Performing Hearts

Kids Helping Kids

Performing Hearts Dance Program in Sparta, NJ
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The Dance Academy of North Jersey is proud to announce the continuation of an exciting dance program designed specifically for girls and boys with physical or mental challenges. The program features creative rhythm movement to Broadway music and pop-chart favorites; includes elements of ballet, jazz and percussive dance and the use of props. The sessions also include a short showcase performance for those interested. The program has been featured in Jefferson Patch and AIM.
Who Should Enroll? The Program is open to girls and boys ages 5 to18 with physical or mental challenges.

What are the Fees? -- Our primary sponsor, the Dance Academy of North Jersey ("DANJ"), is hosting the classes and providing the faculty at no cost to the participants.

Where is the Program Located? The program is hosted by DANJ, located at 328 Sparta Avenue Suite G, Sparta, NJ. Directions can be found on DANJ's website at

Who teaches the Classes? Dr. Patti Krapels, a Chiropractic physician specializing in pediatrics and an experienced children’s dance instructor, is leading our classes along with a team of volunteer assistants.

When are the Classes?
  • Creative Movement: Wednesdays, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Ballet: Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 6:45pm

How to Register:

Who To Contact for More Information:
  • Performing Hearts Challenger Dance Program Director Elaine Luks at 973-663-2009