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!

The Young Artists Dance Intensive is hosted each year by the Dance Stop Dance Education Center at its Parlin location. (3215 Bordentown Ave., Parlin, NJ 08859). YADI is a ballet/contemporary program taught by highly qualified master teachers.

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Kyle Coffman made his broadway debut in 2009, as an original cast member of the revival of West Side Story (A-rab). He was also in the original casts of Newsies (Henry) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Sir Christopher Lyon, u/s Deputy). Kyle was feature on the cast albums of all three shows, and served as the original Newsies logo. He has performed twice on the Tony awards, as well as appearances on other tv shows such as Good Morning America, The View, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kyle was recently seen as "The Artful Dodger" in Oliver! at Arena Stage. Selected regional credits include, Papermill Playhouse, The MUNY, and Philadelphia Theatre Co. Kyle studied at the Joffrey Ballet School under full scholarship. Kyle has danced for The Thang Dao Dance Company and Igal Perry Dance Ensemble in New York City.
Thang Dao currently resides in New York City as a freelance choreographer, teacher, and coach. He holds a M A degree from New York University’s Gallatin School. Dao received his formal dance education from the Juilliard School and The Boston Conservatory, w here he received his BFA in 2001. Dao danced with the Stephen Petronio Company and the Metropolitan Opera until 2006, leaving to choreograph for Ballet Austin, Ballet Austin II, Ailey II, Ballet X, Philadanco, the Boston Conservatory along with many universities and performing arts schools nationally and internationally. His works have toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with acclaimed review s. His ballet Stepping Ground, choreographed for Ballet Austin for the 1st Biannual New American Dance Talent, received the Audience Choice Award all four nights. Dao is the recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, the 2009 Special Project Grant, and the 2012 Vilcek finalist for Creative Promises in choreography. In 2012, his work Waiting Women w as featured at NYCDAF Gala: Destiny Rising at the Joyce Theater in New York. Dao w as on the creative team for the James Brown Project: Get On The Good Foot commissioned and produced by the Apollo Theater under the direction of Otis Salid.

Hailed by the Boston Globe, “a choreographer to watch,” Dao’s works have been presented internationally in major venues across Europe and Asia. Nationally, his works have also been performed in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Phoenix, Miami and Chicago with acclaimed reviews. Attitude magazine cites, “...a tour de force,” while New York critic Water Rutledge w rote, “he was able to build ensemble movement passages in a fluid manner; at times it was almost hypnotic.”

Jennifer Golonka is a Buffalo NY native and longtime NYC resident. She has danced with the Jessica Lang Project, Hannah Khan Dance Company, Third Law Dance/Theater and Thang Dao Dance Company. She has also performed with Battleworks Dance Company, Take Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Peter Chu’s CHU This, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Nicholas Villeneuve.

Golonka was on faculty at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp for 13 years, ending her tenure as Director of Dance. She is a Teaching Artist for Arts Connection (NYC) and was featured in the January 2014 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine for her work with this organization. She is the recipient of the Janklow Award, naming her Teaching Artist of the year, 2015. Jennifer has created works for the University at Buffalo, the symphony Strings on Mountain, Houston High School for the Performing Arts, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and many dance studios around the country.

received his BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Michigan. He received further training in NYC at the Merce Cunningham School and The Martha Graham School. In 2002, he joined RIOULT Dance NY, a modern dance company under the artistic direction of Pascal Rioult, with whom he has performed throughout North America, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. He has also restaged Mr. Rioult’s work, and taught extensively for RIOULT Dance NY. Mr. Phillips in on summer faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and has taught master classes for the Silesian Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland, the Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Gibney Dance Center, the Peridance/Capezio Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center, and numerous universities, conservatories, and private studios across the country. Mr. Phillips has choreographed original works for Carnegie Hall, Universal Records, Cosmosis Productions, The Dancers’ Space of West Palm Beach, the Alvin Ailey School, University of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Richard Stockton College. His additional performance credits include Battleworks Dance Company under the direction of Robert Battle, Merce Cunningham Repertory Group, New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Fire Island Dance Festival, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Bill T. Jones, and “Debutaunt” directed by Mary John Frank. In 2010, Mr. Phillips received the prestigious “Emerging Artist” award from the University of Michigan’s Board of Governors naming him one of U of M’s “Distinguished Alumni”.
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.