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Amber Hemmer's Academy of Dance aka "AHA!" is celebrating it's THIRTEENTH season. After opening in the Fall of 2005 with approximately 25 students, the studio continues to grow with over 100 students currently enrolled. Conveniently located on Route 23 in Cedar Grove, the studio draws students from Cedar Grove, Verona, The Caldwells, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and more. Students can take classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and/or Tumbling. The studio was recently featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine. Last year, students participated in performances at our local library and the end of year recital entitled "IN THE MOOD" at Verona High School. Students are afforded the opportunity to attend various workshops with master instructors through Miss Amber's affiliation with Associated Dance Teachers of NJ and Dance Educators of America. Check us out in person - plan a visit to take a trial class!

DIRECTOR- Amber Hemmer


"Miss Amber’s" dance career began at age two. Her studies continued throughout high school and into college. Amber attended Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a dual emphasis in Dance/Psychology. Upon graduating, Amber began teaching dance full-time at a studio in Bloomfield, NJ and part-time at local Community Centers, Recreation Departments, and Elementary School After-Care Programs. Amber is certified by test to teach through Dance Educators of America, she remains a member of the organization and is also a member of Associated Dance Teachers of NJ. She is also licensed through BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC music. Amber has more than 15 years of professional teaching experience. She is very excited to have opened her own studio and thanks you for your interest and support,

as this has been her life-long goal!



Deanna Cordasco

Kailee Tsikitas




AHA! is a studio devoted to teaching dance not only for educational purposes and fostering future careers in dance, but also to offer students the experience of dance as a recreational activity and outlet for self-expression and creativity. The studio takes pride in teaching a graded system of material (inclusive of fundamental motor movements, dance vocabulary & technique) that progresses in a challenging, rewarding, motivating manner. Each class maintains a positive atmosphere, wherein realistic expectations are placed upon students, individuality is encouraged, and respect and discipline are enforced.




Advanced students are invited to take part in a work study program.  This program is designed to give students an opportunity to participate as 

class demonstrators/teacher's assistants for studio credit.  This program not only gives additional technique class opportunities to the students chosen to participate, but also providing great hands on teacher training experience.

To qualify candidates must be enrolled in Tap, Ballet, and Jazz classes. 

Candidates must be proficient in each subject and are expected to set an example for younger students in behavior, attendance, and dress.