You know your tiny dancer loves to twirl and whirl across the living room floor. And she can hardly stop with the toe tapping when music comes on in the car. It’s probably time to get her signed up for some dance lessons. Thankfully, one of Bergen County’s premier dance academies, the Nunnbetter Dance Theatre (NDT), is located nearby in Bergenfield and has been teaching and shaping the area’s young dancers for the past 20 years.
Think you’ve got a future prima ballerina on your hands? NDT is known for its excellence in ballet, emphasizing proper technique and strong fundamentals, which has helped many of its students grow into beautiful and professional dancers. NDT boasts an impressive list of alumni, including dancers who are now members of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, The Washington Ballet, the Kansas City Ballet and Tulsa Ballet, to name just a few.
If your child is more jazz hands than five positions, the Nunnbetter Dance Theatre also provides the highest level of professional dance training in many other disciplines including jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern and theater dance. With such a wide range of classes available for kids age three and up, your little hip-hopper or tiny tapper is bound to find something that works with your schedule. Want to get him really excited? Tell him current and former students have been seen on Broadway in Once, Matilda, The Lion King, The King and I, School of Rock, Les Misérables and in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
One thing that sets NDT apart from many other schools in the area is the caliber of the dance faculty. They are known for their exceptional teachers, all of whom have extensive credentials and accolades in the dance world, including Eleanor D’Antuono, Prima Ballerina Emeritus of American Ballet Theatre.
The students and Company (a select group of intermediate and advanced dancers) have been preparing for their yearly performances of The Nutcracker, widely known as one of the best productions in New Jersey. The elaborate and beautifully staged show, which also features professional dancers from New York City, will be held December 8, 9 and 10 at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. Tickets range from $17 to $30 and can be purchased here. Take your kids to this magical holiday classic, and be prepared when they tell you they want to start dance classes NOW!Nunnbetter Dance Theatre 161 Woodbine St., Bergenfield, NJ 201-385-9638 nunnbetterdance.com