Lillian Dean Dance Studio

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612 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey



Sentiments from Our Amazing Students & Dance Familes

I can’t put into words how much my family and I love Lillian Dean. I danced with LDDS in my childhood and some of my closest friends (20 years later) still to this day are my “dance friends”. I loved going to dance six days a week even as an older teenager, because dance was my second home where I learned what I loved most. Now I’m lucky enough to send my daughter to Lillian Dean as well and she absolutely loves what she has learned at dancing school the past two years. Her closest friends at just four years old are also her “dance friends” and I feel so lucky that both of us have LDDS to thank. I’m thankful for learning the art of dance from amazing and experienced teachers, but also for both us feeling like we are and always will be a part of the Lillian Dean family.

Love you guys, and I mean every word!


My daughter is going into her 3rd year at Lillian Dean Dance School and is so excited to get back and learn new things with her friends. This business is family owned, and I love the fact that my best friend of 30+ years and her mother (who taught us) are now teaching my daughter. I can already see that my daughter is developing friendships that will last a lifetime like I did. The teachers work so well with all the students, especially the young students, and teach them not only the dances, but so much more. They create an environment that my daughter looks forward to going to every week. I remember Lillian Dean as a place that I looked forward to going to every week for the 15 years I danced there and I can already see that passion in my daughter as well and a lot of that is a reflection of the teachers and their love of doing what they do.

Can't wait to get back to dancing every week!
We miss you guys!


Our children have been dancing at Lillian Dean since 2008 and are still there today. Our son started with a hip hop class and soon after the rest of the family joined him. They taught our children to be confident individuals, show self-expression and beautiful technique. We have had so many wonderful memories from dancing in London, Paris and Disney and countless competitions. Our children have made lifelong friends.

Being part of the Lillian Dean Family is a big part of our lives and we continue making memories and watching are children grow in an environment that encourages greatness.


My daughter has been dancing for the past 15 years, the past 6 of which have been at Lillian Dean Dance Studio. Since we made the studio switch, she has not only grown tremendously as a dancer, but she has made many friendships along the way. She has also danced in Disney World twice, both times in the Magic Kingdom Parade, and on the World Stage at Epcot. We have also traveled to Barcelona Spain to dance at the International Dance Festival. Opportunities she wouldn’t have ever had anywhere else. She has also made great memories, not only from these trips, but at various dance competitions throughout the years.

As my daughter begins her 7th year at Lillian Dean Dance Studio, and her final year of dance, since she is a high school senior, I know she will continue to grow as a dancer while making more great memories.


Lillian Dean Dance is a wonderful, welcoming, inclusive dance studio that focuses on the whole child while providing a fun and educational dance experience. Miss Margie and Miss Mel put as much time into nurturing their student's self-esteem as they do to choreographing an amazing recital. We highly recommend this studio.


My daughter was introduced to Lillian Dean when she attended their summer camp program when she was 12 years old. She was hooked and signed up for that September. Lillian Dean has become our family, not only do they produce the most beautiful dancers they respect and teach their students with all their hearts. Best decision we’ve ever made. Thank you LDDS!!


Lillian Dean Dance is more than just a dance school. It has become our family. Ms. Margie and Ms. Melanie go above and beyond teaching our girls dance. They treat all their students as if they were their own. My daughter has been dancing at the studio since she was 9. Watching her dance and seeing her be a part of such a great dance team is amazing. The dance team does more than dance, they tell a story with every performance. The teachers bring out the team’s passion for dance and it shows.

Lillian Dean Dance is our family and we are honored to be a part of it.


My daughter, Marissa has been dancing with Lillian dean since she was 3 years old. She started off this shy, timid little girl who I have watched over the years take great pride in every dance move she does. She now has such confidence and steps out in a crowd with such happiness and ready to shine.

I can’t thank the teachers enough for their encouragement and guidance. They are always there pushing the kids to do their best! Lillian Dean Dance is hands down the best dance school around! Thank you!


I basically grew up at Lillian Dean Dance Studio and they gave me the experiences I needed to now be completely comfortable and confident performing in front of thousands of people around the world! My years spent at Lillian Dean are priceless, and the friends I made there will be in my life forever.


Lillian Dean gave me the tools and the confidence I needed to take my passion for dance to the next level. The competitions, the friendships, and of course, the incredible teachers all played a huge part in helping me get to where I am today.


There’s a very special place in my heart for Lillian Dean Dance Studio! Throughout my 5+ years at the school I learned how to truly perform. It is a great school to begin your training in a career of dance or theater… It’s where I learned to command the stage! The highlight for me was the competitions; we became closer as a unit and had a blast! The teachers made me feel at home and truly made me realize how to utilize my talent to the best of its capability.


Lillian Dean was a great platform for me as an entertainer. Not only did the teachers help me with all areas of performing, they also gave me the confidence I needed to bring it to the real world. To this day whether I perform in front of ten or ten thousand people, in the back of my head I’m still thinking “what would Margie and Meghan think of this?


If you are looking for a dancing school for your child, do not go someplace else!! Lillian Dean’s is not just a dancing school, it is a FAMILY of loving, caring people that adopt EVERY child and teach them not only the fundamentals of dance, but honesty, compassion, sportsmanship and any other great quality that you would wish for your child. My association with this wonderful school spans almost 40 years as I have seen three of my children grow with them. For a fact, Lillian herself was my oldest daughter’s teacher. These were some of the happiest and most rewarding years of our lives and I only wish our association hadn’t come to an end due to our relocation to another state. I wish we could have taken them all with us.

Placing your child (and yourself) with Lillian Dean Dance Studio is one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life.


Every mother wants the best for their children, we want them to have full, fun and happy childhoods, we want them to be exposed to many different kinds of activities to help mold and shape them into well rounded and respectful teenagers and adults. If you are lucky, you find people who will teach your child to do just that. They will teach them, discipline-loyalty-commitment and respect. You will find someone who will care for your child as much as you do. That is exactly what the Lillian Dean Dance Studio did for my daughter. My daughter attended the Lillian Dean Dance Studio for 16 years. During that time, she learned all the aspects of dance, from Jazz and Tap to Ballet and Theatre. She enjoyed her years there so much, that if you asked her what her favorite place on earth was, she would tell you Dancing School!

Attending the Lillian Dean Dance Studio taught her not only how to dance, but how to take what you learn from dancing and let it help lead you to make the right choices as you grow and experience the trials and tribulations of growing up. My daughter has benefited greatly from her years at Lillian Dean, it has helped shape her into the wonderful young woman she is today. She has many wonderful memories and many wonderful lifelong friends.