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  • Diamond Star Competition


  • 4.0 - Average Ratings
  • 157 Total Reviews
    Parent : 49.04 %
    Dancer : 19.11 %
    Studio Owner : 19.11 %
    Teacher : 12.74 %

  • 344-5 Route Nine #321
  • Lanoka Harbor ,NJ
  • 7326858182
  • info@dancersinccomp.com

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DANCERS INC.

Jun 17 2019

Dancers Inc was a great edition to my competition season! This was my first time going to a Dancers Inc competition, and certainly won't be my last. The venue was a high school, but it had a very nice theater with dressing rooms close by. The competition was very understanding about changing the order of routines. A more personal experience I had was that a small group I had was a dancer down, making it a trio. However, Dancers Inc was very understanding, and allowed my group to perform under our original small group category. The only thing I would say would be something that needed to change, would be that it was running behind schedule which caused my 11:30pm awards to START at 11:50pm. I would say that the judging is fair, except for maybe a little bit of favoritism toward one studio in particular. The awards were faster compared to other competitions, especially because there were two people announcing adjudications. Another personal experience that I really enjoyed, was the backstage crew. I had just come from a quick change, and the was a guy talking to my group dance, and he calmed us down and prepared us to perform, and when we went onstage, he was cheering very loudly for us. Overall, I really enjoyed Dancers Inc., and can't wait to go back!

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Awards : 5
Communication : 3
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Aug 16 2019

Thank you so very much for these kind words... Mr. Dan

Apr 16 2019

My daughter has been dancing for 8 years now and from the beginning Dancers Inc was always my favorite competition. They make everything run so smooth for everyone involved. It’s the only competition that we can’t wait to go to every year! Mr. Dan and the entire staff make you feel like family. We love you Mr. Dan and staff! ❤️

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Apr 16 2019

Apr 16 2019

Professional, Commited, Passionate, Fun. These are just a few words that come to mind when it comes to Mr. Dan and the Dancers Inc staff. Their attention to the kids is simply amazing. We always look forward to seeing them.

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Aug 16 2019

Aw Shucks... You are makin' me blush!!! <3 db

Apr 13 2019

Last year I was awarded Junior Miss Dancer’s Inc, and it’s been such an amazing experience. Dancers Inc has taught me so much about good work ethic, and what it really takes to become a professional dancer. They have given me so many great opportunities, like performing for Dance the universe at Universal, and performing for the DRA benefit in New York. I highly recommend including Dancer’s Inc in your studio’s competition season!!

Venue : 5
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Aug 16 2019

Oh, Alyssa... I adore you so much. You are an incredible young lady. I can't wait to see what you do with a career in dance... xxo Mr. Dan

Apr 12 2019

Dancers Inc, is a well run, organized event. The staff is great and very entertaining. We have been attending their comps for 8 years now. My daughter always looks forward to this competition the most. Also, Mr. Dan always has the best shoes!!

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Aug 16 2019

OMG... It's time for me to get back to work traveling!!! I just got 3 NEW PAIRS OF BOOTS !!! I can't wait to wear them! <3 <3 <3

Apr 11 2019

We love attending Dancers Inc! It is very organized and well run. It is always fun and feels so personal! Mr. Dan and staff are welcoming and helpful and kind to the parents and dancers. You can tell how much Mr. Dan is invested in each and every dancer at all levels of competition. The judging is always fair and the awards ceremonies are fun! We also love attending their conventions as well for the excellent classes and instruction. We look forward to Dancers Inc each year as the highlight of our season.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
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Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 11 2019

Apr 11 2019

We love attending DI. This is only our second year in competitive dance but having to been to other competitions I have realized they are the best of the best. Mr. Dan and his staff are friendly and welcoming to all dancers. The judging is fair and includes positive feedback. The competion always run smoothly and on time or even a bit early and they sell the best merchandise.

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Apr 11 2019

Apr 11 2019

Dancers Inc has something for everyone! From novice to advanced to Mr. Dan's Special Stars, this competition embraces everyone. The judges are fair, providing positive feedback for routines. We've been attending Dancers Inc. competitions for five years now; great venues, upbeat and helpful personnel, and so much caring for the studio directors, parents and most importantly the dancers. You'll see Mr. Dan back stage cheering performers on and giving kudos to all. Great competition. Highly recommend!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 11 2019

Apr 10 2019

Dancers Inc. is such a fun and welcoming competition that we look forward to every year. Mr. Dan, the staff, and the titelist backstage are always such a kind presence to all dancers from the minis to the teens. A well run and friendly competition to attend.

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Apr 10 2019

Apr 10 2019

We love Dancers Inc.! They keep things moving, the staff are super upbeat and nice, and it's a lot of fun for the kids. There's totally a friendly vibe, which I think helps even newer dancers feel super comfortable on and off stage. This was my dancer's first time attending a Dancers Inc. event and now we can't wait for the next one!

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Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Aug 16 2019

Love to hear this... Thank you so much for sharing! Dan and crew... xxo

Mar 03 2019

Absolute favorite competition! My studio has been going for about 4 years and we have always had a good experience. The faculty and staff is so friendly and make an effort to make a personal connection with the dancers. The Emcees are fantastic! The judging is fair and consistent. And the atmosphere is so positive and upbeat. Also we finished every si glen day at least an hour EARLY! My only suggestion is possibly medals or paper certificates for runners up for overalls! As well as more information about the National event and opening number on the website! (Special thank you to Martina and Kyle in Concord, who jumped up and down for our win as much as we did! We love you guys!)

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
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Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 03 2019

Feb 11 2019

They care about the dancers. Seems like a silly comment but the feeling you get from Mr Dan and Co. is, "I care about you". Not all comps are like this! Very well run and great staff!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Aug 16 2019

These words are so very kind. Thanks for posting,,,, Sometimes in the midst of a busy season you need to see this more than you will ever know....xxo Mr. Dan

Mar 09 2018

Dancers Inc. definitely seems to have the most fair and impartial judges while still being able to critique children. I enjoyed this competition. Downside, we ran way ahead of schedule! YES this is so much better than being behind schedule I agree but how about we just try to stay on schedule? During our comp we were an hour ahead of schedule this could have been an easy fix by just throwing a few breaks in between a few dances to help get the comp back on schedule. I know the schedule is just an estimate and you never know, you might need to go earlier or later than originally scheduled but being an hr ahead of schedule is rough especially with people who are traveling to the comp. But overall a really good experience at Dancers Inc.

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Awards : 4
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Apr 06 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. I wish there was a magic button that could make all the dances 2:45 and that way we could always run ontime. Hope your dance season is amazing! Mr. dan and the DI crew...

Aug 27 2017

As a veteran competition dancer of more than 13 years, I have performed at various competitions. Through my experiences, I have found that Dancers Inc. has been, hands down, the best. I find the judging to be extremely fair, the staff to be curtious, and to be constantly surrounded in a welcoming atmosphere. "Mr.Dan" Barris, has truly created a unique environment in this cookie cutter competition world. I highly endorse The Dancers Inc. experience. I am certain that you will not be disappointed.

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Aug 28 2017

We work so hard to keep things moving! thanks for the vote of confidence, Alexa. We love what we do because dancers like you make our job easy. :) XXO Dan and the crew

Aug 24 2017

Dancer's Inc is such a wonderful competition! The staff is comprised of the nicest, funniest, and most professional people in the area. Im so thankful to have the opportunity to compete at this competition and work with these beautiful people. Dancer's Inc is the perfect competition for any studio, I will assure you that you will have a blast! I highly recommend attending a DI competition this season, you will not regret it!

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Aug 28 2017

Martina.... Thank you for these kind words. You continue to amaze me! your growth and potential are limitless...I can't wait to see where life takes you... wherever that is, know that you will always have a very special place in my heart.....xxo db n your DI fam.

Jun 15 2017

My studio was very excited to attend this competition, however 2 weeks to the day before the event, we received an email telling us the competition was cancelled. We were horrified that they would cancel a competition so close to the date without giving us a warning this was a possibility. We had to scramble to find another competition who could accommodate us the same weekend, but it was at a cost to us because we had to pay late entry fee prices. Dancers Inc offered us %25 off next years entry fees. That does not seem nearly enough to get us to trust them again, should be more like %75 off.

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Jun 16 2017

Hi, So sorry to hear of your misfortune after we cancelled. What a bummer. Many Competitions have to cancel for a variety of reasons. We cancelled because we lost the venue to a school function that was not on the Master list with the BOE. We found out about it the day we called our clients that were regfstered for the show. If attempting to accommodate our clients by offering them other competitions in their are wasn't enough, we did offer 25% off, for the following season, you are correct. That keeps my Karma clean and doesn't feel nearly as vicious as the last line of your post. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to reach me in my office... Yours in Dance, Dan Barris Executive Director Dancers Inc. dan@dancers-inc.com 732-685-8182

Jun 06 2017

First time attending this competition and it was such a disappointment. The venue was awful. The stage smaller than the dance room at the studio. The judges spoke negatively about the students (even about the 6 year olds) in the critiques. Nothing positive or helpful from any judge.

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Jun 26 2017

So sorry to hear this. when our venue was switched we had no choice. I would love to speak with you about the judging. If you have a moment, call the office. There is truly a difference between negative and constructive, and I would love to get you critiques and listen to them to understand what you are talking about. please pm me and i will have the video company get right on that. Thanks, Dan

May 10 2017

The absolute best competition out there either it be your first or your 30th competition this is one to do. Consistent...you always know what to expect when at dancers inc..you lnow to show up 2 hours before your start time because they almost always are early of not on time...you know the director and staff will always be welcoming,warm , and helpful. The awards are not long and boring...everyone gets excited and has fun . There are so many great things about this competition...lierally one of the best by far and look forward to many more years.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
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Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jun 16 2017

Thank you... we try very hard, as all competitions do... It's not easy, and your acknowledgement of our hard work is graciously appreciated. Dan and the crew Yours in Dance, Dan Barris Executive Director Dancers Inc. dan@dancers-inc.com 732-685-8182

Apr 17 2017

You are missing out on a whole lot of fun, as well as an excellent learning experience, if you do not attend Di. It is our favorite competition. Di offers a positive learning experience to the dancers, offering fair and objective critiques, as well as an abundance of positive reinforcement to allow the dancer to feel great about their accomplishments. Dancers Inc. provides a fun family atmosphere. Their staff is always smiling and friendly, engaging with the dancers and families with a casual yet professional interaction. Regarding awards, all dancers have the opportunity to be recognized for outstanding accomplishments, with fair age and experience level categories, as well as judge's awards and the title program. Dancers Inc. is responsive to phone calls and emails, with a quick response for any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend offering Di as an experience for your dancers!

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Jun 26 2017

;) Thanks, Dan and the drew

Apr 12 2017

Worcester 4/7-4/9 Where to begin? Venue: Changed on website literally a few days before comp without notifying anyone. This required previously made hotel arrangements to be changed at a premium so as not to be 30 minutes away. South High Community School in Worcester, MA was a JOKE! Tiny low stage, tiny auditorium. Could not see feet as heads cut off bottom of stage. Bathrooms DISGUSTING! NO PARKING and no one directing people where to park due to over flow. The only positive thing was that the dressing area was decent. Judging: Was contemporary biased. Never knew who they where - the program did not even list the judges. One judge did not even watch a couple solos. He was going through papers, talking to the staff next to him. Never even put his headphones on or picked up his mircophone. Do your JOB! Staff: First, program a disgrace! Copied papers stapled together for $5. No list of judges or studios. What a joke. Broke down apparel tables 5 hours before competition was over. Really? The venue was that bad! Awards: Crazy. Redid awards from previous night due to complications with scoring. Made no sense since most of the groups did not compete that day and where not there. Should have handled that internally and with the studios effected instead of wasting more time on the next day. My daughter placed with a pointe piece because it was pointe. Not because it deserved it. Her lyrical received significantly higher points at 4 other competitions including 2 times at YAGP but the okay pointe piece placed. Made no sense and logically makes one question the judges credentials. Communication: See above, especially venue. Initially was told the stage was 20' x 25' 5 days before comp then was told 40' x 25'. This was the worst experience I have ever had.

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Jun 16 2017

We truly realize what a struggle that was, and can't wait to come back to Worcester next season to give everyone that loves us exactly what they deserve... we have all our ducks in a row, and everyone that knows us, knows that we did the best we could under the circumstances. PS... Your studio must be big... the stage was adequate for most of the performers, but the production # that had 74 dancers was amazing. the teacher told me it was the best she had seen it all season... lol..Enjoy summer! Dan and the crew. Dan and the crew Yours in Dance, Dan Barris Executive Director Dancers Inc. dan@dancers-inc.com 732-685-8182

Apr 07 2017

We attended the "Sparta" (actually West Orange) regionals last month. The venue was way too small, but we were repeated reassured that next year's venue was already booked and way bigger. The people running the event were super nice, and the kids all had such a fun time competing. The judges' scoring was strange at times, but I loved that they only gave out Elite to the dances that really deserved it. The event ran close to on time. Overall, a very pleasant experience...would be happy to do it again

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Jun 16 2017

We are at the High School next year... hope to see you there... 1,200 seats and the stage is huge... enjoy summer! Dan and the crew Dan and the crew Yours in Dance, Dan Barris Executive Director Dancers Inc. dan@dancers-inc.com 732-685-8182