For over 40 years, North Jefferson Academy of Dance (NJAD) has been serving Gardendale, AL and the surrounding communities. We teach all levels of ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary tap, hip-hop, dance team prep, lyrical/liturgical, and baton. We accept students ages 6 months to 18 years of age for our classes. We are a conservative, non-competitive dance studio with an emphasis on technique, strengthening, and encouragement. All of our instructors are qualified beyond simply having taken dance – they have a special love for young people and the art of dance. For the safety of your dancer, all of our studio rooms have top-grade, sprung, dance floors.

2022-2023 Important Dates & Closures

Sunday, August 7, 2022: Shoe fittings with Applause at NJAD

  • K3-K5: 1:00-2:00pm 
  • 1st – 3rd grade: 2:00-3:00pm 
  • 4th- 6th grade: 3:00-4:00pm 
  • 7th – 12th grade: 4:00-5:00pm 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022: First Day of Dance (*Tuition due your dancer’s first class of each month. Tuition is equally divided between the nine months of September – May.)

Thursday, September 8, 2022: Adult Tap Begins ($30 per 6 weeks; more info to come)

Friday, September 30, 2022: Full tuition balances due to receive 10% discount

Thursday, October 13, 2022: Recital fee balances of $20 per dancer/per class &/or $50 per 5th-12th grade pointe class due 

Monday, October 21, 2022: Studio Closed (Halloween)

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 27, 2022: Studio Closed (Thanksgiving)

Thursday, December 1, 2022: Studio Closed & Participating in the Gardendale Christmas Parade

December TBD: Studio participating in the Morris Christmas Parade

Friday, December 16, 2022 – Sunday, January 8, 2023: Studio Closed (Christmas & New Year Break)

Friday, March 24 – Sunday, April 2, 2023: Studio Closed (Spring Break)

Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 2023: MANDATORY Dress Rehearsals & Recital, The Alabama Theatre (more info to come)