Uptown Dance is a family owned and operated Studio in Belleville NJ. Pat and Leslea Clark teach several forms of dance to all ages, pre school through adult. We are celebrating our 20th season and would like to welcome you to our Dance family. Let us share with you how we got started, our experience, and why you should choose Uptown.
We opened in February of 1992 after the studio Miss Pat was teaching at closed abruptly. At that time Miss Leslea (Miss Pat's daughter) was just a student and devastated that she would no longer have her home away from home, her dancing school. There was only one thing to do, open their own Studio... UPTOWN DANCE.
Miss Leslea started at Uptown as a student teacher, moved on to become a teacher after obtaining a degree in Dance Arts, and now is assistant director. She is also a certified AFAA fitness instructor and dances professionaly with G-Volution Dance Company. To learn more about Miss Leslea and see her other professional credits visit her website, www.LesleaClark.com
Miss Pat has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years with IDEA and PDTA certifications. She feels having the business family owned and operated is what makes Uptown so successful. "We are a small studio which allows us to know every student by name, get to know their family, and provide individual attention to all. It is still our home away from home and we see our students as our extended family, We love doing what we do!"
At Uptown Dance we teach our students to appreciate dance as an art form, an outlet, and a way to express themselves freely. We have a nurturing, non-competitive environment which allows students to have fun and be themselves. We are so proud of all our students, we enjoy watching them grow as dancers and people. We are very fortunate, we found our calling in life and truly enjoy sharing our love for dance and movement with the community.
If you are not already a member of the Uptown family and you would like to experience the joy of dance in a non competitive family environment come join us, or stop in for a visit and see for yourself.