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  • 3.4 - Average Ratings
  • 27 Total Reviews
    Parent : 48.15 %
    Dancer : 7.41 %
    Studio Owner : 22.22 %
    Teacher : 22.22 %

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INFERNO DANCE COMPETITION

Jun 11 2021

Best competition I've been to in years! The staff was extremely personable and made my dancers feel important. We aren't a very large studio, so it meant a lot to me that they still made us feel important. I also loved that my dancers got to see themselves on social media after the event! We will definitely be back next year!

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jun 11 2021

Nov 18 2019

This was our first time competing at Inferno and it was a great experience. The judging was fair, the critiques were useful, and they even moved the Sunday start time once they realized it was day lights savings time and the soloists would have to be there WAY too early. I only wish they would find a venue closer to the Detroit area.

Venue : 2
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Nov 18 2019

Apr 22 2019

We had a GREAT time at the 2019 Columbus, Ohio event. The competition was very well-organized and the backstage staff was kind, helpful and VERY on top of things. The awards ceremonies were fun and unique and the competition staff did a wonderful job of creating/acquiring more dressing room space when it was needed, as the weekend progressed. The event ran ahead of schedule, and the emcee/director, Hayley, did an amazing job engaging both the audience and the kids onstage during the awards. Our comments/critiques were helpful, educated and specific. Our students and parents really appreciated that the comments for dances on Day #3 of the competition were just as thorough as those on Day #1. Inferno not only provided FREE videos and pictures for all dances, but comments/critiques that could be shared with dancers/their families via email.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 22 2019

Mar 18 2019

The worst competition we’ve been to in 20 years. The judges were never announced because they were incompetent and unable to judge dance technique other than tricks. The whole thing was boring and lifeless in a horrible venue. Never again!

Venue : 1
Judging : 1
Staff : 2
Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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Mar 18 2019

May 30 2018

We are so excited to be coming back to Inferno Dance in 2019. Our students loved the excited staff backstage. It's been great working with their internal staff regarding registration. The emcee did a great job of getting the crowd involved, and we love the positive energy felt throughout the whole competition! Excited for next year!

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 22 2018

BEWARE! BEWARE!! BEWARE !!! We have been competing for 7 years and have NEVER been to such a disorganized free for all in our lives. Our schedule was changed at least three times. The dressing rooms were so overcrowded we were elbow to elbow with other dancers and it took 15 minutes to get through the cafeteria to get to the stage. The competition was running THREE HOURS LATE! and the manager of the competition was told not to have an awards ceremony by other studio owners to keep it going but never included our owners in the decision making process when we had dancers in that session who waited three hours for the awards. We had grandparents in the audience who waited three hours to see awards only to be told if they wanted to wait another 2-3 hours they would include it in the last session that was going to be at 11:30 PM ! That means they expected them to wait 5-6 hours for awards. How could they think this was even acceptable? We did not leave the venue until after 12:15 PM on Sunday night. There were no rules being followed or implemented. We all as parents felt completely ripped off by this competition because we did not get what we paid for. If I could give negative stars I would. You are risking a lot by even contemplating attending this competition. All our dancers and teachers left upset and crying. I have a senior and this was her very last competition and to have this experience was the worst way any child could end their competition season let alone their very last competition. The owner of this competition should be ashamed of themselves.

Venue : 0
Judging : 0
Staff : 1
Awards : 1
Communication : 0
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Aug 21 2017

We have only done this competition once, but had a very positive experience. I know there are others that are not a fan and it is a much smaller competition, but we were very pleases with their staff and their interest in making sure the dancers were having a good time. The venue was not a highlight, but worked for the size of the competition we attended. It's not one that we will continue to go back to, but we are very glad we went as it was a good experience for us.

Venue : 3
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Apr 06 2017

I would not do this competition again. Very disorganized and little communication. The order of the show changed 3 times after it was released to the studio owners and huge changes like dancing on a different day than originally told. It also changed the day of the competition so no one knew the correct order and when to expect their dancers on stage. Costume awards were only given to studios who used Inferno's horrible costume designer (Presto Designs). Long waits in between numbers and there were issues with the music wouldn't play or get really low during the dance. If you asked the staff working at the competition a question no one seemed to know the answer. Also, there was no parking at the school where the competition took place.

Venue : 1
Judging : 3
Staff : 2
Awards : 3
Communication : 1
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Nov 29 2016

We only have done this competition once, and I was very impressed! It seemed a little smaller, but the staff was very pleasant and helpful. My daughter participated in the Title competition and had a very good experience. Overall we had a great time and would definately go back!!

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 4
Awards : 0
Communication : 5
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Oct 17 2016

They had the most unbelievable convention in Cedar Rapids. The energy was fantastic, the teachers were so nice. We even got to dance for a strut off. The solo competition was so much fun! and the dinner was fantastic!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jul 14 2016

My Dancers had a blast at the Inferno nationals!! They are still talking about the skills competition and loved the stage set up!! We can\'t wait for next year

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 18 2016

This was the BEST competition our studio has ever attended. The staff was brilliant and competition went so smooth. I was more than impressed with the judges critiques. You could tell their passion for dance was immense from the way they gave their critiques. What an amazing competition!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 11 2016

I thought the competition was decent overall - very nice staff, very accomodating. A little unorganized, but not too bad. However, after listening to commentary from the judges, I do have a problem wifh one of the judges. Her name was Grier (?), and she had a lot of rude or unnecessary commentary. She would spend a decent chunk of time talking about how she didn\'t like their make up or facial expression...one of my students she flat out said she looked \"washed out\" on stage. How is that relevant to their dancing??? There was a lot more commentary just like that. She should be paying attention to their dancing, not their make up or hair!!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 1
Staff : 0
Awards : 3
Communication : 4
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May 06 2016

Absolutely loved this competition!! Everything was well organized and run smoothly. Thank you Inferno Dance for a great weekend!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 04 2016

This is the most fun my daughter has had at a competition in a LONG time! Entire atmosphere of the weekend was fun, positive, and overall a great experience. They stayed on time and even went about 20 minutes early (which I loved, especially being a parent sitting through awards). The Emcee Melissa kept saying how proud she was of each and every dancer on stage, which really made them feel special. The whole staff was friendly, helpful, and always had a smile on their face. I hope my studio chooses to attend next year as it was our favorites.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 27 2016

I was very disappointed at the lack of organization at this event and the behavior of the judges. I watched as the children were on stage pouring out their hearts and souls and what were the judges doing....? Looking at their phones, texting, talking, eating, and basically ignoring the competitors. They may have thought that the parents did not notice, but believe me, we did. Every single judge had their cell phone in front of them at all times. I am sorry, but in ANY other profession, one would be reprimanded or perhaps even fired for having their cell phones out during work hours. Why are these judges not held up to the same standards? As an educator, with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, I believe that the lack of interest shown by the judges is enough to affect a child\'s self-esteem and self-worth. They should be ashamed of themselves. The children were called out of order, for no apparent reason. The DJ adjusted the volume right in the middle of several students\' performances, causing a major distraction and confusion. Also, at the final awards, the host was confused, flustered, and often did not make sense. If they needed a break, they should have taken one. What a disappointment.

Venue : 3
Judging : 1
Staff : 1
Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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Apr 25 2016

This competition was awesome! As a dance teacher and a wife to someone that is a director for a competition,I really pay attention to all the details! I thought the venue was great, the awards ceremony was SO FUN! My students could not stop talking about how great Daniel was backstage, and how great Rachel was at the awards. The showcase is such a great experience/idea, my dancers were extremely excited to do an encore performance of their routine! Title as well, love that my dancers had to do an interview and basically a mock audition for title! It really pushed them to dance their hardest, and give them a real life experience of how it is out there as a professional dancer. Will DEFINITELY be going back next season and will be recommending to a lot of other people! Thanks Inferno dance for such a great weekend!

Venue : 5
Judging : 0
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 26 2016

Sammy, I am so glad to hear that! We really loved having your dancers, and can\'t wait to see you all again next year!

Apr 24 2016

Terrible competition. Completely unprofessional and unorganized. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. I had arrived with my music marked with competition numbers. When I got to the competition, the numbers they had provided were incorrect and times were changed to earlier with NO NOICE. I had to rush around calling families. The competition then did not start on time. Called all different groups at different times. We waited backstage for 25 minutes before our girls went. Parents were texting wondering what was happening. Music was wrong. No lighting. Disaster on all fronts. Will not return. I looked like a fool with my parents for associating with Inferno. Never again.

Venue : 0
Judging : 0
Staff : 0
Awards : 0
Communication : 0
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Apr 26 2016

Angie, We do apologize for the schedule and numbers shifting before the day of competition. We had over 25 numbers add within a few days of the competition after our programs had been sent to print. The way studio owners can access the schedule is a live scheduler, so those numbers change when our system changes. Through the free DanceEra app you have access to see all correct times and numbers :) As far as CD\'s go, as long as the name of the routine is listed on the cover of the CD, then our DJ knows exactly what to play. We were accomodating everyone who had this problem as well, hence why #119 went after #3, because that is what their original time said. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you have a great rest of your season!

Apr 24 2016

Worst competition experience I have ever had. There was no specific information on their website prior to the event (as I have found on many other sites prior to competition). We didn\'t receive a schedule until three days prior to the start of the competition. They began twenty minutes late and started with numbers 1,2,3,119. ??? This continued throughout the day. My husband missed seeing my daughter perform because they skipped around so much and one could never even begin to guess when a performer would actually be on stage. Dancers were held backstage even when checked in and READY on time and other dances were pushed ahead inexplicably. Backstage manager was not helpful nor kind. The awards ceremony was a joke. The emcee read adjudicated dances in the order they appeared on stage which was impossible for both dancers and parents to track. The grand champion in one age group received a third place finish in category. How does that work? There is no information given in the program (nor on the website) about judging scores, categories, nor bios of the judges which leaves one to speculate that they create their own system as they go. And by reading previous comments I\'m left to guess that we will not receive score sheets (which helps instructors know how to best assist dancers in areas of weakness). I\'m incredibly disappointed in this event and will never return to an Inferno event!

Venue : 0
Judging : 1
Staff : 1
Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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Apr 24 2016

I wish there was an option to leave zero stars but I\'ll have to settle for one. We have been competing for 7 years and this ranks as the worst one ever! Rules were unclear and what few rules they posted were NOT abided by...the schedule was horrendous. We didn\'t even receive one until 3 days before the event. Even though our dancers were ALWAYS ready and checked in - they were continually bumped to take out of order numbers putting unfair pressure on our kids and making their quick changes even more difficult. BUT my biggest complaint is with the judges. They were disinterested - scowled at the dancers - looked bored and worst of all texted on their phones multiple times WHILE dancers were on the stage - I have multiple pictures of this. I was sitting were I could see them perfectly and in one of my kids\' duos two judges never laid eyes on them until after the first 30 seconds. These kids spend many hours a week honing their skill and it\'s hurtful and discouraging to have a judge look bored out of their mind while you\'re pouring your heart and soul out on stage. Awards were ridiculous - the numbers didn\'t match the program and they were do out of order - you couldn\'t keep track. So thankful our studio director vows to never return!

Venue : 0
Judging : 1
Staff : 1
Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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Apr 26 2016

We are sorry you feel this way! Our adjudicator and judges assistant communicate with backstage while sitting at the judges table, which is who had their phones out. We assure you that our judges don\'t have access to their phones while judging, unless on a break! :)

Apr 22 2016

My kids loved Inferno. All they\'ve been talking about it going back next year. Looking to attend Nationals too.

Venue : 4
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 26 2016

Glad to hear it!! Looking forward to having you :)