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School of the Arts Dance Education Center opened its doors in 1986 under the Direction of Diane Gressing-Rice. Founded with the intention of providing strong technical training, while cultivating a love for dance and its artistry. Miss Diane provided dance education for countless students over her 37 years as the Artistic Director making School of the Arts one of the most sought after schools in the area. Students of SOTA have gone on to dance on numerous High School and Collegiate Dance Teams and have garnered many professional credits including The Pennsylvania Ballet, Julliard, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, and Complexions Dance Company. 

Season 38 begins under the Direction of Regina Boudwin who is focused on providing the same high quality dance education that has always been the hallmark of School of the Arts during its impressive history. 


School of the Arts strives to be a welcoming place for all to learn and grow as dancers, artists and most importantly as individuals. Our staff provides a high quality dance education in a variety of dance styles and provides encouragement and support as they guide dancers through their programming. Our dancers are given all the tools that they need to dance recreationally, competitively and professionally depending on their individual goals. We pride ourselves on being the place where artistry, athleticism, and a lifetime of friendships are found!


School of the Arts is located at 202 North Center Drive in North Brunswick, NJ. A beautiful 2400 square foot facility that features two dance rooms equipped with sprung Marley floors and wall to wall mirrors. School of the Arts boasts two beautiful dance spaces with plenty of room for dancers to move!

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