Owners & Teachers
Precision Dance Academy is owned and operated by three partners
who have been dancing together since they were three years old.
Jessica Grimes, Michelle Toale & Sandra Lee Schaublin are all well-rounded, experienced dance teachers/choreographers, who share one common trait...their love and passion for dance and the performing arts. The partners have performed, choreographed and produced many shows, including two shows at the World Famous Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Brooks-Atkinson Theater, all in NYC. They have also produced many recitals, which have been compared to Broadway shows, because of the elaborate scenery, props, dancing, singing and acting. The PDA staff has graduated with degrees in physical therapy, exercise science and education certifications. They always stay current on dance technique and advanced methods of choreography and teaching. The students from PDA have graduated and starred in high school and college plays/ musicals, become varsity cheerleading and dance team members, and college dance team captains. We provide the perfect combination of discipline, professionalism and a loving, friendly atmosphere.
All of our students will agree that PDA is like one, big happy family!
Miss Carly started dancing at the age of 4 at Precision Dance Academy. She has studied many types of dance and has been singing and acting in numerous plays, including the lead role as Hedy Larue in How to Succeed in Business. During her high school career Miss Carly competed on the West Milford Dance Team and won national championships in Florida. She is a three time performer at Lincoln Center and has performed at multiple charity events throughout New Jersey. Miss Carly currently attends Ramapo College of New Jersey as a Business Major.
Miss Shayla has been dancing since the age of 3. Shayla has studied many different styles of dance and has performed at Lincoln Center three times. Miss Shayla is also very involved with the West Milford Dance Team programs. She was a part of the junior dance team for 3 years and varsity all 4 years of high school. Shayla was named captain her 8th grade and senior year for these teams. She has competed with the dance team programs for 7 years and has traveled to Orlando, Florida where they were nationally ranked 3rd. Miss Shayla is now the head coach for the West Milford Junior Dance Team for the 2nd year. Shayla will be attending County College of Morris in the fall where she will be studying exercise science. She is so excited to share her dance passion!