Our studio attended this competition for the first time this weekend in
Saskatoon. It ran fairly on time, I liked the competition format - 1st,
2nd, 3rd only - not festival format. Which was a nice change compared to
the ones we typically attend.
What I didn\'t love about this
- no stage. The dancers performed on a taped down dance
floor in a basement room at the venue. This venue has an AMAZING stage and
seating area upstairs but likely due to costs it was held in the
- EXPENSIVE - $45 for a weekend parent pass or $20 per day.
For a competition that ran 8am - 6 pm on Friday and 12 - 9 on the weekend
is a bit much. Especially when I couldn\'t really see very well since
there wasn\'t an actual stage.
- Change rooms were a big open space
with no studio designated areas.
- You have to BUY the trophy if you
place. They do award really nice \"glass\" medals for solos/duos but
groups are a ribbon and if you want the trophy it will cost you.
Overall I wouldn\'t want to travel to attend this event but
having an event at home was a nice change. I would be in favour of the
studio attending again.