Center for Dance Education

Welcome to Your “Home Away From Home”

Center for Dance Education

professional, exciting & fun dance classes!

Dance education creates well-developed, intelligent, graceful bodied & physically fit young people. Graduates may go on to professional dance & theater careers, or apply their discipline towards other fields & college activities.

Our faculty is an exceptional group of teachers providing correct, caring & refreshing instruction. Students may choose from a variety of classes ranging from Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop, & Yoga.

Students have the wonderful opportunity to perform in our annual NUTCRACKER during the Holiday Season & our end of the year DANCE COLLAGE. In addition, classes are selected to perform at special charitable events throughout the year.

Our facility is a safe, cozy, newly renovated studio that is kept clean, including two spacious, air conditioned dance studios, a large waiting area, a rest room with a changing area, & ample parking.

We are delighted to promote the art of dance in our area as an exquisite & refined art form, and to enhance the lives & self-esteem of our students.

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CDE is recognized as the # 1 Dance Studio in our community, dedicated to offering quality, professional & enjoyable dance classes for students of all ages & levels.

Our Classes


Levels 1 & 2

Levels 3 & 4

Level 5

Professional Team

CDE Directors

Evy Zavolas

Co-owner & artistic director of CDE

Christina Zavolas- Manousos

Co-owner & artistic director of CDE

Meet our Faculty

CDE’s faculty is comprised of professionally trained, highly educated & experienced dancers & teachers. Our teaching consists of correct, safe, and highly technical instruction with a caring & compassionate approach, tailored to each individual student's diverse dancing abilities. Training at CDE provides the preparation that is necessary for students to one day pursue a professional career in dance & performance, to attend college as a dance major or team member, or simply to have in their lives as a recreational or treasured hobby.



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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is based on the fantasy story about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. 

CDE PROUDLY presents this amazing traditional ballet production each year during the Holiday Season for dancers between the ages of 6-18.  (Participation in this performance is entirely optional!)

Live Nutcracker Performance!

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CDE Tuition Information




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Pictures & Gallery

Watch in Studio Rehearsal

CDE is recognized as the leading dance studio in our community and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to offering quality dance instruction in a comfortable, judgment-free environment. In addition, we take pride in providing a fun and rewarding experience for our dancers of assorted ages and levels. Check out our photo gallery to see what we are all about!

did you know?

we offer yoga!

The style of yoga classes taught at CDE is Svaroopa, which is a gentle, restorative, relaxing & revitalizing style of yoga appropriate for any level and age.

Have Your Birthday at CDE!!



CDE’s DANCE PARTY is HIGH ENERGYJAM PACKED with fun from beginning to end. Christina has been a party motivator for top entertainment companies in NY/NJ for years!

CDE always has current hit music as well as classic party music. We’ve got the hottest dance moves and most popular games to keep the kids entertained! Christina and her assistants keep the party hopping! A hip-hop party is available for older kids (Ages 9-11).

Frequency Asked Questions

A party is 1 ½ or 2 hours

We will decorate with balloons and signs. We give out great prizes for all the games.
We will set up for eating and help pass out food and help clean up after the party.
You have the use of 2 studios, the parking lot, waiting room and outdoor patio (weather permitting)

April thru October, weather permitting, we have picnic tables outside.

A party can take place any day of the week. Parties may also be booked any day when CDE is closed for holidays or summer break.

Please call CDE with your preferred date. Try to have at least two options if possible. When Christina confirms the date and time, a $100 Non-Refundable deposit is due to secure the date.

The host family should arrive 15-20 minutes before the party. The parents are free to come in the party room to take pictures and video. We ask that all other guests wait upstairs or return after the party. No coffee or food permitted in the waiting room. A veggie/fruit platter is the only food acceptable (easy and healthy).

The studio must be cleared ½ hour after the party

Emergency cancellation may occur with snow storms at the discretion of the school. We will reschedule for another date.

All payments must be made to Christina Manousos by cash or Venmo @cde-clark. Checks are only accepted by CDE members.

If Christina becomes ill or has an emergency, CDE reserves the right to get a comparable substitute.

One to three assistants will be hired to help with the party depending upon the party size.

You will be responsible for the final amount of children attending given in advance. If this number changes to more children, the price will be adjusted.

$395 Up to 12 Kids

$10 Extra Per Additional Kid

Maximum Occupancy: No more than 30 Kids!  Sorry for any inconvenience!

At CDE! With use of both dance studios and waiting areas inside and outside.

Cash or Venmo to Christina Manousos @cde-clark

Parent check List:

____ 1. Invitations with directions and our phone number (732) 388-6088. Don’t forget to indicate that clean sneakers and comfortable clothes must be worn. (We have custom dance invites available!)

____ 2. Email CDE! – E-mail Christina @ at least 1 week before to give final count and confirm time.

____ 3. Food – Call for pizza the day of to arrive ½ hour before the end of the party. Juice boxes and water are allowed. Cupcakes instead of cake, please! This is easier for the kids, parents, and us!

____ 4. Extras – Paper plates, candles, utensils, napkins, goodie bags, table cloths, lighter

___5. CDE has assistants, music, prizes, props & supplies for games, balloons & signs for decorations, & mats for tumbling. You have the use of 2 air-conditioned studios with stage lighting, and a waiting room with a television. We have a patio with tables and chairs outdoors in a very private setting if weather permits. Our assistants are there to help with anything else you may need.