• Who Can Enroll?

    The Performing Hearts Dance Program is open to girls and boys ages 5 to 25. The faculty will help assess which class is best for your child — Creative Movement, Ballet and/or Tap.

  • When are the Classes?

    Ballet/Tap: Wednesdays, from 4:00 to 5:00pm
    Creative Movement: Wednesdays, from 5:00 to 6:00pm
    Creative Movement: Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00pm

  • What are the Fees?

    There is no tuition or other fees for the children enrolled in the program — classes, costumes and admission to the annual recital for the dancers' families are provided by The Dance Academy of North Jersey at no charge to the children' families.

  • Who Teaches the Classes?

    Dr. Patricia Krapels, a Chiropractic physician specializing in pediatrics, and an experienced children’s dance instructor, leads the classes along with a team of volunteer assistants.

  • How Do I Register My Child?

    Click => Register and complete the online form. Call 973-729-9449 with any questions.

  • How Can I Help?

    If you are interested in helping Performing Hearts -- then we are interested in supporting your efforts. Volunteers are always needed to work with the children in class. The children benefit greatly from one-on-one care and attention. Volunteers go on stage with the children during their annual performance. You can also help by getting the word out to families with special needs children who may benefit from the Performing Hearts program. Finally, we are always grateful for any contributions, which are used exclusively for covering the costs of the program.