About DWS

"Serious dance training can and should be taught in a safe, nurturing and fun-loving environment - providing a challenging and rewarding experience for all dancers."

- Kathy Costa, Director, DanceWorks Studios

Our approach is creative, educational and supportive. Each student receives individual attention so he/she may grow as an individual and artist as well as a dancer.We offer our students the tools that enable them to develop their bodies and minds wisely, and help them love and appreciate the process that allows this to happen.


We strongly believe dancers flourish in a positive, pleasant atmosphere.

DanceWorks Studios promises challenging and rewarding experiences for all dancers.

We offer a full schedule of classes for children and adults: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Theatre Dance, Creative Movement, Choreography, Jazz, Tap, Yoga and Hip Hop


  • DanceWorks & Co., a teen touring company (by audition only) 

  • Birthday Parties for Children 

  • Master Classes with renowned teachers from New York 

  • Summer Dance Camp

DWS Schedule


September 11, 2017 - November 18, 2017

November 20, 2017 - January 27, 2018

January 29, 2018 - April 7, 2018

April 9, 2018 - June 16, 2018


Thursday, Sept. 7, Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 - 10AM-Noon – In Person Registration

February 26, 2018 – Class Observation Week

TBA – Spring Break

June 16, 2018, 7:30 PM show – DanceWorks & Co. Annual Concert

 June 16, 2018 – DanceWorks Studios Annual Spring Dance Concert

Monday & Tuesday 1st "Let's Dance" Classes 11 AM show;
All other classes  12:30 PM show



September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016

November 21, 2016 - January 28, 2017

January 30, 2017 - April 8, 2017


Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 2016, 10am-noon – In Person Registration

February 27, 2017 – Class Observation Week

TBA – Spring Break

April 10, 2017 - June 17, 2017June 2017 – DanceWorks & Co. Annual Concert

 June 2017 – DanceWorks Studios Annual Spring Dance Concert

Mark Your Calendars Now!

20th Anniversary Annual Spring Dance Concerts

DanceWorks Spring Dance Concerts 

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at James Caldwell High School 
265 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 

11am Show : 1st Dance Classes Only ( Monday & Tuesday 4 pm classes )
12:30 pm Show : All Other Classes 
7:30 pm Show : DanceWorks & Company Concert 

Tickets available at Door 
$20.00 Adults 
$15.00 Students 

Please Note: Absolutely No-Prorating During a Session. Students May Make-Up Missed Classes.

*Company Class by Audition Only!
**By Teacher Invitation Only! 
†Pointe Class per Session = $80.00
***Advance Classes 2 years prior training.

DWS Staff
Kathy Costa
Artistic Director
Alexa Astarita
Emily Claman
Sonya Cole
Tracy Dunbar
Ronald Duncan
Jeffry Foote
Kayla McKeown
Teresa Perez Ceccon
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It makes such a huge difference in a child's life to have someone like Kathy Costa.

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DanceWorks is a magical place - very accepting and encouraging.

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Global Dance Exchange Program

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DanceWorks & Co.
Teen Touring Company

DanceWorks & Co. is a dance company which thrives on an eclectic program,

so that each individual dancer is provided with a challenging and rewarding experience.

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