The Academy of Dance Arts

Academy of Dance Arts (732) 842-9262
70 Apple Street, Suite A
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

About the Academy of Dance Arts NJ

  The Academy of Dance Arts is where:

Elite training meets inclusive community! 


For 30 years we have educated students of all levels and ages in the Art of Dance. You don’t have to audition or want a career in dance to enroll at ADA. We think of dance as a study and we think the fun part is getting good at it, not just knowing the steps! Knowing the technique behind the steps, and knowing how to apply that technique physically is what makes a dancer great and we specialize in teaching this in a way that is exciting and challenging! While other dance schools focus on learning a dance routine to perform at a recital or competitions, we train dancers to be knowledgeable about their art and their bodies, to be conscious in their movements and to enjoy dancing!

Founded by Jennifer Church in 1985, the Academy started with about 150 students in a 3 story walk up on Monmouth Street. Word spread about the quality of dance training offered at the Academy and by 1996, with more than 500 students, the Academy had outgrown its location and moved into 10,000 square feet at 59 Chestnut Street. In 2008, Mrs. Church passed the position of Artistic Director on to her former student Shayne Mishoe and husband Nicholas. Mr. and Mrs. Mishoe relocated the Academy in 2014 and continue the tradition of excellence at the Academy’s new state of the art facility at 70 Apple Street in Tinton Falls.

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Who We Partner With

The Academy is proud to partner with other quality organizations and teachers in an effort to offer the joy of the arts to as many people as possible!



Strong by Zumba is HITT (High Intensity Tempo Training) that is unique because it uses just your body weight and moves very quickly to energetic music created by today’s most popular producers. Every move has a beat and every beat has a move but make no mistake – this is not a dance class! Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm in Studio 5. Contact Deedee Amedu ( ( dee17j18 (at) gmail (dot) com) or Melissa Tiggs ( ( melmagic20 (at) gmail (dot) com) for more information! Zumba classes are also offered by Deedee Amedu on Sundays from 10:00-11:00am in Studio 5!


The Royal Academy of Dance was founded over 80 years ago, and is the largest, most influential dance teacher training and examining body for classical ballet in the world. Our teaching method is taught in over 70 countries in the world, setting high RAD Logostandards of dance training for over 250,000 students each year. The Academy of Dance Arts hosts RAD exams and hundreds of students from surrounding states descend on ADA for these exams.




Ballet For Mind, Body & Spirit Whether you are new to ballet or advanced this adult class offers something for everyone!  Build body tone and Ballet for MBS Imagestrength, work on posture, learn how to move efficiently and wake up your brain. All this in a fun and supportive environment! Contact Doreen Laperdon-Addison: dancenmove1 (at) yahoo (dot) com or 908-309-3987




About our website

Our website was designed and implemented by Simon Abramson in the winter of 2009. The photographs on our website are the work of McKay Imaging, Jim Thurstan Photography, Sori Gottdenker, and Andy McDonough. If you enjoy our site and have any feedback or suggestions please use the Feedback Form on the Contact us page or you may email Simon Abramson directly at