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  • Gold Star Competition


  • 4.8 - Average Ratings
  • 88 Total Reviews
    Parent : 63.64 %
    Dancer : 7.95 %
    Studio Owner : 22.73 %
    Teacher : 5.68 %

  • 7100 Hayvenhurst Ave ,STE 103
  • Los Angeles ,CA
  • 8186756525
  • flydancecompetition@gmail.com

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FLY DANCE COMPETITION

May 08 2022

We recently attended FLY dance competition in Las Vegas. I really thought this competition was great!! We had a great experience. The staff, judges, and emcees were all super professional and supportive. I was very impressed with the judges. I felt like they judged fairly and respected all genres of dance, not just their favorites. Many different genres of dance placed, whereas at some other competitions one or two genres seemed to score better. Our favorite part of the competition was the Improv competition. It was so much fun and a real crowd pleaser! Even my husband had fun ( who despises dance competitions). Thanks FLY for an entertaining Mother’s Day weekend!!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 08 2022

Apr 25 2022

While this is not our first time flying with Fly dance Competition - it is our first time flying with them during a normal competition season. For a competition that opened at the height of the pandemic they have gone well above and beyond all of our competition expectations. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and always quick to respond. The events timing are smooth, early, and get you out at a decent time. The awards are simple. They recognize a lot of dancers - not just one studio or team. The scoring as an audience member seems fair and not subjective to one studio. The judges recognize the dances or dancers that deserve the highest score and you don’t feel like everybody is just getting a trophy. Karina, the Regional Director - is a gem to work with. Lewis, Flys owner, one of the nicest people you will ever meet! As a smallest studio it is easy to feel lost in the shuffle amongst a ton of large studios from time to time; At fly you never felt like you were small. Everyone was treated with kindness and respect from all the staff. I could really go on and on about all of the benefits of dancing at fly! I hope that our commitment and support to their competition shows our thankfulness and appreciation for their competition!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 25 2022

Apr 10 2022

Venue: Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester. Dated, parking was not great, hotel was not staffed to keep bathrooms clean, onsite restaurant not staffed sufficiently. Not enough seating. Viewing stage was a struggle especially during dances with floor work. Please consider a change!! Judging: No points can be taken off for comp going off "fly" theme! However the vast majority of dances were "Private Charter". While I appreciate that the highest adjudication level "million miler" was not given out easily, it seemed that almost every other dance fell into the next lower level. If you have 4 levels of scores, 90%+ should not fall into the same category. I think that the scoring levels should be revaluated. Schedule/Program: we were given our studio's numbers/times, however there is NOTHING online, so without a program you have no idea what's going on. And when you buy the $12 program, it just gives you numbers, not the times. So still is tricky to figure out scheduling at times. Media: Livestream costs $12 (it's 2022, this should be complimentary). Pictures/videos aren't available until a few business days after, so I can't comment there. Staff: every Fly staff member encountered was extremely friendly and helpful.

Venue : 1
Judging : 3
Staff : 5
Awards : 3
Communication : 3
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Apr 10 2022

Apr 04 2022

Our studio attended a competition recently in Buffalo, New York. I can't say enough good things about Fly Dance Competition. We had an opportunity to compete with them last year virtually and gave them a shot this year for in person. We were very grateful for their virtual competitions as we were shut down for quite some time in New York. From the moment we walked in the venue to the moment we left, all of the dancers were smiling. Happy and just excited to be there. The backstage crew was kind, courteous and answered all our questions. The merchandise table attendant was so great! The judges were upbeat and smiling at the kids. Really gave them a sense of confidence and accomplishment. We didn't walk away with all the trophies and all the awards and all the medals... But our teams walked away with their heads, held high feeling like everyone was supporting them. We will no doubt be returning to this competition and can't wait to attend one of their conventions in the fall. Thank you for always answering our questions via email and customer service. You guys are top-notch.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 04 2022

Apr 03 2022

I am extremely grateful for Lewis and the staff at Fly for taking a chance and bringing their competition to Sioux City. We couldn’t have been happier to have a big time experience in our own backyard. From start to finish, everything was top-notch. The staff was kind and professional and made the day completely stress free for all of us. Karina did a fabulous job keeping things organized and running smoothly and Makaihlah was one of the best backstage managers I’ve ever seen. I loved the reserved seating for studio directors/teachers and I loved that they gave a sportsmanship award!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 03 2022

Apr 03 2022

FLY dance competition was a wonderful experience! The judges and staff were very kind and informative. Super proud of all the dancers hard work ethic, polite behavior, and professionalism. Having the pleasure of being one of the dancers to perform at the event I would know that the venue was spacious and very well put together. Over all a very organized, well executed, and pleasant experience.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 03 2022

Mar 21 2022

This was our second time at Fly Dance Competition and we’ve had a great experience both times. Although a couple of issues came up, things were handled by the Fly team right away. The Fly team kept things moving smoothly and pretty much on time. Awards are short and sweet, which I love! Overall, great competition!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 21 2022

Mar 20 2022

What a wonderful weekend we just spent with Fly! This is our 2nd time competing with Fly! Karina and her team (including stage crew, DJ and Judges) were absolutely amazing! They kept the schedule on track, were professional, friendly and fun! We are not with a mega studio and my daughter felt like the staff, and judges treated everyone equally no matter the size of studio or amount of routines. There isn’t a competition that doesn’t experience some surprises but Karina and team rocked handling anything that popped up with professionalism and grace as well as promptly. We enjoy the award and adjudication names, so much fun. The improv offered is great and such a wonderful bonus opportunity for your dancers! Awards ran smoothly and enjoyable! Thank you for an amazing weekend! Our dancer is looking forward to returning in 2023.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 20 2022

Mar 20 2022

FLY was overall a wonderful experience for our SMALL studio (3 routines). We attended the St Louis 2022 regional event. The prices are honestly very high in comparison to what we see otherwise at competitions, but there were add on options like a media package and an improv competition for the dancers. What was most exciting for us was being able to have such SOLID and consistent feedback from ALL THREE judges at the event across the entire weekend! We had just one dance each of the 3 days, including 930am on Sunday with time change, and all judges remained consistent! Definitely not something that is seen a lot these days.

Venue : 2
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 3
Communication : 4
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Mar 20 2022

Mar 01 2022

I HIGHLY recommend Fly Dance Competition! Fly is a top-notch dance competition company! As a 13-year dance veteran, it was only the latter years that our studio participated in their regional event in Denver. What an unexpected, beautiful surprise we had in store for us! A unique experience in the best sense possible! If you and/or your studio have been attending the same dance competitions over the years and Fly would be new for you, give them a try!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 01 2022

Feb 15 2022

Highly recommend this competition. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Competition was very organized and ran very well. Pictures are amazing quality. Loved everything about it.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Feb 15 2022

Feb 14 2022

I just wanted to give a shout-out to Lewis Hatkoff with FLY dance competition. I’m a very small studio with an even smaller comp team (14 girls and not all of them could compete this weekend). I was so nervous as this was our very first competition. My kids don’t have any prior experience with comps- nor do I. We tried their virtual last year and loved it- but wanted the real in person experience. I walked in and instantly felt out of place. I didn’t see any other owners or dancers of color, I could tell the studios we were blocked with had so many more danders (40 plus) and so many more routines (60 or more!) but wanted to stay positive and focused on all my little team has worked on. And I’m so glad I did. My girls walked away feeling SO loved, SO seen, and best of all they felt like family. The other teams always had something kind to say as the girls walked off, the judges and backstage staff were so helpful to both myself and my girls- and I never felt like they were overlooked when it came to scoring. We got some platinums and I was floored!! They were excited but that wasn’t what was the best part of their weekend they said. As we walked back into the hotel exhausted, excited, and ready for naps one of my girls said “When I saw one of the judges smiling at me and dancing in her seat it made me feel like I was the only one in the whole room- I’ve never felt that before. When can we do this again?” 🥰😍 I cried! Although the pins and awards were exciting- there was little mention of that all night. It was how much FUN they had. In a world still so broken- this weekend put so many pieces back together in these girls hearts and mine- thank you FLY!!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Feb 14 2022

Jan 29 2022

A wonderful competition. I had so much fun on stage and the judges were so sweet and wonderful.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jan 29 2022

Jan 27 2022

Overall , good experience. It is clear they are new and are working hard to make improvements where needed. They could use more staff to help run the Dancers from dressing room to stage so the competition stays on schedule and there is clarity between the studio, parents, dancers, and the competition. My daughter won title and i felt like the title winners could have had a more special announcement that did not feel the same as their overall award. Fly is brand new and i can certainly give them grace for this. My daughter and teammates had a great time regardless and it was wonderful to be back at live awards for the first time! I also had a great time anyway! Thank you, Fly, for choosing my daughter to be your petite title winner & giving her a wonderful judges award!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 3
Awards : 4
Communication : 3
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Jan 27 2022

Jan 26 2022

A phenomenal event at the Vorhees, NJ competition! Our dancers loved the airline theme and had a great time out on the stage. The judges comments were amazing! Each one had different corrections and were engaged for every performance our kids gave. A huge thank you to FDC for shipping our overall awards when we weren't able to stay.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 5
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Jan 26 2022

Jan 24 2022

It was our first time competing at Fly. We had a great time! Loved the improv section. Hoping it continues to evolve with different genres. Judging was pretty tough but I look forward to hearing the critiques! Overall liked it and look forward to watch her compete there again.

Venue : 3
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 3
Communication : 3
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Jan 24 2022

Jan 05 2022

Hi Everyone! Dropping in to rave about FlyDance! We recently hosted them for an in-studio convention and we had a tremendously positive experience! It was all of the benefits of a dance convention but without the over crowded ballroom. Our students and parents were beyond happy with the experience. The loved the one-on-one attention they were able to get from the instructors. Speaking of instructors......Chris Wendhorff and Karina Browne were INCREDIBLE. I truly cannot say enough great things about them! We've already booked for next year and our students are adamant that they return as our instructors. As part of our experience we were able to get live feedback on our competition dances for this season. It was worth its weight in gold for our students to hear straight from experienced judges. They had insightful and useful feedback and the kids are eager to put their advice and critiques into action. If you're looking for a top notch event to host at your studio we 10/10 recommend hosting a FlyDance Convention!!

Venue : 0
Judging : 0
Staff : 5
Awards : 0
Communication : 5
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Jan 05 2022

Jul 12 2021

We truly enjoyed Fly dance competition this year!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jul 12 2021

Jul 11 2021

If you’re looking for a new option for a dance competition that’s fair, clean, and accommodating FLY is the place for you. From the staff to the judges to the venues. The competition has a theme and every detail of the competition is laid out to a T! Lewis may be the best person on the planet. He is kind, patient, and supportive!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Jul 11 2021

May 31 2021

First time in Rochester this past April, FLY was amazing!!! WE had the best time. We felt the judging/scores made sense, and absolutely loved the venue they selected. Love the whole theme of Fly as well, you feel like you really are on an airplane. Great job FLY... we can't wait to see you back in Rochester, NY next season!!! Alaina Visalli Dance Company

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 31 2021

May 29 2021

We were first time flyers (and competitors in general at any competition being a new studio) and the experience was amazing and smooth. Having dancers compete for the first time in a very small town where competitions haven’t happened was also new to my studio parents. Adding in the strange year, a lot was stacked against everything. The event was running behind when we arrived due to the covid restrictions and having to have such large crowds be separated and they were very quick and efficient in handling it for us. We were given a private room fairly quickly after being told it would be a moment before we could check in and set up shortly after that. A woman from the event continued to check in with us and updating us multiple times as much as she could and I have no doubt it wasn’t an easy task for her considering the amount of studios she was working with and running up and down those stairs! The backstage access and dressing rooms were easy to access and we were on stage almost as fast as the parents were seated. The judges were enthusiastic and encouraging to a small group of incredibly terrified dancers that were completely overwhelmed by their nerves and truly helped to make them feel comfortable on stage for the first time! A million and a half thanks from this studio owner for that fact alone. One child said she was blown a kiss back by one of the judges in her routine and it was all she could talk about all weekend! We plan to attend next season as well and can’t wait to be slightly more prepared this time around as an extra bonus! *side note: improv was the absolutely best and I entered 3 of my dancers unwillingly and they were incredibly grateful after the fact! So amazing!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 29 2021