I have two daughters dancing at PAA. I have been with this studio since 2003 and I drive about 30 minutes to get there. The commute is well worth it! When I was looking for the right studio to start my eldest daughter dancing I stumbled upon PAA. After first visiting other area studios, then talking to Miss Dawn and viewing a recital video I was sold. PAA is a studio that teaches proper technique from the beginning . The studio offers a fun and family oriented environment. From a competitive standpoint PAA is top notch. We consistently win team and individual titles. More importantly, every group, from the munchkins on up to the Seniors, are supportive of each other. They are each other’s biggest cheerleaders. In our competitive travels I have found that The Performing Arts Academy Dance Team is widely respected in the competitive circuit. The teachers at PAA are the best at what they do. They promote hard work. They instill a good work ethic. They challenge the students to be their best. They instill confidence and the time they spend with my girls is invaluable. In addition to the staff teachers at PAA, Miss Dawn also consistently brings in some of the most amazing artists for choreography and master classes. I couldn’t imagine my girls going to any other studio or dancing alongside a more talented group. My girls and our family love PAA!
— Brenda Hentschel, Stockholm, NJ
From the minute I walked into the office I knew this was the place for Charlotte. Miss Dawn and Miss Celeste greeted me with smiles and I felt comfortable with them right away. The teacher was amazing and kind and patient and made ballet and tap fun, not just for my daughter but for all the girls in the class! My quiet, petite girl has blossomed into a confident, energetic dancer that makes my heart smile every time I see her perform! Because Charlotte was having so much fun, my son Jacob decided to give it a try too. He took the all boys Hip Hop class last year (Miss Christina is amazing!) and tried Ballet and Tap this year. He loves to dance!! The best part of ballet/tap came during football practice one night when Jake took his turn, he was flawless leaping over the dummies!! Thanks to Miss Jasmine and ballet/tap class, Jacob was successful getting through that football drill. Thank you to the entire staff at PAA!! You have amazing teachers here and anytime I can, I send friends here to sign up their children. We love you!
— Angela Tone, Lincoln Park, NJ
The Performing Arts Academy offers high quality dance instruction at competitive prices, but what really makes our studio stand out are the people.
Our dance instructors are not only some of the most talented dancers and teachers in the area, but they truly love what they do, and the children they teach.
Whether your child’s goal is to compete as part of our award-winning dance company, or if recreational classes are what you’re looking for, you will find it all at PAA.
Give us a call or stop by our newly renovated, spacious studio, and see why The Performing Arts Academy is more than just a dance school- our faculty, staff, and students are like family!
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