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  • 3.1 - Average Ratings
  • 39 Total Reviews
    Parent : 35.9 %
    Dancer : 12.82 %
    Studio Owner : 38.46 %
    Teacher : 12.82 %

  • P.O. Box 6
  • Jonesville ,NC
  • 8776477326
  • info@dancemachineonline.com

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Aug 30 2021

I really love the hospitality of this competition but I hate how they don't allow teams to know who they are against. Don't call it a competition if you don't want people to come and compete. It really takes the suspense out of it. I take my kids because it is close, judging seems fair and awards are nice for them, but my students do not like to compete here because they don't know who their competition is.

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Aug 30 2021

Apr 23 2021

This is our 2nd time here in 3 yrs and have loved it both times! Well organized and ran on time. Fair judging! Kind staff. Can’t say enough good things about Dance Machine. Hope our studio owner brings us back again next year.

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Apr 23 2021

Apr 02 2019

We have gone to DM for a couple years now and things were really great this year. Staff was very friendly and ran on time.

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Apr 02 2019

Oct 04 2018

Great competition! Always organized and on time, if not ahead of schedule. I feel that Dance Machine is very fair with scoring and always takes time to make my dancers feel special. You will not just be another studio here but part of their family. We have been competing with Dance Machine for many years and have witnessed this company grow and become a huge part of the dance industry. They continue to strive to give us the best competition experience possible.

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Mar 22 2017

Was more enjoyable than last year - and ran way ahead of schedule on Sunday, which is nice on a school night. Judging seemed fair and consistent, so no issues there. Dressing room space was really at a premium this year - not sure if there were more entries or not, but there was hardly room for the number of dancers to change comfortably. In addition, I am still not thrilled with the title "certificate" versus the tiara (cheap), and there was supposed to be photography available but it was not. The videographer was horid - DanceBug it is called. Poor customer service and the one video I purchased (for $35) was terrible quality. Grainy and poor audio quality - could've taken a better video on my old cell phone. Save your money there ladies and gentlemen!

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Nov 29 2016

Our last experience with Dance Machine was not a good one. We have been bringing our teams here for a few years. We have almost always placed with every routine. We loved this competition until some of our students were treated badly by an audience member. When speaking to the competition staff about it, they acted like it was no big deal. We will not return to this competition.

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Aug 19 2016

I have been attending Dance Machine since I was a dancer. Now, I\'m a teacher and I bring my kids to their regionals and nationals! I am so thankful for this competition, not only for the experience for my dancers, but for the camaraderie among the dancers AND teachers AND Dance Machine Staff. I have met some of my closest friends through this competition and I will be forever grateful. Like every competition, you will receive judges critiques that you may or may not agree with, but isn\'t that how the entire dance competition thing works?? I will continue to take my dancers to these competitions until I cant anymore!!

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Aug 08 2016

Went to Ragionals and studio had optional nationals for this competition. I felt it was a sub par venue, regionals didn\'t have photos, nationals were good photos, the programs, while less expensive then other comps, were not very well made and even though my daughter placed extremely well at regionals and we were excited about nationals...2 things were frustrating: they took points off for not wearing tights...id this is a requirement, it should be noted...2: a little girl that competed, while it is unfortunate, ran off stage crying and got to re-do her solo, while I agree with this, she should still be able to score but not be placed...and she placed, very well. AND their top 10-4 placements were FLAGS/BANNERS....I am a very open-minded dance mom but this was just very underwhelming.

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Jun 25 2016

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Apr 24 2016

Great competition. Would recommend this competition.

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Apr 23 2016

Great competition

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Mar 22 2016

I was not that pleased this year. I thought the judging was off, based on the prior two years comments/awards. I was underwhelmed with the title awards - last year they received a tiara (what girl doesn\'t want that?) and this year it was a piece of paper. There was no photographer or videographer. After the weekend, felt disappointed and not really looking forward to this event again.

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Mar 15 2016

I read the reviews but for the money decided to give this competition a shot. That was a big mistake. Judging was HORRIBLE. There were multiple routines that forgot almost their entire routines and still placed overalls while other studios with beautiful routines barely received a High Gold. I not only felt bad for my girls but for other small studios who were completely left out of overalls and pre-awards fun.I have never seen score sheets before that do not give you a score for technique, execution, choreography and appearance but at DMP they just give you an overall score for your dance, you have no idea where you lost those points from. There were also obvious changes made to the scores on some of our judges sheets as well as some of the other studios at this regional. Also DMP let\'s their title holder\'s give out trophies which is fine but these same girls danced with their studios throughout the competition. Their awards run long and are very cheap. It is not a family orientated, Christ centered competition as they claim.

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Nov 08 2015

This was my girls first national title competition. It was organized and competitions were on time. We were pleased with outcome and plan to attend again.

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Jul 02 2015

Dance Machine is a dance competition, however, it is so much more than that. As a studio owner, I do concentrate on choreography, technique, performance opportunities, and attending as many competitions and conventions as possible. With that said, DMP offers more than just dance critiques. The comradery between teachers, studio owners, and kids is like nothing else in this industry. To have other studio owners support other studio kids and vise versa, it truly uplifting and inspiring. Now, Do I agree with judges critiques? Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No. And that is at any competition or convention I attend. Sometimes I agree and sometimes I do not. And that is OK. Do I respect the opinions of the judges? Absolutely. On any given day, at any given competition or convention, its is the opinion of an individual watching a performer.My studio is new to their national program and American Miss/Mister program. By participating in the series of categories, my students have grown more than I could have ever imagined. Other competitions strictly judge for title based on solo performance whereas, the DMP program allows for contestants and the representatives to gain confidence and communication skills by conducting interviews and answering questions on stage in front of a full auditorium. Their audition class also prepares the dancers for professional castings and auditions. This approach that DMP takes makes for a much more well rounded child/dancer/performer/citizen. So I will be forever grateful for the experiences that my students have by participating in this comp. And, I will continue to encourage my students to enroll/apply/attend the title program. I will continue to support Dance Machine and I certainly encourage any studio to come and see for themselves the positive role DMP offers to the dance community.

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Jun 30 2015

Please do not send your dancers here! I have never been to such a bias competition! We went to regional, and we scored Diamond, and were first overall, and had the highest score of the weekend. At every other competition we went to, we got 5 stars, and first place. When we went to Nationals, with the same dance, we performed better than ever. We had tons of people coming up and telling us that was the best dance they had seen all day. We scored High Gold. The entire audience gasped when our score was announced (this is NOT an exaggeration). We thought that there was a mistake, so we went to talk to the director. The director informed us that two of our three judges score sheets were missing. All the director had to say was that these things happen sometimes. My question is how many times does this happen at this competition? How many dances have not had complete scores? I am not a sore loser complaining because I did not win, I go to competitions to get a fair chance at winning, and to get critiques so that I can be a better dancer. That is not what you will find at Dance Machine. There were 2 large studios that won EVERYTHING. If you are a studio that is large and wants to win based on bias relationships with the director then go to Dance Machine. If you are a studio that wants a fair shot at competition, and constructive criticism, then DO NOT ATTEND!!! It was easy to tell that this competition is bias, and we were not given a fair chance! PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND! GIVE YOUR DANCERS A FAIR SHOT AT COMPETITION, WHERE YOU ACTUALLY HAVE ALL SCORE SHEETS WITH YOUR CRITICISM, AND CRITIQUES!

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Jun 30 2015

Our studio has attended the Dance Machine competition in Myrtle Beach for the past several years, and it was our favorite competition to go to, and not just for the location. This year, all of our dances did great at Myrtle Beach, including one dance that was the top scoring dance of the day! So we decided to take everybody to Nationals. Huge mistake. The venue had no space to adequately store and stage the props. The girls had to go outside to get backstage, unless they walked through the auditorium, but our dancers have been taught NOT to go into the auditorium in costume, so that left the girls walking outside in the rain to get to the stage. As we watched the competition, the awards seemed a little off, as in dances that weren\'t that good were scoring higher than dances that were better, but we wrote it off to judges\'s preference of one style of dance over another. But then our award-winning dance scored so very low that there was a collective gasp followed by silence from the audience when our score was announced. Surely there was a scoring mistake? A transposition error perhaps? A number miss-keyed into the computer? We convinced our director to find out. Guess what? We\'ll never know what our score actually was because 2 of our 3 judges sheets were missing. The director had no idea what happened to them or where they were, but \"these things happen\". However, the only thing I am thankful for is that the favoritism and bias was so blatantly obvious that our dancers understood what was going on. They know that the \"score\" that was chosen for them is NOT the score that they earned or deserved. To be completely fair, I can\'t tell you if the judges were scoring fairly or not, because the score sheets/critiques are missing. So it could be that the person that enters the scores is the one that has a bias. Who knows? Either way, DMP now has a reputation for showing favoritism.

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Jun 30 2015

I have always loved Dance Machine for the family feel and the honest judging. But throughout this past competition year, at regionals and certainly at nationals, I grew more and more disappointed. For those who say the bad comments come from sore losers, that is certainly not the case. As dancers, parents, and teachers, we come to competition not only to get an honest and fair placing but to get critiques. They are what is most important because without them, how can you improve? It was very frustrating as a dancer to not only go from diamond and overall high score of the day at other competitions to high gold here and then not know why or what to fix. Two score sheets were \"missing\" and the one sheet we did have did not include a single critique of our dancing. While we danced, the judges barely even looked up to watch us, or any dance for that matter. Except for two or three studios, which just so happened to win everything, even a directors award. An award which was so personal she cried while giving it. So all in all, we walked away not being able to grow at all as dancers or know what to improve on with our technique and feeling utterly disrespected as individuals and as a studio from the judges and staff. As a senior, I was very dissapointed that this was the last competition I will ever attend. If you want your studio to get honest critiques and grow, DO NOT ATTEND THIS COMPETITION. If you are a large studio and wish to win based on friendships and your large entry fees, go right ahead and I hope you can win your trophies with a clean conscience.

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Jun 30 2015

Will, thank you for a fantastic weekend. Watching your competition grow and morph and being able to be part if the process has been such a joy over the past 15 years. What I most love is that it is clear that you are all about the students and their growth as people and dancers! Keep it up! Here\'s to 15 more years together!

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Jun 29 2015

My daughter has been dancing since she was 3 years old and competing in dance competitions since 2007. There is nothing better to us than to watch our kids(studio family included) present what they have worked so very hard to learn in those competitions. Most of these kids at these studios pour their hearts, souls, lives, and selves into every dance and when they do you see it on stage. Now with that being said, I have never left a competition more disappointed and upset than I did last night. I have seen many things in the dance world in support of my children that I thought odd but to see obvious favoritism, and unfair treatment of a studio was not only alarming but also made this dance mom angry!!!!! I have never in my life been so heartbroken and angry at the same time. If you are going to run a competition and going to allow judges comments to be \"misplaced\", dance etiquette to go unobserved (don\'t walk around the auditorium when anyone is on stage), and favoritism to run amuck the entire place crushing dancers at random then just stop. Stop now before you ruin the beauty, magic and fun of dance!!!!!

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Jun 29 2015

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