About Us

Colts Neck Dance & Performing Arts Academy has been providing quality dance education for 25 years. CND is dedicated to empowering students on their own unique dance journey, whether it’s training as a professional or recreational. Regardless of age, ability, or prior experience, you’ll find a safe and inclusive environment where everyone learns, grows, and experiences the joy of dancing.

The incredible teachers are associated with Dance Educators of America, New Jersey Dance Teachers Association, Certified in Acrobatic Arts, the American Ballet Theater National Curriculum, Yoga and Rhythm Works. The staff is experienced professionals with national and international production/ballet companies and dance majors or minors.

Current students are enrolled in local dance companies, dance teams, and local performing arts high school.  They have attended programs at Joffrey Ballet, Walnut Hill, Marymount Manhattan, and numerous national dance competitions. Performing at Walt Disney World’s Parades, World Showcase, and World Dance Championships. Dancers perform locally at the Colts Neck Tree Lighting Ceremony, Memorial Day Parade, Brandywine Senior center, and support fundraising opportunities. They offer excursions and masterclasses in NYC with award-winning Broadway casts and choreographers.

In the summer there are classes, camps, with visiting guest teachers from NYC. The fall schedule includes Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Combination Classes, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pre- Pointe, Pointe, Acrobatic Arts, and Yoga.

Colts Neck Dance & Performing Arts Academy alumni have pursued dance at Pace, Rutgers Mason Gross, U of Arts and George Mason, to name a few, while others have moved onto executive positions on student-run dance companies. The professional alumni work for ballet companies, cruise lines, concert touring groups, and Broadway shows and some even come back to teach for CND.

Families receive 10% off annual tuition when paid in full by September 15. There is an inclusive program for special needs dancers and a community extension program active within local schools. 

Colts Neck Dance Wear is available for your convenience at the Academy. We offer assistance and competitive pricing for dancewear including footwear and bodywear. The required dancewear is outlined within our curriculum descriptions found in your brochure, welcome letter, and student handbook.

  • In Business since 1995.
  • Military families receive 50% off tuition.
  • Inclusive dance environment, Rhythm Works certified.
  • Coaching and assistance for dancers interested in pursuing dance in college.
  • Different educational dance tracks
    • Recreational / exploratory 
    • Competitive/pre-collegiate 
  • Training & Technique by skilled & certified professionals.
  • Affiliations with Dance Educators of America, New Jersey Dance Teachers Association, National Dance Foundation,  National Dance Education Organization, Rhythm Works, Acrobatic Arts, Wingman for Dance, American Ballet Theater Curriculum.  

You are always welcome to visit our beautiful facilities, participate in a complimentary class and learn more about Colts Neck Dance.

We are conveniently located in Colts Neck.  Morello Plaza, 410 Route 34 South Colts Neck, 07722. A receptionist will greet you and keep you informed as you wait for your child in our spacious waiting area with theater chairs. A dancer’s hallway to place dance bags, sit and change shoes lead to two spacious classrooms. Two- way glass for viewing, sprung hardwood flooring, professional sound system, and theatrical lighting in both classrooms.   

CALL TODAY 732-866-3930