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  • 3.6 - Average Ratings
  • 83 Total Reviews
    Parent : 69.88 %
    Dancer : 6.02 %
    Studio Owner : 18.07 %
    Teacher : 6.02 %

  • 3020 E Meadows Blvd
  • Mesquite ,TX
  • 9726817177
  • laron@showbiztalent.com

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SHOWBIZ TALENT

Apr 14 2021

Love it! The staff at showbiz are the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Well run competition, beautiful venue every time. Only real complaint is the adjudications vary on level, but that’s it!!! Love, love, love this competition!

Venue : 5
Judging : 3
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 14 2021

Feb 11 2020

I’ve been going to showbiz for years now and its actually one of my favorite competitions , super friendly staff , amazing judges and great competition and venue. I definitely recommend !

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Feb 11 2020

May 30 2019

Staff was friendly. Well ran. Loved awards went very fast. They would give you your award of your dance right when you walked off so awards would go by fast. ** A little disappointed this year 2019 because we went back and they were given out banners for placing overall instead of last year 2018 where they got trophies.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 5
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May 30 2019

Apr 09 2019

I have been attending Showbiz Talent as an instructor now for almost 10 years. Every year we are beyond happy with how this competition is run! Not only do we receive fantastic feedback from judges, but we can also enter our dancers in their appropriate level as they offer beginner, intermediate and advance categories. Showbiz Talent also always runs on time and/or ahead of schedule while keeping you in the loop! I highly recommend Showbiz Talent to any one who wants a genuine competition experience!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 09 2019

Apr 09 2019

I am not one to write reviews, but I just HAD to write this one. The judging at Showbiz was INCREDIBLE. And we didn’t win much. So I’m not saying it’s incredible because we won it all. LOL. We didn’t. 🤷‍♀️ But, the critiques were exactly what my dancers needed to hear. Each judge gave great and useful critiques so we could go back into the studio and work towards our next goal. I was so happy to hear the truth! Ahh! Thank you. And while I’m here, I’d like to mention the friendly and attentive staff. From registration to the last day of comp, they were there for us whenever we needed them and they kept checking in on us to make sure all was going well. Everything ran on time and it was still daylight when we left a sold out competition on a Sunday night. Thank you for not over selling and running into the wee hours of the evening. We will always support this honest and well run company. Thank you!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 09 2019

Apr 08 2019

The staff did a great job on running the competition fast and smoothly and also not having crazy hours for being a sold out competition. On another note, I wanted to express my concerns for some events that took place the weekend that we attended that we are unhappy with. It is very frustrating going to a competition and the kids are not placed in the proper levels. I know that ultimately it is the studio owners fault because they are the ones that register them and put them in lower categories but Showbiz (or any other competition) should be held accountable as well. This is very discouraging to the students that do follow the rules and it makes the competition unfair. Please explain to me how soloists that compete in the Diamond level and either receive Elites or place in the top 3 are allowed to compete in lower divisions for duets, trios and/or groups? There were a couple of studios that did this but one in particular did this SEVERAL times and you rewarded them for it. You also gave this studio all three group icons when two of the dances share the same dancers. How can you compete in diamond and receive elite adjudications and also compete in ruby? I did express my concerns to Justin the director of the competition that weekend via email after the event was over and he said that I simply just didn't understand the system of how they level the students. And that I was suggesting he take a score away from the kids that won. I don't even know how he could suggest that when I made sure to send the email after the competition was over to express my concerns. He then said it would be best to discuss this on the phone as I agreed with and gave him my phone number. I never received a call but I did receive an email a few weeks later saying that he hadn't forgotten about me and would like to discuss the situation that current week. By then it was too late as I already made up my mind that our studio will not be back.

Venue : 3
Judging : 3
Staff : 3
Awards : 3
Communication : 1
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Apr 08 2019

Mar 24 2019

Showbiz is AMAZING and unique to other competitions we have previously attended. Judging is immensely difficult. 1st place received high golds. It was definitely a breath of fresh air to see that they were not calling out platinums left and right. Awards were quick and made the day fly by. I didn’t think it was impersonable at all. In fact the MC for Awards was pleasant, funny and attentive. Our studio LOVED the banners. I am over the cheap trophies and this was most unique. We look forward to attending next season.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 24 2019

Mar 12 2019

This is by far one of the best out there. I have been taking my daughter to dance competitions for years and I have never seen a more organized, efficient, and friendly company. I read the review below, and they do give out cash prizes and credit to the 1st place winners. Our studio loved the quick moving awards and did not think it came across as impersonal at all. I was home before 9pm! I'll take that any day! Our emcee was fabulous and quite funny! I certainly hope we go back!

Venue : 4
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 12 2019

Mar 11 2019

I am happy that our studio did well, but the banners were disappointing for the amount of money we paid into the competition. If groups, duo or trios didn't place in the overalls, they just received a pin. If they did place in the Top 10, they received a banner that says Top 10, not 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Also, there were no cash prizes or studio credit for the following year. I'm fine with keeping things simple for awards, BUT when they charge just as much as other competitions who hand out more awards and actual trophies, it's hard to want to come back and spend money at their competition. It was nice that they were running ahead, but it seemed like they were trying too hard to run ahead and that they wanted to get it done and over it. We were not the only studio who felt this way. There were multiple studios and families who thought they same. I timed one awards and it was 8 minutes long. It didn't feel genuine and felt very rushed. I did like how they streamed the competition live and it was at a beautiful venue. We were excited to try something new, but was very disappointed in the awards and that there were no cash prizes or studio credits for the amount of money we paid.

Venue : 5
Judging : 3
Staff : 2
Awards : 1
Communication : 2
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Mar 11 2019

Dec 28 2018

Attended Regionals in Daytona Beach. Venue was not the best. Liked that they gave the adjudications right after performance, made awards go much faster. Title awards didn't make much sense. Like the Icon award concept. Nice staff. Great Emcee. Fair but tough judging. good critiques. Like how the ages are split.

Venue : 2
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 0
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Sep 21 2018

Showbiz is a wonderful competition. Our studio has been competing at this for the past several years. Wish it had master classes with it, but the competition itself is run for smoothly with great critiques which is very helpful for the dancers, So often you don't get much with the critiques that is helpful, but Showbiz is one that we like.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jun 14 2017

Showbiz was not a great experience for my dance studio. This was our first and last time attending. We're a small studio and only brought a few numbers, but we're still paying customers, so we shouldn't be overlooked in ANY manner whatsoever. Bigger studios were definitely favored. From seeing another studio's teacher in the wings doing choreography and helping a dancer on stage (which no one on staff, who could clearly see her stopped her), to seeing bigger studios misplace students in levels and dominate the entire competition with advanced dancers competing against legit beginners. It was just a frustrating experience. The venue was great and the actual judges' critiques were informative and helpful, but the staff wasn't helpful in my opinion. I had a dancer in 2 trios that were spaced 2 numbers away from each other in the program, and the backstage staff member told me "she had time to get her self situated for the next trio/no worries". The changing area was no where near the stage, so she literally ran up to where she had to change, fixed her hair, took a swig of water and then the MALE backstage staff member came into the dressing saying "you need to be onstage". Like what happened to his initial statement of "we'll wait for her to get dressed/no worries". On top of that they were running 2 hours ahead of schedule, which is fine. 1 of our duets CALL TIME (not actual performance time) was scheduled for 7:45pm, so I had them arrive at 5:15pm. Tell me why at 5:15pm they were told they were up in 5 numbers. I spoke to the director, and he said that they need to be ready 2 hours in advance of their performance time (which was past 7:45pm). We were there with ample time of their call time. Like why bother with a call time if they are going to be that far ahead of schedule. Poor communication, poor experience for us as a small studio.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 2
Awards : 3
Communication : 2
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May 24 2017

After many years of attending this competition (including Nationals) I have to say that has consistently gotten worse each each year, particularly compared to other competitions that have continuously improved. The Judging at Showbiz is confusing, looking at the judges bios there is nothing impressive and in general they seem to value flash over actual dance technique. The stage and the floor were good. The photography was in house this year and was terrible!!! Blurry pictures, missed all the moments and in some cases missed half the dance. On the plus side I really liked the immediate adjudication of acts!

Venue : 5
Judging : 1
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 3
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Mar 06 2017

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how this competition splits up the ages. I have always found it unfair that at most competitions the "new" 12 year olds compete against 15 year olds. This competition gives the 9 and 12's their own category. This really makes for true competition. I think all competitions should learn from your age categories. Also love that each age group and skill level has a title winner! Only down side, I really wish the title winners received a tiara. But this competition does a great job in building confidence in ALL the dancers because of how they arrange the ages. My only critique is they give the dancers their adjudication immediately after they dance. I think it makes it too hard to judge and ensure the dancers are scored appropriately, especially those that dance very early because there is nothing to compare them against. Overall, it was a great event and I hope we come back next year.

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 0
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Jan 27 2017

I can't write an actual review on the competition as we won't get to experience it. We won't get to experience it because they decided to cancel it 2 weeks beforearlier they were scheduled to come here. Very bad business. We have been to a few comps that had low registration and still held the event because that's what you should do. Sometimes you just have to do an event and not make as much much. I'm sure it all evens out when you factor in all their sold out shows. We have a lot if disappointed girl's. We literally just sent our registration 2 weeks ago, and one would think they would've been able to gauge at that point what the attendance would be. We really wanted to try this one, and now if it comes back next year, it will be hard to trust it. The date listed is actually incorrect. They were coming February 11.

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Aug 02 2016

Beautiful venue. Judging seemed ok, though the critiques were poor. A lot of fixation on teacher\'s personal likes, dislikes, and inconsequential asides, rather than commentary on technique and showmanship or suggestions for improvement. WONDERFUL backstage staff, who were extremely helpful and kind when my young daughter had a problem. At this particular event, there were a lot of entries that were placed in a lower division than they should be. It created a distinct lack of competition at the highest level, which was disappointing. Could be because Showbiz provides little guidance for level placement in their rules, which opens the door to more level misplacement than usual. Regardless, it was a generally positive event.

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May 01 2016

Loved that they ran ahead of schedule. Not thrilled with the cheap plaques (if you can even call them that) that were given out - for the amount of $$$ studios pay in, I would think they could afford to put a little more effort into awards. All in all, just an ok competition.

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Mar 22 2016

Great competition. Very fair judging!

Venue : 0
Judging : 5
Staff : 4
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 06 2016

Just returned from a great weekend! Competition was way ahead of schedule - really messes you up when it\'s an hour ahead. Plaques the kids received as awards was a little cheap, but other than that, great competition. Always love Showbiz and feel like they judge very fairly.

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 4
Awards : 3
Communication : 5
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Feb 18 2016

This was our second year attending Showbiz. Both years the event has seemed rather small, only covering 1 day. We have been generally happy with the event overall though. They strive to keep everything running smoothly. This year, there were a total of 4 groups each doing 2 routines, they put the 5 minute intermission after the first group did their 2nd routine-it was a group of 18 8 and unders. Our studio director asked that they do the intermission before to give the group more time to get onstage and they ended up forgetting or something. Fortunately the girls got out there in time. On awards, I wish that instead of just saying Top Point winner, they actually listed places. A major problem however was the photographer/videographer at the event. We were unable to view our daughter\'s solo routine prior to leaving that day due to a sick child and have been waiting for it to appear online. It has not despite every other event appearing online.

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Awards : 4
Communication : 0
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Feb 14 2016

Overall good competition! They ran ahead (way ahead on Sunday) which is a sign of bad event planning in my opinion. The plaques are pretty low budget, but I agree with their philosophy that you only have space for so many trophies in a studio. I would be happy if our studio competed with Showbiz next year!

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