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DANCE SPACE INVENTORY

The following directory (organized by County) lists New Jersey venues with dance spaces available for rent. Please contact the venues directly if you have questions or to inquire about renting. If you would like to have your venue listed, please contact info@dancenj.org to receive a copy of the survey. 

*Please call the venue to confirm/receive rental rates. Any listed rates are subject to change.* 

If you'd like to list a your rehearsal or performance space details on our site, please email cristina.dancenj@gmail.com.

BERGEN 

Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Contact: Robin Junchaya
Phone: (201) 794-5346
Email: culture@fairlawn.org 

Description: Center has 170 seat state-of-the-Art Theater (capacity 174 with wheelchairs), beautiful Atrium Lobby area for intermissions and receptions, box office, snack stand area, two dressing rooms backstage with private bathroom facilities in each. Other rooms availalbe for rent, ie: Atrium Lobby area for private parties, conference rooms, art room, gymnasium. A virtual tour can be accessed through our website at www.fairlawncommunitycenter.org

Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from Street without Stairs, Elevator/escalator Available
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 15' 8" 
Flooring: Wood
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System, DVD Player, VCR and Monitor, Sound Booth, Light Board, Lighting Instruments, Video Projection
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Ceiling Vents or Fans, Backstage/Wing Space, Fly Space, Grid
Amenities: Dressing Room(s), Shower(s), Secure Storage, Backstage Restroom, Wireless Internet, Green Room, Reception Area
Performance Rates*: $150 hr/3hr min/$700 day rate 

 

CAPE MAY 

Cape May Stage
Bank & Lafayette Streets
Cape May, NJ 08204

Contact: Roy Steinberg, Artistic Director
Phone: 609-884-1341 ext. 5
Email: roy@capemaystage.com 
www.capemaystage.com 

Description: Equity Theatre company space. Only available on Mondays (when theatre is dark) and choreographers will have to work around sets. 
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal (mondays), Performance (mondays) 
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, accessible from street without stairs
Size: Small (upt to 600 sq. ft) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: low
Flooring: Sprung FloorPortable
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD player, Sound system, sound booth, light board, lighting instruments
Physical Features: Column Free, air-conditioned
Amenities: Dressing Room(s), Backstage Restroom 

Performance Rates*: Split box office 

 

The Paul W. Schmidtchen Theatre at Lower Cape May Regional
687 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204

Contact: Paul Mathis, Theatre Manager
Phone: 609-884-3475 ext. 353
Description: PAC on the campus of the Lower Cape May Regional Schools 

Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Performance, Class/instruction, Audition, Showing/showcase, Film/video shoot, Special Events/parties
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from street without stairs
Size: Large (greater than 1200 sq ft) 
Flooring: Sprung Floor, Marley (available for installation) 

Equipment Available for use: Portable CD player, Connection for MP3, Sound system, sound booth, light board, lighting instruments, VCR and Monitor (on request), DVD player (on request), Video Projection (request) 
Physical Features: Column Free, Backstage/wingspace, Air-Conditioned, Fly Space, Grid, Barres, Mirrors
Amenities: Dressing room(s), Secure storage, Backstage restroom, Wireless Internet (behind campus firewall) 

 

HUDSON 

 

Monroe Theatrespace
720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact: Godfrey Pereira
Phone: 201-978-3027
Email: gp@monroedev.com 

Description: The Monroe Theatrespace is a 120 seat theater that is an expanded black box. Seating is on risers, and can be setup in two different directions, changing the size of the stage, giving it either more length or more depth. Part of the Monroe Center for the Arts in Hoboken, it is available for rent for performances and workshops. Multiple companies (mostly theater) rent the space on a regular basis, but there is availability for other groups to rent as well. 
Permitted Uses: Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties, Auditions
Accessibility: Accessible from Street without Stairs, Elevator/escalator Available
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 12 Ft
Flooring: Wood (not sprung) 
Equipment Available for use: Sound System, Sound Booth, Light Board, Lighting Instruments
Physical Features: Air-Conditioned, Ceiling Vents or Fans, Backstage/Wing Space, Grid
Amenities: Dressing Room(s), Wireless Internet, Reception Area 

 

HUNTERDON 

 

Red Oak Ballet Academy
56 Payne Rd, Suite 17
Lebanon, NJ 08833

Contact: Anya Madding
Phone: 908-735-4222
Email: info@redoakballet.com
www.readoakballet.com 

Description: Diverse use space conveniently located off of Route 31. 2800 square feet of studio space, can be used as 1 or 2 studios with use of soundproof separating wall. 50 folding chairs provided. Sound system available for each of the 2 studios. 
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use, Flamenco, Sneakers, Amplified Music
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from Street without Stairs
Size: Large (Greater than 1200 sq. ft.), 2800 sq ft, can be split into 2 studios
Minimum Ceiling Height: 12 Ft
Flooring: Sprung Floor, Marley Laid
Equipment Available for use: Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System, DVD Player, Light Board
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Barres, Mirrors
Amenities: Dressing Room(s), Backstage Restroom, Wireless Internet, small front lobby
Performance Rates*: $100 per hour
Rehearsal Rates*: $50 per hour 

 

MERCER 

 

Drum & Dance Learning Center
Avalon Way & Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Contact: Kim Leary
Phone: 609-324-7383
Email: ddlcnj@gmail.com
www.drumdancecenter.com 

Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use, Tap Dancing, Flamenco
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from Street without Stairs
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 12 feet
Flooring: Harlequin Tempo
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System, DVD Player
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Mirrors
Amenities: Dressing Room(s) 

 

MIDDLESEX 

 

 

ARB's Princeton Ballet School, Cranbury
29 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Contact: Cindy Mahoney
Phone: 609.921.7758
Email: cmahoney@arballet.org
www.arballet.org 

Description: Two studio spaces available for rent in Princeton Ballet School's downtown Cranbury facility
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties
Prohibited Uses: food/drink
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from Street without Stairs
Size: Small (Up to 600 sq. ft.), Large (Greater than 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 15
Flooring: Sprung Floor, Marley Laid
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Barres, Mirrors 

Amenities: Dressing Room(s) 5 | P a g e 

 

MONMOUTH 

 

Perna Dance Center
651 Laurel Avenue, corners of Laurel Avenue and Middle Road
Hazlet, NJ 07730

Contact: Patrick Perna
Phone: 732-757-8666
Email: dancelady22@aol.com 

Description: Four dance studios - 2 with marley floors, 2 with oak floors - full mirrors, double barres. Each room has its own restroom. CD and ipod ready music stations in each room. Air-conditioned. Clean. 

Convenient to Garden State Parkway - at exit 117 and just off Rt. 36. NYC bus stops in front of studio. Located in Middle Road Shopping Center - small strip mall with a Sweet Shoppe and pizzaria - great advantage. 

Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use
Accessibility: Accessible from Street without Stairs
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 10 Ft
Flooring: Marley Laid, Wood (not sprung) 
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System, DVD Player, VCR and Monitor
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Ceiling Vents or Fans, Barres, Mirrors
Amenities: Reception Area
Performance Rates*: negotiable
Rehearsal Rates*: $25-35 per hour 

 

Dance Studio
524 Brighton Ave
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Contact: Brian Sexton
Phone: 732-774-6260
Email: info@sextonacademy.com 

Description: 1200 sq ft of Dance space on a floating wooden floor. 
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Class/Instruction, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Rosin Use, Tap Dancing, Live Percussion
Accessibility: Accessible from Street without Stairs
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 9" 
Flooring: Sprung Floor
Equipment Available for use: Sound System
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Mirrors 

 

MORRISTOWN 

 

Ballet Forte @ Wings Conservatory
338 Main street Suite #2
Chester, NJ 07930

Contact: Andrea Kramer
Phone: 908-878-8717
Email: admin@balletfortenj.com
www.balletfortenj.com 

Description: One medium size open studio would not accomidate more than 10 maybe 12 dancers with portable barres a full wall of mirrors (not sure of exact dimensions) raised hard wood floor ( no tap please) with a use of one bathroom. The space is available weekday mornings til 2pm except for Wed. Also available Sat+Sun late afternoon and evening. 
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Class/Instruction, Auditions
Prohibited Uses: Tap Dancing, Flamenco
Accessibility: None
Size: Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 14 Ft
Flooring: Wood raised
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Ceiling Vents or Fans, Barres, Mirrors Amenities: Bathroom/changing room
Rehearsal Rates*: $20 an hour 

 

UNION 

 

Umoja Dance Studio
2120 Springfield Avenue
Vauxhall, NJ 07083


Contact: Karen Love
Phone: 908-258-0839 
Email: umojadancestudio@gmail.com

Description: Dance Studio convenient to Garden State Parkway, Route 78, Route 24, NJ Transit.
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Class/Instruction, Auditions, video shoots, birthday parties 
Prohibited Uses: 
Rosin Use, Tap Dancing 
Accessibility: 
Accessible from Street without Stairs 
Size: 
Small Approx 600 sq. ft. 
Minimum Ceiling Height: 9" 
Flooring: Wood Floor 
Equipment Available for use: 
Sound System 
Physical Features: 
Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Mirrors, ballet barre, Dressing room, reception area, bathroom
Rates: Negotiable
Availability: Flexible

 

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving St. 
Rahway, NJ 07065

Contact: Lenny Vanderlende
Phone: 732.499.0441 x 223
Email: finanace@UCPAC.org
www.ucpac.org 

Description: 80+ year old theater and 4 year old rehearsal studio. Stage is 34' x 28' dressed. The rehearsal space is 34' x 15' with mirrors on long wall, no barres. 
Permitted Uses: Rehearsal, Showing/Showcase, Performance, Film/Video Shoot, Class/Instruction, Special Events/Parties, Auditions
Accessibility: ADA Compliant, Accessible from Street without Stairs, Elevator/escalator Available
Size: Small (Up to 600 sq. ft.), Medium (600 - 1200 sq. ft.) 
Minimum Ceiling Height: Studio - 8.5', Stage - 50' 
Flooring: Wood (not sprung), Marley (available for installation) 
Equipment Available for use: Portable CD Player, Connection for MP3 Player, Sound System, Sound Booth, Light Board, Lighting Instruments, Video Projection
Physical Features: Column Free, Air-Conditioned, Ceiling Vents or Fans, Mirrors, Backstage/Wing Space, Fly Space, Grid
Amenities: Dressing Room(s), Shower(s), Secure Storage, Backstage Restroom, Reception Area

 

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