Stage was very small. Made us stand in the cold waiting to enter the venue. Scores were low and routines that clearly were not as skilled or frankly, good, but from larger studios, won most often. Communication with the staff prior to the event was unsuccessful. And scores that the announcer read as high points were in some cases lower then scores some of our groups received yet we were not placed in the overalls.
Covid has caused things to run differently but the event was horrible. We waited in the cold until they opened the doors at the venue. As soon as we got in they wanted us to start the competition without warming up. We asked for 10 min. Which thankfully they agreed. The venue ran super fast and lifeless and stage was small. We were the only dance school at the venue at that time. The students had to sit in the audience to recieve there medallions. Again very lifeless. Repeatedly the competition said trophies would be mailed. We stayed the day overalls was shown. We left with some metal plaques. I reviewed when I got home the awards given. They gave us a sweater vs a jacket for title winner. Which is not what they said on website. They did not give us one of the plaques for a category winner. It is completely understandable to make mistakes but when I called the person who answers never has any answers. Always a call back. To make a long story short. They delivered the awards to wrong address times 2. We never got the category plaque and no other trophies given. 2 of my dancers recieved Ruby and did not recieve anything but a medallion. Which is fine but when I asked who gets the Ruby. The answer was we will review paper. Also, even though I changed and routine months in advance. Instead of automatically getting credit to add to the other routine. I had to pay for a whole other group routine. I Was told if I signed a paper the money would be given back. Later told no money back but credit will be given. Now i recieved a email stating check will be mailed. I will not hold my breathe. Worst experience ever. Have never been to a worse competition.
They cancelled an event in Amarillo and will not return any funds, NOR will they respond. If your going into this competition, be ready to shell out money to never see it again and with the possibility of them cancelling the event and GOODLUCK, getting them to callback. I called Civic Center and they are not withholding any funds from them on their end, so there is no reason for them not to return. They must not have any funds to return, already spent elsewhere?? I have a copy of their policy and they return within 10 business days. I have called multiple times, emailed, texted, and even got their cell # (they blocked me), and over one month later, not one SINGLE response back. I would not deal with this unprofessional operation....if you even call it an "operation".
One of the best competitions by far. We attended nationals this year in Florida. My daughter absolutely loved the welcoming party. The staff was super helpful, competition ran on time, and the convention classes was an added bonus.
Very well run and always on time. We do this one every year and we love to be a part of it!
We look forward to competition at celebration talent every year. This competition is run like a well oiled machine. You can schedule anything around this competition. If they say it will end at 8:23, it will end at 8:27. The staff is very accommodating and goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. My daughter has competed at Celebration Talent for many years. Every time the owners see us they always go out of their way to say hello and chat with my daughter on a one to one basis. I would recommend this competition to anyone.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST COMPETITION EVER!
Our studio has been participating in this competition for years, and our dancers look forward to it. We always compete at regionals and quite often compete at nationals. Our dancers look forward to this competition every year. Not because they think they will "WIN" but because they love the friendly staff and they know it is a fair competition with honest judges. Our kids know that they will leave with more confidence from positive feedback as well as critiques they can use to better themselves as dancers. From a parents perspective, I love the fact that the competition is ran so smoothly and on time. I can understand the awards when they are presented to the dancers (some comps are confusing when giving out awards). I appreciate the venues they choose, the convenient parking, the large dressing rooms, they must take all of that into consideration when booking locations. I recommend Celebration Talent Competition because it is a reputable competition that your studio will enjoy.
We have been going to Celebration since the very beginning (10+ years) and always found the competition well run, on time, fairly judged, and awarded. I do have to speak up about the recent change in the way selections for Dance of the Year are made though. My daughter came in 2nd place OVERALL (in a regional competition with 70+ solos) in the Senior Shining Star (Advanced) category, yet the Dancer of the Year jackets were awarded to 1st, 4th, and 7th places. WHY? The only reason I can see is that if they had awarded the 3 jackets to top 3 (as it should be) the jackets would have all gone to the same studio. This is entirely unfair. Please stop trying to spread the awards so all studios walk away happy!
The venue was nice. The awards were good. The competition ran pretty close on time. The event had many routines, yet ours were bunched together causing several quick changes. Very stressful. The judging was horrible. Biased toward the larger studios that spent more money and attended their workshops. The judges liked the cheezy dances with flashy costumes. The judges did not score based on technique at all. Some of the best dancers got high gold, while the flashy costumes got platinum. So if you want to do well.... pick the cheeziest routine, flashiest costume, attend their pre-competition workshops, and have a large dance studio. If you are good at technique, work hard to have clean routines, have costumes that are normal, have a small dance studio, or are unable to attend the workshops.... Don't bother with this competition.
We have been in the dance competition world for 4 years and Celebration is by far the best ran event. The staff is friendly, the judges are fair, the really strive to stay on time and they have fun with the kids! Mitchell and Robin take pride in what they have created!
First time my daughter's studio competed at Celebration - it was a GREAT EXPERIENCE! Organized and the judges were fabulous; they were attentive and all our students said it helped relax them on stage. Can't wait for next year!
We have always enjoyed Celebration Dance Competition. It has been a couple years since we have attended, but it has always been one of our favorites. The staff is so friendly and the competition is run very professionally. They give so many awards to their dancers and make them feel so special. If the opportunity comes up again, we will definately go back!!
Celebration is by far our studio's favorite competition to attend. There is so much to praise about Celebration Talent I'll name just some of my favorite things..
* Friendly staff that make us feel we are apart of their dance family. My students feel the same way about the staff and really look up to them.
* The fact that solos, duo/trios, small groups, large groups, etc are mixed into one section of competition. It makes it more fun to watch in the audience, and easier on teachers herding children backstage. Not to mention how much more spacious this makes the backstage area.. wings aren't packed with 5 large groups ready to go in a row.
* 2 Levels of competition. Fun and different from most other competitions.
* On time and organized. Always.
* Assigned dressing rooms.
* Title winner/Dancer of the Year competition is my favorite and in my opinion the most prestigious of any title competition.
* Receiving judge critiques and score sheets as soon as the event is over.
*As a teacher I love that not every routine scores a diamond/platinum, those awards are earned with hard work and extreme passion. This way of scoring makes it even more special for students who are awarded diamond/platinums.
* We also love Celebration's National events. We like that we know exactly how the week will go and what to plan for. The host hotels/locations make it fun for the whole family. Our students love the opening number, showdown, and the other extra things CTC does for them such as the contests, scavenger hunts, parties etc.
We enjoy Celebration. The competition runs smoothly and assigned dressing rooms are a nice add on the what can be a stressful part of the weekend. The best part about the events I have attended is that the owners are present and working to make the event the best they can. As a studio owner, I know that having the owners on site keeps Celebration on target. No one cares more than this couple about what is happening with their business. In our industry everyone is trying to come up with the next big thing in terms of awards, what they offer the studios in terms of perks . . . I am happy if things run on time, registration all the way to receiving critiques is organized, music issues do not occur, staff is friendly and cares about the customers. This is what I have experienced at Celebration.
The competition seemed to be a little disorganized. The judges critiques were more about my daughter's appearance rather than her dancing. The video package I ordered took months to arrive but the pictures are very good quality and we did get a lot of great action shots. I did enjoy that it was only 2 levels as opposed to 3 which seems to be where most competitions are going these days.
Absolutely horrific! We traveled many hours to the Orlando Nationals. In my opinion, the competition is outdated, but that would be least of my concerns. During a group routine, we tried to go into the room The Celebration Talent Competition staff member barred us from entering the room since we were a minute late...it didn't matter that he let two women in just before us. This staff member knew we could enter from another side, but didn't bother telling us. All he would say is that we could not enter. He slammed the door the three times we tried entering, he slammed the door in our faces. We missed the routine. When we finally entered the dance area, of course we discovered that people were entering from other sides. Was is too much to ask of the Celebration Talent Staff to tell us we could enter from around the corner? When I spoke to other Celebration Talent Competition staff members, they were unsympathetic to the indifference of their "staff." I explained how many hours we traveled and money we spent: we Chose to go to their competition. The female Celebration staff member was completely indifferent to my complaints. No apologies or sympathy was even remotely expressed. if a company doesn't respect it's consumers, it is not worth supporting. In my opinion, find a a more cutting edge competition that values it's dancers and consumers. If there were negative stars, I would give it 2 negative stars.
Great competition that runs on time, is very organized, and has some of the best staff running it! We love the extra awards given and the giant cup given to the highest scoring number (Superstar awards). The only negative was the somewhat confusing scoring. Overall we liked this competition and will definitely be back!
Pros: having assigned dressing rooms is a real plus! In addition, there was some phenomenal studios there - really a huge amount of talent present. Trophies and awards are nice - I like the special awards/ judges' choice, etc. Ran on time, which I really appreciate.
Cons: No videography or photography. I find that very disappointing. The biggest issue; however, is with the most important facet of the competition itself - judging. Very confusing adjudication - most of the studio's dances were performed better than the prior competition but were awarded adjudication scores 2 levels lower. Also, one of the judges thought clogging numbers were tap performances with loose taps. Seriously? The announcement and scoring sheet that stated "clogging" didn't clue the judge in that it was not a tap routine? Unacceptable that a trained judge would not be familiar with a category of dance that is being judged. Felt like a waste of money.
We attended Celebration in Jacksonville, this was our studio's first year with this company. PROS: newer company, staff was very friendly, great branding, fun event, and they really had their stuff together. Not very crowded, never had an issue trying to find a place to sit. The dressing rooms were assigned, which I prefer. Smaller number of studios meant Sat/Sun only (no Fri night) and they give breaks for lunch and dinner. Awards ceremonies were fun but without all the games and other nonsense which made them much shorter. CONS: their scoring system is weird. They only have two categories - Rising Star and Shining Star. So...my daughter was in the Shining Star category but she was up against girls who were far more advanced than she is. In other words, she is "intermediate" level and she was competing with girls that are "elite" level. But because of only having those two categories it really didn't even out. I did not like that at all. Also their scoring system is very difficult. A studio owner will tell you that is a good thing. And perhaps it is, but as a parent it can be tough to watch all those hours of practice and effort be awarded with a "gold" when your dancer is awarded "high gold" or "platinum" at any other competition. Maybe it was the judges, I'm not sure. The dressing rooms - I know I listed the assigned dressing rooms as a pro and I stand by that. However, our studio was in a larger dressing room with two other studios. One of them was HUGE and overtook the entire room to the point where some parents of other studios could not get to their stuff. Meanwhile, there were smaller, empty dressing rooms going unused. I think this is a fantastic concept but needs some work. The photography company (A Cut Above) was ok. You have to buy all of the photos from a dance which I know is common at some competitions. But you pay $25 for a set of photos and you get maybe 3-4 good ones. Some of them were blurry to the point you couldn't make out what they were. This isn't the competitions fault, just something to note. Lastly, not necessarily a pro or con, but this is the first competition I have been to that had very few group dances. The solos and duets dominated both days. Just thought that was odd, maybe due to the smaller number of studios entering.
We attended a regional competition in Norfolk this year. The venue was beautiful, and we really liked having assigned dressing rooms. The staff was very nice as well. I felt like the judging did not make sense and seemed unfair even. Only routines that were in the overalls received special awards, 2-3 studios received everything. All of our instructors were really unhappy with this competition. Some of our students felt extremely defeated after they were done competing. We will not be attending this competition in the future.
My studio has attended this competition for 3 years and will be returning again this year. My dancers and I love this competition. They are organized and have a very friendly staff. I highly recommend Celebration Talent!
I didn\'t really enjoy this competition at all. Firstly, the scores
seemed way off, inconsistent, and biased. It really wasn\'t fair at all.
Secondly, the venue was an odd choice because there was only one tiny
dressing room for all of the studios to share, there wasn\'t much
practicing space unless you wanted to dance on concrete, and the auditorium
was in a weird place. The awards ceremonies were kind of weird and hard to
follow. Sadly, I hope I never compete at this competition again.
The staff was not kind at all the scores seemed off. I hated this comp and
hope we never go back!
Our studio has been attending Celebration\'s regional competitions for
the past eight years and have been nothing but pleased. It\'s a
well-run, organized competition that emphasizes the kids having fun. They
run on time and scoring seems to be very fair. The staff are super
flexible and friendly. We took the kids to Nationals for the first time
last year and it was more of the same. Our kids always come away feeling
like they had a great weekend. In our experience, the judges have been
knowledgable and fair in their critiques. We\'re planning on attending
this competition for many years to come!
This is by far one of the most organized competitions I have been too! The
judging is fair, the staff is awesome, and they are always true to the
schedule. I am already looking forward to next year!
This was our third time at this competition and we love everything about
it! The staff is amazing and super friendly! We always have a great time
and look forward to going back next year.
Excellent competition! We have attended 3 regionals and 1 nationals with
Celebration and will look forward to returning next season. Very
professionally run, both before the event, during the event, and after the
event. Staff is wonderful with children! Clearly shows them how a show
should be run, but understands that they are children at the same time.
Great awards given, both in the quality of items that dancers get to take
home and the amount of dancers recognized with achievements and special
awards. I would recommend this competition for studios and dancers of all
I would like to see the criteria they use for judging, because it was very
inconsistent. They assign dressing rooms and won\'t budge when a studio
with a large amount of dancers in a small storage closet point out that
another studio has 2 large rooms (one of those rooms had 4 people in it).
Dressing rooms should be a free for all. The Emcee was awkward too. And
there should always be a male judge .. women are too critical to allow for
a panel of only women.
Went about 6 years ago and loved it, so was excited to go back this past
year. It was a small competition only 1 day. We were the largest studio
so several dances were back to back. Backstage staff was difficult to work
with. They were more concerned with keeping dances in order than they were
with the fact they scheduled the same dancer with only 1-2 dances for
costume changes. Judging was odd. Really hope we don\'t go back next
Wasn\'t so impressed with this competition. The venue was beautiful but I
hated that you had to pay so much for parking. The judges didn\'t have
much to say in the critiques which was disappointing. It was s hard to find
a staff member at any given time. The awards ceremony was boring, they
passed out choreography and special awards like they were no big deal. They
never let the dancer say their studio name or choreographer. I know doing
this for every single category and number can be taxing but special awards
a few in numbers and a huge honor...
This was our first time at this competition and we would definitely return.
Judging seemed consistent from beginning to end and the special awards were
agreeable. The different competitive levels were nice as well. The venue
was ideal for a dance competition. Overall a great experience for our first
competition of the year.
we used to enjoy this one, but it seems to have gone downhill. I do feel
the overall awards are of a nice quality, but the judging makes absolutely
no sense. My daughter\'s solo scored well, so this is not coming from a
\"sour grape\" perspective, but an objective view. Dancers that
obviously forgot their routines on stage (i.e. stood there for a few
moments with a fearful look only to pick back up) scored higher than
routines with no visual errors. I am completely unsure how a routine that
was completed fully cannot score above one that was missing the middle of
the routine. I hope we do not return to this one either!
Scoring is totally inconsistent. Our studio did well but the scoring made
no sense. For instance, a dancer at our studio danced in the shining star
category and received a high gold (which is really low for her)and a judges
choice award for her performance/showmanship; however, the reason she
scored so low and received high gold is because one judge did not like her
routine and took off points for her showmanship. How inconsistent and
ironic is that? Special award for showmanship, but not knocked out of
overalls for the same reason? This has never been a favorite competition,
but now I hope we never go back.
Hate this competition. We will never return. There is nothing upbeat or
exciting about this competition. The only nice thing is the assigned
dressing rooms. The critiques were not up to par. My dancers had an awful
time at this competition.
We attended this comp in February, and it was not enjoyable at all. The
scoring was all over the place, and even though our studio did very well,
it made no sense. The worst part however was the very negative vibe
throughout the entire weekend. We arrived early Saturday morning, and they
were already out of programs, so we had no way to keep up with the
schedule. Then throughout the entire comp, the emcee kept fussing about
photos, videos, food, etc. She also never missed an opportunity to
advertise their photos & videos. I completely understand the need for
rules, however, she literally said something every 3rd or 4th dance, and it
was in a not very nice way. The award ceremonies were not fun or upbeat at
all - all of our kids mentioned how boring and negative it was. We will be
crossing this one off the list.
We have attended this competition 2 years in a row. The first year was
just ok. Not the worst we have been to. But this season 2016 was AWFUL!
The judging made no sense to anyone. They obviously liked a particular
school and that\'s what won despite forgotten routines, prop
malfunctions, etc. Judges comments were rude and very
unprofessional...they mostly commented on choreography and props...not
dancing. In 1 routine, a dancer kicked the pipe and drape they use for
wings---it fell---security was on stage with the dancers during the number
setting it back up. It was a hot mess. Their staff was more worried about
eating lunch then checking in numbers. AWFUL!! I emailed the owners about
my upset and have never even gotten a response from them. Don\'t waste
Was going to bite my tongue until the competition is at least over but I
cannot. If you value your dancers and children select a different
competition. The backstage staff is so rude and causes so much stress to
the kids it\'s rediculous. As the owner of a studio with 110 comp kids
and over 80 routines, I never post on here but cannot Be quiet about my
disappointment in their cruelty to children. I do see another post on here
had a similar problem, so it seems to be a regular occurring problem
Been to a few competitions - my dancer always has fun
We have been to Celebration many times and it is a wonderful comp!! It is
definitely a standard to hold other comps too. On time and prepared nice
people and quality judges!!
Good sized comp in our area. Great staff, awesome judge critiques, generous
cash awards. One of the better comps we have been to in the last couple of
years! Definitely plan on returning!
Not the best but not the worst either.
Smaller competition in Denver but very enjoyable experience. Loved that
they offered a free mini convention for the kids. The competition was also
generous with cash awards. Would go again this year - but it falls during
Memorial Weekend. Will likely let it be optional for solos,duos,trios.
It was OK. That is about all I have to say about it. I have had worse
experiences, and I have had much better experiences. Nothing stood out
about this competition that made me want to return to it next year. The
awards were prettier than most competition awards.
Overall a well ran comp. Back stage crew was great, very helpful and fun!
The changing areas were kinda far, so quick changes were a challenge.. but
bathrooms served the purpose. Several open areas to warm up. The 2 areas
I did not like were the MC and the divisions. With only 2 levels to choose
from it forced our intermdiate dancers to dance at the advanced level and
against older more experienced dancers from our own studio. The MC was
very dry and at the end of the night a little energy is needed to get
through the final awards. Great merchandise and I loved the photo/video
This was a good one ! The girls had so much fun and we enjoyed the MC .
Scoring seemed to be consistent with the other circuits so that is always
nice . Fun awards and great staff !
If I could rate this a zero I would. I had a very unusual encounter with a
member of the competition staff that turned out to be the owner/ director
himself! After being extremely rude he even exclaimed himself the director,
named Mitchell. What awful customer service and we wont pay these guys our
money ever again.
Needs changes with photographers. Photos were fine although many photos
were of the same dancers in groups. No group photos were taken. The
photographer sat behind judges so he/she had one side of the stage during
the dance and mainly took photos of those on front row or that end of the
stage. Difficult to get pictures of a variety of dancers in larger groups
when the photographer is almost on stage. The scoring seemed to be better
than last year although I didn\'t understand some of the awards. Sunday
night awards were scheduled at 8:00 pm which is very late,especially for
those of us who drove 4+ hours. The awards did start early which was a plus
for those of us who had to go home.
Awful competition. No backstage area so the kids had to jump off stage and
run back on. Needless to say my kids didn\'t make it
Back around which
screwed all their dances up.
This was our first time doing Celebration. I liked that they kept the
competition running on time and the awards were concise and streamlined.
What I did not like was the long timeframes for for the overall awards. My
daughter had two solos, one mid afternoon and the second one at ten
o\'clock pm which is late for nine to twelve year olds. The overall
awards did not start until close to 10:30 PM making for a very long day.
Every dance a trophy and plaques are given for special awards and the top
This was our first time to Celebration Talent. We had a great time! The
kids did GREAT and we loved the assigned dressing rooms. There was a small
snafu with dressing rooms at the beginning, but they adjusted it quickly
with no problems! I love that the recognize not only competitive kids, but
beginners as well. Our team loved it and will be a definite competition of
choice next year! Thanks!
Awards are fun. I like that they give awards for choreography, most unique
costume, and performance. Friendly judges and staff.Nicely scheduled.
Doesn\'t go too late, but starts a little early (4:30 on fridays, 7 am on
Saturday and Sunday)
However, CTC tends to favor new studios and has
shown favoritism for a studio at nationals before.
Our team just competed in this competition for the first time. First off I
love when the competitions assign dressing rooms based on the number of
dancers, no fighting for space! It really starts off the day on a good
note. I felt that all the early morning routines were scored low, maybe the
judges weren\'t quite awake yet. On average the scores were lower than
other competitions, but I appreciate when platinums aren\'t handed out
left and right, makes the dancers strive to improve! The competition ran on
time, another plus! I also loved that the awards didn\'t drag on forever
This event really shined when it came to running on time and in
Transitions were smooth between numbers and the EMcee was
can\'t make heads or tails of how they chose to order
junior level dancer was required there 2/3 days.
The age range
petite category was BROAD. 8 year olds (who
are probably really
belong competing against 5 year olds
who are probably in
their 1st or 2nd
year of competing.
judging was tough and seemed
(think - Las Vegas style
entertainment) over wholesome
The venue was
videos offered were
Unfortunately the video has a
large screen graphic
across the bottom -
I\'m not happy about that.
Otherwise the quality
is on par for what I
paid. ($30 for all photos
of the routine + $10 for
the video for the same
terrible experience, but I
probably won\'t choose
Schedule ran later that I would
have liked for a sunday
evening. Kids were up too late for a school night.
updates to add
that I enjoyed very active comments from judges on the recording and that
1/3 of the judges comments were on video as well. this is helpful and the
first comp I\'ve seen video come with comments.
double rated for some reason.
The comp ran on time. The petite category was not broken up into age
divisions so it was 8 and under while it should have probably been broken
down into 7/8 and 5/6. There were 20 intermediate level soloists and 6
competitive in the petite level. Many of the intermediate level dancers
should have competed in the competitive level but this happens at many
competitions since the parents/studios place their children/students. The
scoring was very tough across all the ages and levels. Not one solo in the
petite level received a platinum (I only say this to show it as an
example). Although this comp was tough, it was well done. In the future
they should split out the 5/6 from the 7/8 as many comps do.
Love the staff, love the judging. Really like the DOTY competition and
convention qualification. Great experience! Nationals ran pretty late
A smaller competition in our area but one of my favorites. I like that
they keep the schedule to reasonable hours, dressing room space is
adequate, judging is fair, and kids have fun.
It was out first time at this comp. The workshop was well done and done in
a large convention hall so everyone could dance full out. The comp was just
ok. The judging didn\'t seem consistent compared to other comps.
This is one of the most organized competitions that I have attended. The
staff is very welcoming and immediately makes you feel like you are a part
of the family. In addition, the competition offers studios the option of
donating money that would be spent on group trophies to ALS. I am honored
to be a student of this competition.
This was a good one ! The girls had so much fun and we enjoyed the MC .
Scoring seemed to be consistent with the other circuits so that is
always nice . Fun awards and great staff !
A couple of the judges didn\'t have a dance background!?!? Did not agree
with most of the scoring! They did not seem to judge based on technique or
dance really!?!? They seemed to like the props and skimpy costumes!!
Judging for the competition was all over the place. More time and
should be spent finding judges with stronger backgrounds in
dance teachers, dance directors, etc. Someone that teaches
the art daily. A
professional performer/choreographer lacks or fail to
identify numbers that
have strong technique, and dance routines. Instead
costumes,very little technique, music and avg./less than
avg. technique appealed to them.
Wonderful competition! Staff is amazing, prices are great. Judging is fair
and nobody just walks away with a platinum, you have to earn it. I have
never found another competition that runs as smoothly and on time. The
owners are such good hearted people and really want to see the dancers
succeed. They celebrate our dancer\'s improvements and love our kids like
we do. You won\'t be sorry if you try it!
I hated this competition. From the awards to the judging. The judges were
rude in their comments and seemed biased towards flashy costumes. While I
did think that a couple of dances were placed correctly and won because
they should have....there was a studio there that had amazing dancers but
more toned down costumes and they did not place well if they were up
against a studio with better costumes.
Also did not like this
competition because I paid them WAY in advance but ended up having a
company member leave the studio 3 months before the competition. The
competition would not even give me credit for this dancer. I had to eat
the fees. I\'ll go elsewhere (anywhere else) next time.
Everyone was extremely friendly and the schedule ran on time but the awards
ran way too long.
Not a fan of the 10 dancer or 4 entry minimum. We are a small studio and
at any given time, I may only take one or two dancers to a competition. A
minimum # screams interest in $$.
This was our first time attending Celebration Talent and we loved it,
parents asked to go again next year. It was a great venue, the
comments were very helpful, they let you know what they liked and
like and what they would do different. It was not the usual
critiques. It ran on time or a little head which is really nice.
the way they mixed solos with groups. I could go on and on. I
do wish that
they had a nationals that would be close to us.
Was very impressed with this competition fair judging (tapper friendly),
run according to schedule and enjoyed awards ceremony just wish nationals
were closer to home for us.
I really liked this comp. loved how the judges got on stage on helped with
awards. loved the order they made which had solos and groups alternating,
thought that helped keep the judges fresh instead of sitting through hours
of solos or hours of groups. loved that they put out the blue carpet for
the isle down the middle, really helps keep order on the stage and lets the
dancers get their awards faster. I enjoyed the venue but did not like the
Good venue. Ran on time. Good judges awards. Title (dancer if the year) was
a little hard to follow. Gives great incentives for attending nationals.
LOVE Celebration! We look forward to this competition every year!!!
We loved this competition! Staff was very welcoming. Each studio had
their own assigned dressing rooms. Hope to do this competition for many
years to come :)
This competition is awesome. They were spot on with time and schedules.
The staff was very friendly and anytime one of our girls ran into a
staffer, they always complimented them.
Great competition. They run a well organized event with pleasant staff.
Loved the fact that it did not rain down platinums. The students really
had to work for them. Going to test out their nationals this year.
It\'s a take it or leave it kind of thing. If you have some pieces that
need some stage time. It wasn\'t anything special.
Great comp. we attended a new city/venue and it was our first competition
of the season. That was a great way for us to start off the season
Love this competition!!!! By far our favorite
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This is just an ok competition, take it or leave it, not impressed
We were prepared to attend this competition a year ago and they canceled
out on us at the last minute. We had to scramble to find another
competition the same weekend.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Celebration Talent Competition. The staff is
professional & kind. The judges are well educated & give
critiques. The competition was on schedule 100% of
the time. Thank you CTC
for such an awesome, enjoyable time!!
We attend their regionals every year and also have attended their Nationals
the past 3 years. This competition is very well organized and the staff is
wonderful to work with. We are super excited to attend this years Nationals
that will be held in Panama City, FL. LOVE Celebration Talent.
We have attended the regional comp in Roanoke 4 times, but have never
attended a nationals (although I would like to). The comp is well-run. The
staff are friendly and interact well with the kids. The last 2 years it has
been ontime or early in scheduling. Although it is one of the smaller comps
we go to, I look forward to it every year. Thanks for coming to our area.