Applause Talent Presentations

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PO Box 13347
Hamilton, OH 45013
ph: 5138446788
http://www.applausetalent.com
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Dancer- 17% | Parent- 53% | Studio Owner- 19% | Teacher- 11%

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dancet (Silver)
Studio Owner
from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 24 2015
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We have done this competition for several years. This year more than any year before the favoritism to larger studios was obvious. Judges and backstage workers had traveled to some of the competing studios and worked with their students and it showed. Who knew you had to hire people so you could do well at a competition? We won't go back and it was going to end there but when I went the site and saw some others speaking to the same issues we had, I thought I would put this out there for what it is worth. Sadly for some competitions it seems that if don't have a large studio with 50+ numbers you don't get a nod. I have accepted that over the years. I am thankful there are now sites that you can go on and get teacher/SO reviews to help you make informed decisions.



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Payton (Silver)
Studio Owner
from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 23 2015
Event Rated (if any): Spartanburg - 2015-03-20


Can I give them a -- stars this competition was the worst competition I have ever been too they care more about money than the kids. The scoring was so bad I could write down what every studio received before they even announced the accredidation.



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JP2298 (Silver)
Parent
from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 23 2015
Event Rated (if any): Spartanburg - 2015-03-20


Competition ran ahead of schedule which was great. Did not like this competition as it showed favoritism towards certain studios. Our kids did a phenomenal job, but did not get the awards they deserved.



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sharonhawkins (Silver)
Parent
from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 22 2015
Event Rated (if any): Spartanburg - 2015-03-20


Had a great weekend in SC. Ran ahead of time & smooth transitions. Excellent Judges did great scoring, very pleased! One of our favorite competitions!



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dancer87 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from VA
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  Rated on  Mar 17 2015 | Edited on: Mar 17 2015
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We had a very positive experience this weekend in Fairfax! The competition ran early, even with a mega studio and lots of quick costume changes. The venue was great! Felt that judges were low but fair and consistent. I really liked how many overalls they gave out also, they recognized the top 25 for teen and senior elite solos which I really liked since it was super competitive



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sweetdancemom (Gold)
Parent
from GA
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  Rated on  Mar 01 2015
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We love this competition! It moves somewhat slow, but they accommodate studios nicely. The staff members are very friendly.



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PRV9202 (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Feb 23 2015
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Lots of dead time between routines. Too many intermissions. They have always favored larger studios, but this year it was very obvious. The judging was all over the place, again favoring larger studios. I HATE the new format ... They now do solos, duets and trios throughtout the weekend mixed in with small and large groups. LONG. HARD. BORING! WEEKEND!!! Thank goodness I love my dance family and we all get along.



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madmaddancer (High Silver)
Dancer
from KY
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  Rated on  Feb 16 2015
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I enjoyed this competition and would not attend again. It may not be my favorite but I do enjoy the organization of it. The one thing I do not like is the awards ceremony. During awards they called up the top five dancers in no particular order and then announced who won what place from there. When they get down to the top two left they make an effort to go out of their way and present them as the top two dancers. It is a little defeating standing up there recognized as one of the top dancers but then receiving second. It is more natural to have all dancers sit and wait to be called.



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iteachm (High Gold)
Parent
from NC
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  Rated on  Feb 03 2015
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Overall, a fairly normal dance competition. Seems to favor larger studios. The staging and such is well done and professional. Photos and videos are of good quality. My biggest concern with this competition is transparency. It can be difficult to find their rules and regulations.



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dancingmaria (Silver)
Studio Owner
from TX
5 Total Reviews
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  Rated on  Aug 12 2014
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Attended their regional event. Ran on time. Some comps we went to last year have been between 1-2 hours ahead which can get frustrating. Liked the judges comments and venue.



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Eph429 (Gold)
Parent
from KY
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  Rated on  Jul 21 2014
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Have gone to the regionals for 3 years now and this was our first time going to nationals. Judging is consistent and fair. Loved the classes offered at nationals (one teacher called out dancers for inappropriate moves). Very positive experience and I hope we get to return in the future.



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studiolife1 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from NJ
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  Rated on  Jul 05 2014
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Great comp!



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littlemonkeymom (Gold)
Parent
from IL
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  Rated on  Jul 03 2014
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This is a very organized competition that runs smoothly & on time. A request for one of our numbers to go earlier in the day (due to a religious obligation for one of our dancers) was honored & handled professionally. I do feel that they don't give out as many overall awards as other competitions of the same caliber do & I would like to see them place more dancers in the overalls, but otherwise, it was a good competition.



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Ddc2014 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from PA
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  Rated on  Jul 02 2014
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As a dancer I attended this competition, I loved it. As a teacher last year attended l raved about how professional they were, ran on time, judged fairly, loved the idea of donating trophies to a great benefit. This year was my first year owning a studio, we attended the competition that I raved about. My studio got robbed it was a sin. How do girls that were platinum winners all season long get golds? When I emailed the competition, they were just as rude. I will never go back to applause. I also didn't like how they favored certain studios.



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danyellove28 (Silver)
Dancer
from IL
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  Rated on  Jun 30 2014
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We have always had a great experience with Applause, it's been one of my entire studio's favorites. That is, however, until this year's Nationals. It was very, very obvious that there was some favoritism going on. In addition to that, I personally believe they should regulate how many dances they put into one category, because I don't think it's very fair if one studio gets all top 3 spots, which occurred multiple times at nationals. I was very disappointed at judging, and thought many dances that were very good did not score as well as they should have. Favoritism is pretty obvious if the same 2 or 3 studios are taking top spots in all dance categories. Overall very disappointed at our nationals experience. Will probably return to the regional, don't think we'll be going back to nationals.



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