My daughter just attended Fierce Nationals this past week. She truly enjoyed every minute. She had the opportunity to join the Dance Team, take Master Classes and compete for the Face of Fierce. The competition was well organized, the staff was very helpful and the judging was fair. I also must add how wonderful all the studios were who attended. My daughter made many new friends.
I think people might be confusing Fierce Dance Challenge with Fierce Dance Competition. But in any case, we LOVED Fierce Dance Challenge. Very fair judging, good communication with director prior to competition and at competition. We look forward to attending Fierce Dance Challenge next season. Would recommend for small and larger studios!
If your studio is focused on artistry and technique and you are not one of
the preferred studios of this competition, this is definitely not for
Our studio attended their nationals last year and between their
shoddy organization, failure to abide by their own rules and blatant
favoritism, our experienced dancers left feeling cheated and will not be
dancing at Fierce again.
While we had a relatively good experience
at the regional, it didn\'t stick out as remarkable, it was well
organized and we were treated respectfully. However, our experience at
nationals was a different story.
The first day there were many
technical difficulties, music stopped mid-song or didn\'t start at all.
This continued right up until the last day. Although their rules stated
that in case of musical failure a second opportunity would not be provided
(this rule has since been modified)this was only upheld for certain
studios. Large and preferred studios were provided multiple opportunities,
while smaller studios with no connections abided by the rules. In an
Instragram post by one of the studios who took issue with the practice
Fierce responded that it wasn\'t fair when dealing with children to stick
to their stringent rules. But apparently only some children matter to
We were surprised that the majority of titles went to
dancers from the same three studios. The Face of Fierce (a competition to
the be marketing face of the competition also went to a dancer from one of
the dominant studios, whose mother is a Facebook friend of the Executive
Director. While the selection doesn\'t really bother me, it\'s your
competition you can chose whomever you want to represent it. It is
disingenuous to charge other dancers fees for a competition where the
winner has been decided already.
For these reasons as well as others
that I don\'t have space to mention. I can never recommend this
competition to anyone.
This competition is pretty generic. We were the only studio there that had
groups, so we competed against ourselves. Not a fan of this competition.
This was our 2 season and our first Nationals with Fierce. I have to say
that the owners run a very nice, fun, family oriented competition. At this
year\'s regional we made so many new friends and they were also at the
national competition as well. It was so nice to our dancers and their
dancers cheering each other on. There was so much talent at the National
competition. We enjoyed so many dances from all the studios that were in
attendance. I feel that the scoring was very fair and consistent. We
enjoyed the Ice Cream party and the Pop Star Challenge. It is always a fun
time when you get the parents in on the dance fun! All the Prop Dads from
all the studios were helping each other out the entire competition. It is
nice when studios can work together and help each other. We look forward to
another great season with Fierce.
Our studio attended nationals and had a terrific time. The staff was very
helpful and accommodating. The backstage staff worked with my students for
costume conflicts and helped to run a smooth event. It was a very family
friendly environment where not only te dancers were kind to one another but
most studio directors were as well. We left making friends with other
studio and cannot wait to see them again next season. My dancers had a
great time being a part of the dance team as well as all the classes. The
judging was fair and the awards were all well deserved. Overall a great
experience and will definitely be attending next season!
Wow. I truly wish I had showed all of these reviews to our studio director
before she decided to bring us to this event. I\'m not really comfortable
giving negative reviews online, but I feel that I have to under these
circumstances. I have to agree with others when it comes to cheating
allegations. It seems that if you are not personally very close to a
director or judge, you can just forget it. We witnessed one of the judges
hanging out with parents from another studio and also staff acting very
close with certain dancers, parents and teachers. It\'s important that I
mention that my daughter has been competing for 10 years and not with the
same studio the entire time. We\'ve been to a great variety of
competitions and very rarely get this feeling. The vibe of the competition
was not very family friendly either. My daughter is much older, but I have
to imagine that others might not have been happy with the constant unedited
music being blasted during the party as well as breaks and awards. There
were also a ton of inconsistencies! Rules, times, awards, events, literally
ANYTHING can change at a moments notice and sometimes without notice at
all. The positives I have to say about the Fierce Nationals, my daughter
enjoyed the contemporary master class, and the kids did have fun together
at the venue.
My children had fun it was a good competition but it was not nice to learn
that studios lie about age levels! Especially for solos. The kids talk
especially because my daughters are friendly! They enjoy the competitive
sport of dance and there was one studio who boasted about a perfect score
at your nationals where the kids told my daughter their real ages and it
was not where they were competed! Thinking if there were three there were
many more! I guess no one verifies and for that reason we did not do your
nationals in 2016! Very very unfair! Hope you will do better!
Land of the platinum\'s! 5 diamonds, 2 high golds, and the rest
platinum...over 90 routines...Maybe you could give high platinum, because
the range between lower and higher levels was obvious. I think this would
help the higher level dancer to feel appropriately judged. When you give
that many platinum\'s to everyone ...it becomes meaningless.
I\'m sorry but you are confusing us with a different competition, maybe
Fierce Dance Competition. We do not give out Diamonds, our High Platinums.
I am sorry that you had this experience but have a great dance season!
I am a studio owner and this was our first year at the fierce competition.
I had actually thought was organized, and professional . I also know that
this will be a successful business because I have gotten excellent feedback
from my parents and students. I do not know the staff only on a business
level and i have read some comments which IF you are a business owner or
HAVE attended competitions before you would know how they are run. Dressing
areas vary . Staff are backstage to make sure the show runs on time if
possible . Running 20 years of recitals . Overall great competition we wish
FIERCE the best and an exciting future!!!
Fierce has to be the worst competition I have ever attended. It was
disorganized, and the people who ran it were extremely rude. The awards
ceremony were hard to hear because the music was always blasting. The
announcer was horrible. Judging was inconsistent.
We are very sorry to hear your experience at Fierce Dance Challenge was not
a positive one. We strive to not only run an on time, family friendly event
but we also train our backstage staff as to the way to treat the dancers.
Our judging is very consistent which I\'m sure your studio director could
see on her score sheets. Thank you for your feedback.
From start to finish Fierce was frustrating, inconsistent and insulting to
our dancers, families & staff. Our dressing room was a hallway entrance to
the gym where there was a wrestling match going on. The windows were
partially covered which we fixed. We had a lot of quick changes which we
were assured the Backstage Manager would work with us on. But they had 4
stage managers running the comp & we were constantly getting yelled at to
hurry up. We would have a group exit the stage and one of the managers
would come to the hallway with them and yell at us to hurry up even though
we gave them a detailed list of our quick changes from the start. The
dancers, teachers & parents became resentful of the way we were being
treated after all the money we spent to attend. By Sunday the frustration
was at a fever pitch. I\'m sure they were frustrated too but that could
have been alleviated with a better schedule and/or patience & cooperation.
At every competition our staff does a prayer circle & they echo a cheer
that the studio has been doing for over 12 years while waiting to perform
our Production. As the dancers made their way to the stage one of the Stage
Managers said to our dancers \"Maybe you should spend more time knowing
what you\'re doing & less time cheering\". HOW RUDE ! We were appalled
at such unprofessionalism. To make it even worse although our staff shared
with the stage manager that we needed the wings clear for the dancers
coming on & off the stage for Production they allowed other props & dancers
to be onstage which resulted in one of our dancers getting hurt. The
judging was inconsistent also. One very unprofessional issue was the
announcer who we later would learn was the owner. She would gush over some
numbers after they performed and just say thank you after others. Gush for
all not for some ! This isn\'t sour grapes because our dancers did well
but the way it was run and we were treated was appalling. At the end we
shared our concerns but she didn\'t care.
I am sorry that you had an unfavorable experience at our event.
Unfortunately I thought when we had spoken I addressed your concerns and
told you how personally sorry I was. With close to 400 routines in one
weekend, your costume changes could have been done rather quickly having
your dancers back on the stage. We try and accommodate everyone\'s needs
and try and take costume conflicts into consideration while planning the
event. At the same event, however, there were studios with many more
costume conflicts than yours and they had their dancers changed and back
within 2 routines and the kids didn\'t miss a beat. I am sorry that you
had such a negative experience but am glad that your dancers did well! Good
luck with the rest of your dance season and recital!
Review Has Been Locked - 'Reviewer Error, Wrong Comp'
Hi there! We haven\'t had an event in the Pittsburg area as of yet. We
hop to in the future! Are you sure you are rating the correct competition?
Best competition my daughters attended last season! Can\'t wait to go
My wife and I attend many dance competitions for our daughter, some good,
some bad, some too stuffy (if you know what i mean)- I must say we were
impressed with \"Fierce\" especially since they are new to competition
world. The vibe is energetic, the judges are engaging, there is a DJ
keeping the crowd \"Awake\". My daughter especially enjoyed the master
class with Carlos Garland from \"So You Think You Can Dance\" We hope
our director gives them another go around this season.
Attended a Regional in 2014 with my studio and we LOVED it! Great
atmosphere, very young & fun! The DJ was a great touch! Can\'t wait to go
back this season and go to Nationals. My students & parents are excited!!!!
Great new competition - the whole studio loved it. We had a great time
from start to finish. It was well organized, well run, and a lot of fun.
Hope we will be going back again this year!!