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Dance Studio To Return To Mahwah

Owner is back with a new name and location

Mahwah performers looking for a school to harness their dancing, singing and acting skills can look to familiar faces this fall.

Dance studio owner Colleen Cross and Artistic Director Rosanne Renda are opening a new studio, , inside the Gateway Plaza at 21 Franklin Turnpike.

Cross owned and operated Look Sharp Performing Arts Center in Mahwah for 12 years, until it closed its doors last summer.

“We kept our dance company, adult classes and our college performance company with us last season for performances and competitions and then had this opportunity come up that we decided to re-open,” Cross said.

The teachers, Miss Colleen and Miss Rosanne as they are known to their former students, say they are happy to be back in Mahwah.

“We definitely wanted to be back here, and we are excited to let new and old clients know we are back in town,” Cross said.

The Planning Board approved Infinite Motion’s tenant application, making the business the first inhabitants of that location on the second floor of the Gateway center.

The studio will offer a range of dance, voice, and theater classes that range from beginner through pre-professional, children through adults. It also plans on offering lunch hour workouts and triple-threat programs for adults.

Cross says Infinite Motion is a mix of some aspects of her previous studio with new ones added in. She is using the tagline, “a new studio and innovative curriculum...keeping the same traditions and positive environment," to describe the new business.

Infinite Motion is set to fully open this September, but auditions for certain companies will be held in late August:

  • Dance Company Auditions & Intensive Study (ages 4-17)- Week of August 22
  • Performance Company Auditions (ages 7-17)- Saturday, August 27
  • Mascara: A Dance Project (ages 18-29) - Tuesday, August 30

Those looking for more information can call 201-529-1130, email InfiniteMotionPAA@gmail.com, or visit the studio’s Facebook page.

martina July 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM
I'm really glad, that this phenomenal dance teachers are back in town. My daughter and I are looking forward taking classes this fall. :) M.
Glenn Murphy July 19, 2011 at 05:14 PM
"Great" another Company/Job creator is "Moving into/Back to "Mahwah.. Nice. Now somebody get the "A&P Shopping Center& Rest of Fanklin Tpk" area back on track in terms of JOBS/Businesses.
Chris Doran July 22, 2011 at 02:30 AM
Both My daughters have danced with Colleen and Rosanne for many many years we have had the most rewarding wonderful experience with these two talented ladies! I cannot say enough about the way they run their dance studio! Welcome back to Mahwah!!! Here is where is all began for us!!! :) love you ladies Chris Doran xo
Chris Doran June 29, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I hope I am voting in the right area! These ladies know how to run a dance studio! They are great mentors to our sons and daughters! I have much love for this business they are the best of the best!! xoxox

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