Readers' Choice: Vote on Your Favorite Dance Studio

Tell us why you picked the school in the comments below.

Patch's "Readers' Choice" feature allows you to vote and comment on your favorites in a variety of local business and service categories.

This week's category is dance studios.

We've drawn our initial list from our "Places" directory but we encourage you to post comments suggesting the addition of any places that are not included.

Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday.

Dance studios to vote on include: (Red Bank), (Red Bank), (Little Silver), (Red Bank), (Red Bank), (Rumson), (Eatontown), (Eatontown), Dance Mixx Studio (Shrewsbury), and (Shrewsbury).

j March 22, 2012 at 02:56 AM
I am going to have to say that Movement Dance Academy is the best... My kids have been dancing there for years and love it...
Laura Donlon March 22, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Kick is like a second home and family for my daughter. She grew up to be strong, disciplined and happy thru her years as a Kick dancer. We love Kick!
Lynn March 22, 2012 at 03:21 PM
My daughter tried so many activties, including dance at another studio, before she went to Movement Dance Academy. I think the reason she has thrived at Movement are two-fold: the environment provided by the staff and student population is just the right mix of challenge to grow and excel and support to keep trying and have fun. Second, the school has a wonderful mix of kids, girls and boys from different backgrounds at different performance levels. Despite the differences, the teachers and the parents do a great job of instilling the ideals of team work and mutual respect. This more than anything make Movement a wonderful place for a child to grow.
AC March 22, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Movement is the best!
Kathy March 22, 2012 at 04:27 PM
My daughter has been going to Movement Dance Academy since kindergarten she is now in High School. Movement has given her the confidence to believe in herself and that dedication and hard work have great rewards. Kathy
Edith March 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Kathryn Barnett is amazing! They love the kids and DANCE, what else really matters. My daughter loves to attend there and loves to dance every day!
michelle estes March 22, 2012 at 06:01 PM
My daughter loves Movement- Mr Lawrence, Miss Donna- are not only amazing teachers, the bond they form with the kids are life long.
Sofia March 22, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I love the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance! They are kind, well taught and love to work with kids! Mrs.Barnett has been my teacher in ballet for a year now. I LIVE HER SO MUCH!
Allee March 22, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I LOVE dancing at Movement Dance Academy!!! It is like my second home. All of the teachers, students and parents are Wonderful!! I know that i am very lucky to have a group of dancers that i get to be with everyday!! Each and every one of them are like my brothers and sisters! Movement Dance Academy is the BEST!!!!<3:)11
Anya March 22, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Movement is the best! I love dancing here! All of my friends go to movement and it makes it such a fun, yet serious learning experience. I love all my teachers!<3 GO BIG BLUE! (: <33
Aisling March 22, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Movement Dance Academy is AMAZING! Everyone that I dance with are so nice and encouraging! It is my second home and the people here are not only my friends, they are my family. My sister and I love dancing here because, whenever we are there we are having loads of fun but also becoming better dancers.
Jessica Munley March 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Ms. Vanessa and her team do a wonderful job at KICK. We are very pleased and would highly recommend this studio. Warm Regards, Jessica & Claire Munley
Kmap March 23, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Kathryn Barnett is by far the best ! It's all about the kids for sure! Both of my girls have been dancing there for 3 years now and can't wait to go to class each week! Kathryn, thank you, you fill my girls up w happiness and dance!
James Barnett March 23, 2012 at 02:09 AM
After watching my wife teach for over 30years I have to tell you that she inspires children of all ages. I have seen alumni go on into dance, professional cheer leading, dance company's and many other careers. I can only say that the phrase "It's all about the kids" which she began using has proven its true meaning over the years. What ever she does she puts her all, her heart, into every thing she has done. From recital to recital, competition to competition, to Holiday Express and The Charter School and First Friends, she just gives and some how she always has more for the next day. I know I have my bias and you will take that into consideration but I have never known a better teacher of the dance experience.
Renee March 23, 2012 at 02:36 AM
My daughter loves Movement Dance Academy!
Joe DiBiase March 23, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Gooooooooo MDA. We have the greatest group of guys today! We respect eachother and others. Movement Dance Academy 4 LIFE!!
Allye Amorino March 23, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Movement is not only a dance studio its your home. Us dancers spend numerous hours together, with the teachers, and with the stage; we have created an unbreakable bond. Myself, along with the other older girls on my team are sad to go next year, but its all worth it. So much time and dedication goes into all of our hard work. The teachers put in so much effort to make us the dancers we are today. They taught us not only how to dance, but how to respect one another and learn a new kind of love. The passion you see in every dancer is just indescribable. Me and my fellow teammates are glad to be apart of movement dance academy. GO BLUE! and bieber..
Jackie March 23, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Movement Dance Academy not only instills important values of hard work, commitment, and respect, it also puts on the most amazing shows. The quality of the instruction is excellent and the choreography is extremely professional. The dancers are a joy to watch.
Sarina March 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Movement Dance is my favorite place!!! I dance four days a week with my best friends. I love my Movement Dance FAMILY!!
Sarina March 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Wow! You clearly are misinformed!!! My daughter has been attending Movement for 11 years. The staff is talented and very responsible and I couldn't ask for a better program. Attending Movement for all these years has instilled the qualities that we teach at home - respect, team dedication and support, and time management. As for your voting comment....It is clearly a refreshing change to see CHILDREN so supportive to there dance school. SHAME SHAME ON YOU!!! To post such a negative comment...
claud March 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
New jersey dance center! Its my home. And the staff is amazing
claud March 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Nj dance center is the best the dancers are so friendly there
M. Crowe March 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I'm sorry John but I also disagree and question if there is even a way to spam vote. Movement is the home to many happy and successful dancers, and therefore is also home to many happy family members. And when those happy family members see their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, etc. excelling in dance and making good life decisions, they are happy to spread the word and request a vote for Movement. The boys competitive team alone could have gotten 3000 votes. I hope that these comments can continue the positive and proud vibe they have had for each studio and at no time will this begin to sound like a snippet from Dance Moms.
Kim March 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM
It is so refreshing to see kids passionate about something healthy that they devote so much time to. These posts from dancers are a fun way for kids to share their excitement and respect for their teachers and their discipline and to express positive thoughts, it is not a place for negativity. I find it sad that an adult had to go there:(
Nick March 23, 2012 at 01:07 PM
New jersey Dance center
Kevin March 23, 2012 at 01:08 PM
New Jersey dance center
donna battaglia March 23, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Seeing all the posts from students of my own and fellow dance teachers proves what I've always said---dance is an integral part of our childrens lives. I am very proud to have taught at Movement Dance Academy the past 19 years--bit even more proud of the positive affect ALL the studios are having on our children! Its always been about making them better PEOPLE--not just better dancers! I am truly blessed to do what I do and to inspire these young hearts and minds as my was when I was a child!
Rosemary Boross March 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Nick March 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM
New jersy dance center is my past, my present, and my future NJDC forever
M. Crowe March 23, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Well said


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