Upcoming Events

We are very excited about what 2017 holds for us. Many have already marked their special date on our calendar and we look forward to a busy year. Mission Dance showcases and events are added frequently to our schedule please check our Facebook page as well as this site for the most up to date Mission Dance happenings. Looking forward to entertaining you! (For showcase events, click here.)



 

****Lee & Sherri****

Lee & Sheri Acoustic Duo

Leggetts
All Appearances 1-5 pm
Sunday Aug 27th

217 First Avenue
Manasquan, NJ 08736
www.leggetts.us


2017 Highlights


Summer Dance Party!
July 5th, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jack Baker’s Wharfside Patio Bar
101 Channel Dr, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
http://www.wharfsidenj.com/


Freehold Rocks!
Summer Concert Series
June 15th, 2017 – Mission Dance
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Freehold
Hall of Records / Main Street

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.


Rockin' Winter Dance Party


2016 Highlights




Freehold Rocks!
Summer Concert Series
June 9th, 2016 – Mission Dance
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hall of Records / Main Street

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.


Mission Dance performs at
STOMP The Monster™ 5th Annual Life is Sweet Gala Benefit
Friday, March 11th, 2016
At: Addison Park
150 Highway 35
Aberdeen, NJ 07735
For Directions: http://theaddisonpark.com/

STOMP The Monster™ provides financial and other support to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers when they need it most – during their fight with the disease. 


 



Dinner & Dancing to the sounds
of Mission Dance!

Mission Dance performs at the
YMCA of Western Monmouth County Gala Celebration
Saturday, March 12th, 2016
At: Battleground Country Club
1 Covenhoven Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
For Directions: www.battlegroundcc.com


 


Mission Dance Returns to The Cabin!

Performing for their 25th Anniversary Bash!
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 (10:00pm – 1:30am)

Come early and enjoy dinner before the show!

The Cabin
984 Route 33 East
Freehold NJ 07728
732. 462.3090
www.thecabinrestaurant.net


Check out the videos!


Mission Dance Performed
at iPlay America

Winter Dance Party / Jan 16th, 2016
From 9pm - Midnight
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold NJ 07728
732.577.8200
www.iplayamerica.com

Come join us for a night of fun as Mission Dance heads to iPlay America, a family friendly all ages, theme park, where the city meets the boardwalk. All ages admitted free!

Mission Dance performs 9pm - Midnight


 

 


2015 Highlights


Day After Thanksgiving Dance Party!

Friday, November 27, 2015
9:00pm - Midnight
American Hotel
18-20 East Main Street - Freehold, NJ
732-431-3220
http://americanhotelnj.com
$10 admission at the door. In support of the Open Door Food Pantry, donations of dry and canned goods gratefully accepted at the door.

 

 

 

 

 



Freehold Rocks!
Summer Concert Series
June 11, 2015 – Mission Dance
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hall of Records / Main Street

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.


Rockin' Winter Dance Party

Friday, January 16th, 2015
9:00pm - Midnight
American Hotel
18-20 East Main Street - Freehold, NJ
732-431-3220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2014 Highlights

St. Rose of Lima 150th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, St. Rose of Lima Church will celebrate their 150th Anniversary with a Mass in the Old Church with the Most Reverend David M. O’Connell and a Gala Dinner Dance at the South Gate Manor in Freehold, NJ.  Mission Dance is proud to provide the music for this grand event celebrating all who make St. Rose School and Parish special.
Cocktail Hour 5:30 - 6:30, Reception 6:30 - 10:30


Freehold Rocks!
Summer Concert Series
June 12, 2014 – Mission Dance
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hall of Records / Main Street

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.


The Graeme Preston Foundation will be hosting  a Spring Dinner Dance on
Friday, April 25th at 
Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ. 
A great evening is planned and music will be provided by Mission Dance.

Click here for details…

 

 

 

 

 


Rockin’ Winter Dance Party
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
9:00pm - Midnight
American Hotel
18-20 East Main Street - Freehold, NJ  
732-431-3220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2013 Highlights

   

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.


Rockin’ Winter Dance Party
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9:00pm - Midnight
American Hotel
18-20 East Main Street - Freehold, NJ  
732-431-3220
$10.00 admission at the door - a portion of the proceeds to benefit the
Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund. If anyone coming to the show would like to make a specific donation, the town and the local church have asked for Home Depot or Lowes gift cards, as well as small kitchen appliances (toasters, coffee makers, microwaves, etc.).
Click here for details

 

 

 

 


Mission Dance Receives 2012 Best of Freehold Award Entertainers Category
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

For the third consecutive year, Mission Dance has been selected for the 2012 Best of Freehold Award in the Entertainers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2012 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners.

 


Mission Dance Thanks Volunteers
(2 day Hurricane Relief Benefit / Union Beach)

Many heartfelt thanks to all of our friends at Mission Dance, for all your help and support in our two day hurricane relief event for the town of Union Beach. Our goal was not only to raise money and provide assistance, but to also bring awareness to how hard the town was hit by Hurricane Sandy. We raised over 3500. dollars for the town, went into their community and helped residents clean out their storm ravaged homes and made the public more aware of their dire situation, by giving them a voice. From all of us at Mission Dance, we are truly grateful for your time, money and effort. Special thanks to Judy Guy & her volunteer staff, Amy Rosen, The News Transcript, DJ Chopper, Freehold Foodtown, Sorrento’s Subs, Paul Mark Printers, Freehold CVS & David Todd Photo Studio. Special thanks also to Tara, Briana, Jim, Debbie and George for added assistance.

The town is still in need of assistance, here’s how you can help:
Volunteer / Call or Report to Union Beach Borough Hall
Town Administrator / Jennifer Maier / 732.734.7189
Donate /  Checks made out to :
Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund
650 Poole Avenue / Union Beach / NJ 07735


Mission Dance Hurricane Relief press release

MISSION DANCE ORGANIZES TWO DAY EVENT FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FOR THE COMMUNITY OF UNION BEACH

On Saturday, November 24th, at The American Hotel, Mission Dance will sponsor a special “Freehold Cares Concert “, from 9pm to 12midnight.  Admission is $15.00 at the door with a portion of the proceeds going directly to The Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund, which will provide direct and immediate assistance to the community. Attendees to the concert are also asked to bring Lowes and Home Depot gift cards, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, small fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, paper towels, toilet paper and construction breathing masks.

On Sunday, November 25th, Mission Dance will host a “Freehold Cares Community Day” in Union Beach. Volunteers will meet in the market yard parking lot behind Federici’s in Freehold Borough at 9 am, with an arrival time of 10 am at The Union Beach Borough Hall, where volunteers will be dispatched. Heavy work will be loading dumpsters (work clothes attire including gloves and work boots suggested) and light work will be done at the food pantry. Dumper trailers, trucks, tools for interior demo and exterior yard cleanup are also welcome. If you are intending on volunteering, we are kindly asking that you please do not take pictures while you are volunteering in Union Beach, as residents are traumatized from the devastation in their community.

** Anyone wishing to make a direct donation, please make check out to: Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund / 650 Poole Ave. / Union Beach NJ 07735.
**For More info please call Lee Deedmeyer / Mission Dance /  908.692.9206.
** For more info, please visit: www. missiondance.com


Mission Dance plans music/work benefit for Union Beach
November 22, 2012
Greater Media Newspapers – Newstranscript / Atlanticville
BY AMY ROSEN
Staff Writer
Read the article


2012 Highlights

2012 was a busy year for Mission Dance. We performed at over 100 successful events across the Northeast Region including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. In addition to the incredible weddings, social and corporate events we were selected to play, Mission Dance was honored to provide the entertainment for many civic and charitable organizations close to our heart.

Thanksgiving Weekend Dance Party
Saturday, November 24, 2012
9:00pm - Midnight
American Hotel
18-20 East Main Street - Freehold, NJ = 732-431-3220

Read more...
Mission Dance as seen in Contemporary Bride, New Jersey
Spring 2012


Mission Dance is proud to be part of one of the "Real Weddings" as featured in this season's Contemporary Bride. Read more...
Freehold Rocks!
Summer Concert Series
June 21, 2012 – Mission Dance
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hall of Records

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 1000 - 2000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.
Spend Valentine's Day with Mission Dance!
Performing Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
at The Mill
101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762
732-449-1800
Click here for detalis
Rally for the Freehold Borough Arts Council
Saturday, January 14th, 2012

In response to the Freehold Borough Arts Council's mural being destroyed, Missiondance will be hosting a " Rally for the Arts Council " at their January 14th performance at The American Hotel. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC). Representatives from FBAC will also be there fundraising and bringing awareness of their mission to Provide, Inspire and Champion the arts in the Borough as a means to improve the quality of life for all residents. Read more
Freehold Open Door Food Pantry
"In order to affirm the God-given dignity of all individuals, Open Door seeks to aid all the greater Freehold area residents in need to achieve their goals of self-sufficiency."

Mission Dance initiates a campaign of accepting non-perishable food items at the door of all their performances to benefit the needy in our community.

2011 Highlights

2011 was a busy year for Mission Dance. We performed at over 100 successful events across the Northeast Region including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. In addition to the incredible weddings, social and corporate events we were selected to play, Mission Dance was honored to provide the entertainment for many civic and charitable organizations close to our heart, including Catholic Charities Ray of Hope Gala, St. Rose of Lima Church’s 135th Anniversary, The Joshua Harr Shane Foundation, the Freehold Rocks Concert Series, and many more.

News Transcript
August 10, 2011
By Amy Rosen, Staff Writer
Mission Dance to celebrate 20 year career at concert

Well-known party band will thank its friends with show in Freehold Borough. After performing at about 1,800 parties over 20 years, Mission Dance, one of the most popular party bands to come out of Freehold, is still going strong. After all those years the band’s members are still dedicated to their initial mission to keep people dancing, a concept that sparked the band’s name. Read more
Mission Dance Receives 2011 Best of Freehold Award Entertainers Category

Mission Dance has been selected for the 2011 Best of Freehold Award in the Entertainers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community.
Freehold Rocks!
Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Freehold Rocks! concert Series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts in July and August attract people of all ages. Attendance has ranged from 500 to 1000 with music fans enjoying dinner downtown before, during and after the performances.

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