"Jaime Gong is amazing!!! I originally found Jamie's company through livingsocial and I purchased a voucher for 1 dance lesson about 4 months before my wedding. When I purchase this voucher, I didn't know what to expect. My then fiancé and I had taken a beginner wedding dance lesson at a fancy and super expensive studio in Manhattan but we were not happy with their teaching style. They wanted everyone to do the same cookie cutter dances and they were not willing to choreograph a dance to our song. We were going to give up on dance lessons and just sway the entire dance until I purchased that voucher from livingsocial and I can not be happier that I did. Jamie Gong is a lifesaver!! First, she has to be the most patient, sweetest and kindest person in the world! She does not get frustrated. She makes sure that you are happy at all times. She is super flexible with timing. Second, she is a true artist! She is amazing. She choreographed an entire dance to our song (a song that is not well known at all). The dance was beautiful! Jaime is amazing and she is just the best. I cannot rave about her enough. I am not a dancer. I am super shy and self-conscious but Jamie creates some of the most beautiful dance moves and makes you feel super comfortable. She is not cookie cutter. She wants to make sure that you are happy every step of the way and if you aren't, she will do what is necessary to make you happy. I love her! I loved the experience! On our wedding day, we felt like royalty while doing our first dance as Mr and Mrs! Our guests loved it and were so impressed!! Also, Jaime's prices are super reasonable and she videotapes every lesson and emails it to you so that you can practice at home!! After this experience, we have even thought about taking additional lessons with Jaime, just for fun! If you are in the NY or Jersey City area, hire Jaime for your wedding dance lessons. I promise you will not go wrong!"
- Tiffani S., Jersey City, NJ
"I really appreciate that the dances are age appropriate and the costumes aren't revealing. I know that seems obvious but there are plenty of places that aren't so thoughtful about these kinds of things.
The performance showcased the diversity of the arts, which is so important. I walked away so happy that my daughter was able to take part. "
- Sangeeta, R,, Jersey City, NJ
"I take my 3 year old daughter to many classes throughout the week and her favorite by far is the Tumble Tots class taught by Miss Jaime at Portside Towers in Paulus Hook! And needless to say, her favorite teacher is Miss Jamie!
She is wonderful!"
- Theresa M., Jersey City, NJ
Performing Arts Workshop was recommended to me by a friend. We enrolled our 3 year old daughter in the Song & Dance class and although she has only been 1 time so far, we are VERY happy! Jamie was so friendly and accommodating! She responded to my questions promptly and my daughter loved her first class; Ms. Jamie made her feel very welcome! They allow parents to watch the first class of each month on a television in the waiting area so you can see the progress which is a great feature for parents! We talked to other parents while waiting for the class to finish and all are very happy and said that the performances are adorable! We are hoping our little one continues to love pre-ballet and that our positive experiences at Performing Arts Workshop continue! We have already recommended it to other parents.
- Meredith H., Jersey City, NJ
"Jaime Gong runs a professional and FUN dance studio in Jersey City. I have had the pleasure of taking private lessons with her, and group classes with her stellar teachers.
As a teacher Jaime is patient, talented, a clear and compassionate communicator, and passionate about sharing her love of dance. As a business owner she is a woman of her word, and she always delivers with excellence and top notch customer service. Jaime really cares that her customers are happy, and having fun dancing their hearts out!"
- Alison L., Jersey City,
"The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. The class size is intimate yet filled with a positive energy, dynamic enthusiasm, and the thirst to perfect the art of salsa. I enjoy attending the classes; the cordial manner of Jaime & team generate a no-pressure environment and increased comfort. I plan on continuing my lessons, whether they be salsa or some other contemporary dance, with Jaime and her collaborators."
- Dan V., Jersey City, NJ
"Miss Jaime is terrific. She is an outstanding teacher who makes the classes fun for the kids. Yet also they are organized. The kids listen well and are so well behaved. Yet, it seems effortless for her to bring out the best in them. She cares about dance & the kids.
My daughter has been attending classes for over a year. My son just started in September. Both love the classes & look forward to attending every week.
The new space is nice. All the staff are helpful. Miss Jaime is terrific. I am so glad we found her!"
- Michele S., Jersey City, NJ
"Jaime Gong is an amazing dancer, teacher, and business owner. She treats her students like they are her family. She prides herself in excellence and is deeply passionate about anyone and everyone having access to dance. I was lucky enough to take a series of private lessons with her, and it was all around an amazing experience! I have also enjoyed taking her salsa dance lessons, and even trying tap dance. I am so grateful for the performing dance workshop!"
- JumpFun F., Jersey City NJ
"I'm amazed at what my four year old is learning in Miss Jaime's class. The end of cycle performance was way above my expectations. They learned to "tendu" and "pique." Their costumes were absolutely stunning, too. My daughter had some difficulties during the middle of her first cycle of classes. As a typical 4 year old acts sometimes, she didn't want to attend class, but Miss Jaime went out of her way to work with us. We even spoke over the phone together with my daughter to help her understand how fun it was and that she could 'twirl'. My daughter came back to class with a renewed love for dance and had a blast. Now it seems like she's crossed the hump. Miss Jaime goes the extra way to reach out personally with her students' parents. She told me now that my daughter has lately been a leader in the class. I can't wait to see the next cycle's performance and how far she's come and what she's learned."
- Jodi S., Jersey City, NJ
"When we first called to inquire about dance lessons, we were very impressed. You were extremely friendly and cooperative and, most of all, positive about teaching a "non dancer" how to dance....and you did just that in spades! And, in just a few lessons.We like the facility, which is conducive to learning, and you are simply a delight. You are clearly a well trained dancer and instructor. We were very impressed with your enthusiasm. Your teaching style was exactly what we needed - very clear and easy to follow and my husband appreciated your patience. We can see that you raised the bar on the level of instruction as we improved and could absorb new steps and moves.We look forward to continuing our lessons when we return from Florida in the Spring. Thank you for the CD of music and outline of dances to follow. Our very best to you."
- Sandy and John H., Secaucus, NJ