Best dance competition this season, by far! Everyone I encountered who was representing On Stage America - from my DVD purchase, to my shirt purchase and to my request for a schedule "tweak" - was so friendly and helpful and a real pleasure to interact with. Raj was so wonderful when I asked for a favor on Saturday night and I can't speak highly enough about him. I would recommend this competition without reservation to all dance competition teams. They got their results up faster than any other competition I've attended.
Everyone has a different experience and I recognize that. Staff was great. I thought the competition went rather well overall. Critiques from the judges focused less on dancing and more on personal opinion on trivial aspects. Felt like we missed out on real dance critiques at times.
We are coming back this Spring! We attended last year with my teen team and are going this year with my junior team. The girls had a lot of fun and enjoyed watching the performances. Some downsides are that they run either very late or very early and there is a lot of performances lacking real competition. Also, a group lirterally had a POLE on stage and recieved a 2nd place award. But overall, nice!!
Jdancer24 (Gold) Dancer from RI 17 Total Reviews 16 Comp. Reviews 1 Vendor Reviews
Rated on May 05 2014 | Edited on: May 05 2014 Event Rated (if any): - Venue: -- | Judging: -- | Staff: -- | Awards: -- | Communication: --
Picked a bad venue with small dressing rooms. Liked how they talked to the dancers who won special awards and gave them a chance to talk about their routine a little. Even asked someone from my studio to be an assistant judge during awards (not when scoring actual dancers, just handing out awards) For some awards they call you up from the audience which helped with over crowding on stage. Overall felt the scoring was on the tough side but there was great talent at our event. They start their season very early which forced us to bring last years dances to the event. Overall nice competition
This was an okay competition; however, upon our arrival it was crazy hectic. The check in desk was empty...we didn't know where to go. They simultaneously had solos, duos/trios in the gym, while groups were in the auditorium which was cool to save time...But, we were put in the gym and the marley wasn't laid flat enough and I saw a few dancers stumble on turns. Plus, the dimensions of the gym marley made for a much smaller stage than the auditorium stage. Judging was fair and they had really good critiques.