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- 50% | Studio Owner- 20% | Teacher- 13%
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June64 (Silver)
Parent
from AL
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  Rated on  Jun 11 2015
Event Rated (if any): Birmingham - 2015-04-10
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Terrible judging. Clogging won in every age and skill division. Very difficult to get a judges critiques.



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Teach4Dance (Silver)
Teacher
from SC
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  Rated on  Jun 05 2015
Event Rated (if any): Lexington - 2015-02-27
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We liked that they have top 5 for overalls. Also liked that they break it down by 3 different levels, which makes it fair for the top 5 overalls. We had a lot of fun and the judges seemed to be fair.



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nicolacoke (Gold)
Teacher
from MI
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  Rated on  May 19 2015
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I attended this competition as a soloist several years ago and haven't been back - even now when I teach at four studios. Judging is tough, which I appreciate, but I didn't receive the schedule until two days before the event began. I was made to feel like I wasn't important because I wasn't a studio with 100+ numbers. The awards are nice and the clients they attract are strong dancers, but there's a definite favoritism to big studios.



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thegregoryfam (Silver)
Parent
from FL
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  Rated on  May 18 2015
Event Rated (if any): Orlando - 2015-05-15
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Attended Applause in Orlando. I loved the venue and dressing area. The judges and announcer were friendly. The things that caused me not to like this competition much is as follows: They do not announce first place winners for each catagory when there are more than two routines in it as almost all other competitions do. When there is some tough competition at an event it is nice to at least know who won each catagory. Second, while they had other adjudication levels they only used TWO levels ALL WEEKEND LONG. They gave out only high gold and platinum. Really??? Why bother with levels at all. I saw stellar routines and ones that were hardly polished and they all fell within those two levels. Last, the title competition was confusing. Apparently, there was different scoring for title yet they didn't make that clear. I left confused and disappointed that I spent the extra money for a part of the competition I didn't understand.



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hollyz_ (Silver)
Dancer
from FL
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  Rated on  May 05 2015
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Yes there is favoritism towards big studios and everyone has noted that. But the thing that I did not like about this competition is how they only do a top 5 instead of a top 10 for the overalls. And everyone in the top 5 is from the same studio. Hard to place for solos. It is nice how there are 3 different levels though. I don't really like the trophies they are kinda boring and have nothing to do with dance but overall it is a fun competition.



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Dancer_Dancer5678 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from IL
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  Rated on  Apr 29 2015
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I loved applause judges critiques! I know they change from city to city...but still. As a teacher, I hate coming back with a score I'm not happy with and nothing to work on, I feel like their critique matches their score and are very helpful!



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kraze5678 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from OH
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  Rated on  Apr 20 2015
Event Rated (if any): Cleveland - 2015-04-17
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just did this competition this past weekend. Very well organized, their focus is definitely on the kids, fun awards, friendly staff. They are on my A list.



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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
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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
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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
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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
5 Total Reviews
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  Rated on  Mar 17 2015 | Edited on: May 20 2015
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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. However we only got one of the judges critiques and zero videos, competition did not respond to my emails after.



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sweetdancemom (Gold)
Parent
from GA
18 Total Reviews
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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 (High Silver)
Parent
from NC
7 Total Reviews
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  Rated on  Feb 23 2015 | Edited on: May 01 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. It took almost 2 weeks before we were able to access our judges comments!



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madmaddancer (High Silver)
Dancer
from KY
9 Total Reviews
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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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