Congratulations to and for emerging as the clear Patch favorites in this week's Readers' Choice survey of dance studios in Middletown.
Both schools drew thousands of votes in our unscientific poll. While multiple voting is possible in the survey, the high numbers, comments and other feedback we received made it clear that Emotion in Motion and Dance Factory both enjoy passionate support in Middletown.
"My granddaughter is a student at Emotion in Motion Dance Center," Delores Leon wrote. "It fills my heart with joy to see her love and passion for dance and how much she has grown, and it's all (due to) the very talented Miss Tara Eccles and the Emotion in Motion staff."
Adrienne Golon Ward wrote: "My daughter dances at Dance Factory USA and I have to say it is an amazing studio! Miss Aimee Layfield is truly and outstanding instructor, choreographer and friend to her dancers. DFUSA is like her second home."
JoAnn Mancuso Melfi, in a comment on Emotion in Motion, wrote: "I love and recommend this dance studio because the owner, Miss Tara Eccles, is amazing with the students. She helps each child individually reach their full potential. "The atmosphere at this studio is fun and positive while staying professional."
Of Dance Factory, Doreen Madeira Matzerath wrote: "My daughter has been with Miss Aimee since she was 3 years old and loves the family atmosphere and the professional dance skills she has been taught throughout the years. Dance factory has won Stellar awards numerous times, awards for technique and choreography."
Students of the two schools were equally enthusiastic.
"Dance Factory is definitely the best around!!!" wrote Cathy Calabro. "All of our routines are original, award winning and kid friendly!! Miss Aimee runs a tight but fun ship!"
"Emotion in motion is the place to be," wrote Madison Bruch. "I've been dancing with Miss Tara for most of my life and wouldn't have it any other way."
Our thanks to supporters of all the schools in our survey for their participation and enthusiasm. Voting ended at 9 a.m. Friday morning but you can still post reviews of your favorites in their listings in our Places directory.
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