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Miss Lindsay

Miss LindsayLindsay Sokol began dancing at the age of two and a half years old at Horizons Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. Through out her childhood she studied both dance and gymnastics, and began studying at Rising Stars when she moved to New Jersey in 2001. She studied extensively under Joelle Iuliano, and began assisting her when she was sixteen years old, which led her to discover her passion for teaching and choreographing. Lindsay’s choreography for solo, duet, trio, and group routines have received top accolades, titles, and overall awards at regional and national competitions. She prides herself on the success of her students, many of whom have been accepted to their high school and college dance teams as well as prestigious performing arts programs.

Miss Lindsay graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Education, with extensive course work in Child and Adolescent Development. While a student at Rutgers, Miss Lindsay danced with the Rutgers Performing Dance Company and studied Modern Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Lindsay is certified by Dance Educators of America (DEA) in Levels One and Two in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern, and Pointe under the direction of Charles Kelley and Raymond Lukens. In 2010, Miss Lindsay also became Zumba Certified in Basic One under the direction of Beto Perez and Tanya Beardsley. She has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine and was chosen to be a Capezio Summer Intern in 2012. Most recently, Lindsay became certified in Acrobatic Arts Module One in Summer 2017.

Miss Lindsay is proud to be one of Miss Joelle and Miss Jody’s former students and able to pass on the technique and life lessons that they taught to her onto her own students. She believes the most important part of her job is to give her students a strong foundation that will enable them to progress to the best of their abilities while instilling in them a love of dance that they will carry with them for a lifetime.











Why Choose Rising Stars

At Rising Stars, we are "Dance & So Much More." This means that our students not only receive a dance and performing arts education, but they also learn discipline, dedication, teamwork, patience, good work ethic, respect and kindness that will prepare them for college and beyond.

Our dance and performing arts classes provide healthy exercise, fun, positive self-esteem, discipline, and knowledge combined with camaraderie. We encourage individualized, personal growth as well as teamwork. We provide a fun filled, safe, and healthy "Home Away From Home." We are honored and privileged to share, in some small way, the development of that unique individual, your precious child, our "Rising Star."

31 years at this location

  • Loving and nurturing teachers, and staff
  • Unsurpassed customer service
  • Classes 18 months through adult
  • "Special Stars" classes for students with special needs/ disabilities
  • NEVER a registration fee!
  • FREE DVD of All Recitals with the purchase of 2 recital tickets!!! ($65 value)!
  • FREE weekly Pointe class! Call for details
  • Open Audtions for pre-competition and competition programs at your convenience
  • Nationally acclaimed choreography, costuming and creativity
  • Award winning and National champion competition teams
  • Accredited By:
    • Dance Educators Of America (DEA) - Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Acrobatics
    • Arcobatic Arts
    • NYU School of Medicine - Principles of Dance Medicine, specializing in the foot and ankle
    • NYU School of Medicine - Function and injury in the dancer
    • NYU School of Medicine - Dance medicine and dance injuries