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2 Dance Schools Are Clear Favorites

Freehold Dance Studio and Gallery of Dance rolled up big votes in this week's survey.

Congratulations to Freehold Dance Studio and Gallery of Dance Inc. for emerging as the clear Patch favorites in this week's Readers Choice survey of dance studios.

Freehold Dance Studio received over 400 votes and Gallery of Dance nearly 300 in our unscientific poll. Comments and other feedback also reflected the great support both schools have in the community.

Freehold Academy of Performing Arts was also praised by a number of readers.

Voting closed at 9 a.m. Friday, but you can still post reviews to the schools listed in our Places directory as well as submit the names of schools not already included there.

Dance schools in the survey included: , , , , and .

Crystal Techanand March 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Freehold academy of performing arts! Best dance studio by far!
Howell Mom March 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Been to several in the area, including most on the list. Gallery is by far a better recreation studio....they care about the non-competitive kids and it shows!
JimJ March 21, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Freehold Academy of Preforming Arts (FAPA) has the most amazing teachers and staff. They are knowledgeable, caring, supportive and encouraging! There is no other dance studio that I would trust with my children and I have tried a few!!!!
CathleenC March 21, 2012 at 06:42 PM
My daughter has grown up at Freehold Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA). The teachers, staff and studio director are all wonderful! The students learn so much. Definitely the best studio!
Theresa zamorski March 21, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Freehold academy of performing arts is the best studio because, the staff and teachers are so caring. I love being a part of the "Fapa family"
Candace Monteforte March 21, 2012 at 07:07 PM
My daughter has been going to Freehold Academy of Preforming Arts for the past four years and plans on continuing for many years to come. We find it to be the best dancing school in our area. The teachers and staff are very knowledgeable on how they teach their students and my dautghter loves going.
jennifer ruggiero March 21, 2012 at 07:29 PM
By far the best dance studio around for all types of dance is Freehold Academy of Performing Arts. The teachers and all of the staff are by far the most challenging, entertaining, professional, knowledgeable and fun! We have been there since they opened and still love it !!!!!
Ryta March 21, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Tried 2 other dance studios before I discovered FAPA! This is my daughter's 4th year @ FAPA and it is the best! Lots of studios, lots of classes to choose from, and the nicest staff and just the nicest people go there too! Live everything about FAPA!
Irene kirst March 22, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I look forward to attending FAPA dance competition every year. my two granddaughters attend the dance studio and the admiration they have for their amazing instructors is a testimonial to the quality of dance they are taught. An amazing studio!!!!
Joann Ives March 22, 2012 at 01:28 AM
My daughter has been at FAPA since she was 4. The studio has now become my home away from home! We have met amazing people, the teachers are dedicated and very talented! She is the dancer she is today because of FAPA! Very proud to say we are part of the family!
ClaireStuder March 22, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Freehold Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) has to be the best studio that I have ever set foot into. When you are apart of the "FAPA Family", you are easily embraced by parents, teachers, and friends. Whether you decided to join the Freehold Academy of Performing Arts Peforming Company (FAPA PECO), you can still enjoy yourself at one of their well-organized recitals. Go FAPA ! Love my fapa family<3.
Lisa L. March 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM
This is my daughter's first year with FAPA - she is 3! She loves her class, her dance mates, her teacher. She can't wait every week to go to dance! I'm very happy with my decision to join FAPA - I am so happy with the teachers - they are kind, patient, encouraging, and knowledgable!
Audrey Callahan March 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Just new to FAPA this year. Daughter has been dancing for last 10 years at various schools in the area. FAPA definately has the payment schedule online with automatic withdrawels-much easier for the parents who carpool. Also, any announcements are sent online to the parents as well. Only wish that the recitals were in a better venue.
Nadine March 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM
My girls LOVE LOVE LOVE FAPA!!!!!!!
Dance mom March 22, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Gallery of Dance is the Best!!!! We have been a part of that dance family for over 10 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else!!
brick mom March 22, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Gallery of Dance!! I travel from Brick to bring my daughter. The teachers are wonderful here!! Gallery of Dance is the BEST!!
RickT March 22, 2012 at 04:50 PM
My daughter has been with Gallery of Dance for over 10 years. I am so proud to be a part of this studio. You truly becWeWome a member of a family when you walk through those doors. The teachers are highly qualified and teach with patience and kindness. We love it at Gallery of Dance.
Sally March 22, 2012 at 05:33 PM
We are happy that now we can enjoy ballroom dancing. There is the only one studio in Freehold and it is FDS. We love it.
ProudDanceMom March 22, 2012 at 06:07 PM
My daughter has been going to Gallery of Dance for 8 years and she loves it. This is a great school.
Debbie Kane-Einhorn March 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Gallery of Dance is the best studio. My daughter has been going here since she was 3 yrs old. She is now 14 and an amazing dancer. She enjoys being at the studio. They are a great school.
Barbara March 22, 2012 at 07:11 PM
We have been with Freehold Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) for the 10 years that it's been open. I have taken my girls to other studios in the past but FAPA ,by far, is the best. My daughter would never dance with any other dance company again. Come see one of their dance company competitions or their recital in May and you will see the difference.
Cindy Hottinger March 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM
My 16 year old daughter has been dancing at Gallery of Dance for 8 years. Ms Gail, Ms Karen, and the Gallery staff care about their students. Not only has my daughter developed as a dancer, but she has also found a second home at Gallery of Dance.
Nancy Murtagh March 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Have attended some of the other schools on the list and NYCPAC is by far the best!!! The instructors are very professional and care about the students development as dancers. The school also fosters an environment of respect among the students which is invaluable in this day and age in dance.
Ariel Am March 23, 2012 at 01:12 AM
I total agree! Best teachers and best studio director!
jennifer lasky July 20, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I'm sure any school is better than dancing on the edge in freehold. Should be voted as the worst dancing school in history.

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