What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Celebrating 10 Years of Drum and Dance. Fun and relaxed environment for both the casual student as well as a path of growth for life-long learners.
Discount packages and drop in classes available.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Collect the details of movement from the ground up.
Take your time to build a solid foundation of footwork, the rest will fall into place.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Getting into NYC or Philly to take weekly dance classes is expensive and takes time. I wanted to offer belly dance, West African dance and drum and other multicultural classes on a regular basis right here in Mercer County. I know there are many dancers who would love to have this in their backyard!
What do you love most about your job?
I love teaching!
I love breaking things down for every type of learner.
I LOVE when people who don't think they can dance start moving with ease and confidence.
"No matter what you do with your dancing always be sure of one thing," writes Jersey Dance owner Jennifer in her dance blog. "The process of learning to dance should be the most enjoyable part." The longtime competitive dancer lives and teaches by that principle, as does her team of instructors. Their nonjudgmental vibe pervades the studio, creating a space where soonlyweds can get help choreographing their wedding dance from an encouraging professional. Likewise, groups of beginners can experience the thrill of learning the steps they see on dance-competition shows while skipping the part where they're given scores and spanked by the ghost of Fred Astaire. One-on-one sessions, meanwhile, offer private pointers on the complexities of the quickstep, the dagger-sharp footwork of Argentine tango, or enough floor space to safely attempt West Coast swing at its jitterbuggiest. Whatever is being taught that week, Jennifer and Co. tailor in-studio socials that give dancers a party setting to show off everything they've learned.
Israeli Krav Maga teaches law enforcement officers, military trainees, and ordinary citizens to use combat skills originally developed for the Israeli defense forces and modified for civilian self-defense. Having trained under krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, Grandmaster Haim Gidon now oversees the instructors he has trained and certified. Some of Gidon's instructors––who have military and law enforcement experience––have been featured in USA Today and on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News, and have even trained celebrities such as John Mayer, whose guitar has been known to pick fights with him. These faculty members teach krav maga with a focus on empowering students while helping them to develop awareness, and life-saving skills.
The instructors at Northeast Academy of Martial Arts reveal the keys to self-improvement by way of karate and mixed-martial-arts programs, as well as through a variety of fitness classes. Karate lessons are divided by age and ability level, challenging kids, adults, and cowardly lions with total-body workouts designed to build both mental and physical toughness. The academy's MMA training blends elements of Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and other disciplines into one well-oiled program. Drop-in fitness classes, meanwhile, such as aerobic kickboxing and cardio training, provide change-of-pace workouts on a weekly basis.
Martial arts at Trenton's American Karate Institute is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this gym with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
Got kids? No problem at American Karate Institute! This gym is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
At this establishment, you can learn the basics of mixed martial arts in a safe and controlled environment.
Combining self-defense techniques with high-intensity cardio, these kickboxing classes offer the ultimate full-body workout.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If Bruce Lee watched a class at East Coast Academy of Martial Arts, he might smile as he observed instructor Michele Thompson teach his signature style of jun fan gung fu. Michele teams up with Dave Shrank and Scott Gray—who specialize in niche styles such as maphilindo silat—to help students learn in an authentic setting. They also specialize in other unique martial arts, such as Filipino kali and Chinese wing chun, as well as yoga classes and sessions for children and women.