About Us

Providing the Highest Quality Training with the Highest Quantity of Fun

Since 1976, Center Stage has served the New Jersey performing arts community with an eclectic approach for well-rounded training. This is why we are a leader in training working professional theatre and dance artists. It’s all here under one roof: The best teachers of Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop and Tap, PLUS, a teaching group of dynamic theatre and voice professionals. Our philosophy here at Center Stage is to provide the highest quality training, with the highest quantity of fun. Our top notch faculty are the finest instructors on the East Coast, providing each of our classes with excellent training, individual attention, and a passion for the performing arts. Our three outstanding performing arts centers: Marlboro, East Brunswick, and Ocean, each center have multiple dance rooms for easy scheduling of convenient back-to-back and sibling classes. Our rooms have state of the art sprung marley floors for the highest level of safety and dance ability. Each room has wall to wall mirroring and the latest sound systems. We have our own blackbox theatre with raised stage and stage lighting for special events.


Our Rich History

It all started in 1976, when George Warren opened a theatre dance department in a Ballet Academy in Somerset NJ offering tap, theatre and jazz/funk classes. George was still performing professionally and teaching in NYC as well, but wanted a link to his family roots in New Brunswick, NJ. The classes grew quickly and soon Center Stage was born with studios initially in Somerset and East Brunswick. George then asked some of his professional dance and theatre friends from NYC and NJ to be a part of this new school with a vision of bringing together professional educators with strengths in different dance styles, acting, and voice to collectively mold a new breed of students into artists with many performing arts strengths able to take their place in the NYC and LA theatre and dance communities. A DANCE SCHOOL DOESN’T HAVE TO BE JUST A DANCE SCHOOL! Center Stage broke the mold and reinvented performing arts training in New Jersey.

Now with schools in East Brunswick, Marlboro and Ocean Township, Center Stage’s vision and commitment to each student remains as strong as ever. We build character and teach skills that will last a lifetime. We are a family of educators nurturing each student to reach their maximum potential. For 40 years we have been a leader in the Central Jersey arts community. We are proud of our accomplishments and so excited for each new addition to our Center Stage family!


Payments for our classes are on a monthly basis. We gladly accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card. Please visit us at one of our locations and ask to see our most recent tuition and payment options.

When you register, you will be charged for the 1st and last payment’s tuition charges and a $25 annual registration fee.  There are 10 monthly payments in all, so charges will be posted to your account (either bank or credit card) on the first business day of October through May for a total of 10 monthly payments. If you wish to stop classes, you must inform us by the first of the month in order to end classes by the end of that month.  In other words, if you want to end classes at the end of November, and you let us know before November 1, you will receive no additional charges, and your last month’s tuition that you paid at registration will be used to pay November’s tuition. If you inform us that you wish to cancel after the November payment has gone through, then your last month’s tuition will be used to pay December tuition and your registration will continue until the end of December.