Diamond Dancers is a Nationally Award Winning Competitive Dance Team in Howell, NJ
The Diamond Dancers are a selected group of dancers from ages 5 to 18. They perform and compete before a group of judges in a variety of dance styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Production, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and More! They are very dedicated and work hard to perfect their routines.
This competitive dance team competes at regional competitions as well as national based competitions. Many of the advanced dance students also compete as soloists or in duo, trio, and small groups in addition to competing with their dance class groups.
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Howell Academy of Dance started this team over 37 years ago. Over the years, they have won countless National and International Awards, including: Top Overall School, Top Overall Group, Best Choreography and Top School Spirit.
They have also performed in the Nutcracker on Broadway, Walt Disney World, including leading the Main Street Electrical Parade, Universal Studios, Montreal Canada, New York’s annual Tap-O-Mania, and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The dancers have supported and performed for Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Rainbow Foundation, Dance for Diabetes, Adopt a Pet, Assisted Living Facilities, and Dance For America which helped to raise money for family victims of September 11th.
The Diamond Dancers train to stay physically fit as the routines performed can be physically demanding. They continuously train to maintain and improve their technique, flexibility, balance skills, and strength.
“I just look at them and I’m so amazed at how they improve and I hope the parents realize how great this is and how hard dance really is and how amazing these kids look,” she said. “I’m so proud of them because they work really hard.”
– April Bamonte, Owner of Howell Academy of Dance
Howell Academy of Dance has 2 locations. The studio located at 4034 Route 9 North, in Howell NJ is a specialized school dedicated for the Dance Team. The studio has 3 dance rooms. This enables the owner and staff the opportunity to offer a variety of classes to excel the dancer’s abilities.
The studio offers individual and combination classes which include Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Acrobatics among a variety of other specialized classes.
The Original Diamond Dancers Team from Howell Academy has been competing for more than 37 years!
These dancers demonstrate special qualities of creativity and performance ability. They are also offered many opportunities from the studio to enhance their dance experiences.
Many students from Howell Academy have gone on to careers including dancing internationally, touring companies, teachers at colleges and professional dance companies. The success from the studios has given the owner, April Bamonte, the opportunity of passing on to the staff, the opportunity to continue her dream to train and educate with the love and compassion the students deserve!