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Anne Fattal's Footnotes!



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We offer a caring and non-competitive atmosphere for students of all ages and all skill levels. Our personalized attention, professional experience in a variety of courses, and knowledgeable staff give students the opportunity to fulfill their own potential.


Find Courses Fun For Everyone

Our diverse talents in tap, jazz, ballet, and children techniques allows for a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to instruction. We take pride in our commitment to excellence, paying a great deal of individual attention to each student.


Discover your Potential in Dance

Voted best dance studio, we value our role in creatively approaching the varying needs of our students. Our goal is to create a fine education in dance and the related arts in a disciplined, yet warm environment.


Our studio features two dance rooms with over one thousand eight hundred square feet of custom built sprung, floating maple dance floor, state of the art sound systems, full wall of mirrors in each of the dance rooms, adjustable Barres, and a waiting area.

Course . Offerings

We take a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to instruction. Our goal is to create a fine dance education in a disciplined, yet warm environment. Discover the best courses for your child based on their current skill level.



Anne Fattal

From student to performer, then on to choreographer and teacher, Anne Fattal brings to her students a dynamic and enthusiastic approach. Her commitment to excellence, combined with her creativity, provide for a disciplined yet warm atmosphere for the study of dance and the related arts.

A graduate of Montclair State College receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Speech & Theatre, she also holds a New Jersey Teacher’s Certificate. She has taught at the School of Performing Arts, Montclair High School; The Academy of Dance Arts, Red Bank; and The Madison YMCA Community School of the Arts; utilizing her diverse talents in tap, jazz, ballet, and children’s techniques.

The 2020-2021 season marks 32 years of dedication to the art of dance. Under her direction, Anne Fattal’s Footnotes takes much time and effort to present each student with a great deal of individual attention, creating a fine dance education.


Melissa Chiarolanzio

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Dance Education from New York University, Melissa Chiarolanzio has been dancing for over 30 years. Melissa has been with Anne Fattal’s Footnotes since its beginning; first as a student, then, as both an Instructor and Office Manager for the past nineteen years. As an instructor, she has taught ballet, tap, modern and jazz to children of all ages, both in public school and private school settings. Melissa has performed with the Montclair State University Repertoire Company as well as NYU’s Kaleidoscope Dancers for Children. As a member of New Music and Dance Ensemble, Melissa studied and performed abroad in Pisa, Italy.


Lori Travers

Lori has extensive experience both on and off stage, and is an alumnus of Footnotes. Lori’s musical theater experience includes training and performances with the University of Scranton, The Shakespeare Theater of NJ, the Wharton Music Center and the Pixie Dust Players. Performance credits include Elf: The Musical (Jovie), Legally Blonde (Brooke), RENT (Maureen), The Wedding Singer (Linda), Godspell (Lindsay), Urinetown (Little Sally). 

Offstage, Lori has also directed, choreographed, and stage managed many shows in the NJ area with local community theater groups. Lori is very excited to be coming back to Footnotes on staff, and is even more excited to share one of her many passions with her musical theater students and families.


Jade Rosenberg

Jade Rosenberg has worked both on stage and behind the scenes as an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and writer. She is an alumni of Anne Fattal’s Footnotes, starting dance at the age of 3. She studied Ballet, Tap, and Jazz and was part of the assistant program. She also studied Ballet and Pointe at The New Jersey School of Ballet. She later got a BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA in Los Angeles. She’s performed leading and ensemble roles in the Greater Los Angeles area, has worked professionally with such names as Susan Egan and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and worked as performer for Disney Cruise Line. Jade has taught and choreographed Ballet, Tap, and Musical Theater for students and professionals at Ciara Dance in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, and independently.



Don’t Miss A Beat This Summer!

Our Summer Classes are a great way to try a class or keep up with your skills! Choose your class then choose your weeks! To …


Winter Storm Closing – 2/1/2021

The studio is closed today, Monday, February 1, 2021, due to the winter storm. Classes will be re-scheduled at a later time. Stay safe and …


Happy Holidays from our studio to you!

The studio will be closed for the Holidays from Thursday, December 24th, 2020 through Sunday, January 3rd, 2021. Classes resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021.



For the safety of our students, families and staff, the studio will remain closed today, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Classes will be re-scheduled at a …


Winter Storm Closing-12/16/2020

Due to the Winter Storm for later this afternoon and into the evening, the studio will be closed today, Wednesday, December 16, 2020.All of today’s …


Thanksgiving Closure

We are so grateful for all of our dancers sharing their gifts with us! Please note that the studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving …


Art is in all of us, and at our Studio everyone is welcome. We offer a vast array of courses for all styles and ages.

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