838 Main Street Monroe, CT 06468 Tollgate Plaza


Both my girls trained at MDA for many years. My older daughter loves a more recreational level of dance especially to be able to dance in musical theater. In her 5 (going on 6) years at MDA she has become such a beautiful dancer with excellent technique and learned to pick up choreography so well which is so important in auditions. My younger daughter is the extremely serious dancer. This is all she wants to be in life … a dancer. I cannot stress this enough … the training she received at MDA catapulted her to where she is now. At age 12 she is already dancing at a pre-professional level and has been accepted into several dance programs including ABT and Joffrey summer intensives. This year she has been accepted into a year-round apprentice program in NYC. Everywhere she goes she is commended on her excellent technique, ability and work ethic, and I truly believe that would not be without her training at MDA. Judy and Tammy truly care about every student that walks in the door, as do all the teachers. And even though Ava has moved on for now, they still support her and remain present in her life ready to help in any way they can, and I remain forever grateful.

Jeanette R., parent

My daughter has been dancing at MDA for a few years now after coming from a larger studio in Monroe. The level of improvement she has made is simply amazing. The teachers are enthusiastic, caring and top notch in the art of dance. MDA is a small dance school where the teachers really know your child and work with them to bring out their best. It is a warm welcoming studio that makes you feel like you are part of a big family. I can not recommend Monroe Dance Academy enough!

Anne B., parent

Monroe Dance Academy has been an absolutely wonderful experience for my daughter. Everyone from the owners to the instructors have been nothing but caring, nurturing, and genuinely invested in my daughter’s dance education. I would highly recommend joining the dance community at MDA. You won’t be disappointed!

Tiffany H., parent

My children have attended Monroe Dance Academy for over 25 years. Judy Abbatiello and, most recent co-owner, Tammy Socci could not provide a more nurturing, kind, amazing experience for every dancer who walks through their studio. Over the years, the studio has updated their facilities, provided more expanded classes, and nurtured some world-class dancers. Their devotion to the business, but more importantly, to each individual child who walks through their doors, is second to none. They and their incredibly talented staff value the worth, talent, and individuality of each student. My girls have both had invaluable experiences at MDA and have looked forward to each class they have attended. Best studio in Monroe by far.

Wendy C., parent