Testimonials


Learning to love dance....

"Thank you Miss Lisa, not just for your words but the special place you created. I can't imagine my daughter dancing anywhere else and learning to love dance - and her fellow dancers - like she has at DEDA." 

- Michelle M


 A beautiful world for our daughters...

"It's hard to put in words...it's a feeling...you have created a beautiful world for our daughters...and as parents we have the privilege of peering into their special place, a place that we only dreamed of growing up."  

– Melissa S.



As great as a Broadway production....

"Thank you for another EXCEPTIONAL dance recital! It was AMAZING as ALWAYS. It is as Great as a Broadway production every year. You go above and beyond every single year proving time and time again just how much you LOVE what you do. Thank You So Much." 

- Mark V.

 A wonderfully hidden treasure....

 "Dance Expression dance artsis a wonderfully hidden treasure. The studio is warm and welcoming. The students are driven and Miss Lisa nurtures her vision beautifully". 

- Jason Warley (Guest Artist) Owner, Man In Motion, LLC

 Isn't just about dance....

The experience at DEDA isn't just about dance... It's about discipline, commitment, confidence and most importantly it's about friendship. These dancers become a family. As for moving on after graduation...some become dance teachers :-)

- Joni L.


Challenging her talent and nurturing her growth....

"After 3 relocations, and starting over as the "new girl" again, Dance Expression has given Kennedy an opportunity to do what she loves in an environment that welcomed her while challenging her talent and nurturing her growth. Both Dance Expression and New Jersey now feel like home. Thanks Miss Lisa!!" 

- The Lightfoot family


Wonderful experience....

"Dance Expression has been a wonderful experience for both of my children. My daughter, almost 5, started dancing when she was 2 with the Tiny Dancers program, progressed though Pre-ballet and now is taking Hip Tots and Ballet-Tap combo. Throughout the past few years, dance has taught her about commitment, hard work, and has helped her self confidence greatly. She looks forward to seeing her professional, caring and enthusiastic teachers each week as well as her dance friends! My son, 2, enjoyed the Mommy and Me program, which taught him to better interact with kids his own age as well as sparked his love of song and dance!" 

- Kristen V.


Truly are a standout teacher....

"Dear Miss Lisa, I just wanted to take some time to express how much Brianna has enjoyed being in your class these past years. I can’t think of a teacher who could have made her experience any more special than you did. You truly are a standout teacher because of your sheer dedication to your students. Brianna is on stage in honors chorus, acting and playing violin - thanks to her experience at Dance Expression all these years. I Thank you again. She appreciates it more than you know." Sincerely, 

-  Denise B

 Truly a magical place to be....

"Dance Expression is a second home for dancers and their families. You are always greeted with a warm smile and students can express themselves in a nurturing environment. The faculty and staff of Dance Expression are not only passionate about the art of dance, but love working with children of all ages. At Dance Expression, the classes are tailored to build confidence in all students from toddlers to pre-professionals. It is truly a magical place to be!" 

- Sharon, professional dancer and mother of 3


More that just a dance studio....

"DEDA is more that just a dance studio, it's a family. When I first was looking for a place for my 3 sons and daughter to dance, I knew I had found a home at Dance Expression. From the warm welcome and smile of Miss Barbi behind the desk, to the caring and expertise of all the instructors, to the passion for dance that Miss Lisa has shared with my whole family! Thank you for all you have done to inspire in my children, not only the love of dance, but the love of life!" 

- Diane R.

 
Made a huge impact....

 "Dance Expression dance arts made a huge impact on my life as a professional dance artist. The proper technical training, conceptual growth and the motivation and encouragement I received from the faculty, was the perfect formula I needed to succeed. DEDA provided me with that and so much more. I am forever thankful to my Dance Expression family for their hard work, support and belief in me." 

- Tara Madsen Robbins, MFA, BA, Professional Dance Artist, Philadelphia Based

Fantastic and professional....

The Dance Expression faculty is a wonderful collection of teachers that excel at teaching strong technique while also nurturing the whole person. Both of my daughters started dancing at Dance Expression when they were three years old and this year will be our 19th year with Dance Expression. Dance Expression has helped my daughters learn time management skills as well as how to work together as a team. I thoroughly enjoy watching the annual dance recital in June. Miss Lisa and her staff put on a fantastic and professional show. 

- Sue M.

 
Incredibly talented teachers...

"My daughter has been dancing at Dance Expression dance arts since the age of 4; she is now 16. As a dancer, she has experienced quality dance education from incredibly talented teachers who in addition to their love of dance and dance education, have invested their time in really getting to know her and making sure she knows how special she is as a person. Growing over the years into a beautiful dancer, she has also gained confidence, focus, and valuable time management skills balancing dance, home, and school. As a member of DEDA's dance company, a second family has been added. This hard working yet fun, diverse group has pride and excitement in their accomplishments at competitions and from the entertainment they provide at various outside functions DEDA supports. My daughter has made lifelong bonds and memories with the dancers and staff through it. As a parent, its been a pleasure to be involved and experience how the art of dance at a quality, caring studio can have such a positive impact." 

– Renee H.


 A positive experience all around....

 "My daughterwas in my cousin's wedding when she was 5 years old and she didn't want to walk down the aisle because she didn't like that everyone would be looking at her. After a few years at Dance Expression, she was performing on stage in front of audiences and judges with confidence and grace. That's just one example of what she has gained by being involved in dance! Dance Expression has been invaluable to my daughter and our family. The teachers and studio owner are not only exceptionally talented, but they are loving and caring and have become an extended part of our family. I know my daughter is in good hands when I drop her off at dance because she is with her "second family." She has gained many friends from all over the county that she otherwise would never have met, is pursuing her passion, building a solid resume for her future, and creating memories that will last her a lifetime. Dance Expression has been such a positive experience all around - I wouldn't change a thing!"

- Kristen H.


 Incredibly talented teachers...

"Dance Expression has been a part of my daughter’s life for the past 12 years. When she was 3 years old, dancing on stage, the applause just made her smile. It was at this moment that I realized she would never be afraid to stand up in front of a group of people and speak. At 16, she sometimes speaks too much, but she has the courage of her convictions and doesn’t agree with popular opinion just to fit in. Dance, not being Megan’s first love in art, has been difficult at times to fit into the schedule… Dance Expression has always worked with us to accommodate and further my daughters dance education. They continue to challenge her with increasingly difficult classes despite her scheduling needs. Dance Expression has always been a very supportive and encouraging environment in which my daughter and many others thrive and achieve beyond their expectations. When we were picking a dance studio for our child, the Dance Expression activities that give back to the community stood out as a stellar example of a business that understands the importance of community. We could not be happier with our child’s experience here, and when she sings, here locally or in businesses around New Jersey, I can still see 3 year old Megan, smiling with the crowd." 

– April G.


Smiling with the Crowd....

"Dance Expression has been a part of my daughter’s life for the past 12 years. When she was 3 years old, dancing on stage, the applause just made her smile. It was at this moment that I realized she would never be afraid to stand up in front of a group of people and speak. At 16, she sometimes speaks too much, but she has the courage of her convictions and doesn’t agree with popular opinion just to fit in. Dance, not being Megan’s first love in art, has been difficult at times to fit into the schedule… Dance Expression has always worked with us to accommodate and further my daughters dance education. They continue to challenge her with increasingly difficult classes despite her scheduling needs. Dance Expression has always been a very supportive and encouraging environment in which my daughter and many others thrive and achieve beyond their expectations. When we were picking a dance studio for our child, the Dance Expression activities that give back to the community stood out as a stellar example of a business that understands the importance of community. We could not be happier with our child’s experience here, and when she sings, here locally or in businesses around New Jersey, I can still see 3 year old Megan, smiling with the crowd." 

- April G.

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