Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance opened its doors in 1998, on the fifth floor of the old Asbury Park Press building at 603 Mattison Avenue in downtown Asbury Park. The goal was to provide professional quality dance education in an area where a school of this nature was non-existent. We have progressed from being the only such business  on the avenue and the only in our building, to being one of many businesses now operating in the downtown district.  

However, our mission, focus and dedication have not changed. Now nestled on the second floor of the historic Asbury Park Press building, APTAD students enjoy an over 1,300 square foot sprung Marley floor. The school’s objective is not to be the biggest but to provide an unparalleled dance education.