Overall , good experience. It is clear they are new and are working hard to make improvements where needed. They could use more staff to help run the Dancers from dressing room to stage so the competition stays on schedule and there is clarity between the studio, parents, dancers, and the competition. My daughter won title and i felt like the title winners could have had a more special announcement that did not feel the same as their overall award.
Fly is brand new and i can certainly give them grace for this. My daughter and teammates had a great time regardless and it was wonderful to be back at live awards for the first time! I also had a great time anyway! Thank you, Fly, for choosing my daughter to be your petite title winner & giving her a wonderful judges award!
A phenomenal event at the Vorhees, NJ competition! Our dancers loved the airline theme and had a great time out on the stage. The judges comments were amazing! Each one had different corrections and were engaged for every performance our kids gave. A huge thank you to FDC for shipping our overall awards when we weren't able to stay.
It was our first time competing at Fly. We had a great time! Loved the improv section. Hoping it continues to evolve with different genres. Judging was pretty tough but I look forward to hearing the critiques! Overall liked it and look forward to watch her compete there again.
After reading all the negative reviews, I'm left wondering why this competition is still operating. Then I realized that they're operating because they cater to the dance studios more so than the dancers and parents. BY NOT PUBLISHING THE COMPETITION/REGISTRATION FEES, dance studios have the opportunity to collect a HUGE STIMULUS CHECK after each competition! This is their incentive to re-register every year, sometimes multiple times per year!
BY NOT PUBLISHING THE COMPETITION/REGISTRATION FEES, dance studios are allowed and encouraged (by SQ) to inflate the fees, taking home a little extra for themselves. Where is the transparency SQ? Where is the integrity SQ?
Dropping in to rave about FlyDance! We recently hosted them for an in-studio convention and we had a tremendously positive experience!
It was all of the benefits of a dance convention but without the over crowded ballroom. Our students and parents were beyond happy with the experience. The loved the one-on-one attention they were able to get from the instructors. Speaking of instructors......Chris Wendhorff and Karina Browne were INCREDIBLE. I truly cannot say enough great things about them! We've already booked for next year and our students are adamant that they return as our instructors.
As part of our experience we were able to get live feedback on our competition dances for this season. It was worth its weight in gold for our students to hear straight from experienced judges. They had insightful and useful feedback and the kids are eager to put their advice and critiques into action.
If you're looking for a top notch event to host at your studio we 10/10 recommend hosting a FlyDance Convention!!
Very crowded convention, scholarship and awards were only given to the kids who have been attending them since they were minis and studios who have been coming for years. If you are the only kid representing your studio at comp or convention - forget about placing or getting recognized. The same 3 or 4 studios placed in top 10 overall even though there were more deserving dancers but they brought the money so they were awarded. The teaching at the convention was challenging but good.
Nick Curry Graphics was an absolute pleasure to work with. Nick created our Dance Competition logos and Ads. We gave him an idea of what we wanted and he brought it life. His designs were so amazing and creative that we could not decide on just one so we used both. He made any updates needed quickly and always responded to emails and calls.
We look forward to working with Nick again.
Jennifer is attentive and thoroughly understands all the important aspects of what parents, students and teachers need in a great venue. She helps us find the best places so we can truly give everyone the best experience possible. Thx Jenn!
I can't say enough about Jennifer Mobley and her team at Conference Direct. They are absolutely amazing to work with. Very responsive, professional and committed to their clients. I would highly recommend their services.
I have been working with Jennifer for some time now and she is truly one of a kind. She is extremely hardworking and very professional. It is always a pleasure to call her and it is a great feeling to know that any problem we may have Jennifer and her team have our back. I would highly recommend.
I have used ConferenceDirect for the pass two year. The service is top notch! I have gotten some great deals on hotels as well as meeting spaces. I highly recommend Jen and her team. You won't be dissapointed!
Jennifer is one of a kind. In the BEST way. Ever since the day we started to chat about her business I felt at peace. She has helped not only our company, but myself in many ways. She always is there for a quick call or text at any given moment & is very quick to get things "fixed" in any way she needs to! I have worked with Jennifer for a few years now and I couldn't see myself working with anyone else in the future. She truly is a joy.
If you need any assistance with Hotels, Venues and or life troubles, she is the one to call! Very prompt! Quick shout out to JM for all you do!