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!

  • It was a blessing and a true joy to welcome Ms. Michaela DePrince for master classes at our Parlin studio in February, 2014! Some of you may recognize her as an internationally-acclaimed rising star in ballet, who starred in the ballet documentary First Position, and who performed on "Dancing with the Stars." Click here to see other amazing guest instructors who have recently taught special workshops and master classes at our school!

  • Dance Stop faculty member Al Blackstone... is the 2011 recipient of the Capezio/A.C.E. Award (Award in Choreographic Excellence). The competition, which is an highlight of the Dance Teacher Summit and included 15 top level choreographers from all over the U.S., was held at the Hilton Hotel in NYC. As the top winner, Al earned a $15,000 prize towards the production of his own show in NYC. Two former Dance Stop Dancers, Olivia Alvarez and Jen Bermeo, were part of Al's winning cast of dancers. We are so excited and proud of you, Al!

  • Congratulations to Anthony Tiedeman

    Former Dance Stop Senior Troupe Dancer is now attending The Juilliard School!

  • Our own Shannon McColl reached a new milestone in her dance career as a graduate of the prestigious and highly selective dance program at the Boston Conservatory! We are very proud of Shannon’s accomplishments and wish her continued success!

  • Recent Dance Stop graduates are pursuing advanced dance training at (or have graduated from) The Juilliard School, The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, Princeton University, University of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Rider University, among others. In the past several years, Dance Stop dancers have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships!

  • We will have to share one of our most popular teachers with the Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University, while Miss Bianca prepares to earn her B.F.A. in Dance! Miss Bianca debuted with a dance audition for the reality show Dance Wars, and recently made it all the way to the Las Vegas audition round for So You Think You Can Dance, on FOX.

  • We hope you spotted our popular teacher, Miss Amanda A, during the premiere season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew! Her acrobatics, jazz and hip hop classes are growing every year, but you may not know that Miss Amanda A had a successful career run as a professional cheerleader for the New York Jets and the New Jersey Nets!

  • We are thrilled to let you know that our very talented vocal teacher, Miss Hope received her Master's Degree in Vocal Operatic Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in 2010, as well as the Encouragement Award, a highly exclusive honor which is bestowed by the Metropolitan Opera Council.

  • Congratulations to Joy Allan for her recent print and television ads for UNICEF, with Heidi Klum! We haven't forgotten her beautiful appearance during the holiday season in All My Children.

  • Dance Stop brings the best and brightest creative artists right to your doorstep! Our teachers produce artistic events, choreograph professional stage productions, and work with world-renowned dance companies. Watch for upcoming opportunities to take master classes and intensive workshops with Rosemary Sabovich-Bleick, Al Blackstone, Thang Dao, and Julie Shulman.

  • The Dance Stop Dancers performed at the Strand Theater as part of the Unite for Life/Dancers Respond to AIDS fundraiser. Our students helped raise a remarkable $18,000 to support this valuable charity, which surpasses our accomplishment in all prior years! Another recent charity performance was to benefit the breast cancer research being conducted at the Weill Cornell Medical Center.

  • You can now schedule birthday parties at either the Parlin or Monroe locations of the Dance Stop! If you're looking for an entertaining and fun way to celebrate your special occasion, or if you are looking to brush up on your dance moves before a special event, please contact us right away! Call 732-525-0777 (Parlin) or (732) 521-0770 (Monroe), or e-mail us at

The Future’s So Bright….Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

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.