Kick Performing Arts comes to the Count Basie Stage

Last weekend, New Jersey’s famed Kick Performing Arts Studio took to Redbank’s historic Count Basie Stage to showcase its incredible young dancers. Performing various routines, Kick students showed off their excellence in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theater and more! Featuring dancers ages 2 and up, the afternoon was a special chance for every student to shine.

It’s been an incredible year for everyone at the studio. His famous dance team has won awards from all over the circuit, earning more than a dozen gold tickets in the last two competitions. The coveted Golden Ticket is the only thing that grants access to the World Dance Championships, and Kick will proudly send these incredible young dancers, whose record-breaking victories, to the championships. The studio also celebrates several regional championship wins, two Star Dance Alliance Circle of Excellence nominations. The Star Dance Alliance includes all the top international competitions.

Kick allows children who are passionate about performing to showcase their talents and believe in teaching compassion, teamwork, commitment and more life skills to their students. The benefits go far beyond winning trophies, as dancers form lifelong friendships and learn the value of teamwork. Kick Dancers have performed at Walt Disney World, ABC TV, Madison Square Garden and more.

The studio offers students the opportunity to hone their skills, even if they are not interested in competing. While Kick is known for its award-winning choreography and dancers, the studio also offers its students opportunities in acrobatics, singing, and acting, ensuring that everyone can pursue their dreams in the performing arts. This summer, Kick will give its students the chance to shine on stage in two musicals: Mary Poppins Jr. and Newsies Jr. Always a treat for students, staff and families, our summer musicals are a great opportunity for children to foster a love with the arts.

Since its inception, Kick has grown from 60 to 500 students, mainly thanks to referrals. Team Kick won numerous awards in regional competitions, including Best Choreography, Overall Rating, Most Entertaining, Most Emotional, and Team Spirit. Kick is the only dance studio in Central New Jersey to have received More Than Just Great Dancing accreditation. To learn more about Kick and how you can register your child, visit