Gateway to the Arts

Singing increases poise, self-esteem, and presentation skills. Singing strengthens concentration and memory, while developing the lungs and promoting superior posture. Singing broadens expressive communication and animates the body, mind, and spirit! We offer private voice lessons, Voice Classes, A Cappella classes, and Musical Theatre classes!

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Physical, emotional, cerebral, musical, artistic, athletic… the benefits of dance education reach every facet of a child’s development and promote self-esteem, self-discipline, teamwork, time-management, and dedication. We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Acrobatic, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre classes for all ages and levels of experience!

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 Acting and improvising relieves stress and tension through creative expression, and teaches kids that it is OK to be vulnerable, and to make a mistake. Learning and memorizing lines helps with mental agility while improvisation emboldens kids to think quickly and to respond in positive and helpful ways, all while boosting self-confidence. We offer Acting and Musical Theatre classes for kids of all ages!

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A child’s innate musicality begins right away, and babies and toddlers thrive in an artistically-rich environment. Whether it’s a class specifically designed for a little one’s development or a class geared toward Mom and/or Dad’s physical and emotional well-being, babies and toddlers love movement and music! Check out our “Rockin’ Tots” classes, our “Babywearing” series, or our “Toddler and Me” classes! 

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Gateway To The Arts was created by Co-Founders Julie (Kenyon) Warren & Karen Born-Cafaro in 2005.

“Our goal was to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students of the performing arts would be given a chance to explore and fully develop the skills of singing, dancing, and acting, while establishing friendships, making connections, and truly gaining a sense of self. We love talking to our students, helping them to establish goals, and ultimately, we enjoy doing everything in our power to make those goals a reality. It is a blessing to be able to say that we truly love our job.” – Karen & Julie

2017 Variety Show!


Lakeland Regional High School, Wanaque, NJ


Dress rehearsal – June 3rd & 4th

Acting Showcase – June 9th at 7pm

12th Annual GTA Variety Show – June 10th & 11th – 4 performances at  2pm & 6pm

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