Why Us

Our sole purpose is to enrich the lives of our students while teaching them how to dance ballet.  Artistic Director, Ellen Gunn, is a classically trained ballerina and Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance with many years of experience teaching the timeless art of ballet. Parents’ testimonials and referrals continue to demonstrate confidence and trust in her world class program of instruction.

Miss Ellen and a student

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help students mature physically and intellectually while instilling a healthy life style. We do this with patience, understanding, empathy and supportiveness. This singular purpose underlies a unified and effective curriculum of ballet instruction designed to ensure the most beneficial use of students’ time and tuition and distinguishes us from other dance schools in our area.

World Class Instruction

We provide world class ballet instruction seldom found outside major metropolitan cities and ours is the only dance studio in the Red Bank area teaching classical ballet exclusively. Artistic Director and Founder, Miss Ellen, has performed professionally with the Cincinnati and Cleveland Ballets and is a Registered Teacher certified to offer students RAD examinations and coaching.

A comprehensive curriculum of ballet training, unmatched in the Red Bank area, offers classes and performance opportunities for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes incorporate the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Students start lessons at a level best suited to them and progress through planned stages of development at a pace matched to their capabilities. Class sizes are small and every student receives the attention they require.

Each fall qualified students are invited to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination and to prepare for their performance before a qualified (RAD) examiner. Students may also choose to join the cast of our annual Spring Concert which is a themed ballet performance before a live audience. Best Ballerina Summer allows students to “stay with ballet” while enjoying a well-earned summer vacation.

Parents Trust Us.

We have researched how new students learn about us and found that social media and google searches play an important role. Most important however, are the many recommendations from current and former students and parents. We value their confidence and trust in us and will continually strive to preserve it.

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