Anita Ehrler and Frank Mastrocola - Owners/Artistic/Executive Directors
Dance Extensions prides itself on being able to offer an opportunity to study Dance, Acting and Singing in a setting that is conducive to the mind of a young artist. Classes nurture a positive experience to students who enjoy the arts as an activity and a creative outlet. We provide a foundation that supports students who are serious about pursuing an area of the performing arts as a career.
Each dance studio is equipped with a professional dance floor, mirrors. ballet barres, and sound systems. Our voice, acting and music studio is equipped with piano, guitars, video camera, playback monitor, microphone and audio cassette recording.
For the more serious dancer's, Anita Ehrler's Dance Extensions (A.E.D.E.) maintains a competition company. This requires dedication and commitment. Required minimum class hours a week are 5, and the minimum age is 10 years. Over the years, A.E.D.E. is always recognized as one of the best in earning top honors of Gold Medals, Grand Champion and Best Choreography. In addition to competitions, the company does various charitable performances. Company members are selected by teachers invitation and or auditions. A.E.D.E. offers the competition experience to singers as well.
The Broadway Dance Camp was started in the summer of 1989. While sitting around backstage at the Winter Garden theatre, Frank and his fellow "Cats" came up with the idea to bring their fellow Broadway performers out to A.E.D.E. to teach during the month of July. Since then, the camp has brought many dancers, singers, and actors out to the studio to teach at the camp. Campers may take 1,2,3, or 4 week sessions. Ages 8 to 18 are eligible. Some previous experience is necessary.
Each year A.E.D.E. holds annual Dance, Acting and Voice recitals. Each having their own separate show. All students generally perform, however provisions can be made for a student to attend the school and not perform in the dance recital. Voice and Acting students must perform in the year end recitals if attending the third session. It has been said time and again that "the recitals produced by Anita Ehrler and Frank Mastracola have rivaled Broadway itself". The performances at the end of the year are a culmination of all the years work and serve as a great motivator.
Conveniently located in Park Ridge, NJ we invite you to come and visit our beautiful 4 studio facility.
Mon: 3:00-8:30 PM
Tue: 12:30 -8:30 PM
Wed: 2:30-8:30 PM
Thurs: 3:00-8:30 PM
Fri: 3:00-7:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
Proudly serving students in Park Ridge, River Vale, Montvale. Woodcliff Lake, Old Tappan, Hillsdale, Upper Saddle River, Norwood, Northvale, Harrington Park, Ramsey, Saddle River, Mahwah, Emerson, Closter, Westwood, Paramus, Waldwick, Wykoff, Dumont, Demarest, Pearl River, Nanuet, Tallman, Chestnut Ridge, Blauvelt, Nyack, Suffern, Piermont, Airmont, New City, and more for 30 years!