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Music and Dance Location:
161 Lincoln Highway - Edison, NJ 08820

Ph: 908 - 756 - 9245

Testimonials

"As a family, we feel Edison & Cranford School of Music and Dance makes my daughters feel special. We have watched them first foster a love for music during their music lessons and now in dance they have grown from nervous young girls to a proud, confident dancers...."

-- Denise

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Upcoming Events

April 30 - Picture Day

April 30 - Priority Pre-Registration

June 3 - (Dance Only) Dress Rehearsal Week

June 11 - Music Recital

 

Dance Questions


Q: How do you differ from other dance schools?

A: We of course cannot comment on the teachers or specific procedures of others, but we have several distinct fundamental differences from most other dance schools. We have a full-time office staff, which means the person teaching the class is not distracted with administrative details, and there is always someone available to assist you with your customer service needs. We also keep our class sizes small with our classes for 3-5 year olds limited to 10 in a group, and the remaining age groups limited to 14. We also never require our students to fund raise to cover costs of dance school activities.

Q: Can we watch a dance class?

A: Yes, we have an observation window and/or a closed-circuit video system, which allows parents to watch their child’s class without disturbing the lesson.

Q: Can I sit in on my child’s dance class?

A: No. We have set observation days. If the parents sit in every week, it is too distracting for the students. It creates an environment where there are too many authority figures and the children either lose class time looking for Mom and Dad’s approval, or they act out to see what reaction they will get. We encourage parents of young children to wait in our waiting rooms so that if they are needed, they are close by.

Q: My child has been dancing for 5+ years, and is interested in competitive or professional type dance lessons. What do you offer?

A: We have extremely qualified dance teachers who are certified in the style of dance that they teach. Our teachers can easily teach that type of advanced student. Our competitive classes are by invitation only, and the student must have danced with us for a year before being considered for the competitive class.

Q: What do students do in Pre-School classes?

A: Pre-Tap/Ballet/Tumble is the basic intro to dance class. They work on sequencing skills, remembering how to go from one step to another, and basic coordination skills— all the basic skills they need to go into all the other styles of dance when they are older. They also work on a routine to perform in our year end show.

Q: My child took Pre-Tap/Ballet/Tumble (or a similar class) at the community center; can he/she go into the higher level class?

A: Because the programs at community centers are short and the content varies greatly depending on who is teaching it, your child should still go into the first level we offer for his or her age. Our programs are longer (10 months) and work on a variety of material that they simply don’t have time to cover in the community center programs.

Q: Can my child start dance part-way through the year?

 A: A Student can start dance up to the middle of November. After that, the classes have progressed too far. If, however, the student is willing to partake in private lessons to catch up to the class— and if we have space available— he or she can take those lessons until the teacher feels the student is ready to join the class. Pre-school lessons can be started any month except June.

You can contact us by calling  (908)-756-9245 
990 Inman Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820

Why We’re Different

As a parent we realize you have a choice between several different music and dance schools. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible. Today, as in 2000, there are several different studios to choose from. We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why our studio has been chosen more than any other music or dance school.

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