Performing Hearts

Helping children with special needs enjoy the art of dance, volunteers work one-on-one throughout the school year, culminating in an annual recital - always the highlight of the show!

Performing Hearts provides children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the art of dance in weekly tap, ballet, and creative movement classes. The classes, hosted by The Dance Academy of North Jersey in its Sparta location, serve children from Morris, Sussex and surrounding counties. Volunteers work with the children one-on-one throughout the school year, culminating in an annual recital - always the highlight of the show!


Recital Performances

  • Creative Movement - “Popcorn Calling Me”

  • Tap - “Candy Man”

  • Creative Movement - “The Happy Dance”

  • Tap - “Locomotion”

  • Creative Movement - “Body Rock”

  • Ballet - “What A Wonderful World”

  • Creative Movement Dancers - “Popcorn Calling Me”

    Tap Dancers - “Candy Man”

  • Creative Movement Dancers - “The Happy Dance”

    Tap Dancers - “Locomotion”

  • Creative Movement Dancers - “Body Rock”

    Ballet Dancers - “What A Wonderful World”

  • Creative Movement Dancers - “Clap For Love”

    Creative Movement Dancers - “Scarf Dance”

  • Creative Movement Dancers - "Shakin' It"

    Creative Movement Dancers - Video Tribute



Spirit of Community Award

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The State Senate and General Assembly recognized Performing Hearts for its contributions, coinciding with the award presentation by Madeline Albright.

In a Joint Legislative Resolution, the NJ State Senate and General Assembly recognized Performing Hearts for its contributions to the State and its people, coinciding with the presentation of the coveted Spirit of Community Award by Madeline Albright, Secretary of State.