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  • Platinum Star Competition


  • 4.4 - Average Ratings
  • 146 Total Reviews
    Parent : 36.99 %
    Dancer : 8.9 %
    Studio Owner : 37.67 %
    Teacher : 16.44 %

  • 2850 Brunswick Pike ,Suite 1
  • Lawrence Township ,NJ
  • 609-259-8760
  • info@btscomp.com

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BEYOND THE STARS TALENT COMPETITION

Jul 06 2021

I absolutely love Beyond the Stars. Everything from the scheduling to awards to the wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend their competition to anyone.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jul 06 2021

May 19 2021

We LOVE Beyond the Stars! We make it a point to attend every single year. It always runs efficiently! The entire team and their events are responsive, friendly, helpful and organized. The events themselves are all about the kids which is what we love for our dance students!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 19 2021

Mar 15 2021

Love Love Beyond the Stars. We have attended 2 years in a row and they are super professional. Judging is great and critiques the dancers receive are always super informative! Highly recommend

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 15 2021

Mar 07 2021

Beyond the Stars is hands down one of the BEST competitions we've attended! I am the Director of our Performance Companies at our studio and whenever there is a year we can't attend BTS because of scheduling issues we are always so sad, they are forever #1 in our books! We did get to attend this weekend and it was our first competition in 2 years so our dancers were beyond excited about hitting the stage again and Beyond the Stars really fulfilled ALL of our expectations while there. Both prior to covid and post-covid, BTS has always impressed us with their skills in making sure everything is handled so smooth, calmly, and with a fun and positive attitude - which unfortunately is not always the case at other competitions we attend. We appreciate their professionalism and their staff are also all genuinely so nice and helpful to EVERYONE no matter the circumstances. We also really appreciated the covid-safety guidelines they had in place and followed through with, it seriously couldn't have gone more perfectly for us as we require masks and strict social distancing guidelines at our studio. Some of our parents were really hesitant entering the competition season and worried about how a competition could possibly run smoothly in covid-times and left the competition today with huge smiles on their faces and lots of words of appreciation to our staff on how everything went. Thank you BTS for a fabulous event and for always exceeding our expectations, we are SO excited to hopefully be back next year!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 07 2021

Mar 07 2021

I am director of a fairly large team in New Jersey, with every level. Since our inaugural season, we have attended BTS for a reliable and super high-quality event. I never have to worry about parents or dancers leaving I happy. As a director, I know what to expect and no other company has been able to compare or even come close. This season - we are ONLY attending BTS events. After their summer and fall events we attended, we knew that this would be the only company that we would be comfortable with. We were not wrong - we have attended multiple events and ALL of them have been exceptional. With COVID - things are complicated. At BTS, my dancers feel like they are at a “real” competition. They cut no corners whatsoever with event quality, production value or FUN. These events go above and beyond any and all Covid guidelines. The events are calm, controlled and so much fun for kids! As a director - it is important to me that my parents feel safe - and I know that they do because they keep asking to go back! Judges critiques are consistently fair and extremely informative - judges are so kind (and we have listened to over 15 of their judges this season alone). My kids love the positive reinforcement and kind, constructive criticism. I do not need to screen them. In addition, the photos and videos (included) are the best we’ve ever gotten. It’s clear these photographers know what they are doing - and not just clicking a button. I am writing this review because I think as a director it’s imperative that when picking competitions, you know what you’re getting yourself in to. We’ve all been to “those” events and as directors we have to answer for them. You will not need to do that for this event! This company has gone above and beyond both before and after COVID. This competition should be a “must do” on list !

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 07 2021

Mar 06 2021

While technically this competition isn't over, and we have not completed our virtual awards, I felt compelled to give some feedback based on our experience Friday night. I realize that Covid has changed everything and made competitions a challenge. I am so happy that my daughter had the opportunity to perform and compete. But our experience Friday night could have lasting effects. We were told we were to arrive as a team and enter venue together in our 1st costume. Upon arrival, all doors were locked and it was freezing Temps with a breeze. My daughter was wearing tights, her costume, and a jacket. Two teams were part of our arrival. The other team was permitted to enter first, because they were bigger. For 15 min, we waited, outside while only one scanner was being used. As we arrived to the door, finally a second door and scanner were begun to be used. Our studio had a lower level dressing room in the basement. My daughter had to carry all her things, giant suitcase, etc by herself. No parents permitted in the dressing room. By the time our studio sat their things down it was time to line up for the stage, as our supergroup, entire studio was the 1st act at 4:45. My daughter did her best to stretch off stage while they were prepping to enter, but there just wasn't enough time. Meanwhile the other studio, who was permitted to enter 1st, had multiple dancers on stage warming up, stretching etc. During this 1st routine, my daughter did an aerial and apparently pulled a muscle. My guess because cold muscles and not proper time given to stretch and warm up. She did compete in all of her other 6 routines and did attempt one more aerial, that she nearly fell on her head, but then had to alter the other 5 routines from being in too much pain. Again, i understand restrictions with Covid, but it is not safe to dance without being given time to warm up, especially after being made to stand in freezing Temps. Also, we have competed in this venue before. When we originally scheduled this competition, it was to be held in Akron but had to be rescheduled for Warren. We would have never chosen this comp knowing this would be the venue. It is very outdated and spaces for dancers are not proper for dressing or prepping. Basement floor is disintegrating. I hope in the future you do not choose this venue again.

Venue : 1
Judging : 4
Staff : 2
Awards : 0
Communication : 2
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Mar 06 2021

Mar 02 2021

Very well run in Zanesville, Ohio. However, judges comments were not able to be heard which was a disappointment as these are used to help in the future. Also, all pictures in the media package had a judge's head in the middle of the picture.

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Mar 02 2021

Sep 22 2020

WE LOVE BEYOND THE STARS! BTS continues to be one our company's favorite competitions to attend. The staff is always so professional and the events consistent and organized. Every time we've attended an event ALL of the judges have been so informative and clear in their critiques...it's obvious each of the judges is well versed in various forms of technique! We have nothing but amazing things to say and recommend attending!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Sep 22 2020

Mar 13 2020

Thank you for postponing your event. Our kids were absolutely devestated but your communication has been amazing. Definitely an industry standard for customer service which is why we attend BTS. Hopefully u can reschedule for a date that works for our kiddos! Stay safe everyone!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 13 2020

Dec 06 2019

Very organized and professional competition. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our dancers and parents always leave with a great experience.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Dec 06 2019

Dec 05 2019

We have been attending this competition for the past few years and have enjoyed it so much! Friendly staff and very well run competition!! We are very pleased at the ease of registering and feel that the competition is very fair.

Venue : 3
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Dec 05 2019

Apr 29 2019

I used to enjoy this competition years ago. This year the regional event we attended was disappointing for a number of reasons. There was a technical difficulty at one point that caused at least 30 minutes to elapse without dancing. The BTS staff never addressed this issue with the audience or studio owners, and everyone was simply left to wonder and wait. This is just one example of the lack of engagement and communication we felt all weekend. Although the person reading off the routine numbers spoke clearly and introduced every dance by title and number, he did not act as a master of ceremonies. The kids enjoy interacting with MCs at other venues and this one just didn't have anyone acting as the face of the show. The judges did not really interact with the dancers or audience at all, other than a single judge at each award ceremony presenting special awards. The vibe was impersonal. Awards were given in a fast monotone. I don't want a long drawn-out ceremony with trumpets and fanfare. But I do want every dancer to feel celebrated and honored. Rushing through is not a good thing. Lest you think this is sour grapes, my kid's studio did very well. But it was not a fun event. My daughter told me that she observed the judges shuffling papers and chatting about the girl who had danced before her while she was performing. Despite this, she did her routine better than ever before. But what message does it convey when the judges are not paying any attention to the person dancing a solo for a solid minute of their 2 minute 45 second dance? To me, it says, "we don't care about your dance, we are just here to collect a paycheck." So maybe it was just a one time error in judgement? Nope, as I spoke to other parents who reported that their children noticed the judges not watching them either. Shame on these so-called professionals!

Venue : 3
Judging : 2
Staff : 2
Awards : 3
Communication : 2
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Apr 29 2019

Apr 02 2019

Love Beyond the Stars! Judging was extremely tough but fair. I'd rather have that than the other way around!

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 02 2019

Mar 19 2019

BTS is one of our must go-to comps for years! I've been attending this competition for 11 seasons and each year it get better and better. It has grown with the times and always keeps up with the latest technology. You know when you go to a BTS event, you are going to have a great experience! They have some of the best staff and are always willing to work with you. Judging has always been very fair and they have some of the best awards ceremonies! l

Venue : 0
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Awards : 0
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Mar 19 2019

Mar 19 2019

They let the judges actually judge fairly!! They dont force judges to give certain routines specials because that studio "needed more awards". Its honest and fair, like a competition should be.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 19 2019

Mar 19 2019

This competition is incredibly low scoring unless you're a jazz or hip hop routine. They give nice awards and most of the staff was pleasant. The venue we attended was absolutely awful. It was filthy. There were tiny dressing rooms and nowhere near enough of them. The bathrooms, oh the bathrooms, they were disgusting. Due to having two dancers, 6 years apart in age, we were there from doors open to doors close. The only place to get a bottle of water closed 3 hours before the competition ended. There were no vending machines, and if there were water fountains, we didn't find them. I will say that it was nice to have a 6&under age division to give the little ones a chance to actually compete. But it was very unfortunate that if a child had a solo they had to compete at the mid level. My 5 year old is very much a novice.

Venue : 1
Judging : 2
Staff : 3
Awards : 4
Communication : 3
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Mar 19 2019

Mar 17 2019

When we first began attending this competition in 2016 it was an amazing experience. The girls felt so confident and truly like they had met so many new friends and felt like they learned so much and witnessed so much amazing art. We are sadly disappointed as BTS has become all about tricks and nothing else. And it seems like all of our favorite teams that we love watching are not showing up anymore because of the same thing. We attended the Queens competition and the judges were living for twerking and gyrating all day, rather than our girls who put on a show all day and showcased very clean technique. Rarely did we ever hear a Gold be awarded in years past- today it was very popular. The judging criteria for Acro tricks in any category besides Acro is supposed to be limited to 3 only- how did a jazz soloist who did 7 tricks win 1st overall? Tap was another issue- beware of this as well, choreographers- don’t get creative. It seems as if these judges just want fast tap in one spot- the entire time dead downstage center the entire dance. I think BTS needs to step it up a little bit to regain their reputation they used to have. The environment and the vibe seems to be getting very tired and elite feeling- this used to be a competition we’d go to so it didn’t feel like another episode of Dance Moms and yesterday it felt like just that. Quote of the day “If you don’t sit still I’m going to kill you.” (A narrative story about the love a mom has for her daughter- so intense that one of our 11 year olds came over to her mom crying because she was so upset for this girl who was sobbing in her costume.) Not the happy supportive crowd it used to be.

Venue : 5
Judging : 2
Staff : 3
Awards : 3
Communication : 4
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Mar 17 2019

Sep 22 2018

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Awards : 4
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Sep 22 2018

I attended Beyond The Stars-Sparta, NJ in 2017. The competition is pretty well run, the venue is spectacular! (Sussex County Vo-Tech) the venue is probably the best you can get in North NJ, the judges were decent, the staff were great, the awards were pretty good and the competition overall was decent.

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 5
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Sep 21 2018

We as a studio love this competition! Professionally run, amazing staff and judging! Such a fun uplifting competition!

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Jul 31 2018

very organized, warm friendly staff who goes above and beyond to please studio directors. Very fair judging, Awards run smoothy and they make it very fun for the kids! The parents of my studio LOVE BTS and we have been attending since they began.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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