Preschool Dance Camp

Fri., 5/14/2021 - 12:43 pm

EDA will be holding Preschool Dance Camp for children aged 3 - 5 on weekdays, June 1 through June 25 from 9:00 am to noon. The cost of camp is $40 per day. You may choose the days you would like your child to attend. Our daily themes will be:

  • Mondays -- Princesses and Unicorns
  • Tuesdays -- Poppin' with Poppy and the Trolls
  • Wednesdays -- Beach Party
  • Thursdays -- Frozen
  • Fridays -- Dancing Descendants

Remember to bring a snack and a drink each day!

Please click on the attachment below to download the registration form.

Studio Closed April 2 - April 4

Tue., 3/30/2021 - 1:25 pm

The studio will be closed April 2 - April 4 for Spring Break. Enjoy the long weekend and happy spring!

Studio Closed -- Monday, February 15

Mon., 2/15/2021 - 9:49 am

EDA is closed today, Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents Day. Enjoy the holiday!

Studio Closed -- Monday, February 1

Mon., 2/1/2021 - 9:13 am

The studio is closed today, Monday, February 1 due to the snow. Stay home and stay warm!

Important Dates, Recital Information and Parent Visitation

Fri., 11/20/2020 - 12:58 pm

Thanksgiving Break -- Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29
Winter Break -- Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3
President's Day -- Monday, February 15
Spring Break -- Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4
Memorial Day -- Monday, May 31

LAST DAY OF CLASSES: Saturday, May 29

DRESS REHEARSAL:  Saturday, May 15

RECITAL:  Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23



At this time, we do not have a full commitment from PCTI (our recital venue) because of the uncertainty of the future. However, if the school is open and we are able to participate using the guidelines at that time, we will do so. As a Plan B, we will be securing an alternative venue (outdoor). 

That being said, we will be creating a recital and will begin to purchase costumes. Costume fees are as follows:

  • Preschool -- $70
  • Kindergarten through 4th grade -- $80
  • 5th grade and up -- $90


Parent visitation will take place via Zoom. The students will be dancing in the studio and we will email a link to you to view the class. Feel free to share the link with family and friends! Further information will be provided soon.



Registration is Open!

Thu., 8/20/2020 - 4:44 pm

Registration for our 2020 - 2021 season is open! Please visit our Registration page to view our class schedule and register for classes online.

In addition, we invite you to visit our COVID-19 page to review the new policies we are implementing this year in order to keep our students and faculty safe during the pandemic. 

Classes begin on September 14. Can't wait to see you in the studio!

Planning for the 2020 - 2021 Season Is Well Underway

Tue., 6/23/2020 - 3:18 pm

Here at EDA we are hard at work planning the 2020 - 2021 season. We are consulting the CDC guidelines and protocols and will be working within the guidelines set by the governor in order to re-open safely. You'll be hearing from us often in the coming weeks with information about summer classes, the 2020 - 2021 class schedule and other relevant news.

In the meantime, we will be holding auditions via Zoom for anyone wishing to join the competition company. Please email or call us at 973-808-1000 to set up a virtual audition.

Studio Update -- March 21, 2020

Sat., 3/21/2020 - 6:17 pm

To our EDA family

We hope this finds you and your families healthy and safe...The EDA staff and I are missing teaching your children.  We're sure they miss their classes and their teachers so we are trying to come up with some creative ways to interact with them.  

As you have probably surmised, Essex Dance Academy will have to remain closed until further notice.  The staff and I are busy uploading videos of the recital choreography to YouTube so your children can view them and practice along with the video.   Please search EDA Recital 2020 to find the list of videos we are posting.  If your video is not up yet, it will be within the next few days.

Next week, to finish out the month of March, the teachers will be putting prerecorded videos of classes on YouTube that your child will be able to view/"take" .  Since the class will be prerecorded, they can view it at their leisure while trying to balance home schooling.  You may also view other classes to see if you are interested in exploring another genre.  

My plan is to postpone our recital.   Of course I have no date planned, since we do not know the duration of this health crisis.  But as soon as we can return to the studio and have ample time to prepare, we will be putting on the recital that we have been preparing for all season.  At that time, I will contact our venue to request a date.  

For those of you on novice competition teams, I will let you know as soon as I get information on postponements, cancellations, and rescheduling.  We will at some point compete our dances that we've worked on this season.  

Most studios are finishing their season by offering online classes (either live or prerecorded).  They are charging regular tuition in order to pay their teachers for their time in putting the classes together.   Please use the sample classes next week to assess whether or not you would be interested in online classes for April and May and then let me know.  At that time, we'll be able to formulate a plan to provide classes to fulfill everyone's needs. We will also try to include some fun live interaction with them via zoom or another platform.  

Thank you for your patience while we try to get through this most difficult time.   

We sincerely hope for everyone's well-being....


EDA Student to Star on Broadway

Fri., 8/18/2017 - 8:59 am

 Join us in congratulating EDA student, Mattea Conforti, as she originates the role of Young Anna in Disney's stage adaptation of Frozen.  Broadway performances begin February 2018 at the St. James Theatre. We couldn't be more proud of her!