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  • 3.8 - Average Ratings
  • 42 Total Reviews
    Parent : 45.24 %
    Dancer : 7.14 %
    Studio Owner : 30.95 %
    Teacher : 16.67 %

  • 222 Metro Center Blvd. ,Suite 1
  • Warwick ,RI
  • 401-739-2640
  • Meredith@elitedancechallenge.net

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ELITE DANCE CHALLENGE

May 05 2021

The judging at this competition is horrible. They hardly gave any critiques and the ones they did give were barely helpful at all. These judges also clearly had a bias towards tricks even when done poorly. Some of the comments they made in the critiques were really just questioning the theme of one of my dances and I wish they wouldn’t put that in there because now I can’t show my dancers. Don’t say that you don’t understand a certain piece because if my kids hear that, they’re going to think that I don’t know what I’m doing. The scoring was definitely weird considering all of our dances placed in completely different orders than usual and we go to a lot of competitions, good ones at that. Another thing is that they said one dance was the cleanest dance of the night when it was an absolute hot mess... and that was one of my dances, so I would know it didn’t deserve to place over some of my other ones that did a better job. We will not be returning to EDC as I do not feel that the judges have any clue what they are doing. They also didn’t even have a livestream in a freakin pandemic!

Venue : 4
Judging : 1
Staff : 2
Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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May 05 2021

Jul 17 2019

Just returned home from Nationals! What a great event!! A lot of top notch studios with nice teachers. My dancers are ready to get back to the studio and work hard. They were inspired! We had a blast with the scavenger hunt & it created such team bonding. You will see us again next season!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jul 17 2019

Jul 13 2019

Completely rigged - Nationals were awful- way too much crazy with scores !!! some studios who could barely do cartwheels got platinums and the studio that does standing layouts and team back tucks perfect with no technical issues gets the same score ???? Or when you attend a Regional and your solo gets elite platinum with an almost perfect score with a very competitive grouping and does a better job at their national competition but only gets a platinum?? - when everyone in the audience comes up to your dancer and says wow that was rigged - including the top two soloist who said no way I was better not sure what is happening?? I think it is well run but maybe get the judging in line unless of course you are friends with the people who organize this competition ... Too bad that it is not consistent.

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Jul 13 2019

Sep 22 2018

This competition was ok. And by that I mean kind of boring. The venue was incredibly small and unorganized! Our kids had to get changed down the street and run to the theater it was being held in their costumes. The costume awards were a joke. On the website it says that it must be an original design and the child that won was wearing a book costume. The judging was very biased toward a studio that goes to the companies nationals and has been going there for years. Overall not impressed.

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Awards : 1
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Aug 24 2017

Wonderful competition. Everyone is extremely friendly. Judging is fair. Runs on time. We do their regionals every year and did their nationals. Looking forward to regionals Feb 2018!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 01 2016

Okay comp. Schedule was good, ran a little ahead. Staff very nice. Awards short and too the point. One major negative is the scoring. Scoring range is way to big....everyone received Elite Gold or Platinum and some of the dances that received Elite Gold were really good....and some were really bad. There needs to be better differentiation especially in the Elite Gold level.

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Judging : 3
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 10 2016

This is a joke of a competition. The owner did not order enough awards and told little children their awards will be sent in the mail!!!!!! People pay so much money to attend and then their 7 years olds leave without their award! Insane. Judge didn\'t say one positive thing on critiques and were offensive. 10 year olds sexually booty popping win top score. 18 year olds are marked down for \"provocative\" dancing. Very strange experience. They did run on time. But to me competition is supposed to be a positive experience and this was not!!!!!

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Mar 01 2016

I love this competition! Our 4th year attending & I wouldn\'t miss it. The judging is fair, the event runs on time, the staff is wonderful & the owner is very personable. They give out quality awards & their merchandise is the best. I attended the Milford, MA competition this past weekend & the talent level was top notch! We\'ll see you at Nationals!

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Feb 27 2016

Positive notes: The competition was run on time. The woman overseeing the acts backstage was very friendly and helpful to the contestants. The video/photo company hired for this event was wonderful. Negative notes: The awards were extremely confusing. There were solid routines that received a \"gold\" and routines where the participant(s) forgot their routines who received \"elite gold\". There were many very basic beginner routines who placed higher than those with a higher skill level. One studio received high gold and platinum for every routine, even those in which contestants forgot their routine and one in which a participant fell. I understand judging is subjective, but I felt as though there were several incredibly amazing routines (not from our studio) who placed beneath this studio\'s sub-par routines. Please know, this studio had many routines who absolutely deserved to be at the top. It just really felt incredibly biased and we\'ve never really seen this at a competition. Competition held February 27-28, 2016 at Milford High School, Milford, MA

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Awards : 3
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Nov 20 2015

Staff is excellent. Very helpful with answering any questions you have.

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Nov 10 2015

Overall a good competition.

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Judging : 3
Staff : 4
Awards : 3
Communication : 3
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Nov 10 2015

Great competition! Very friendly staff and judges! Fun awards but not overdone! Overall it was a nice, positive, enjoyable experience for everyone!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 0
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Nov 06 2015

We attended the Danvers Convention. My dancers learned so much from your teachers! We all left feeling very inspired & ready to work hard. Thank you!

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Aug 12 2015

My studio & I had a great time at your Nationals! Everything was spot on from the Venue, Judging, Staff & Critiques. What a great experience for my dancers & parents. See you next season!!

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May 14 2015

One of the best competitions I have been to in a long time! The venue was great,the staff was friendly,the entire weekend ran on time. The judging was spot on & the critiques were very helpful. Looking forward to Nationals this summer!

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May 13 2015

Not sure if we\'ll be returning. The venue was nice and staff was great. However, judges critiques were so vague. One judge kept singing the songs instead of giving feedback. How can my students learn from such behavior? Agreed with scoring but found it to be a waste of time after listening to critiques.

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May 11 2015

Very impressed with the competition in Worcerster, Mass.Everyone we met and saw was respectful of dancers, families, and studios. The employees were nice at the t-shirt counter even after long days of standing in a tight space.The dances moved along and they even ran a little bit early.My kids did really well too which is always nice when there hard work pays off.

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May 05 2015

Attended in CT. Was well run, on time. Look forward to attending again.

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Apr 19 2015

What a great competition! Ran on time, owner & staff were very friendly, scores we spot on. Got a lot of great ideas from the judges in our critiques! We have decided to go to Nationals!

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Apr 18 2015

We looked forward to our 1st time at EDC. For the most part, we were very pleased. Received our schedule early, staff was friendly, and everything was organized and ran as scheduled. We also left looking forward to next year. After receiving our critiques, however, I doubt we\'ll return. While we agreed with the scoring, we received very little in the way of useful feedback. We look forward to judges\' insights so our dancers can grow and develop.

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Apr 12 2015

Just had another amazing competition weekend thanx to professional & awesome staff at EDC!! Hands down our favorite comp every year... Looking forward to 2015 EDC Nationals!

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