MONTVILLE, NJ - Studio J Dance Academy, located at 2 Changebridge Road, Suite H right here in Montville held it’s 3rd Annual Holiday Benefit on Dec. 22, 2019 at the Montville Senior House. There were two amazing sold out shows, one at noon and one at 2 p.m. The performers are dance, acting and vocal students from Studio J and spent many hours rehearsing for this show in addition to their regular classes for recreation and competitions. 

There were holiday dance numbers, vocal performances of favorite Christmas Carols and even a visit from the Grinch and Santa! It was a wonderful holiday afternoon for the audience and performers. In addition to ticket sales, there were refreshments sold and all the proceeds went to the Children’s Hospital. Studio J was able to raise over $3,000 that will go directly to purchasing needed items for the Children’s Hospital. In the past, Studio J had purchased wagons and ride on toys for children who are unable to go to treatments in a wheel chair, crafts and a whole Santa Sack full of toys. 

Jessica Mellace, the studio owner, feels that it’s important to show her students that everyone can do their part in helping others.

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“Everyone at Studio J looks forward to putting together our annual holiday benefit because it’s our way of giving back to the community,” Mellace said. ”We also get to spread some holiday cheer but also teach our students the importance of giving back.”

Studio J Dance Academy offers dance, acting and vocal lessons for children through adults. If you would like more information, please visit