Very well run. Always nice venues. Very friendly staff.
I loved this competition! Also, really enjoyed seeing the tribute to
parents award and letter that is read! I dont think there was a dry eye in
there when letter was read from a girl at our dance studio. Hope they come
back to Iowa again next year!
This was our second year at Tribute, and once again we loved it. We tried
it last year as a replacement competition for one we had to cancel, and I
was immediately impressed that when I called for information, the owner
himself answered the phone. Darin is unique as a competition owner - he is
helpful, considerate, personable, and makes you feel like part of the
family. Our dancers and families love the atmosphere. Program books are
free to download online, and studios are allowed to take their own photo
and video by designating a studio rep to do so. Their competition clothing
that\'s available for purchase is much more reasonable that any other
competition we have attended. It is well run, fair, and just overall a
great experience. Tribute is on our must-attend list, and we can\'t wait
to go back next year!
Tough judging all around, but there was some favoritism to larger
studios who have relationships with the competition. It\'s sad when your
7 year old recognizes that and you have to explain that sometimes it\'s
not just about doing your best on the stage.
Love this competition! Love that they let you take your own pictures and
that they let you print out your own program book. The staff is amazing
and the results seem fair. Judges comments are consistent and helpful.
Great competition. Loved that I could download my own program. Backstage
was great as well. Liked how they moved seamlessly. The staff was very
helpful and kind, especially since we only had 4 girls from our studio go
to this competition.
Darin truly is a one of a kind competition owner and a great role model for
our students. He is very grounded in family and God. We\'ve been to
Davenport location and were very impressed. It\'s a bit far for us for
worth the trip.
Love, love, love!!! I absolutely love the fact that Tribute focuses on
family and God! Amazing!
Very small competition in comparison to some. The staff was very nice and
they really stressed a family environment. The venue was amazing.
This competition has been my absolute favorite this season! All of the
staff members are so nice!
Our favorite. Outstanding staff. Fun for the girls. Run very well.
Very well run competition. The staff was great and very caring. This is a
competition worth attending!! I didn\'t like the venue though. Kettering
High School is one of my least favorite schools for a competition.
This was good but i think the girls should have pushed harder
Loved this one the most. Great for the girls. Flow was great and show where
the people running it and judging. Can\'t wait to do it again next year.
Incredible experience for students, teachers, and families. Tribute really
created more of an appreciation for our staff, our parents, and our
students to everyone involved at the studio and in the company. I\'ve
never seen the events start before 4:00 on Fridays--which always makes our
parents happy. He also offers FREE program books on his website, and
allows studios to wear a badge to do pics and vids of the kids. Saved our
families a lot on extra expenses.
I love the Tribute to my Parents award. A lot is done to give back and
make this about joy rather than comp. That being said, I have seen this
owner between this and a previous organization, and I sense a bit of
favoritism to certain studios, and have to wonder if there is some
influence in scoring.