This was a really great experience and totally would recommend this competition!
Always a good competition and one of my daughter's favorites! One complaint I had this year was the lighting setup/rigging was out in the seating and blocked the view for a good portion of the seats. In past years the lighting was arranged differently and didn't hinder the view at all. I hope the lighting setup changes this year. Otherwise it was a great comp!
I attended Nexstar in Sparta 2016, the competition was amazing! The venue is one of the best venues you can get in Northern NJ (Sussex County Vo-Tech), and the judges were very nice and fun. The staff were incredible, the award sessions ran smoothly. The event was on time, and the competition overall was outstanding!
We haven't attended Nexstar for the past few years due to scheduling conflicts, but when my daughter was younger, it was one of her favorites. The staff was friendly and it ran smoothly. The awards ceremony always ran smoothly and quickly which parents appreciate. I can't say anything negative from my previous experience. Hopefully we can get to another Nexstar in the near future!
Overall, my studio had a somewhat enjoyable time at nexstar. The competition ran way ahead of schedule. which was helpful so that dancers didn't have to dance late at night. The awards ran smoothly and the stage was nice and big. Unfortunately, my dance teachers didn't even let me hear my critiques, since there actually were NONE. How does a dance judge sit through a 2:30 dance without critiquing ANYTHING? No my dance didn't get a perfect score and I don't have any comments to help me improve either. Also, there were a lot of technically advanced dancers in the intermediate category, which I thought was completely unfair to the dancers who actually belong in that category. Yes that's the studios fault, but the competition could have moved them up. The venue was nice but there were some very rude studios there.
I really like Nexstar National Talent Competition. The staff is amazing and always very welcoming. My only complaint if I would have one is that it has just gotten to big. We are a very small studio and I feel we tend to get overlooked. At other competitions we do really well but in the last few years we have not done well at Nexstar. It always seems to be the same studio winning which tends to normally be the larger studios. Other then that I love the competition and the staff.
Loved the Judges at Nextstar. Very informational with there critiques!
The girls are able to learn from the critiques, and grow into even better dancer's.
Just finished off an amazing weekend at Nexstar! The competition ran over an hour ahead all weekend, which meant that routine order jumped around a bit, but not enough for it to be hard to follow. We were very grateful for the addition of the Zanesville regional because it is much closer to home for us and many others, was at the wonderful Secrest Auditorium, and is overall a lot cheaper(food, hotel, gas, etc) than traveling to bigger regional cities like Columbus, Pittsburgh, etc. The competition was a nice size considering it was Star Dance Alliance's first time touring to the area, it was a two day event. Not as big as your typical three day regional, but that's to be expected since its their first time in Zanesville. The staff was nice and seemed engaged throughout the whole weekend. The backstage manager, I believe his name is Jeremiah, was hilarious and took the time to interact with us despite being super busy, and he did his job very well. I didn't really notice any big studio favoritism going on like we see at a lot of competitions, so it was nice to see fair and well deserved results distributed among the other studios! This competition had a more laid back, positive atmosphere, which was really refreshing to see after a hectic weekend last week at a different competition. There was a decent amount of entries in every level, it didn't seem to attract a certain level studio more than another, which was also nice to see. The judges seemed engaged the whole weekend, they watched the routines without distractions, were awake, and paid attention. This competition had really nice pictures and videos! Great quality! Nice venue as well! Very spacious dressing areas, many electrical outlets, several accessible bathrooms, lots of seating, and a huge stage. Only real complaint from the weekend was there weren't any food or drinks being sold, not even water. Not that I expected there to be, its the first time the competition has come to this area. Also, me being local, I know that Secrest Auditorium only allows water inside of the theater, so it may have been the venue's request not to have food sold in the lobby. I had a great weekend, I really hope Nexstar comes to Zanesville again next year!
This competition was fine and our girls did well. Awards were fine but the ceremony kind of dragged on a bit. They defiantly favored the contemporary how-many-tricks-can-I-do girls. We have a couple of those so it's fine but I miss seeing kids actually dance on stage.
Overall a good competition with mid level talent. This is a good competition to attend if you need to gain confidence.
We attended your regional event in Texarkana this past weekend. I'm glad you were able to get the music problems fixed eventually. It would be nice to see more specialty awards for duets/trios. Our studio is very small and we are not able to compete with groups. At the awards ceremony we kept seeing the same studios over and over receiving group awards - but nothing special for the duet/trios.
Backstage etiquette was lacking from some of the other studio dancers and mothers. Arrive early if you want space to get ready - please don't take it upon yourself to move other peoples' bags, duffles, etc.
First time at Nexstar this past weekend...not impressed. They tend to like little kids and contemporary dances. It seemed like the judges we had looked down the entire time the dancers were on stage. Overall, it was just very low energy. Boring really. We have been to a sister competition, Revolution, and it was the same. It wasn't that our team didn't do well, they really did. It just wasn't fun. Felt like we were all being rushed and herded through like cattle.
We have been attending Nexstar Talent for the last 5 yrs ever since my
daughters started competing. You could not ask for a nicer group of people
to work with. The staff is always encouraging the dancers and helping in
anyway they can to make not only the dancers but the parents, teachers and
guest feel as welcome as possible.
Nexstar has always been one of my favorite competition. The staff is
Just got back from Nationals. Great experience!! It was very well
run...always ran ahead of time. Awards were well done and quick. The staff
were all great, especially the amazing man who ran the backstage area. He
made the experience even better for our dancers and that is greatly
appreciated, as they work very hard at what they do so it was great to hear
him cheering for all of the teams. Overall a great experience!!
Attended nationals, judging was very inconsistent with regionals. Wished
more tap numbers were featured in the Big Show. Only so much lyrical you
can sit through.
The staff I interacted with was great!
We LOVE this competition!! Look forward to it every year. The venue is
great with a lot going on in town. Judging was consistent and when there
was an issue with another studio not following the rules, they looked into
it and fixed the problem, no questions asked. Mr. Jeremiah is the best and
makes everyone feel special. We will be attending nationals again this
This competition gives out many high golds but barely any golds and
platinums. I also, did not like how small venue was or the quality of the
trophies that were given out. They tend to run way behind as well. Overall
though this is not the worst competition I have ever been to but it was
definitely not the best.
We did not enjoy this competition particularly. Judging
with what we had seen at other competitions this
Dances that had
received Platinum ratings and placed in the
top 3 at
competition this year didn\'t place at all,
that had not
done well at other competitions scored and
higher at this one.
This was not just the case for our
studio, but for
several studios in
attendance. Awards were haphazard
& the announcer
seemed confused on
several occasions, giving the
impression that she
wasn\'t sure what she
was announcing was
correct. It did seem that one
studio that was new to the
received a very large share of
the awards, and many of our
dancers felt that the competition
was trying to ensure that
studio would return next year. We
appreciated having a schedule
2 weeks in
advance of the competition, but
the order of dances in the
program was not
followed at all; instead
dances were thrown on stage
way out of order. The
competition did run
early, so I\'m sure it
was efficient, but parents had
no idea when
their kids would be
dancing, and we did have parents miss
kids on stage.
Backstage staff members were helpful &
friendly, but not
knowledgeable. The dressing rooms were
concessions were limited. Judges critiques were basically
Only one of the 3 judges had any comments at all, and even
minimal at best and did not correspond at all with scoring.
not a competition I want to return to next year.
I always enjoy Nexstar. The leveling of the competition makes it
\"fair\" for all performance levels.
The competition was ahead of
schedule (by about 30-40 minutes) all weekend long. This is great for those
of us who need to be there all day, but makes it sometimes difficult when
trying to coordinate grandparents\' arrivals to see
Awards are always easy to understand (use basic Gold, High
Gold, Platinum), scoring guide is printed in program. A few results left
some of us scratching our heads, but that\'s normal for every
Loved this competition! Felt like the judging was very fair and
I just attended this competition last night and I am going back tomorrow.
As a dancer, I really enjoyed it. I felt the scoring was fair, as it was
pretty difficult to get a platinum, but it also wasn\'t impossible, like
some competitions make it. Our studio isn\'t one that gets in with the
judges and becomes friends with them just to get a good score, and we got a
platinum. So I feel like it was really fair. The stage was great to dance
on, it wasn\'t too slick or too sticky. The only con I had was when a
girl from my studio got called a really mean name by one of the other
dancers. The girl from my studio was walking down the steps while the other
girl continued to call her the name every time she stepped down. My friend
didn\'t want to cause any problems so she didn\'t look at who the girl
was or say anything to her, but that was our only bad experience last
night. Other than that, the staff was incredibly friendly and helped us out
a lot. Will definitely return as my teachers thought it was great too.
Pros: Excellent competitors and judging.
Cons: The venue is not
competition friendly. You cannot bring in any outside food or
They only sell french fries, hotdogs, chicken tenders, soda
and water for $4.00 a bottle. Not
a healthy choice for dancers. The
worst part is the announcing. Simply cannot understand the lineup or the
awards. The words are so muffled you literally sit in the audience
wondering what is going on. The announcer could slow down a little. He
talks so fast no one knows who won what award.
Pro: Great competition, very well run and professional. Cons: Would love a
top 10 overall for groups when it\'s a large/sold-out event. It was nice
to see top 10 placements on your online results page on Monday after the
comp, but it would have been nice to know at the event itself.
Amazing REAL staff.....makes you feel at home and know it is fair......We
love nexstar......you will not be disappointed with this comp........love
love love thats it
Nexstar is definitely one of our favorites! The staff is fun. The
competition that we went to was well organized. We definitely recommend
Staff is amazing. Competition is fun!
Great energy, great timing, friendly staff, venue could have been a bit
better, (we were using a very hot men\'s restroom as a dressing room)
parking was hard, but the NexStar itself was really great!
Overall a very well run competition. Generally stayed on time. Judges were
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS COMPETITION!! Staff is pheneomenal awards are earned
and its so fun!!
Nexstar had the best judging of any competition we attended. My daughter
is a tapper so I don\'t get to say \"good judging\" very often. Only
negative was the sound system at the venue (Syracuse OnCenter).
Couldn\'t understand the announcers before the dances and the music was
very muffled. Awards were fair.
We attend at least one Nexstar competition each year and always have a
great time!! The kids have so much fun!
Our studio always enjoys Nexstar and appreciates the feedback they get from
the judges. The venue (Akron Civic Theater) is beautiful and the girls
love performing there. We will be attending Nexstar Nationals this year
and are looking forward to it!
This is our first competition of every season and it\'s a great start!
We enjoy Nexstar!!!!
We attend Nexstar every year in columbus, oh and love it. The staff is so
fantastic and friendly, especially Jeremiah. I love how they cheer for the
dwmcers backstage. The event is always run smoothly and many times is
ahead of schedule. The judges are friendly and offered really great
feedback on my daughter\'s solo. Their pictures and videos are
wonderful. Look forward to this one every year
We attend Nexstar every year. I have always loved the staff and the
competition is ran very smoothly. We attended Nationals for the very 1st
time this year in Sandusky Oh. I was not surprised to see again it ran so
smoothly. Wish my daughter would have made it to the big show but maybe
next year. Overall I thought it was a great time and still continue to go
to Nexstar regionals.
Will not be returning to this competition ever! Staff was fairly friendly
just not very professional. The judging seemed fair enough but pins for the
price of entrance fees was a little silly. The trophies were not made well
at all super cheap. The prices for pictures/DVDs were outrageous and they
pack up and leave before some people even have a chance to look or possibly
buy. Most parents are busy with their child and can\'t look until later
on or sometimes even once they get home which was not an option here.
I hope I can come back and edit my rating after we attend
emailed twice over the course of 2 weeks asking for
because the hotel where they are having this
not allow any
changes to your reservation after a
month prior and it is
received absolutely no
response.If this is something they
cannot or do not
provide an email
response indicating such would be
appropriate. No response
at all is
just rude. Regionals were fine- it
would have been nice if they
recognized top 10 in more categories rather
than just top 5.
Got there on Sunday afternoon to compete a solo and the tables were already
closed down for the day so didn\'t get a program and was unsure where to
turn music in. Got done ahead of schedule so that was a plus. Judging
seemed fair but thought for the cost that the adjudications for solos would
be better than a pin. If we would not have placed in overalls and gotten a
plaque also we would have been VERY disappointed. Don\'t know if we will
return again considering that it would be a lot of wasted money if we went
again and didn\'t place in overalls.
Overall, I thought this was a good competition. It ran early, and
staff was very flexible and friendly. The judges were happy,
paying attention, and we found the judging to be fair. My one
would be the venue. The Paramount is a beautiful old theatre
with a lot of
local history, but it simply does not have the space
needed for a
competition of this size. The dressing rooms cannot
accommodate an entire
production line and the backstage area can\'t
hold all the props. The
lack of an elevator makes it hard to get
costumes up to top floor dressing
rooms, and the lack of nearby parking
means you have to drag bags for
several blocks. Please consider other
Chicago venues for next year.
First time ever to our city!
A very good competition to attend to set the bar for the
critiques are very useful to help the dancers
scoring was very fair. Very
area and friendly staff. Only
downfall is The venue,
need more warm-up
and routine run through space.
Our young dancers
learned a lot as it
was their first year at competition.
definitely be attending
Went to Nexstar for the first time in April...It was enjoyable but
amazing. In my city it was HUGE--mostly 2 or 3 really big studios
seemed to just have endless dances in an attempt to win
possible, which coming from a small studio can be kind of
the levels seem fair, and awards are short and sweet
which I like. The only
downside was that they seemed not to honor the
schedule at all- they just
sent dances onstage in whatever order they
checked in backstage which was
extremely hard to follow, and the emcee
was impossible to understand so you
had no idea what you were watching!
Not to mention they only announced the name of the routine not the
division/style/age/etc, and it\'s not like it was organized in that way
to begin with, so you could watch a dance and be dead wrong about what it
was entered under. Also they were way ahead of schedule
which seems like
a good idea but is extremely stressful for dancers. Also
program was easier to follow and said the name of the studio,
more important information than the names of the 100+ dancers in
production number. Pictures/videos are overpriced and not great
Overall, though, we had fun and enjoyed the competition!
This was our first time competing at Nexstar. What a great competition!
Very family-friendly! At every awards session over the weekend in
Worcester, Ma. they said wonderful things to support the dancers to remind
them to have a healthy perspective on the awards. It was a very nice touch.
And they ran early! I liked the set up of the stage and the dressing room.
It was easy to see everything and the space flowed well. We have only great
things to say about Nexstar.
We did this one for years and it was hard to walk away....things we love
are 1.the backstage staff, in a nutshell they are just FUN! 2. the energy
at awards, it is not just an emcee reading a list, it is an event. reasons
we are taking a break from it 1.too many props, I swear every group for the
last three years has brought a stage full of props, half the time they are
just backdrops. If you aren\'t going to use the prop, leave it at home!!!
It takes ages for them to set up and slows the pace of the day. 2. They do
run early sometimes, and I think that can be as bad as running late. If you
are supposed to dance at 1:30 and they are calling for you at noon, that
can create panic!! 3. Judges that don\'t really seem to understand what a
recreational studio is capable of. 4. And this is my complaint for EVERY
dance competition, but they give the awards backwards...in other words the
lower divisions should be flooded with high awards, encouraging the kids to
move up division and build some self esteem. In the highest level of
competition, it should be only the top 5-10% of dancers that get the
highest awards. Basically in the lower division if you make it through your
dance without falling or crying, you should be rewarded because honestly,
the kids that are challenged by those requirements are the only kids that
should be in lowest division anyway!
This was my second year competing at Nexstar and I enjoyed it much better
than the first year! It is my 3rd year of competing, and my 2nd year we
attended Nexstar as our first competition and did not have a pleasant
I returned to Nexstar this year and had a much more
enjoyable experience. The stage was still the same, in the middle of a
convention center but was more sturdy this time. The backstage managers
were very helpful and encouraging. One of them even took selfies with us on
his phone which was very nice and funny. The competition ran early the
first day I competed, which was Saturday which caused some family members
to miss the performance. The awards were fun and didn\'t last too long.
The backstage area was still the same, and the large studios all brought
their hanging racks which took up almost all the space. Most of the girls
on our team expected for there to be outlets so they could curl or
straighten their hair if needed, which we could only find one outlet which
caused us to spend too much time on hair. There was more practice space,
which they had roped off the back of the dressing area for space to
practice your routines. Anyone could enter the backstage area from the
\"auditorium\" which was just chairs on concrete. There were many dance
moms that had approached the backstage area which was unprofessional. In
general, the competition was good and I will plan on attending it again
next year! Our studio had a great time although the big studios had
dominated the overalls.
Pros - The competition ran up to an hour early, which I loved. The staff
was super friendly and fun. The judges knew how to judge tap!!! Not just
our studio, but all of the studios there. DD does a tap solo every year and
it\'s straight tap, no leaps, no acro, no kicks, no tilts, etc. Most
comps don\'t know what to do with tap and it can be frustrating. They did
not hand out Platinums like candy. Out of 38 solos, 6 got Platinum.
Personally, I prefer that. I would rather it be harder to get than
expected. They gave some nice Judges Choice Awards. And they were not
spread to each studio. What I really enjoyed is that this comp attracted
studios that danced a wide variety of genres. I\'m a stats girl and I
count how many dances in each category by genre. Usually it\'s approx 60%
lyrical and contemporary (I cannot tell the difference), 30% jazz and 10%
other. Not so this weekend. Ballet, tap and even a few amazing belly dances
were just as common as the stomach cramp dances. Great venue, lots of
Cons - you could take your own non flash pics but I prefer to
watch my kid dance instead of taking pics. The professional photographer
was at the front of the stage with the judges. Pictures were mostly of one
dancer at a time and lots with body parts, even heads, cut off. The
lighting was too harsh and my pale kid looked like a ghost. They were also
super expensive, definitely a pass. My only other beef was that they
didn\'t follow the order of dances assigned. I don\'t mind a few
changes, it happens, but they were bouncing all over the place during
groups. It was impossible to know when to send a group backstage.
7-28-2014 pre-register for Chicago competition in May 2015
March 3 2014
go online to register and discover only 50 openings ( fortunately don\'t
need that many but book those I do need )
Conformation is emailed to me
March 3, a few days later $7500 goes through on my cc.
March 23 I
receive a \" sorry we have to kick you out email \" - note I have been
a customer for years
I write to owner Mr Kent Helton - to date no reply
Put the discussion up on FB teachers site - sounds like another
studio must have come along with bigger groups / production , more money so
get rid of the studios that do solo\'s.
Still can\'t get over the
owner not having the curtesy to reply to me - sad day when the now ex
customer doesn\'t matter
Moved along well
This was our first year going to Nexstar. The scoring seemed fair. The
awards given were nice trophies for first in category and plaques for the
top ten, five, etc. Overall it seemed like a well run competition, but the
awards ceremonies were a little long. The announcer was a little too wordy
in some sections when they could can been more concise.
We love Nexstar at PSOD--have been coming every year since I danced. This
year, we placed so well the teacher\'s received a free cruise! We are
believers in Star Dance Alliance system of competitions and cannot be
swayed away :)
Not too bad. Son really liked the competition. Was a fairly small comp.
Will probably return
Overall this comp was ok
Tried Nexstar and we felt it was not very studio friendly and ran very late
and off schedule. Otherwise ok.
This competition ran very late & dances ran WAY out
of order. At
regional there was one studio who came with multiple
with intricate costume/hair changes & lots of large
fair amount of set up time. This caused MAJOR
(like sitting &
waiting 10-15 minutes between dances
sometimes) and meant
competition ran WAY behind schedule.
The dressing room situation
not great & the people backstage were
downright rude a couple of times.
Awards were generous, and judging
seemed consistent with what we saw at
other competitions this year.
Good, but holy cow figure out the awards! Late late nights.
I attended this competition as an independent and the competition is
good. The staff was very nice and welcoming toward me. I also
really appreciated how they treated everyone
the same, from big studios
to small studios all the way down to independent
entries. Even at the
award ceremony, everyone got a fair shot at winning awards and prizes. They
did have a tendency to skip around
a lot, but that\'s always expected
at dance competitions, as it all
depends on who\'s ready to perform
and who isn\'t. However, when I got
my video critiques from the
judges, the third judge didn\'t even say
anything about any of my two
solos, which I found both appalling and
disappointing. So, despite these
two snafus, I had a pretty good experience
with Nexstar. I\'m unsure
if I will attend next year, but if I can work it into my crazy busy
schedule, I would love to come back and compete a solo or two!
Great competition! We loved our experience here!
We do Nexstar every year. It has been better in the past. We went to a
different location this year. They were running ahead over an hour. We had
3 dances go on before the 1st one was even suppose to. One studio seemed to
take everything. With the scores our teams got you would have thought we
would have scored higher. Other groups must have been perfect.
My first time going. The experience was a little chaotic. The parents
coming in and out of the side stage was a little distracting. Other
parents were very rude and aggressive, even more so than in other sporting
events I\'ve been to.
we attend this comp almost every year, but every year I dislike it a little
more. LIghts were way too bright, I was on stage to accept an award and I
couldn\'t keep my eyes open, not sure how our dancers did it all weekend.
they ran all over the place, no order what so ever. let other studios
switch what order they wanted their dances to go in. I like their special
awards and I like that they try and keep awards moving. I don\'t like the
venue, really dislike the convention center. parking is always crazy and
dressing room space is limited and people constantly walk through your
dressing room. wish they would let the top 5 at least say their studio and
choreographer. I do enjoy their nationals though. they have the big show
that it\'s possible for any level dancer to get into not just the top
level. enjoyed the practice floors they set up too.
Overall experience was ok.
Nexstar is tied for first in competitions that we compete in, in my
The venue was not very good. There was dust all over the stage. Otherwise
it was well run with fair judging.
Ran very smoothly, held in a beautiful theater.
Confused how my
daughter got the highest score in her caragory but 1st place trophy for it
went to someone in the jazz catagory.. ????? But I didn\'t question
Also Disappointed that soloists only receive a PIN...
Ok - but they ran 3-4 hours ahead of schedule and kids were getting pushed
on stage as soon as they came to the stage, without much time to get ready
and they felt rushed.
Fun competition! Not accommodating to large prop drop off and pick up!
Judges were not helpful in their critiques! Ran out of order and
inconsistent with times. Dancers spread out too much over 3 days! Dancers
started early on a Friday afternoon! Dressing area nice and spread out!
Other studios do not place dancers in proper level
Everyone was so helpful, nice and accommodating. They truly put the fun and
passion of dance before everything else. Such a positive and enjoyable
competition! We are definitely going back this year. I highly recommend it!
I love Nexstar, the judges are fair, the competition is fun, and the
location in my area is great! Can\'t wait until Nationals, I am sure a
great time to be had!!
I enjoyed this competition, they gave out more trophies then other
competitions we have attended which the kids enjoy. Scheduling was
horrible, they did not follow the order printed in the program, we were
supposed to have a quick change only 4 numbers between out routines, we
hussled had out dancer ready and they ended up waiting for over an hour
before they went on. The competition ran ahead of schedule which is always
a positive but wished they would have followed the order better. Makes it
hard to know when your dancer will be hitting the stage.
Did not follow schedule. Dancers were ready then told to wait back stage.
Jumped all over the place in the schedule. Did not make for a smooth
running weekend. Some dances called up top five, some top ten, wasnt
The only thing i wish was that the changing room was a mess we barley had
room for are whole team to get ready with other teams in the same area!!!
Needs more energy and have more fun with it!
This is the most poorly run competition we\'ve ever encountered. The
dances were run completely out of order and the stage manager was extremely
rude. We had acts checked in backstage on time that needed to wait 45
minutes or longer while they ran dances that were scheduled for hours later
or earlier. No one had any idea when they would be dancing due to this
excessive skipping around. Highly unprofessional.
First time personally competing at nextar, and it proved to be a
disappointment. Attracts top studios in the area but I\'m not sure why.
Dances were not in order, rude stage manager and overall low quality
competition. Plaques and trophies were cheap plastic, pictures were blurry,
barely any critiques in videos. Pictures were too expensive for their
quality and starwars music at awards ruined the mood. Judging, however was
fair and focused on technique. My studio will most likely stay away next
year, even though we have gone to this comp for many years. Nextar just
does not put in the care and passion.
I was not happy at Nationals last year! Someone was allowed to take
another dance from another studio under a different studios name.
Enjoyed it. Great flow kept the dances running on time and worked with
Did not like how they skipped around. It was very upsetting to those who
were ready on time to dance.
Competition was well organized. Fun atmosphere.
We liked our experience there. Kids had fun. That\'s what matters most.
We enjoy participating in Nexstar every year! The staff is very friendly
and always are ready to help in anyway they can to make the event more
We really enjoy this competition. The venue is nice, the staff is
outstanding. They make the kids excited to be there. Their awards are
great. Their nationals is also excellent.
This was a good competition and we will be returning again next season!
judging was fair; the competition as a whole really promoted the
dance at any level making all the dancers feel welcomed. As a
studio, I didn\'t at all feel left out or unimportant. The
there aren\'t 5 stars is the backstage manager wasn\'t
He actually seemed quite annoyed when I asked him
only 2 for the entire day! Other than that,
everyone else was friendly and
After our third year with Nexstar I am hoping we do not go back. Between
lackluster judges, unorganized scheduling and obnoxious judges comments
(personal attacks are not necessary)I would prefer to give it no stars. We
have never experienced a comp where you couldn\'t even get a friendly
smile from a judge during a performance. Eye rolling, frowns and a general
lack of interest is what they portrayed to the performers. Definately not
worth the time or money.
Just an okay dance competition. Reasonably professional, but not my
Wish I could give this 2 1/2 stars...overall well ran and on time.
complaint is the obvious leveling down that is
see a \"prestar\" dancer doing a solo
aerials and standing
back tucks there is no way they are a
Great staff and comp…..fun and friendly and fair…my fav my far
Great, solid competition with fair judging and great awards!
we like nexstar a lot! haven\'t been in a few years because of timing and
location, but we enjoyed it while we were there! very fun and professional.
We have attended their Nationals and Regionals for several years now and
have found the staff to be extremely accommodating and supportive. We love
how they run ahead of schedule and how friendly the backstage staff is.
Love, love, love Jeremiah.
good competition. on time and there for the dancers!!
Really enjoyed the competition. Timely and everyone was really nice.
Good, solid comp. We really like it.
My favorite!!! Started late, due to judges flight, but was a excellent
Nexstar is one of my very favorite competitions! Our kids from the studio
enjoy it too!! :)
Used to be good in the early days when they first started. Now that
they\'ve gotten into the swing of the \'Starpower Greed Factory\',
not so good anymore. They\'ve also fallen into the Mega Money Studio
Nexstar is a favorite of our parents and students. Nothing outstanding
about them, but the kids always have lots of fun with their staff.
In the Star Power family, they also cater to big money studios. Not a fan
of anything Star Power related. There is no integrity with the Star Power
family of competitions. They only care about the money.
My kids really love Nexstar. They requested that we attend again next year.
Overall it was a good competition. No complaints.
Enjoyed it. Nothing went wrong, ran on time and awards were a normal
length. Judges were ok and critiques ok - nothing special. Nothing bad.
Very high energy competition which we loved. Hated the non-following of
schedule. Meant that many numbers went out of order (I would presume to get
out of town a little early) and we were competing and doing awards at
midnight on a Sunday. Typically two rooms, which can prove to be a
challenge for teachers/parents.
I didn't like this competition as much as others I
didn't score very fairly and they
gold when some of those
dances deserved a
less. It was
also very unorganized and
Also when we
got our videos back they only had one
or two critiques on
each and only one
judge spoke and our studio
mostly goes for the
critiques so it was quite
disappointing. And the
pictures looked awful and blurry
Nice comp. Well run & usually attracts top studios. I liked that they
mixed the three levels during the days.
We really enjoy Nexstar! This competition is a lot of fun, well run, and
the judges in our experience offer good critiques. We have experienced
slightly inconsistent judging on occasion. Would love to see them use the
range of awards more- most common is High Gold, very few Gold or Platinum,
and nothing below Gold. Love that they give a lot of Special Judges awards
and great staff- especially Jonathan the backstage manager. He really took
the time to get to know the kids and remembered them from last year! The
comp was not over booked, had reasonable hours and ran on time. It is a
favorite of our studio and we look forward to it yearly!