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The Montclair Dance Collective (MDC)

Tuesdays 2:30PM-5:30PM

Homework Happy Hour 2:30PM-3:30PM

The Montclair Dance Collective  is a select group of dedicated dancers between the ages of 10 and 17. Members are offered advanced level instruction from the Artistic Director, Zetta Cool and guest teachers and choreographers. The Montclair Collective dancers are challenged on an intense level to achieve their greatest potential. Dancers perform on various occasions throughout the year and attend workshops and master classes in the New York City area. Members of The Collective are selected based on proficiency, dedication and ability to represent the our brand  in school performances, town performances, and county performances. We are extremely excited to offer this fun and educational dance experience to our young stars!


FALL : Saturday November 18th 11AM-1PM

WINTER : (FEBRUARY)           

SPRING : (APRIL)            


The Performance Workshop Masterclass Series offers an exciting program for young stars ages 10-17 that focuses on dance technique, dance composition, stage presence and performance quality in the New Jersey/New York area. These young performers get a rare opportunity to experience the thriving arts culture with master teachers and artists. Dancers who experience our performance workshops take class in order to find their voice as performing artist and future stars.


Wednesdays 2:30PM-5:30PM

Homework Happy Hour 2:30PM-3:30PM

The aim of the Cool School Preparatory Dance Program (PREP) is to ensure that all students experience the joy of movement, develop a lifelong appreciation for the art of dance, and are prepared for their next step in dance when they leave our program. Classroom work and performance opportunities instill in each student focus, discipline, accountability, efficacy and satisfaction through achievement.

PREP provides a learning environment for all students interested in receiving classical dance training of the highest caliber. Whether our students’ aspire for a professional career, to dance in college, or study dance for recreational enjoyment; our faculty nurture potential at every level of interest and ability.  

PREP provides comprehensive classical ballet training, as well as additional classes in a variety of dance genres, creating an inclusive dance education program. Curriculum is based upon rigorous standards and is taught by experienced and distinguished dance educators.

Faculty members of The Cool School of Performing Arts are committed to somatically sound principles of dance training integrated with thoughtful consideration of students’ mental well being. These core values provide opportunities for all students to discover individual creativity within traditional disciplines integral to the art form of dance.


July 9th- July 13 ( Monday- Friday 9AM-4PM)

Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive 2018 provides rigorous training for dancers ages 10-17 on all levels. The program is designed to create thoughtful dance artists who exhibit personal integrity while expanding the understanding and appreciation of various dance styles.

The program progresses throughout a period of five days so students leave feeling more knowledgeable, with stronger technique and confidence.  Students will have the opportunity to perform before a panel of artists and talent agents during a mock audition on the final day.

Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive is certain to be a life-changing experience that increases skills, builds confidence, and develops a sense of self-worth.

Take classes in modern, ballet, Afro-fusion dance, hip hop, and more with our amazing faculty and guest artists!


G.E.M.  (Girls Embracing Manifestation) Week  

August 13th- August 16th ( Monday- Thursday 9AM-4PM)

August 16th Trip to Dorney Park

Morning Session

Girls Embracing Manifestation is a workshop, lead by founder Mrs. Frances Lee, geared toward introducing girls and women to the power of the mind and the idea that you can create anything for yourself through visualization, affirmations and positive thinking.  It is designed to give young visionaries tips and tools to take their ideas from thought to action using five researched based principles. With heavy emphasis on training our thoughts to support our desires girls are encouraged to explore their goals and create action plans in a supportive environment to assist in goal execution.

G.E.M’s are inspiring girls and women who have manifested their visions to ultimately come to fruition.  Through faith or spirituality they knew something bigger was destined and made a conscious decision to work toward a goal.  They did not stop at a beautiful collage of photos, they put an action plan in motion to achieve each set goal and voilà!

Afternoon Session

Outdoor Fitness FUN!!!

Stretch, Strengthening and Conditioning

Great artistic athletes are made in the off-season. The summer is a great time to work hard and prepare your body and mind for the rigors of performance and competition. Regardless of your sport, a dynamic and diverse stretch, strength and conditioning program is the foundation for optimal athletic performance and health.

During Cool School’s G.E.M. week we  will provide you with the knowledge, skills, structure and accountability you need to get the most out of your time and effort. Proven and purposeful athletic performance programming and coaching that will make you a healthier artistic athlete!


Summer Performance Workshop

August 20th- August 23rd ( Monday- Thursday 9AM-4PM)

Wednesday August 22nd Trip to Broadway

Cool School’s Summer performance workshop offers an exciting program that focuses on stage presence and performance quality in the New Jersey area. Our goal is to enrich,enhance and challenge the artistic skills of young performers and future stars.

The Summer Performance Workshop is a 1 week-long day camp where young performers receive instruction in various dance techniques, vocal skills and acting. During the Summer Performance workshop our young stars will take a trip to NYC to see a Broadway play! Any young performer who will be age 10-15 at the time of camp may register. No experience is necessary!