For 30 years the Academy of Dance Arts has provided quality dance training for students of all ages. The Academy is unique in its approach to dance in that it focuses on technique & how to dance properly as opposed to just learning a routine. The Academy believes it is ultimately more enjoyable for students to dance when they know the how’s & why’s.
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, where it is currently located. In 2008, Mrs. Church passed the position of Artistic Director on to her former student Shayne Mishoe and husband Nicholas. Mr. and Mrs. Mishoe continue the tradition of excellence at the Academy while implementing new and exciting classes to broaden students’ knowledge of the art of dance.
Center picture from left to right: Nicholas Mishoe, Jennifer Church and Shayne Mishoe
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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, James Thurstan Photography, Sori Gottdenker, and Andy McDonough. If you enjoy our site and have any feedback or suggestions please use the Feedback Form or you may email Simon Abramson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.