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Readers' Choice: Vote for Your Favorite Dance School

Patch readers nominated the best of Cranford, so vote to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Where's the best place to get your little ballerina, hip-hop artist, or tap dancer trained in town?

Cast your vote to let us know.

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted through July 9.

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

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The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users will close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Adam H. July 10, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Fusion Dance Centre is the best!!
Brenna Westcott July 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I danced at numerous studios for nearly 10 years before I found my dance home, Fusion Dance Centre. With out them, I would definitely not be the dancer I am today. The amazing teachers challenged me to do my best and never give up on myself. I learned much more technique in one year than I did at any other studio and saw myself grow as a dancer AND a better person.
Suzanne Licks July 10, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Beyond dance is far and away the best studio. Dance and fun are elegantly intertwined . Students can earn an invitation to compete in national competitions on their cpetition team and they do VERY well. Beyond Dance expects commitment from comp team., which is a life lesson and skill. For students who do not wish to make the commitment there are a plethora of classes to choose from. For a dance experience where students have an opportunity to grow, Beyond Dance is where it's at
Kriscampy July 10, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Beyond Dance in Cranford gets my vote! My daughter has been dancing there since they opened almost ten years ago! They offer a wide variety of classes and the recitals are always beautiful and showcase the students hard work. My son loves the Boys Hip Hop class!
Kathleen Carney July 10, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Beyond Dance has an amazing program and ccontinues to train amazing dancers! Kara is phenomenal - 10 YEARS!
Megan Stotz July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I've been dancing forever and didn't find myself at home till I came to Beyond Dance. I just graduated and I am very upset to be leaving this home. They nurture you with a loving environment and watch you grow throughout the years and are there to guide you every step of the way. Also got to love the competition team! Amazing!!! Truly number 1
Jacqueline Milata July 10, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Fusion Dance Centre all the way! The teachers are really nice and we always have really fun dances. I've been going to fusion since i was eight and now I'm on their competition team we usually win first over all at every competition even the little kids who are 6 and 7 win competitions. Its really fun and the teachers push you to do YOUR very best and to be part of a team, and to be committed and to not ever let you team down. Fusion is the best place in union county in my opinion!
Danielle Milata July 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Fusion Dance Centre in Kenilworth gets my vote. The studio’s atmosphere is fun yet inspiring; the teachers are talented and encourage the dancers to always do their best in a positive way. Overall, well-rounded dance studio!!
Lindsay Aschmies July 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Fusion Dance Centre in Kenilworth, NJ is definitely the best!!! I've been dancing there ever since it opened 9 years ago. Over the years i've improved so much, and now im on the competition team. Fusion has great staff and students, clean facilities, and everyone has a positive attitude and works together. Fusion is my home away from home. My friends there are like my second family!! I think Fusion is DEFINITELY the best!!!
Denise Smith July 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Beyond Dance in Cranford is totally top notch. Kara is the best teacher and she stresses love of dance over everything. The competition team is amazing and the students who participate are dedicated and support each other. It's really like a family at Beyond Dance. That's why they are #1.
Becky lenox July 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Beyond dance is by far the best studio! I started dancing for the first time only four years ago and have already won competitions. I came here first and never want to leave because my team has become my second family.
Michele Savoca July 11, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Fusion Dance Centre in Kenilworth is the number one place to dance. My girls have been dancing there for the past nine years. We travel from Scotch Plains and it's worth it. The teachers are fabulous! The dance technique and choreography being taught is always amazing and every child is made to feel special. Fusion gets my vote!
Dancelovertillidie July 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Yvette's is the best! All of the teachers are top knotch and it is a great environment to be around. We don't just learn a dance but also learn proper technique. I have made so many friends and Yvette's because of the friendly environment. Yvette's gets my vote!
Michelle Venditto July 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Yvette's is the best dance studio in the area. At Yvette's, students are taught at a professional level of dancing where proper technique is praised. Mistakes are enheartened and originality is encouraged. Yvette's not only trains their dancers to be the best they can be, Yvette's helps their dancers gain self-confidence by offering positive feedback and constructive criticism. I have only danced here for one year, and already I feel like an all-around happier person. I feel as though my dancing abilities have improved tremendously as well.
Kayleigh July 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Yvette's is the vest studio in this area! Even though I have only danced there for one season, I already feel like a happier and more well-rounded dancer, compared to my other studio. At Yvette's, the amazing staff makes us feel like family, but also has a very professional atmosphere once you enter the studio. At Yvette's, we learn how to be very technical dancers, and we learn many different styles including Fosse. Yvette's deserves to win!
Victoria Herlocker July 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Yvette's is by far the best dance studio in the area. The classes at Yvette's are exceptional and it is clearly evident that Yvette's teachers are passionate about their art form. Students are taught at a highly professional level while enjoying and appreciating dance. Dancers are given valuable corrections when needed and heart-felt praise when earned. Although I have only studied at Yvette's for one year, I feel that I have improved immensely. I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Yvette Dance Studio and its' overwhelmingly positive impact on my life!
Kathy Sandoukas July 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Beyond Dance definitely gets my vote and i know i made the right decision every time someone tells me how much they love to watch my daughter dance! We have been there since the doors open and my daughter truly feels that this is where she belongs! She has formed strong friendships with both fellow dancers and staff and learned many life lessons along the way. She was very fortunate to dance with a great Senior Team and i'm sure they will continue to move forward. Go Beyond Dance!!!!
Sharon Sutera July 11, 2012 at 08:52 PM
How wonderful, we are passionate about our dance and the studios we attend. It sounds like each studio has something unique and special to offer. Smiles and shimmy love to all. Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio.
Kristen Orsini July 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Fusion Dance Centre is the best! Every teacher there is amazingly talented in not only dancing itself, but in teaching younger students how to be just as amazing. As a dancer there myself, i am always pushed to be only the best that i can be :)
Margo Gray July 13, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I feel Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio is a great studio for location, also perfect for non-dancers or office workers to workout without pressures. Cranford must be competitive for neighborly dance studios. Go Dancers!
Lois July 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM
The Yvette Dance Studio is the best!
DR July 18, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio, ~~ROCKS!!!
Mary Roth July 23, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Beyond Dance in Cranford for sure! Kara runs a classy program and I love watching the dancers of all ages every year!
Theresa July 23, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Beyond Dance is #1. Now in its 10th year, it has brought a new vibrance to downtown Cranford and is a tremendous asset to our community. Miss Kara stresses love of dance and that is a lifelong gift to her students.
Marianne Chilletti July 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Sharon Fit above and beyond the best ever...
Andy Beck July 24, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Sharon Fit is superb. Sharon is an excellent instructor with an upbeat personality with fun classes. She is knowledgeable about different genres of dance and fitness.
Adam July 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM
SharonFit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio is fantastic! My new years resolution was to make a concerted effort to improve my overall fitness level for this year. I started with Sharon in January, and now in July I feel about as fit and strong as I have in several years, and really enjoying it. Sharon is naturally upbeat, fun-loving, with a great personality.
Marilyn July 28, 2012 at 07:22 PM
SharonFit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio is the best dance studio in Cranford. Not only does it offer fun classes but a warm and encouraging environment. Sharon is an excellent teacher...she challenges you to do better ... I recommend SharonFit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio to everyone !!!! :)
Karin Burk August 04, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Karin Yvette's Dance Studio has proffessional, caring staff dedicated to providing children and adults with a progam to suit all needa.
Danielle August 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Yvette's is my pick! We switched from beyond dance and couldn't be happier. teachers there are the real deal with professional dance experience...Miss Lisa in particular is extraordinary. My daughter has learned so much at Yvettes in the last 2 yrs and I look forward to watching her progress continue with their strong dance curriculum.


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