About us

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Garden State Dance Arts is comprised of Rosanne Moxley (she/her), Co-Owner & Artistic Director, and Alyssa Noorman (she/her), Co-Owner & Managing Director. We have been dance educators for over 20 years before opening our studio in North Haledon, New Jersey.  While in college, Rosanne focused her studies on Child Development and Psychology while Alyssa focused on Business Management. Both of us received our Bachelors Degree at Seton Hall University. 

 

While providing a high-quality dance education is our primary focus, we have also made a commitment to "put the dancer before the dance" - that means that each student's physical, mental, and emotional health always takes precedence over leveling up a new trick or winning a trophy in competition. This commitment can be seen throughout all curricula used at Garden State Dance Arts.

We are excited to make North Haledon our new home for dance and acrobatics. If you see us at a community event be sure to say hello. We can't wait to meet you!

More information about our teaching qualifications can be found below. 

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Garden State Dance Arts aims to build strong bodies and strong minds through dance and acrobatics education. We provide a happy, healthy, safe environment using age appropriate music, movement, and costuming. Our creative and current techniques nurture imagination and independence while instilling the importance of teamwork. Our faculty is trained and certified and we strive to provide a quality dance education to all ages, genders, and backgrounds through a supportive, caring, and inclusive environment.

Garden State Dance Arts is proud to be trained, tested, and certified with the following organizations:

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ACROBATIC ARTS

Module 1 & 2

Tested and Certified

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ACRODANCE PRESCHOOL

Specialized Dance & Acrobatics Program for Ages 3-5.

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AERIAL ARTS

Hoop Theory

Tested and Certified

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YOUTH PROTECTION ADVOCATES IN DANCE

Garden State Dance Arts is  YPAD Tested & Certified

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ASSOCIATED DANCE TEACHERS OF NJ

Tested & Certified by ADT-NJ

Co-owner, Rosanne Moxley, is on the Board of Directors.

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THE BALLET METHOD

Tested & Certified in The Ballet Method Curriculum

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DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA

DMA Teacher Training School Tested & Certified in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, & Modern.

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ALIXA FLEXIBILITY

Module 1, 2, 3, & 4

Tested and Certified

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INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS & THEATRE

Certified Member of I-PATH

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INTELLIDANCE

Specialized Dance & Music Program for Ages 3 months to 5 years.

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PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE

Specialized Program and strengthen technique and protect dancer's bodies.

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RHYTHM WORKS INTEGRATIVE DANCE

Tested and Certified in Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

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Garden State Dance Arts is YPAD Tested and Certified.
This means everyone who works at our studio has undergone:
  • A Background Check
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Training in abuse awareness & prevention
  • Training in injury prevention & response
  • Training in safety & emergency preparedness
  • Training in social media/media safety
  • Training in developmentally appropriate artistry
  • Training in body image/nutrition/disordered eating
  • Training in bullying/conflict resolution

"I cannot say enough amazing things about this dance studio. I knew at first visit it would be the right spot for my daughter. The owners, Alyssa and Rosanne are so great with the kids. The dance studio is new, clean and you can view the classes via a screen in the entry or via their App. Alyssa and Rosanne provide a fun, nurturing, positive environment for the kids, my daughter really loves going there to dance."

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TESTIMONIALS

"This school is simply amazing. The level of support and care they provided my daughter along with working on her gaining body confidence and strength is so appreciated. I highly recommend this school to everyone!"

"Mrs. Rosanne and Mrs. Alyssa are the sweetest! My girl loveee their Acrodance class and have learned so much in very little time. 100% recommended!"

"I cannot say enough amazing things about this dance studio. I knew at first visit it would be the right spot for my daughter. The owners, Alyssa and Rosanne are so great with the kids. The dance studio is new, clean and you can view the classes via a screen in the entry or via their App. Alyssa and Rosanne provide a fun, nurturing, positive environment for the kids, my daughter really loves going there to dance."