New Castle Dance and Music Academy
680 Peoples Plaza & Glasgow Ave. Newark, DE 19702
  Ph: 302-832-7543  

- 36 Years of Excellence -
There is no substitute for experience!

*Valerie Gooding, owner of New Castle Dance & Music Academy, receives 2014 SBA Delaware small business award.

NCDMA Ladies with Governor Markell
U.S. Small Family Business of the Year "2014" SBA award presented by Governor Jack Markell to Valerie, Heather and Dana.

Dance school owner took right steps

Cori Anne Natoli, The News Journal 10:32 p.m. EDT April 5, 2014

It was 1978 and 22-year-old Valerie Gooding, an administrative clerk by day and professional dance instructor by night, knew it was time to move with the tempo of her class of ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater students and open the doors to her dream. [...]"

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New Castle Dance & Music Academy's Instructor and Students Alex Prushinski, Brianna Bergeron, Melanie Drummond, and Abigail Huffman audition for "GMA"'s "Shake It Off" contest. WINNER will be announced by TAYLOR SWIFT on Monday, October 27th, 2014.

Read the Press Release here.

Trying to decide where to enroll between a few different Music or Dance Schools?

New Castle Dance & Music Academy offers the ultimate in Performing Arts Instruction to enrich each student in achieving their goals in the arts and in life!

Our shows and student's accomplishments are the greatest manifestation of our mission and all that we offer.

See for yourself:

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Click here to see why the New Castle Dance & Music Academy is the Right Choice

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