Our Mission

Movement Dance Academy

has been crafting dancers since 1991 and is recognized as one of Monmouth County's most progressive, versatile, and advance studios. We offer the dance class in a variety of styles, with the most qualified dance instruction in the area. Movement is located in the business district of Oceanport and is under the direction of Lawrence Edwards 

At Movement Dance Academy, we believe that participation in dance instruction can influence a child for a lifetime. Classes are provided by the most qualified, educated and certified teachers who enjoy inspiring and working with children and take such responsibility seriously. From the beginner attending for the joy of movement to the pre-professional level, Movement can provide the environment appropriate for the student with looking to participate in dance class.

Movement Dance Academy provides classes for students  2.5 - 18 years in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary as well as all boys classes.

Choosing the right studio.

Things to consider when choosing a dance studio: 

If most studios seem to have qualified, friendly instructors, experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren't they all pretty much the same? It's so conveniently close to our house! 

Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll at? YES!

Dance is a part of your child's education. You would not sacrifice your child's math, reading or science classes. So why sacrifice your child's dance education? Dance deals with your child's body during critical years of growth and development. Unfit teachers and poor training can cause lasting physical damage. With correct training, your child can grow to be a strong and graceful dancer. A school's emotional atmosphere can also affect your child's self-esteem and happiness. Proper training in a stable atmosphere creates discipline, confidence and a sense of body awareness. Students can train for years at another dance school and gain little knowledge or ability because of poor training.


Does the faculty consist of people who have been trained to teach or who have extensive teaching experience?

Does the owner/director have professional dance experience? 

Do they use students as teachers?

Do they have performing opportunities beyond the end of the year recital?

Is the school affiliated with a professional dance company or professional opportunities outside of the dance school? 

Has the school produced any professional dancers? With whom are they dancing with now?

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Call or email to set up a free trial class.

Please tell us your age and the dance class of interest.  If you have dance experience, please indicate what styles and years of training, so we can find the best options to fit your needs for dance lessons. We want to match you with the best dance instruction to fit your needs and interest!

Movement Dance Academy

Movement Dance Academy 259 East Main Street, Oceanport, New Jersey 07757, United States

(732) 389-9118


Open today

04:00 pm – 09:00 pm