For the month of December, we are closed from 12/24/2023 to 1/1/2024 and reopen on 1/2/2024. However, although we are closed, parents must still pay the full tuition price for the month because there are months where student take 5 classes instead of 4 and we do not charge for the 5th class. If you have any questions, feel free to call us 201-659-2190
Below are the dates the studio will be closed –
- Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving 11/28/2023 & 11/29/2023
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, (CLOSED 12/24/2023– 1/1/2024) (REOPEN 1/2/2024)
- New Year’s Eve 12/31/2023
- New Year’s Day 1/1/2024
- Good Friday 3/29/2024
- Memorial Day 5/27/2024
- Juneteenth 6/19/2024
- Independence Day 7/4/2024
PICK YOUR CLASSES AND CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
PAY HERE BY CREDIT CARD OR STOP BY THE OFFICE.
Stop In or Call us at (201) 659-2190 to Find out more!
Our Teacher,Alexi Zadanosky is a performing artist who teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, beginner pointe, lyrical for all ages. Also she specializes in private piano and vocal instruction and coaches musical theatre programs.
She performs in dinner shows and actively participates in local community events. Alexi has been teaching and performing for 5 years. Originally from New York City, she attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy for the performing arts obtaining an AOS in Musical Theatre.
Afterward she relocated to Los Angeles and continued with AMDA getting her BFA in Musical Theatre and then MA in Theatre. She now lives in New York City once more realizing her passion for teaching the arts and encouraging students to follow their goals and dreams in the performing arts community.
She strives to become a record label artist in the future. Alexi also spends much time reading and writing creative works, and is a bit of a film historian.
Community Needs Assessment
The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. Inner City Youth
Parents/Guardians and students are assessed as they begin the program through The Kennedy Dancers, Inc., as well as the CDBG intake forms. They are surveyed regularly by staff to see if there is a change financially, physically, or emotionally. Surveys include questions about finances, school attendance, and physical and emotional needs. Every six months, parents/guardians and students are given a proficiency report monitoring the student’s artistic, emotional, and physical improvement, or lack thereof.
Through intake forms, one hundred percent of the students in the Inner City Youth (ICY) program are identified as low to moderate income by HUD standards and are at-risk for criminal activity, substance abuse, gang related activity, teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. The program provides these vulnerable children with a place to go after school, a community of which they can feel they belong, and a focus for their creative energy and talent. This program is a clear indication of how the organization has adhered to its mission to offer arts training in response to the needs of the community. This program provides elite skills in dance, as well as music and theater – most of which is non-existent in public schools. Currently, only two schools offer dance in Jersey City.
The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY also provides assistance to its young members with conflict resolution and social development skills. Students who express interest in a career in the performing arts meet with The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY faculty members who can assist with identifying suitable college applications and increasing confidence and self-esteem, and building socialization skills needed to work with others.
Unfortunately, there is little training in the performing arts in public schools, especially in dance, so The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program is filling a great need in Jersey City. Since its inception, over 500 children have participated in The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program. Many children have moved on to find a position within the workforce or in higher education as a result of responsibilities and skills acquired in The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program.