Dance Stop Dance Education Center
"Exceed Your Expectations"
New Jersey's Premiere Dance & Performing Arts Education Center
2 Spectacular Locations in Monroe & Parlin, New Jersey
Celebrating 32 Years of Dance!

“We accompany each child on a personal journey of movement and creativity, so that each student may blossom year after year, and be a joy to behold. We believe dance and voice lessons can engage children of all ages both mentally and physically, lead them to enjoy new skills, and strengthen the bonds with their families and peers. The joy of dance is meant to be shared!”

In 1985, Gina DeBenedetto-Forcella retired from her professional dance career and started her educational program with a very small dance studio. Her ideas and program were simple; to instill the art and joy of dance into young children.

In just a few short years, the demand for Mrs. Forcella’s dance program was overwhelming. Gina relocated to her own state of the art 7,000 square foot custom designed facility, where she is now joined by an excellent staff of educators and choreographers. Her two studio locations in Parlin and Monroe consist of eight spacious classrooms filled with wall to wall mirrors and custom lighting, custom designed wooden floors to help prevent muscle and bone stress, professional sound systems and Honeywell clean air purifiers throughout the building.

The emphasis of the school is on dance as a rewarding, fulfilling experience, and is designed to meet the needs of any student interested in the art of dance. Great care and individual attention is given in nurturing the abilities of each student to their fullest potentials. Our instructors stress not only skills in dancing, but social development and effective interaction between pupils and teachers.

How To Register
Our Fall Season runs from September through June, culminating in a Gala Performance at the New Jersey State Theater, in New Brunswick. We also hold a Summer Session, as well as the Young Artists Dance Intensive. Registration is accepted throughout the year, and can be completed in person, over the phone, or online.

“This has been actually my first dance experience with my 4-year-old daughter… I was touched by a couple of songs that they danced to… May God bless your hard work always.”
-- S.D.

“What a great party yesterday! It was such a wonderful tribute to your success… as an amazing dance instructor… If (dance) continues to be my daughter’s dream we know that you are the team to lead her down that path!!! We wish you continued success…”
-- C.C.