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  • 3.4 - Average Ratings
  • 84 Total Reviews
    Parent : 65.48 %
    Dancer : 8.33 %
    Studio Owner : 13.1 %
    Teacher : 13.1 %

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  • Las Vegas ,NV
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RAINBOW DANCE COMPETITION

Apr 18 2021

I have Never seen a dance competition with judges that obviously knew nothing about dance or technique. Numerous dancers with flat feet, toes that never pointed, falling out of spins, toed in, and no choreography placing in top 5 while beautiful technique went unrewarded. Rainbow is a joke, it is a studio play house for loyal customers!

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Apr 18 2021

Mar 03 2020

My kids loved competing at Rainbow! The awards are fun, the staff is kind, and the competition was great! Lots of great dancers!! I also like how they do their picture/video package online!

Venue : 5
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Awards : 5
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Mar 03 2020

Feb 19 2020

For it being my daughter's first competition. She placed in top 5, and 2nd in her category. I am very proud of her. But I did question the 2nd the 3rd place finishers because my daughter clearly had better technique. The most frustrating part about this competition was that the judges seemed to favor acrobatic and gymnastics tricks over technique. Also, the awards ceremony was like a "Millennial" awards ceremony where everyone gets an award. Every kid who placed in top 10 gets a Double Platinum Plaque. There's no differentiation between 1st and 10th other than the 1st place finish gets a crown. So a kid who places on the bottom 5 -10th will boast about getting a Double Platinum, when in reality they placed 5-10th. But no one not immersed in the comp world would know any better and would just assume their kid is the "best" dancer because they received a "Double Platinum" award by just placing in the top 10 overall. It's laughable. Also, I have a big issue with the "DANCER OF THE YEAR" category placement. As long as you pay $40 for your dancer before the competition, your dancer automatically gets a free sweatshirt that says "Dancer of the Year". And they are in the "running" for Dancer of the Year. This is paid for by the PARENTS! Not chosen by Rainbow Judges. Had I paid $40, my daughter too could have received a "Dancer of the Year" sweatshirt as well as a certificate that says "Dancer of the Year" Finalist. It's laughable because I would see dancers and their moms boast about how they were "Dancer of the Year" finalist, when in reality, who are you joking? Dance comps, are For-Profit, so they find every way to nickel and dime you and to thinking somehow you have a prestigious dancer by paying for certain awards etc...

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Awards : 3
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Feb 19 2020

Feb 16 2020

The judging was fine but the staff at the venue were TERRIBLE. These grown women were rude and insulting to dancers and parents. I would never come back to this competition again at this location.

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Feb 16 2020

Jul 15 2019

This was one of the worse competitions I have ever been to. There is clear studio and dancer favoritism. They do not set adjudication points until day of competition and then pull the numbers out of thin air. They ran over an hour behind and already had late nights scheduled. If you have a sparkly costume, musical theater or classic lyrical dance this comp is for you.

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Jul 15 2019

Mar 31 2019

They certainly favor certain studios.

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Mar 31 2019

Mar 03 2019

Two years at Rainbow and I doubt the studio will go back. The judges prefer dances that are cute or have traditional choreography. If you put three turn sequences in a contemporary dance, then Rainbow is for you. If you choose more modern, interesting and challenging choreography, stick with convention/comps who understand and appreciate it. Rainbow is not for you. And the gentleman who read the awards was impossible to follow all weekend.

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Communication : 3
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Mar 03 2019

Nov 09 2018

Mandatory media fee is ridiculous! We have been going for many years and won't be returning. Communication regarding this was terrible!

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Sep 21 2018

This was our first time at Rainbow and hopefully the last. The venue was awful, it was 80 degrees outside and they wouldn't even turn the air on in the main dressing room until half way through day 2. Then they had the venue staff walking through the dressing room, which in my opinion was inappropriate when girls are changing. The judging and scores were a joke. They do not set a set score range for the DP, Platinum etc. they make it up the day of the event. Then there were studios who should have clearly been moved up to the next level and they didn't bump them up.

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Feb 27 2018

For the most part we liked this competition. The staff was friendly, judging was fair personally (will touch on further down), like how they select a few dancers for new York/Hollywood invites. Merchandise was good. Loved the judges critiques for my dancer. A few things kept me from giving a 4th star. One is they did run late, which I understand can happen, but they allow so many entries that it gets ridiculous. Maybe lessen the amount you will accept. Next, in a huge competition with lots of big studios, I was overjoyed my dancer placed and received a double platinum. That speaks volumes, however, There were a few dancers that placed higher and it almost felt like a joke. I commend any dancer that has the courage to step on the stage, especially for a solo, but when the dances are obviously technically not good and the choreography is sub par at best, it makes you question not only how they earned a double platinum, but managed to place in the top 5. I don't want to accuse, but these dancers paid the extra entry fee to compete for dancer of the year, so it makes you wonder if these comps try to give a little kick back for the extra fee. Not saying that's what happened, just makes you wonder. Also, the dancer taking first knew one of the judges. This judge comes to her studio each year to teach a convention and choreograph dances for this studio, so I felt that was a huge conflict of interest. I am not saying she was given extra points for knowing that judge, just saying again that it does raise red flags. With that all being said, otherwise this was a decent competition and am open to trying it again.

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Jun 08 2017

We love Rainbow! What a great experience at the Phoenix, AZ competition this year. We love the pot of gold party, the wonderful critiques we received this year, and that the competition runs on time. We have been attending Rainbow for many years and it never disappoints! Thanks Rainbow!

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May 06 2017

Very very unhappy with this event... mostly with the inconsistent judging. Across the board, .the judges tended to favor a certain studio that was technically inferior , yet awarded them all overall and DOTY spots. Many times during awards, I thought maybe we were being punked. For example, a dance that was awarded best technique, didn\’t place in overalls. This competition was a complete joke. Awards were super long! Only positive thing I can say, is the staff working the event was kind. I would never go back to this event.

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Apr 30 2017

We just competed here for the 1st time and I really wanted to like it. The event sold out early on, and instead of turning people away, they added a second location. The first night, comp ran until midnight with just 1 awards ceremony in 6 hours of comp! They only covered half the stage with Marley and didn't have all the curtains open so the stage was small- this was thankfully fixed for day 2. Because they were holding comps at 3 other locations during the same weekend, we had no backdrop or anything to make it look nice. 2nd day was just awful. The venue was too small for all the groups, and they had a good 2-3 minute pause in between a majority of the dances, causing the whole comp to run 2 hours behind! There was literally no seating in the theater, and they kept telling people if they didn't stop sitting in the aisle they would start disqualifing studios. I get it's against fire code. Backstage manager was hardly ever around to check in (I think we saw him twice and we were there from start to finish both days), so they would announce dances who weren't even backstage. They didn't account for the HUGE studios that were there and in every single dance, so halfway through the day there was absolutely no telling or guessing when kids would be performing. There was no dressing room space at all! The only plus for us, is that we felt the judging was very fair, and kids weren't being handed double platinums and overalls. Thankfully this was the last comp for our teams. Had it been the first, I think many of our first time comp families would have immediately been turned off to the comp world. We will not be returning.

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Apr 22 2017

The Louisville event was pretty good. The schedule was well thought out and provided about 2 weeks ahead. Plenty of awards sessions. Judging was consistent. The photo and video were of very good quality for the price and are available on a USB before leaving the competition. Both days ran ahead, but not too much. The app is great and appreciated that it was free. The memorial auditorium is impressive. The acoustics were good and the music could be heard throughout the venue. The reason I give only 3 stars was that this venue had essentially only street parking and the elevator did not work. After lugging dance gear for a couple of blocks, it had to be carried up the steps. If a parent or spectator had mobility limitations, this could have made for an awful experience.

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Feb 27 2017

We have been going to Rainbow for years. We may still attend next year but this year as we have never had this problem before, however, the judges tapes were terrible . They were only negative things across the board. Anytime any of our dancers did anything it was all corrections. It was simple, one or two word corrections. No attempt to explain or help a dancer get better just a nagging, stretch, knees, spot, timing. The judges spoke during the entire performance with these corrections. Even our group dances that received high scores and high overall awards had discouraging judges tapes. There was one tape that was an exception.... no nagging or corrections.. just a comment about how this soloist should wear more blush and bronzer to highlight her cheekbones. We are hoping that they will work on hiring better judges next year as they have in the past. Our deciding factor in what comps we go to is not our score but if the judges are helpful in our dancers growth.

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Sep 18 2016

If I could give this a lower score, I would. You had judges dancing in the their seat, on their phones and not appearing to pay attention. Scoring was inconsistent and basically only one team which appeared to know the staff was receiving all the high awards. The venue was a high school with basically no dressing areas and no food close by unless you wanted to miss a dance. The dancers were always rushed unless you were on the team they knew. We actually had a dancer pass out back stage and no one notified the dance director or parent. All they did was give her was water and gummies....really and that was from the backstage assistants. Not a fan and would not go again.

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May 24 2016

Really enjoyed this competition this year. My daughter is a younger competitive dancer at 6 years old and sometimes I feel judges don\'t always judge on the technique they have at the age they are where as this time the judges seemed to recognize that these children are young and are doing very well for their age and level they are at.

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May 01 2016

If I could give it less than one star I would! The first night of Competition ran extremely late with very lengthy awards. The judging was obviously very in inept and spent much of the time looking down and no at the dancers. They already new who was winning! There was studio present that partnered with the KAR/Rainbow family and it was announced at an awards ceremony. That is the same studio that took most of the top awards as they \"travel\" with the competition. This was very unfair to the other studios competing. I would not waste my money on this \"competition\" again...knowing that they are so clearly flavoring a single \"family studio\".

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Apr 20 2016

Our studio schedule was all mixed up. The schedule they sent us was totally different from program lineup. Our girls were nervous because no one seemed to know when we should be dancing. Other studios placed their numbers in wrong categories. There has to be a better way of classifying what level to place a dancer. The emcee spoke too fast during the awards part. He tried to give a costume award to a group that had not even danced yet. It just felt really rushed. Also, there were no special awards for soloists. Those dancers work hard to present their solos and there are no awards except adjudication and overalls. There were plenty of other dances that could have been recognized as well. I think this one is just a money making machine.

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Apr 17 2016

My daughter and her studio competed at rainbow this weekend. It was the worst dance competition experience that we\'ve had in 13 years. Judges were all over the place with their scores. Their was one judge dancing in his seat which was distracting to the dancers onstage, our studio anyway. And to the audience as well I\'m sure his hands flying to the air are going to appear in everyone\'s videos. The backstage staff was unprofessional and not very good at keeping the show running. The backstage manager was very dimmeaning of another studio to my daughter while they were on stage. The award ceremonies were very long and were like church passing around the offering plate.

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Apr 13 2016

Just returned from competition in Overland Park, KS. Venue was okay but the dressing room was extremely overcrowded. The schedule was way off. I missed my daughters first routine because it occured way ahead of schedule. The judges seemed to pay little attention to the dancers. The scoring is impossible to understand. Our studio already received the judge\'s critiques, which is great. We received one video file with audio and two audio files. The audio recordings of the Judge\'s review are extremely difficult to understand at times and are not tied to the video.

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