Washington’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Donna’s School of Dance

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Donna’s School of Dance is a 2018 award winner for dancing schools and studios in Washington!

From ballet to hip-hop, Donna’s School of Dance helps their students fall in love with many different styles of dance.

Donna’s School of Dance has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.84 stars, a wonderful Rating Score™ of 96.40 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 dance schools and studios in all of Washington.

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews they’ve received:

“My daughter has been a student at Donna’s for nine years. I’ve also enrolled in a few classes myself. We love the longevity of the staff and the fun atmosphere here. These teachers have a real gift [for] working with children. It’s wonderful to see teachers who share the same passion and enthusiasm for dance as your child. Donna’s is the best!” – Missy M

Not Your Average Dance School

Donna’s School of Dance is family owned and operated, and their students and their families can feel that family-friendly atmosphere when they walk through the door.

Many of the young kids they teach grow up dancing at Donna’s School of Dance, and they offer three rooms with private viewing rooms that allow parents to observe their kids while in class.

We asked Darcy, the School Director of Donna’s School of Dance, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. This is what she had to say:

“We strongly believe that when kids come to dance, it’s not just to dance. They learn confidence, poise and other things that they will take with them throughout their lives. If you can get on stage and dance in front of people, you can take that confidence with you in every area of your life.”

Darcy also shared a story about one of her students who started dancing when she was three years old.

For the first few years, the student was very shy and timid. She also put a lot of pressure on herself to get it right the first time, and if she didn’t, she’d beat herself up. Darcy sat down with her and told that, even if she doesn’t get it right today, she’ll get it next week or some time in the future. That conversation changed the girl’s perspective and how she carried herself. She is now one of the most talented students at Donna’s School of Dance.

Building Success By Being a Part of the Community

According to Darcy, Donna’s School of Dance has been a part of the community in Spokane Valley for 56 years, and that longevity and community involvement has helped them build a strong reputation both online and offline. They have an employee who handles all of their social media, and that has also contributed to their respectable online reputation.

Donna’s School of Dance is a family-friendly, conservative, family-run and multigenerational dance school, and the majority of their business comes from teaching children.

We asked Darcy what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“The customer is always right. Treat your customers well and like family.”


Congratulations to the team at Donna’s School of Dance for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Darcy, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great dance school in Spokane Valley, we highly recommend Donna’s School of Dance. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their impressive 95.64 Rating Score™, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North is a 2018 award winner for dance schools and studios in Arizona!

Whether you’re looking for dancing lessons to help you strut your stuff on your wedding day or you’re interested in learning for the fun of it, there’s one dance studio in Phoenix that can’t be beat — Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.96 stars and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 dance studios in all of Arizona!

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews that helped them get there:

“This place is awesome! It is truly the highlight of my week. I don’t just consider it dance lessons. I feel like I am a part of a dancing family. The staff and students…everyone is so welcoming and patient with me. And NEVER miss a Thursday Practice Party. They are a blast!” – Amber B

Not Your Average Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studio isn’t just a dance studio; it’s a community with a community feel. As a customer-service-driven dance studio, the team at Fred Astaire loves to give back to their clients at the highest possible degree while still creating that community connection.

The connection that the staff and dancers at Fred Astaire Dance Studio have established is what truly sets them apart from other dance studios, and it’s what keeps their clients coming back for more.

We asked the owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Phoenix North, Sarah, why they do what they do. Here’s what she had to say:

“We have people who come and dance with us in their 80s and 90s who never thought that they could do something like this, and Fred Astaire makes that possible for them. I think it’s about the benefits that come from dancing and what dancing does for people. I’ve had people with dementia, and their doctors come back and say, ‘What are you doing that your numbers have improved?’ It’s pretty remarkable!”

Building Success By Giving Back

Sarah is not afraid to ask her clients for reviews. In fact, she always emails students after class asking if they had a good time in the studio and if they would be willing to leave a review. They also give incentives to students who leave reviews, such as complimentary services.

Besides their unwavering online reputation, giving back to the community has been a great way for the team at Fred Astaire Dance Studio to get their name out there. They work with several charities throughout the year, and they work hand-in-hand with other businesses within the community by teaching group classes at local senior centers, retirement communities, etc.

We asked Sarah what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Be present! The world is social media and online now. You have to interact with your customers right away. Any site where you can find an online presence, you need to be on it.”


Congratulations to the team at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of North Phoenix for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sarah, for taking the time to speak with us!

You don’t have to know how to dance to be a part of the dancing world at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Most of the people who walk through their doors have never stepped foot on a dance floor. All it takes is a little courage to open the door and walk in, and the team at Fred Astaire will make sure that it’s fun and easy for you. Visit their website today to learn more!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: Dansation

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dansation is a 2018 award winner for dance schools and studios in Utah!

If you’re looking for the right dance school in Orem, look no further than Dansation.

Dansation is a one-of-a-kind dance studio that has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, an impressive 94.00 Rating Score™ and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 dance schools and studios in all of Utah!

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews their happy clients have left them:

“My kids have been going to this studio since it was opened. They have taken both gymnastics and various dance classes. Right now, my daughter is in hip hop and having a blast. I really appreciate everything Brianne does to keep her studio at an affordable rate while the kids still receive an excellent dance education. Brianne herself is absolutely amazing! She is so friendly, enthusiastic and warm. I really can’t say enough good things about Brianne. When my son broke his collarbone halfway through the semester, she was so awesome to work with. We were able to make arrangements so that he was able to finish out gymnastics in the next semester. We love Brianne and Dansation!” – Laurel K

Not Your Average Dance School

At Dansation, everyone is welcome. None of the teachers or the staff will ever judge anyone based on their body type, financial situation or background. Here is what the owner of Dansation, Brianne Bennett, had to say on the matter:

“We want you as a student, whether you fit what people believe is the traditional ‘dance body’ or not. Our goal is to help you progress and reach the dance goals you have always dreamed of.”

The team at Dansation is also focused on modesty, and that’s reflected in how their students dress. The last thing they want is for their students to lack confidence or feel uncomfortable because they are comparing themselves to other students.

Brianne had this to share when we asked her why she does what she does and how she attempts to make the world a better place:

“My main reason for opening the business is because I wanted people with limited financial ability to have the opportunity for high-quality dance classes. If you are passionate about dance, I will help you achieve your goals. A lot of our girls are on some type of scholarship, and it is because I want to share my passion and help them share their passion with as many people as possible. Also, I have the best job ever, and I love it so much even when it’s hard.”

Building Success By Making Each Student Feel Important

According to Brianne, teachers need to know their students before they can teach them effectively. That’s why they take the time to get to know their students and their goals, and Dansation makes it their number one priority to help their students reach those goals. The team at Dansation also makes it a point to constantly communicate with parents, giving them praise and feedback for their students.

In everything they do at Dansation, they strive to create a positive environment for their students and their families. In fact, Brianne emphasizes that positivity during the hiring process, which has led to an encouraging staff that buys into Brianne’s vision as much as she does.

All of this positivity, encouragement and individualized attention make each and every student and their family feel important, which is one of the team’s main goals at Dansation. It has also led to a strong online reputation.

In addition to the growth that Dansation’s online reputation has created, Brianne tries to keep the company as visible as possible in the community by performing in different arenas, like local parades and the halftime show for the Harlem Globetrotters. The team at Dansation also post regularly on social media.

We asked Brianne what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“You have to be 100-percent in when it comes to your business. The first few years of a business launch are so important, and you need to be consumed with all things dance. If you don’t have the passion, you will not succeed. There are going to be roadblocks, like finding a perfect location or dealing with tough clients/customers, but the key to working through that is building a staff and support system that you can trust to do the work as well as you can.”


Congratulations to the team at Dansation for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brianne, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great dance studio for your children in Orem, we highly recommend that you give Dansation a shot. Visit their site today to learn more!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Dance Studio Award Winner: Repertory Dance Theatre

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Repertory Dance Theatre is the #1 dance studio in Utah!

We are ecstatic to announce that, thanks to their remarkable 97.69 Rating Score™ and excellent service to their community, Repertory Dance Theatre is a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner! They’ve helped countless people foster their love of dance over the years, and many of those people have left incredibly enthusiastic reviews! These are just a couple that we truly believe exemplify how Repertory Dance Theatre’s students feel about them:

“Repertory Dance Theater is a professional theater — and when I say professional, I mean that their behavior and attention to detail is very professional. I have enjoyed every interaction with all their staff members and volunteers. Their programs are phenomenal. Their outreach programs to schools and the elderly are top-notch. I don’t interact much with professional dance companies, but other dance companies should hope to be like Repertory Dance Theater.” -Jonathan T.

“I love coming to Repertory Dance Theatre to take classes a few nights a week. The teachers are warm, approachable, and take the time to cater to your skill level as a dancer. They themselves are also extremely talented and knowledgeable dancers. I’m so glad that RDT offers adult classes to the community! Keep up the great work!” -Ivy C.

Not Your Average Dance Studio

Marketing director, Stephanie Perkins, took a moment to speak with us about Repertory Dance Theatre’s fabulous online reputation. We asked her what sets this dance company apart from others. She had this to say:

“We specifically offer dance classes for adults, reaching out to those who used to dance or would like to continue to. Our classes are drop-in, no-commitment, and open to all levels. We have created a very welcoming atmosphere in hopes to leave a positive experience for more to come. Our tagline is that we are a ‘revolutionary institution of modern dance.’ Our company is grounded in the history of modern dance for our performances and classes… That’s the heart of our company, in our classes and performances.”

Building Success By Building Relationships

It’s safe to say that most businesses would love to have an online reputation as stellar as that of Repertory Dance Company. That’s why we asked Stephanie what advice she would offer to other businesses looking to improve their online reputation and their business. According to her, the key is to “Encourage customers to rate and review their experience. Even offering some sort of discount or benefit to doing so will encourage them to [leave reviews]. When the reviews do come in, it’s important to reply, no matter good or bad. Building relationships with your customers is the most important aspect of growing your business. Making the customer feel welcomed and following up with them along with wishing a happy birthday shows you care. Personalize every customer visit.”


Congratulations to the team at Repertory Dance Theatre for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Dance Studio Award Winner: Jive Dance Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jive Dance Studio has placed in the top 10 dance studios in Utah!

We are excited to announce that Jive Dance Studio is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner due to their amazing 94.65 Rating Score™ and the many reviews they’ve received from happy customers. Here are just a few of those reviews:

“I started dancing at Jive a few years after graduating from high school. Dance has been a big part of my life, and Jive gave me a chance to continue dancing/performing as an adult! I love the atmosphere, and the girls in the company have become like family.” -Katie G.

“Jive is such a great place to dance. Everyone there makes you feel welcome and loved. They have classes for all ages. Jive even has classes available for adults, which is rare. Awesome place to dance!” -Jessica C.

“I’ve been dancing here since I was two! I love this place! They have such a fun and loving vibe, and they have amazing and sweet teachers that really care about their dancers! If you want to dance and feel welcome and loved, this is the place to go!” -Makayla M.

Not Your Average Dance Studio

Gina Eady, owner of Jive Dance Studio, took some time to speak with us about how her company gained such an extraordinary online reputation and what exactly makes Jive so special.

With a well-defined and uplifting environment, Jive Dance Studio is a haven for its employees and students alike. The team has a unified focus on supporting and giving love to the people they serve. Their culture is one of encouragement and closeness, something that makes it feel less like a business and more like a “sisterhood” to the people in it.

Everyone on the team is genuinely passionate and committed to serving their students. Gina herself treats the studio as one big family. There is nothing more gratifying to her than getting together with other people to enjoy the process and art of dancing. She mentioned that she loves everything involved with the world of dance and made clear her gratitude for the relationships, families, and friendships that have developed within the studio she opened 22 years ago.

Building Success Through Passion and Unity

We wanted to know how Gina built up such an outstanding online reputation for her business. Marketing-wise, Gina focuses mainly on word of mouth and referred business, but supplements it with apparel and studio swag, as well as promotions on occasion. When we asked what advice she would have for others, she gave us five tips for providing an excellent experience for customers and boosting online reputation.

1. Be positive and stay the course
2. Have a strong passionate team
3. Check your online presence often
4. Add your personal touch
5. Offer the best customer experience, and if things need to be better, make them better.


Congratulations to the team at Jive Dance Studio on being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: RISE Dance Co.

With classes and programs designed for students of all ages and ability levels, RISE Dance Co. has something for everyone.

Driven by its goal to help all of its students realize the core principles of respect, integrity, strength and excellence in both dance and in their personal lives, RISE Dance Co. empowers its students through dance, building confidence and character. The team at this one-of-a-kind dance studio truly has a passion for what they do.

“It is our mission to provide instruction that promotes a positive self-image, personal growth, life skills and a love for dance. We provide a strong, fundamental foundation rooted in ballet, but we expose our students to all styles of dance, from tap to jazz to lyrical to hip-hop. Our goal is to create the opportunity for our students to connect with and develop a lifelong passion for dance in a comfortable, nurturing and fun environment.” – Karen Cassel, Owner of RISE Dance Co.

Introducing a different kind of dance studio.

RISE is a dance studio unlike any other — one that’s focused on promoting a positive family environment and a strong sense of community. Whether you or your child wants to develop a new talent for dance or to pursue an existing passion for dance, the instructors at RISE are more than up to the job. Professionally trained and with degrees in teacher education and performance, the instructors at RISE are unmatched in their ability to teach dance in a warm, encouraging and positive atmosphere.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their wonderful 96.00 Rating Score™, RISE Dance Co. is a 2018 award winner!

Thanks to their passion for teaching dance and bettering the lives of their students, the team at RISE has earned countless positive reviews across multiple review platforms, helping them to become an award-winning dance studio in Colorado. Here is just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from the students and families whose lives they’ve touched:

“Karen and her staff are dedicated to creating an environment of inclusiveness and love! They are raising tremendous humans as well as talented dancers! Karen has the utmost integrity in everything she creates and commits to. They also have an emphasis on giving back to the community which is a needed example for children. I would recommend RISE Dance C. to all families seeking a safe dance environment, top-notch training and a loving environment to nurture their child as a whole being!” – Leslie S

Through community participation and social media engagement, RISE has built an enviable online reputation.

Although they’ve done some advertising in neighborhood magazines and papers, RISE has managed to earn an online reputation that any company would love to have, by and large, through their connections with their community and social media marketing.

Sharing and celebrating the hard work, special events and fun that takes place at RISE every day, RISE helps to connect with people in their community and get the word out about their dance programs through social media.

RISE also places a huge emphasis on community involvement, and they are consistently getting out into their community for events of all sizes, whether the events are school fundraisers, silent auctions, walks or runs.

They also encourage their students and families to refer their friends and neighbors.

When asked what her advice was for other businesses looking to build a strong online reputation, RISE Owner, Karen Cassel said,

“Get your name and reputation out to the public in any way possible. Through trial and error, see what’s a good fit for your business and potential customers.”


From all of us at Top Rated Local, we’d like to congratulate RISE Dance Co. on being a 2018 award winner!

If you’re looking for a great dance studio in the Golden area, we can’t recommend RISE Dance Co. highly enough. Visit their site today to learn more about who they are and what they do.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Dance Studio Award Winner: Colorado Conservatory of Dance

We are excited to announce that Colorado Conservatory of Dance is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner! For years, they’ve brought the joy of dance to people of all ages, and thanks to happy reviews from many of those people — they’ve earned a phenomenal 96.00 Rating Score™. Here are a couple of those rave reviews:

“Excellent dance studio for all ages! The full schedule of adult classes keeps dancers of every level challenged and engaged while getting in a full-body workout. The teachers are incredibly supportive of learning ballet in all walks of life, and the studio has built up a wonderful community of adult dancers.” -Rachel F.

“My daughter has been attending Colorado Conservatory of Dance for 6 years. We couldn’t be more pleased with the school. The director of the school is able to balance technique with a genuine concern for dancer health. We’re very comfortable with the environment and we love the instructors.” Tim W.

We had a chance to speak with executive director, Richard Cowden, regarding Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s stellar online reputation. This is what we found out:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We provide the best possible experience to as diverse a group of dancers as possible, and we back it up with the kind of service that comes from a family atmosphere. We want to make dance available to everybody and we live by that.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We are atypical because we are a non-profit. This means we have a mission beyond the typical dance studio, which is to bring dance into the community and make dance available to everyone. Our instructors are world class.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

At Colorado Conservatory of Dance, we unleash individual potential and invigorate community through dance.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We have a communications coordinator in-house and we try to have a strong social media presence. We also do some limited advertising as non-profit budgeting allows. We try to get into public service announcements and partner with other non-profit organizations.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Be honest and transparent, because your customers will always find out the truth. Be highly responsive.


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Richard! Congratulations to you, as well as the entire team at Colorado Conservatory of Dance, on your 2018 Top Rated Local award!

We highly recommend checking out Colorado Conservatory of Dance to anyone seeking comprehensive and professional dance education. Find out more on their website.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: The Dance Art Media Studios

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that The Dance Art Media (DAM) Studios is an award-winning dance studio, thanks to their amazing Rating Score™.

For Coloradans who are looking to take dance classes taught by instructors who are highly qualified and who will provide a fun, memorable experience, there’s no better option than The DAM Studios. From ballet and tap to jazz and hip-hop, The DAM Studios can help their clients master any kind of dance they have a desire to learn.

There are many dance studios in Colorado, but The DAM Studios stand above the rest with their 95.36 Rating, as well as the many positive reviews they’ve received from their students and clients. Here’s an example of just one of the reviews:

“Exceptionally well run studio with talented and caring instructors. The atmosphere is incredible, and Jessica, the owner, is amazing. Highly recommend this studio.” – Marissa Barnier.

Every company in every industry would love to say that they have the same kind of reputation as The DAM Studios, so we sat down with Owner, Jessica Page, to find out what their secret is. Here’s what she had to say.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We put people first in everything we do. Instead of creating a specific formula that all of our clients must fit into, we cater to our clients as individuals. Although we treat every client with the utmost respect and dignity, we are always willing to mold our services to our clients’ individual needs.

We encourage our clients and students to post while they are in the studios, and we ask for reviews as our clients are walking out the door. If they leave happy, they’ll leave a review.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

With bachelor’s and master’s degrees, our staff members and teachers are more than qualified. We truly respect and value the education and knowledge that’s required to provide next-level service in our field, but at the same time, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our staff and teachers understand the theory and education behind everything we do, but our goal is also to make our classes fun. In fact, I refer to myself as an “artistic entertainer.”

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

The world is a stressful place, and at The DAM Studios, we believe that, by incorporating dance into everyday life, we are able to help our clients find an outlet for stress relief, self-expression, amusement and fun!

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Most dance schools operate under old business school models, but we’ve learned that you have to incorporate tech into the classroom. In the near future, we want to incorporate live-feed and Skype classes in order to expose students to other cultures and the broader world of dance because, wherever you are in the world, dance means something different.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

The best advice I can give is to simply ask for help when you need it.


At Top Rated Local, we’d like to thank Jessica for taking the time to share your wisdom, as well as congratulate the entire team at The DAM Studios for being 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’d like to learn more about The DAM Studios, visit them online today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Dance School Award Winner: Adventures In Dance

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that, thanks to their amazing Rating Score™, Adventures In Dance is an award-winning dance school in Colorado.

Whether consumers would love to learn to tango or salsa, or they’re interested in brushing up their skills before that first dance as a couple during their wedding reception, there’s one dance school in Colorado that stands above the rest — Adventures In Dance.

Adventures In Dance has earned so many positive reviews over the years, as well as an award-winning 96.0 Rating Score. But, how have they managed to build such a solid reputation? We took a few minutes to chat with Owner, Holly Collins, to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

I have amazing students who are excellent about going online and leaving honest reviews about their positive experiences.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We don’t have a cookie cutter approach to teaching dance. Whether the lessons are for a social event, competition, period or historical dance, or preparation for a first dance — learning to dance for a wedding — we have the means and are dedicated to meeting your wants, needs and desires.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

First and foremost, we love to help people experience the joy of dancing. We love to be involved in the community and work with local charities and events, like the Historical Elitch Gardens. We get to enjoy helping children through Frontier Girls, and we get to help brides and grooms determine their dance chemistry. Last but certainly not least, we enjoy helping our customers learn to be more comfortable with dancing by providing them with expert tips.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We have a strong community presence; we even handle the stage for the City of Littleton during Western Welcome Week. We also put on bridal shows, dance demonstrations and student recitals, and we have a video series on YouTube!

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Focus on building your online reputation, but don’t stop having face-to-face interactions. Networking is important, and you should be doing it both virtually and in real-life with other professionals in your industry. Make it a point to get out and be a part of the real world, and ensure that you are letting people know what you’re doing when you’re out in the real world. Don’t forget about your fans; keep in them in the know about what you’re up to through a newsletter, social media or networking party/open house.

Last but certainly not least, don’t hide your light from the world; let it shine!


Thank you, Holly, for taking the time to share your wisdom and secrets to success, and congratulations to you and the rest of the team at Adventures In Dance for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Are you interested in learning more about Adventures In Dance and the classes they offer? Visit their site today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Dance School Award Winner: Feel The Beat

At Top Rated Local®, we’re proud to announce that Feel The Beat is an award-winning dance school in Colorado, thanks to their impressive Rating Score™.

Feel The Beat is a dance studio in Wheat Ridge with a mission to expose individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and with special needs to the world of music and dance education. Their unique curriculum incorporates sign language, a vibrational dance floor and specialty tools to create the ultimate music and dance experience.

Feel The Beat has received many positive reviews, and that has helped them earn an award-winning Rating Score of 96.0. Here are just a couple of their many stand-out reviews:

“We had my granddaughter’s birthday party here at Feel The Beat. It was awesome. The staff danced with all of the kids and had them so busy for over an hour. This place is so awesome for the kids since they are hard of hearing. Who says that a deaf child doesn’t have rhythm?” – Lynn M

“We are so happy to have found such an inclusive program! Everyone we have interacted with at Feel The Beat has been so positive and wonderful, and we plan to keep attending as many classes as we can for as long as we can!” – Andrea T

How has Feel The Beat managed to get so many positive reviews from their clients and build such a solid reputation? We sat down with Co-Founder Julia Faliano to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We believe in forming quality relationships with each student and their family. We focus on open communication with the parents to help nurture the relationship with the student and to ensure that they have the best experience possible.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We are unique in that we cater to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We have a one-of-a-kind, vibrating dance floor that creates a tactile experience for our students, not just an auditory one.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

Both of our founders are teachers of the deaf. We quickly realized a need for a presence of music and dance in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and we wanted to give these students the opportunity to experience the expression of dance and music first-hand.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

A couple of times a year, we host community events and invite all of our students, friends and family. We have a fall event this October, where we will have live music, food and games. This is something we try to do quarterly to keep community involvement and awareness high.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Whatever you do, always keep your passion at the forefront of your business. Connect with your customers, and make sure they know that they are your number one priority.

Here at Feel The Beat, we are very student-focused because they are who we are here for.

Congratulations to the team at Feel The Beat for making such a huge impact on their community, for earning so many amazing reviews and for being 2018 Top Rated Local Award Winner!