Performing Hearts

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Enjoying Dance

Performing Hearts provides children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the art of dance in weekly tap, ballet, and creative movement classes for children from Morris, Sussex and surrounding counties. The classes are hosted by The Dance Academy of North Jersey in their Sparta studio. Volunteers work with the children one-on-one throughout the school year leading up to the annual recital in June.

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  • 2018 Annual Recital

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “Popcorn Calling Me”

    Tap Dancers
    “Candy Man”

  • 2017 Annual Recital

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “You Are My Sunshine”

    Tap Dancers
    “Fly Me To The Moon”

  • 2016 Annual Recital

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “The Happy Dance”

    Tap Dancers
    “Locomotion”

  • 2015 Annual Recital

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “Body Rock”

    Ballet Dancers
    “Wonderful World”

  • 2013 & 2014 Annual Recitals

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “Clap For Love” ('14)

    Ballet Dancers
    “Scarf Dance” ('13)

  • 2011 & 2012 Annual Recitals

    Creative Movement Dancers
    “Shakin' It” ('12)

    Creative Movement Dancers
    Tribute ('11)


Spirit of Community Award

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The State of New Jersey, in a Joint Legislative Resolution of the Senate and General Assembly, recognized Performing Hearts for its contributions to the State and its people. The resolution was adopted in connection with receiving the coveted Spirit of Community Award presented by Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State.

The State of New Jersey, in a Joint Legislative Resolution of the Senate and General Assembly, recognized Performing Hearts for its contributions. The resolution was adopted in connection with Performing Hearts receiving the coveted Spirit of Community Award.