Welcome to the PAA

Now In 2 Locations

261 Comly Road, Lincoln Park, NJ
We are happy to announce our 2nd studio location in Lincoln Park. The schedule for classes in Lincoln Park is now available , and you are able to register online, as well. Looking forward to welcoming our new students into the PAA family.

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Our front office has everything from tights to leotards to shoes, as well as many other specialty items with the PAA logo.

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  • PAA Company Team to Perform at NJ Devils Game!

    PAA’s  Company dancers will be performing at the NJ Devils Home Opener on October 18th at 7:00 p.m.   Performances will take place during the first intermission. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, please print out the form below and bring it to the office with payment.   The ticket price is $52.00. PAA [...]

  • Vote PAA for Wayne Magazine’s 2015 Best Dance Studio!

    Hi everyone!  We are asking once again to remember to vote for PAA as Wayne Magazine’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards Best Dance Studio! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us last year and helped us achieve this amazing award! Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote, as well!        

  • Fall 2014 Schedule is Here!

    Here is the Fall Schedule for 2014-2015.   PAA Fall Schedule Click to see the full schedule. PLEASE NOTE!  Online Registration is now available! Payments will also be able to be made online, as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone in September!

  • Congratulations Amanda Egan and Cara Flahive!

    Congratulations to our Amanda Egan and Cara Flahive  who will be traveling to Germany this fall for the World Tap Championships! Amanda Egan and Cara Flahive will be representing PAA and TEAM USA!!!!!! Amanda Egan qualified as 1 of the 3 soloists from the USA !!!!!!!! We are so proud of you both!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxox [...]

  • An Interview with PAA’s Alexa Lobosco – Miss Dance of the United States

    Alexa Lobosco: Miss Dance of the United States Every year the United States Tournament of Dance, a dance competition that has been running annually for nearly 37 years, awards the title of “Miss Dance of the United States” to one talented young dancer. This year, that young woman was Alexa Lobosco, a lifelong dancer and [...]

  • PAA Store

    PAA Store PAA Store – Ripped Tights? Shoes Too Small? No Problem!  Get your dance supplies and other clothing items conveniently located in our front office!

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What Makes PAA Different....

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.

At PAA, we believe that every student is special, and that building solid relationships between teachers and students is the foundation of learning. Our students feel at home with their teachers, which creates a positive learning environment.


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!


The Story began in 1991, in the basement of a church in Montclair, with 25 students and a dream. Continue reading about our story

Meet Dawn Laviola-Schaub, Artistic Director, Continue reading about Dawn Laviola-Schaub