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






~ 37 Years of Excellence ~
There is No Substitute for Experience

The Best Shows in Town


Angelina Ballerina

*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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Announcing Our New Location! Open Now

New Castle Dance Academy, Hockessin/Greenville/PA

Situated in the heart of Hockessin, New Castle Dance Academy is conveniently located inside The Police Athletic League and it’s open to P.A.L. members and non-members. It is a large facility that offers observation windows and summer camps. New Castle Dance Academy opened its first Location in 1978 and has had expanded to four locations beginning in 1999 operating at the same time in Bear, Smyrna, Middletown and Glasgow. It had restructured to the Glasgow/Newark State of the Art and largest location in 2010. Now New Castle Dance Academy is offering the best dance instruction available for dancers of all ages and abilities to the Hockessin area.

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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.

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