anticipated event for any student at Gotta Dance - our recital day! This year is our 33rd anniversary and our show was our best yet!
Elmwood Park Community Day
June 6th, 2015
This year, Gotta Dance had the opportunity to participate in Elmwood Park's Community Day on Boro Field, right next door to the school. Karen, the school's director, handed balloons to all the children, our senior student's helped out at our table, and the school got to perform for the crowd right on the field. It was a beautiful day and we were happy to meet a lot of new people and even bump into some Gotta Dance alumni as well!
May 2nd & 3rd, 2015
Every year, we invite all our students to come to the studio in costume and participate in "picture day." These group pictures are great keepsakes for our students and a wonderful way to remember who was in each class. We proudly display every classes group picture on the wall of our studio for an entire year.
National Dance Week
April 24th - May 3rd 2015
On April 23rd, 40 of our dancers surprised the patrons of The Microsoft Store and Lord n Taylor in the Garden State Plaza with a flash mob, organized by National Dance Week! We then did encore performances on April 25th at Saddle Brook Park and at Boom Burger in Rochelle Park. Our school performed the same routine as other schools from around the world on the same day, an event that truly brings the dance community together. It was a great experience for our school and we look forward to participating next year.
This winter, the Performance Team competed this year's competition routines, "Sparkling Diamonds," "These Boots Are Made for Walking," "Splish Splash," "Toxic," and "Goody Goody" at local competitions around the state of New Jersey. They were up against other very talented groups and ended the season with many trophies and special awards. Congrats girls! We are very proud of you!
WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMPETITION TEAM.
Recital "Kick-Off" Event
November 16, 2013
Many of our students will agree that the Gotta Dance Recital, in June, is the most exciting day of the year on our calendar! Countless hours of planning go into our show, making it the spectacular event it is every year.We love to entertain an audience, and so we decided to put on a mini-show at Boom Burger for family, friends, and any lucky patrons enjoying lunch at Boom
Burger.Boom Burger, located on Passaic Street in Rochelle Park, loved our Flash Mob event so much, they have invited us back to their restaurant to perform once again.
At the conclusion of our mini-show, we made a very special announcement: WE ANNOUNCED THIS YEAR’S RECITAL THEME -- "Opposites Attract"
October 25th, 2013
Our Halloween Party was our best party yet! Balloons, games, crafts, candy, and costumes. Everyone looked great...our dancers and their friends had some creative costumes...it was difficult to pick the winners of our costume contest.
Elmwood Park 5K Run
September 22nd, 2013
On September 22nd, 2013, the Elmwood Park Chamber of Commerce held their 2nd annual 5k race and Kids Fun Run. Gotta Dance students and faculty came out to participate both on and off the race course, featuring a special performance by our Team. It was a beautiful fall morning perfect for an event like this and we can't wait to participate next year!
Valentine's "Date Night" Party
February 15th 2013
On February 15th, we invited all our dancers, age 5 and up, to spend the day after Valentine's Day with us. They danced, ate, and played games, giving their parents the opportunity to enjoy a night to themselves.
National Ballerina Day
February 2nd, 2013
Our ballet classes had a lot of fun on National Ballerina Day this year. Our little ballerinas practiced turning, balancing, and smooth arm movements in class and then got to take home their own ballet-themed coloring page!
2012 Holiday Shows
December 7th & 8th 2012
The Gotta Dance performance team had the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer this season at the Elmwood Park Christmas tree lighting and at Regency Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Helping the Pets of Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser
November 30th, 2012
On November 30th, we had a dance party to raise money and food for the displaced pets of Hurricane Sandy. We danced and snacked and played games. We all learned the steps to the music video "Gangnam Style" and we got a sneak peek of our Performance Teams holiday show!
The Rockette Kick-It! Challenge
November 4th, 2012
On November 4th, 2012, the Gotta Dance Performance Team participated in the Rockette Kick-It! Challenge. It was coordinated by National Dance Week in celebration of the Rockette's 85th anniversary.
October 22nd - 27th 2012
Encore Dance Photography were pleased to return with "Candid Corner," a unique photography program that captures the fun and excitement of dance class in the studio. Pictures were taken during classes the week of October 22nd.