Dance instruction includes Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Hip Hop, Break-dance, Acro, Cheer Prep, Adult Classes and Dance Fusion.Combining Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, as well as a competitive Pioneers Junior Dance Company.
Garden State Dance Project began as an actual “project,” in 2007. Fusing a variety of dance genres such as urban movement, including hip-hop and break dancing. Paired with the fine art forms of ballet and modern dance. Under the leadership of Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Eli Kababa, GSDP has become known as one of the hippest and most reputable dance companies in the metro-area.
GSDP provides instruction at their two convenient studio locations—**New Wayne** and Montville, NJ. GSDP also offers school assemblies, in-school residencies, as well as after-school programs. .
GSDP is always expanding its artistic boundaries and has teamed up with Souljerz Crew, a NJ-based soulful professional dance company. Led by Carlos Cordova “Ironman 360,” Souljerz performs, instructs and competes in the U.S. and abroad. Souljerz are also currently collaborating with GSDP on performances.
Garden State Dance Project’s objective is to inspire children, tweens, teens, and adults through dance instruction and education. All GSDP teachers adhere to the Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts, as established by the National Dance Education Organization, as well as, the New York City Blueprint for Learning and Teaching Dance. Adhering to these standards provides students with a unique competitive advantage, as the curriculum is designed to apply to all genres. Dance becomes more than movement to create true artists.
Eli Kababa is a graduate of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), that trains and supports the work of dance educators, known as the art of the heart of teaching™.