About Us

FOR DANCERS ONLY opened its doors in Little Falls, NJ in 1988 under the direction of Kelly Allen. In 2020, FDO moved to Totowa, NJ, and we now call Totowa our home. We are proud that FDO is recognized as one of the premier dance studios in the country.

 

FOR DANCERS ONLY offers classes from beginner classes to the advanced and competitive levels, age two through adult. Our classes include a wide variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater, Pilates, Stretch, Leap and Turn, and Acrobatics. 

With the experienced guidance of our faculty, you can be sure to receive quality dance instruction.   At FDO, your child will learn in a fun and safe environment as she/he progresses and develops her/his technical abilities. You will be able to see and enjoy your child's accomplishments -- culminating each year in our annual Recital. 

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Our focus over the years has been on identifying and employing the best dance faculty in the industry. For our ‘Young Dancers,” Patti Krapels, our Young Dancer Director, has developed an innovative curriculum that offers young children an exciting and enriching introduction to dance. 

 

For our more experienced dancers, our faculty includes performers and choreographers from Broadway, Off-Broadway, top dance companies and university programs like Juilliard, Tisch, Alvin Ailey, UCLA and University of the Arts. 

Over the years, we have taken great pride in seeing our young dancers grow into wonderful and confident young adults. FOR DANCERS ONLY students, past and present, are performing regularly with the New York City Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, in various Papermill Playhouse Productions, on and off-Broadway with companies such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Pippi Longstocking, Newsies, Carousel, Cats, Bye Bye Birdie, Anastasia, West Side Story, and Matilda to name a few. Our dancers and alumni are also active with Broadway touring companies. You can also see our FDO dancers performing with the  NJ NETS Dancers, NJ NETS Kids Dancers, NJ Devils Dancers, & NY JETS Flight Crew. They have appeared on talk shows, movies, television commercials, television sitcoms, Disney and Nickelodeon productions, and in national pageants and corporate industrials. Some of our dancers have continued onto prestigious Universities such as Juilliard, Boston Conservatory, and University of the Arts as well as following careers on Broadway, Dance Companies, Film, Commercials, Cruise Lines and Dance Teams. 

FOR DANCERS ONLY offers two locations, featuring wood and marley floors, full wall mirrors, theatrical lighting and state-of-the-art sound systems.  Our schedule offers a large selection of daytime, evening and weekend classes for your convenience.

Because of our love and compassion for children and the art of dance, each and every dancer who becomes a part of our FDO studio becomes part of our FDO dance family.  We love seeing your children develop not only into beautiful young dancers, but into wonderful young people.