While we thought the setup and the backdrops were great we didn\'t like
anything else. The awards were so confusing and the people who won didnt
get anything at all. We had dances place in the top 5 and they just were
called and they stood there. I would have rather them used the money for a
ribbon or trophy than on the backdrops
Also they let the audience pick
a winner which is a super fun concept but so biased to whoever has the most
people there and not really on who was the best
Lastly I had a routine
that had a tba title. I told the backstage manager what the name of the
song was. Instead of reading it the announcer read by accident the oh so
nice comment one if the backstage members had written which was \"kill me
now\" because I guess it was annoying to them that we didnt have a title.
So my dancer walked on stage to next up we have kill me now. That\'s a
great way to begin your performance
We attended 10 comps this year and
many I would try again but I would say this was 10th on my list this year
and the first comp I would never do again!!!
These are the positives from the experience...the staff was friendly and
accommodating, the back drops were awesome, the fact that students were
allowed on stage prior to the competition was such a nice touch. It was a a
well organized competition. It not only ran on time and even early but also
in order. Now the negatives...The showing of the head judges scores was
exciting in theory, however our biggest disappointment in adrenaline rush
was the quality of the judging. Their credentials were no where to be
found. Their names and where they lived were announced but that was it.
Our judges critiques include a quality video for every dance. The judges
however were laughing and having conversations rather than Judging. I was
shocked that they could hear each others comments much less use this
ability to influence each other. Smaller issues...several of the back drops
we chose were not used and a different one used in it\'s place, a small
technical difficulty I\'m sure, but frustrating since we spent no less
than three hours selecting the perfect one for each dance. Prop storage
was a nightmare as were dressing rooms. All the studios worked together
very well to accommodate each other but the adrenaline staff really
didn\'t have an answer for us and seemed irritated no matter where our
props were held. After the event I received an email asking for feedback so
I responded with all of the above info. They did not respond. This
experience was not what any dancer, parent, or studio owner looks for in a
dance competition. Unfortunately the bad experience combined with the no
response to my email will mean my studio will not attend any adrenaline
events in the future which is sad because soul escape was a worthwhile
Not worth the hype in my opinion. Awards were very confusing. Backgrounds
were neat but the ones we selected were not used. I think overall the
atmosphere of the day was kind of bad. Instant scoring is cool but the
number of times I heard kids saying \"well we scored better than you\"
or \"that dance before us did bad so that means we\'re going to do even
better\" was just not fun. I understand it\'s a competition but it\'s
a DANCE competition. When dancers are arguing and telling their teammates
that they are the reason the scored low and half the time someone is crying
or fighting it is not fun. Dancers barely exited the stage before they were
looking at what they got. It takes the focus away from what everyone is
there to do...dance. (Note these are all examples from all studios at our
regional). Scoring was also confusing. With their \"zones\" really
it\'s only a 10pt/judge scale not a 100pt/judge scale. It caps their
scoring range. Also we did not get our critiques until 1.5 months after the
competition!!!! Our season was over by then! They did have good critiques
just wished we would have gotten them sooner.
Didn\'t care for this one. Hard to follow at awards time ...prefer top 10
to be in order rather how they did no particular order then just top 3. Had
technical issue with music on more than one of our numbers.
like not having three divisions.... novice, intermediate and competitive.
They just lumped them all together.
Canceled one week before the competition my daughter was going to attend.
The venue manager could not get in touch with them after repeatedly calling
for over 3 weeks. They do not answer emails or phone calls.
The studio I teach for attended Adrenaline Rush over the weekend and the
whole studio loved it!
It was a 2 day competition. It ran early on
Saturday and pretty much right on time Sunday.
The backgrounds that each
studio got to select was very cool.
The showed the main judges score on
the big screen as the dancers were walking off stage.
They had a 12 &
under and 13 & over Rush Zone winner.
The staff was very friendly and
the competition was very well ran.
This competition was so much fun and
the first of its kind!
If you are looking for a fun and different
competition I highly suggest this one!
Thank you for a great
This competition cancelled on us with less than a weeks notice. Supposed to
compete on Saturday and received an email stating the event was cancelled
on Monday. Needless to say, I have one very disappointed little girl! :(
I am writing this as a parent of 2 dancers, different age levels, and
were very successful at the Adrenaline Rush Competition this past
I was a little hesitant at first since this was a new comp and
attended on default of our first choice selling out. There
were a total of
190 entries, 102 of them being solos. Overall they were
the lighting and back drops add so much to a dance
and give it a more
professional look. The DJ area was run well and looks
awesome with the
lighting. A few things I would love to see as they
grow.... They call up
the top 10 dances in the category ( with enough
entries ) and they announce
the top 3 and give the top 3 plaques and dog
tags. I would have like to see
the top 10 get a small momento, like a
dog tag. For some dancers getting
called up is rare and it would have
been a small token on the competitions
part. I would also like to see
the 1st place dancer receive either a small
cash prize, gift certificate
or even a free entry to Nationals. The big $$
is put into the Rush Zone
at the end. Since only 1 dance from each studio
can be represented,
winning first place does not always count in the Rush
Zone. Don\'t get
me wrong, the Rush Zone was exciting and my daughters
group dance did
win, I just would have liked to see some other recognition
in the sub
categories. Also, the web site lead us to believe they would be
away the Rush Zone money to Soloist and then also another Rush
money to duo/trio/groups by 2 age categories. That did not happen,
together everything and there was 1 winner chosen in 12 and
under and 1 in 13
and over. The showing of the lead judges score right
after the dance was
a little different. The girls liked it but also got
fixated on who scored
what. It was positive experience and the girls
walked away saying they would go back. As a parent paying the entry fees,
I would like to see a little more given back to the dancers individually.
We had Adrenaline Rush this past weekend. Overall, we really enjoyed it.
It\'s different than any other competition. There were a few computer
difficulties, but were handled quickly. It\'s refreshing to go to
something different. The backdrop and lighting was awesome, very nice and
accommodating staff, loved the Rush zone at the end of the weekend. We look
forward to seeing Rush grow.
Had a great time at Adrenaline Dance Rush! Overall a wonderful experience.
For a first time competition I thought the event went really well. Yes they
had some technical difficulties during the awards ceremony but the numbers
ran smoothly. The backstage staff was most helpful & made an effort to
match the lighting with the dancers costumes during the performance. I
LOVED that they handed out pins for each dance! My youngest (age 8) loves
trophies and such & it\'s nice to have recognition & something to show
for every dance. Kudos also for inviting judges from out of state. A fresh
perspective is always welcome! Thanks for a great event & look forward to
We competed at the first ever Adrenaline Rush comp. Although they had some
technical difficulties, they worked really hard to accommodate and try to
make it right. Their staff was extremely helpful and positive towards our
competitors and parents. We liked that they posted 1 judges score up on
the screen. This was a new concept that made it more interesting. They
clearly explained that this was only 1 of the judges score. The actual
outcome would obviously be combined with the other 2 judges score. It was
their first competition and I know they have some kinks to work out. That
being said, we had a great time and I can\'t wait to attend again because
I know it will be even better!
This was unorganized from the beginning. Only 2 teams registered. Dancers
were to be there 2 hours early for a 2 hour stretch class. They all were
in one room together and met the judges then stretched for a half hour then
were left to do whatever. The comp was to start at 10 but didn\'t start
until 10:30. The backdrop lights were annoying at best. In most of the
routines it made it difficult to focus on the dances because of all the
flashing lights. After each dance a score was posted with each dance
showing in the red zone. At the final awards most of the dances ended up
in green or blue, so that was confusing. The audience was supposed to vote
on the red zone dance, but due to a computer glitch that never happened.
They started the awards, then weren\'t ready so they took a break. Then
they did a few more and said that\'s it. The rest of the awards will be
mailed to the director when the figure it out. Also the ushers etc, asked
me 3 separate times if I could find the director of the event so they could
find out what was going on. Hope I don\'t have to do rush again. I was
really looking forward to this one but they dropped the ball.
Competition was tiny with only 60 numbers. It started 30 minutes late, they
had a a problem with their computers, so they didn\'t finish awards and
never did the audience vote. I also thought some of the backdrops were
distracting. The scoring posted right after each dance seemed
inconsistent.I had high hopes for this competition, hopefully it will get
better as this was their first one.
Excited to try this one out! Wondering what the Rush Zone will be like and
how having scores posted for the crowd will be accepted.