Readers showed they love their dance studios in Hillsborough. Actually, they showed they REALLY love their dance studios.
After an amazing show of support for many of the businesses listed in this week's Readers' Choice, Premiere Dance of Hillsborough was declared the winner. Premiere Dance was the top vote and rating getter of the seven studios that were part of the contest. Readers also showed great support for other studios, especially G&J Studios, Dance Connection and Kathleen Academy of Dance.
Winners are chosen based on both the number of votes they received in our poll and the number ratings they receive during the week on their directory page. In the event of a tie, we take into account the number of positive comments on our poll story, as well as the positive ratings/reviews posted on the businesses' directory pages. Negative comments are not taken into account.
Here's how this week's top vote and ratings getters stacked up:
|Rank||Poll Votes||Ratings This Week|
|1. Premiere Dance of Hillsborough||3,386 (10 pts)
||25 (10 pts)|
|2. G&J Studios||2,199 (8 pts)
||6 (8 pts)|
|3. Dance Connection||631 (6 pts)
||4 (6 pts)|
|4. Kathleen Academy of Dance||587 (0 pts)||4 (6 pts)|
Along with the amazing voter response, we saw some great comments and ratings for the businesses:
"The studio is a family in itself. Everyone is welcoming and the the parents and kids truly care for one another. Not mention the countless service projects the Competition Team has done from Valentine's Basket Deliveries to the Hunterdon Medical Center Cancer Ward to donating over 400 coats to the Warm Hearts Warm Coat Drive presented on Good Morning America. They care more then just about dance they care about building strong values for kids for their futures!" – Premiere Dance of Hillsborough
"G&J Studios in Hillsborough, NJ is one of the best kept secrets in town! The quality of instruction from the owners, Marek Gabor and Denisa Jancusova, is top shelf!! If you love to ballroom dance or want to learn in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere, come to G&J Studios."
"Love the classes and the professional atmosphere in the studio. The teachers are fabulous! They have the passion and patience to teach young kids. Summer performing arts program combined with theatre dance, voice lessons, acting and scenery are simply amazing. And don't forget, the magical annual Nutcracker show, a holiday tradition performed by most Dance connection students along with NJYB professional ballet dancers." – Dance Connection
"I started at Kathleen’s when I was four, and I haven’t left! The studio is warm and inviting; I made some of my best friends in dance classes at the KAD, and learned a true appreciation for dance as an artform. KAD is a great studio with amazing heart." – Kathleen Academy of Dance
Congratulations to all of the beloved dance studios in Hillsborough!