In honor of National Dance Day, we had past and present students and families submit their dance photos. From the photos that were submitted, we chose our top four favorite photos based on artistic vision, technicality, and overall excitement. The top photos are: Throughout the day, our #SSDMFamily has been able to vote on their favorite photo of our top four to choose our final winner. And the winner is…. Congratulations to our top four and our first place winner, Guilia!
Meet Miss Sharon! This September marks 45 years since Miss Sharon opened Sharon’s Studio of Dance & Music! Miss Sharon started her formal training, at the age of four, in her home town of Whippany, NJ with Betty Welsh Clemens, a former NYC Radio City Rockette. Miss Sharon started teaching at the age of thirteen and immediately fell in love with children, teaching and passing on the fun and joy of dancing! She knew then, this would be her life. Sharon continued her training at
The beginning of the new season is right around the corner and we’re counting down the days (2 left)! Whether you’re starting classes at our dance studio in Whippany, NJ for the first time, or you’re returning for another season, these 5 tips are sure to help you have a successful season! 1. Keep An Open Mind & Take the Right Classes for YOU There is so much to learn! Consider taking a class in a new subject that you haven’t tried before, or taking class with a new teacher! E
Meet Miss Tammy! Miss Tammy has been dancing since she was 2 years old! She is Miss Sharon’s younger sister and has been a staple in the Sharon’s Studio of Dance & Music Family since the very beginning. Miss Tammy taught dance for 42 years, she retired from teaching a few years ago but you can still find her in the studio as the office manager! Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet Describe SSDM in One Word: FUN Years Teaching Dance: 42 Favorite Quote: Be the change that you wish t
Many times, when you’re watching their little one in dance class, you’ll see the class playing games and using props such as ribbons, bean bags, pom poms, and more! “What do these things have to do with dance class?”, you may ask, and the answer to that is a simple one: IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY. Using different props and games in dance classes for children is important in keeping their attention as well as sparking their creativity. Below are some of our favorite props to u
Meet Miss Kari! Miss Kari has been dancing since she was 3 years old and she cheered for the NFL! She recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Administration. Miss Kari has two daughters, Bailey and Brooklyn. During football season, they’re a house divided, though! Miss Kari’s husband is a huge Giants fan while both she and Bailey are Jets fans! Brooklyn hasn’t decided on her favorite team just yet! Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz Describe SSDM in One Word: DEDICATED Years
Have you found yourself asking, “is it too late for me to start dancing?” If so, the answer is it’s never too late to dance! Here at Sharon’s Studio of Dance & Music, we have dance classes for children of all ages, as well as dance classes for adults in Whippany, NJ! Trying something new and breaking out of your comfort zone can be intimidating at any stage of life; we often encourage dancing with a friend! After all, friends that dance together, stay together, right?! Dancin
Meet Miss Jeanette! Miss Jeanette started singing and taking piano lessons at the age of 7. She began singing solos at her church at the age of 12. Miss Jeanette has been teaching both piano and voice lessons since she was 14 years old. She graduated from The Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University with a degree in Musicology and Voice. Miss Jeanette feels honored to have sung with some of the best voices and instrumentalists of her time, both in Europe and in the US. S
We’re going to be attending the Associated Dance Teachers of NJ convention in Bridgewater on October 27. Our very own Miss Noel is even being sworn into ADTNJ at the event! Students ages 7 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend with us. The fee is $65 for students. Click here to learn more about the convention and the guest teachers! If you are interested in attending, please stop by the office by September 30 and sign our waiver.
Meet Miss Noel! Miss Noel has been dancing since she was 3 years old and actually grew up dancing at Sharon’s Studio of Dance & Music! She is a proud member of Associated Dance Teachers of NJ. Miss Noel is married, has a one year old daughter named Adelyn, a yellow lab, and two cats! Favorite Style of Dance: Tap & Lyrical Describe SSDM in One Word: HAPPY Years Teaching Dance: 8 Favorite Quote: “You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret