THINK BLUE and DONATE! During our Autism Awareness Week, students may wear touches of BLUE starting Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd, along with their regular dance attire! The studio will be collecting donations for the NJ Chapter of Autism Speaks. Give whatever you can!
The studio will be CLOSED Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 15th for Spring Break. We reopen for regular classes on Monday, April 17th.
Celebrate Studio Spirit Week with us on Monday, March 13th through Saturday, March 18th! Check the studio calendar HERE to see what the day’s THEME is! Get creative and have fun!
Recital Picture Weekend will be held at the studio on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th. All Saturday classes will be cancelled in order to accommodate photo sessions. A detailed photo schedule will be emailed!
The studio will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th for Presidents’ Day!
During “Be My Valentine” Week (Wednesday, February 8th – Tuesday, February 14th), students can wear touches of Red, Pink and/or White with their dance attire to celebrate the LOVE!
The studio will be OPEN on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Miss Lauren began dancing at age two under the guidance of Joyce Smilek in the very same dance studio she owns today. Miss Lauren is accomplished in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theater,Creative Movement, Yoga and Acrobatics and has competed in regional and national dance competitions/conventions. She began student teaching at the age of eleven and has been teaching ever since. While sharing her love of dance with younger students, she continued her own dance education at the Princeton Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City. In 2001, she began teaching for Dance Attitudes and took over as Assistant Director of their Hamilton location. In 2007, she became full owner and changed the studio's name to Front & Center Dance Studio. Over the years, Miss Lauren's students have had great success at various competitions and are always involved in local community events. Miss Lauren is a graduate of Rider University, finishing with her Master's degree in Accounting. Miss Lauren has joyously combined her love of dance and teaching with her business sense to create the perfect environment for confident young dancers to develop their own passion for the art form and achieve great success in all they do. Her healthy mix of fun and discipline in the classroom sets the tone for the entire studio's atmosphere. She truly was born to do what she does!