VOTE: Best Dance Studio in the Fridley Area

Where's the best place in Fridley to pick up or practice those moves?

Is there anything more graceful than a body gliding across the dance floor, totally in tune with the music, anticipating every move and transforming the movement of his or her limbs into a work of art?

Well, maybe. But nothing immediately comes to mind.

Unfortunately, most of us aren't both with that kind of grace. But there are lots of experts available to help. 

What's your favorite place in Fridley to learn—and do—dance?

The parks in the poll above came from . Now you decide who will receive Patch's Readers' Choice award.

Voting runs through Aug. 17. You may vote once per poll.

Marci Wills July 25, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Moore than Dance is awesome! Wonderful atmosphere, focus is on dance, not just cutsy or sexy costumes and dance moves. It also offers theatre, voice, dance for athletes, etc. The staff is fantastic! I am impressed!
Teri West July 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Ok, dumb question. HOW do I vote?
Angela Burkhardt Bixby July 26, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I would still love to see a story highlighting all 5 of these wonderful programs. :) We are very blessed to have such strong athletics and arts programs in Fridley. All fill a different area of need in our community and are changing the lives of our youth. That is news worthy! :)
Tammy Peterson July 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I agree!
Tammy Peterson July 27, 2012 at 07:23 PM
My daughter is on the Fridley Dance team. This is her second year. Not only does she get to be involved in a extra school activity, where she has made new friends, is involved in school activities, been able to travel, and received a letter in 8th grade, she also gets to have the best of both worlds by having a coaching team that is part of the "just for kixs" dance studio. Everyone involved in the dance team program in the Fridley school district are wonderful!!! Thank you Fridley!
Jill July 29, 2012 at 01:16 AM
The Next Step Dance Academy is a great place for all dancers at all levels. They have a very talented group of students who are taught by dedicated teachers who show their students their passion for dance.
Packer July 30, 2012 at 07:01 PM
The Next Step Dance Academy is a great place to dance they offer many different classes ages 18mos to Adult and also have a competitive line. I have danced here for many years and am now an instructor here, couldn't go anywhere else!!!! :)
Nancy Hottinger July 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM
MOORE THAN DANCE IS THE PLACE TO GO!! Become a triple threat!
Amy Melinda Granlund July 31, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Moore than dance is the best studio in Fridley!
Emily Fausher July 31, 2012 at 02:34 AM
It is kind of hard to count the Fridley Dance Team in there, as dancers from all 4 of the other places dance on the team. Many continue to dance at a studio while being on the team also! The studios in our area have done a great job of preparing our dancers!!
Patty halvorson July 31, 2012 at 01:15 PM
The 'nMotion Dance Center is awesome! My daughter took hip hop classes and performed in one of their recitals. Very professional, well-trained staff and an awesome community partner. We're hoping they win!
Teri West July 31, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Ok, I figured it out. No voting on mobile devices! Oh well, got my vote in for MOORE THAN DANCE anyway! Did you know that Angela Mannella-Hoffman choreographed the amazing FCT production of Seussical and that many of her students are performing in it? Come see the show this weekend!
Jody Paulson July 31, 2012 at 03:04 PM
N'Motion Dance studio provides excellent customer service and creativity. Recently they helped me choreograph a Flash Mob for my daughter's engagement party. It was a great experience and Sarah did a phenomenal job! I highly recommend them if you are looking for a dance studio with integrity, ingenuity, and a sincere passion for the arts and the community.
Mike Schardin July 31, 2012 at 05:10 PM
'nMotion dance is a wonderful place to explore your creativity in a fun, educational environment! They're very community minded and I would refer them to anyone!
Anna Paquette August 01, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Having seen the show, I would second the recommendation that people go and see it. It was great!
Maria Linders August 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Moore Than Dance teaches children with Down's Syndrome and in wheelchairs. Angela has a beautiful heart and just won the Leading with Faith Award from the Catholic Spirit magazine.
Dancer28 August 01, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I don't think the dance team should count in this poll. The article says best dance STUDIO and the Fridley dance team is a TEAM.
Chris Steller (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Dancer28, now that we're doing the actual survey, I agree with you. At the time of nominations, it seemed like people were thinking broadly about dance organizations they like and I wanted to be inclusive. But it's kind of one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others now. I don't want to disenfranchise anyone so I'll leave it in but your point is well taken.
lpacker August 03, 2012 at 02:21 PM
My kids danced at The Next Step Dance Academy for almost ten years! The studio is very small and competes against the biggest and best at several competitions yearly. Many studios have hundreds of kids to choose from when they have tryouts. TNSDA had a handful that they turn into amazing dancers that walk away with Platinum trophies year after year. The credit goes to the instructors who share their love of dance and make this studio a family! AWESOME!!!! Give your kids this opportunity to shine!!!
Sara August 06, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Moore Than Dance gets our vote! We have been going there since it opened and feel Angela puts her whole heart and multi talents in all she does.
Kimberly Adelsman August 13, 2012 at 04:40 PM
nMotion Dance Studio! I love how they engage in the community
Jill Heil August 16, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Both my daughters and I attend 'nMotion dance center and we love it. This will be my younger daughters Fourth year and my older daughters third and she also demos and this will be my second year. The dance teachers are great My vote will be for 'nMotion dance
SPdance111 August 17, 2012 at 02:11 AM
nMotion Dance Center!


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