Mark of excellence is amazing. I love this competition because of their award ceremony, how it’s organized, and the live stream. The gift shop however I felt was over priced almost everything was 45 just for a t shirt, hoodie. And sweatpants. The squishiest were also overpriced and for something they were selling for 50 dollars I could get at Walmart for 20. The Venue was amazing I love how the dressing room is easy to find and the upstairs area for lots of stretching and practicing. It was so easy to stop by one of the restaurants literally walking distance like Wendy’s or subways. I’m guessing subway wasn’t good due to the fact everybody was getting Wendy’s. Overall a very good competition.
This was the most friendly staff I've ever dealt with in the 8 years we have been competing. From the owner personally introducing himself, to the other staff members carrying our bags up a flight of stairs to get to our dressing room. Can not say enough good things about this competition! They also give out a performance award, this is not just about the technical ability of a dancer but an award given for their overall performance. Something special for those dancers who have the biggest personality on stage, but may a few things to work on technically!
We tried this competition for the first time last year and it was wonderful. They bent over backwards to make sure the weekend was great for every studio. The communication leading up to the event was the best ever. Highly recommended. We will be back