Discover Art Of Dance

Since 1969, Art of Dance has been the leading dance institution in Northern New Jersey. At our school, we teach excellent technique in a welcoming, positive environment. Nowhere else can you find as many bright, kind, talented people (of all ages and backgrounds) who are happy to give you a smile and celebrate their love of dance together.

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Our Journey

Our commitment to offering the best in dance training for all students is the foundation of the Art of Dance and our main focus is that the children and adults who learn with us are welcomed into a fun and encouraging environment. What began as the dream of founder, Florence Lambros, has evolved into a state- of- the-art facility in picturesque downtown Chester, with five spacious dance studios and a full- scale dance store.

Our community is unique, and we have a reputation for being one of the leading dance studios in Northern New Jersey. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or finally ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you. New students are always welcome. Join us today.

Try a class and join our Art of Dance family.

Our Philosophy

Our Vision

At Art of Dance, our vision is to share our love of dance excellence with people of all ages in an inclusive and supportive environment. By sharing our love of dance, we strive to provide exceptional leadership to our students by boosting self-esteem, positive body image and work ethic so they build confidence and discipline to excel in all areas of their lives.

We have witnessed first-hand how dance can build friendships and shape lives. This beautiful, enriching art is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline, teamwork and a love of life. Once you are an Art of Dance dancer, you are part of our family of community and support that will last a lifetime.

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Our Mission

Mission Statement: To make good people through dance education by promoting friendships, fun, confidence, self- discipline and respect and by welcoming each student into our culture of ‘dance family’.

Our Values

At Art of Dance, we believe in:

  • Passion & Fun – the more excitement and passion you put into your training, the faster your dancing will improve.
  • Personal Mastery – discipline and self-motivation are critical ingredients of high achieving dance students.
  • Exceptional Experiences – All our students deserve an exceptional experience every time they participate in a dance class. We offer various performance opportunities to enhance the dancer experience.
  • Teamwork – We’re stronger together and can achieve so much more when we work as part of a passionate community.
  • Belief in Oneself – Having a big picture goal for life sets the trajectory of your potential, so set yours as high as you can.

Features & Benefits

Beautiful, Modern Studios

Students access five up to date, modern studios and three dressing rooms at our Chester location.

Regular Events

Keep an eye on our social media sites and website for upcoming performances and events.

Competition Readiness

We have an award-winning competition company that is accessible to all students through an audition process

Group Lessons

Boost your skills as a dancer and make new friends with others who share your love of music and movement.


The Essential Dance Shop has everything you need to stay stylish and well prepared for class.

Dedicated Teachers

Our faculty and guest teachers are committed to helping each student foster a lifelong love of dance.

What People Are Saying

Wonderful school, great teachers- many my colleagues here in NYC! It’s always a joy and great pleasure to teach here. The students are not only well trained and very well behaved, they are so healthy and well-rounded dancing humans…lol adore this school  ♥

Kat Wildish
Master Ballet Teacher

We moved to the area from England and came across this dance school, it was the best find for my 7 year old daughter. Ms. Valerie has a great set of teachers and the expertise is of a high standard. The proof is in the end of year show which is simply AMAZING, and speaks to the excellence of this performing arts school. Highly recommended.

Neelam Takyar

So glad to be part of the AOD community. Not only are these kids learning from incredible teachers, they’re having fun and developing their talent. We’ve been very impressed in our experience. It’s a magical gem in Chester.

Stephanie Nemser

Superior dance school

Donna Marie Adams

I wanted to say THANK YOU for teaching and caring for Vivienne this dance year. The recital was fabulous, your hard work did not go unnoticed!

Vanessa Switzler