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  • Platinum Star Competition


  • 4.5 - Average Ratings
  • 360 Total Reviews
    Parent : 57.82 %
    Dancer : 16.48 %
    Studio Owner : 19.83 %
    Teacher : 5.87 %

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

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FLY DANCE COMPETITION

May 22 2024

We have attended Fly each season since they started, and we have had a great time each year. Communication is good leading into the event and the event runs on time or a little early. Our daughter loves attending and looking forward to attending again next season!

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Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 22 2024

May 21 2024

So much fun, good organization and loved the theme!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 21 2024

May 18 2024

Fly was a first class experience all the way! 😊 As a parent I enjoyed this competition tremendously and so did my dancer. We loved how they switched it up and instead of a dance party they brought up coaches/studio owners to show their talents! Our girls are still talking about Fly two weeks later! Thank you to the staff for being so accommodating. We will be Flying 😉 again soon!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 18 2024

May 18 2024

Love this dance competition. Everyone is so friendly and love how many opportunities it opens for our girls !

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 18 2024

May 18 2024

Wish it was in Tulsa, but venue is great!

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Judging : 5
Staff : 4
Awards : 4
Communication : 5
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May 18 2024

May 17 2024

My daughter and I had a great first experience at Fly! The staff and environment were amazing! There was a few mix ups back stage but the staff helped to get things straightened out in a timely manner . We needed to leave early due to timing and travel and accommodations were made so my daughter could receive her awards. Can’t wait for nationals !

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 4
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May 17 2024

May 17 2024

We attended the Dallas competition as an independent with my 8 year olds solo. The staff was amazing and super kind. They let us know promptly where to go and guided us since we were without a studio. The backstage help was Chris and he was OUTSTANDING!! Competition ran on time and my daughter loved how relaxed they made her feel. Awards were amazing, and she walked out with her head held high! Thank you for an amazing time, we will definitely Fly again next season.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 17 2024

May 15 2024

One of the worst competitions I've been to. My daughter has been competing for 5 years now. Last year was horrendous at Fly. This year we decided to give them another shot and were disappointed again. They pride themselves on "supporting the underdog" but they punish kids with good technique and skill. And if they think your studio director placed another kid in the wrong level THE ENTIRE TEAM pays for it. There isn't even me tap judge yet they pride themselves on having a dedicated tap judge. One of the judges is engaged to the announcer. But then that same judge also passes out awards during adjudicating. NOT the specialty awards judges give out, the adjudications and overalls the judge was passing out. I've never seen that before in all the years I have gone to competition. It seems like a conflict of interest. The announcer Dixon was unprofessional and classless. I get having a "laid back" attitude, but we also pay a lot of money to have a professional competition. If you are a small studio that has newer dancers, this is your competition. But if you are a larger studio that focuses on technique and putting on a performance, DO NOT WASTE your time!!!! Good dancers want to see good dance. They won't adjudicate appropriately and in the end will never have the larger well-known studios competing there. Complete waste of time and money.

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Judging : 1
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Communication : 1
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May 17 2024

Hello and thank you so much for writing in. We did have a tap judge at the event and at every event. We pride ourselves on keeping everything fair which is why we limit the number of routines a dancer is in for the beginning division. Unfortunately, some studios placed some dancers that were in 5-10 routines in the beginner division which isn't fair for the true beginners. The director and judge being engaged did not effect the scores at all and nothing was communicated in regards to favoring one routine over another. I do apologize that you did not have a good time. I would definitely talk to your studio director to ensure your dancers are placed in the correct level. Keep challenging yourself and no matter where you end up make sure the kids are having a good time. It is about the journey and not the destination. Please listen to the critiques for your routines and you will be able to see why the judges gave the scores that they did. We hope that you will give us another shot in the future and can not wait to FLY with you in the future.

May 11 2024

I’m loving how chill the atmosphere is.

Venue : 4
Judging : 0
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 11 2024

May 11 2024

We are new to this competition this year. Very appreciative of how the competition has kept us in the loop with everything that's going on. I'm very Impressed.

Venue : 5
Judging : 4
Staff : 4
Awards : 4
Communication : 3
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May 11 2024

May 11 2024

They have been very communitive. And this is a new comp for us! We will def be back! FLY!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 11 2024

May 11 2024

This competition has been great! Friendly staff and have communicated with parents as they have had technical difficulties with a truck breaking down and not having all the things they need!

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 11 2024

May 10 2024

Fly is by far one of our favorite competitions. Not only is the scoring actually fair but they have great merch too! The staff is so helpful and kind. Very professional. My daughter and I absolutely love the whole experience! We will be back!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 10 2024

May 09 2024

I was very hesitate to write anything but I just can't get over what a disaster of a dance competition this was. I have been in business for over 20 years bringing dancers to competitions each year and I have never experienced anything like this. And we have been to some crazy ones. But nothing like this. We attended the Atlanta competition on May 4th. We arrived at 7:15am (when they stated the doors would open) as we had our first dancer scheduled to take the stage at 8:05am. There were no Fly Staff anywhere to be found which I initially thought was strange and my first red flag. I thought surely there would be a check in table or something like other dance competitions have but nothing. We waited so long that I actually started thinking if the competition was actually happening or not. At around 7:50am, doors opened and we all walked in to the area where the competition was which is an open type convention hall. The competition staff were still setting up, laying wires down, putting tables out, lights, etc. I was floored and knew this was about to be horrible. No one told us what to do. There were no announcements letting us know where to go , where to change, what was going on, or anything. We just found our way where they had constructed dressing areas. If this had been my first time ever doing a competition I would have been very lost. From experience doing this as long as I have I knew what and who to look for but there were no representatives from Fly walking around checking on dancers or anything. I would think if you are starting as late as they were when you had Parents and Studio Owners walking in someone should have A. Been greeting people letting people know what is going on and B. Make an announcement letting people know when you planned to start etc. But they couldn't do that because their sound system wasn't hooked up yet. The reps that we did see were sat a table and you had to go find them. Once you found them they weren't welcoming or friendly at all. Once we actually got into the area where the competition was we waited for an hour and a half before the competition even started. My first dancer that was suppose to start at 8:05am did not go on stage until 9:30am. You would think that since they started LATE that they would be trying to catch up and get back on stage?? Nope. After about 8 dance routines they took a judges break. We were floored. I understand that Judges need to take breaks, I have been in that position myself but you dont take a break after you have only started 15 min ago. AND you especially don't if you are running behind an hour and 30 min late starting. But the amount of judges breaks that they took were unbelievable. There were a lot of them all day long. Because of all of the judges breaks combined with numerous technical issues by the end of session one we were a little over 2 1/2 hours behind. After Session one ended the rep for the comp made an announcement for all Studio Owners to meet her at the merch table . At this point It was around 4:40pm. She proceeded to let us know that the stage was broken and that we would have to wait for someone to come and fix it. She couldn't provide any time line for us other than it would take an hour for even someone to get there to access it and then additional time for them to fix what was wrong with it. All of us studio owners agreed that we didn't want to wait as at this point because by this time it was already 5:30pm/5:45pm and technically we were suppose to start Session 2 AWARDS at 6pm! We had not even started the Session 2 competition yet! None of us Studio Owners had had a good experience at all and truthfully we didn't trust what we were being told. Our faith in what they were saying was broken. We all asked could we be refunded for the fee's for Session 2 that clearly weren't going to happen. Finally after much pleading and begging for some sort of answer we were told we would be refunded for the Session 2. I received an email Saturday night stating apologies and that the comp would be refunding us for Session 2. I inquired Monday about when we could expect a refund and was notified by the Director that we should expect it within the next day or two as the office was traveling . If Fly plans to stay in business lots of things need to change with customer service being one of the top priorities! Along with organization. I had a Senior who this was her last competing and I hated that this was the type of competition she finished her competitive career with. We will not return ever again. If I could give zero stars I would.

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Awards : 1
Communication : 1
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May 09 2024

May 06 2024

To say that this was the worst experience at a dance competition would be an understatement of the century. Doors were supposed to open at 7:15am and dances were supposed to start at 8am. At 7:15 the director poked her head out of the door and said that they are not ready and that they needed 20 more minutes. It took them over 30 minutes to open the doors and then they didn't communicate anything for nearly two hours with the dancing not starting until 9:30am. Once they finally got started they kept having all sorts of audio issues with the wrong music playing and audio going in and out. The stairs to the stage were not properly attached with large gaps between the stairs and the stage. The stage itself was not super even and extremely wobbly/unstable. They setup giant lights on huge tripods on each side of the stage, which kept tripping the kids up as they were coming on and off the stage. Even though they started extremely late they made no effort to try and catch up on some of the time, continuing to take breaks and stopping for no apparent reason. And the only communication we got was a "We appreciate your patience. Obviously we are sorry" one second statement at the beginning of awards. The awards were strange, to say the least. The mic was not working properly, it was either super muffled, not working at all or it was screaming, which they laughed off once and never tried to correct. You couldn't hear or couldn't understand most of what the director was saying. No one could follow the awards to the point that some of the kids were not coming up when called because they (and the rest of us) didn't understand that they were being called. They literally took one of the judge's tables, dumped all of this poor woman's stuff on the floor and put her table on the stage so that the director could spread out all of her papers, which she had trouble following during the awards (partially, probably, because the table was so low that she was fully hunched over for the entire awards ceremony). But what made this an absolute disaster is that during that awards (the only awards that occurred) a big part of the stage literally collapsed in on itself, with one of the legs bending out of shape and sticking out like a little mountain in the middle of a big, collapsed valley. There was little to no communication to everyone in the ballroom. At one point they called up all of the studio owners to the back of the room and basically kept them there with little to no information for hours. Two hours after the 2nd session was supposed to start, which was actually 4 hours delayed already (at this point almost half an hour before the whole day was supposed to end per schedule) they announced that there was an issue with the stage (DUH!) and they were trying to work with the 3rd party vendor to possibly come out and fix the stage. The stage was not safe to dance on! One of the crew actually came on the stage at this point and tried to jump on top of the collapsed area and over the leg that was poking to, seemingly, show all of us that it was not all that unsafe. Personally, I thought the man was going to fall through the stage with the broken leg going straight through him but I am thankful that it did not happen. I have to give props to all of the studio owners there who, together, said that enough was enough and the safety of their students, as well as their mental state (as they were all being held in limbo and have been there for nearly 12 hours at that point) was more important and they pulled the plug by pulling all of their dancers. My hat is off to the studio owners and their leadership! Once the studio owners did that, the comp finally cancelled the rest of the event. Hugely disorganized, totally uncommunicative, careless competition! I would not recommend this to anyone.

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May 06 2024

May 05 2024

This was our second year at Fly in Vegas, and our second season competing with our studio. My daughter's technique was horrendous from her previous studio and had recently been recovering from a hip injury. So naturally, she was in an appropriate level in ALL of her dances but because of some arbitrary rule they HAD to be moved up because of the amount of dances they are in. They were being punished for wanting to be better dancers and improve their technique. This is nearing the end of the dance season, so of course they are better than they were in August. Two of my daughter's dances are choreographed to Novice level dancers and stood no chance in the intermediate division, yet they were forced to compete in that level. Fly's IG bio clearly states "we have a tap judge!!" I beg to differ. None of the bios on their website state any tap experience, one judge wasn't even listed on their site. If they did, then some of the tap numbers (primarily the solos) would have scored higher than Private Charter. They seemed to prefer the extremely inappropriate, sexually suggestive, sassy jazz numbers. To Be honest, with two male judges that is very questionable that the barely there outfits, heels, and lyrics that were sexual innuendos were getting the highest adjudication and placements left and right. Very creepy and disgusting. Not very family friendly AT ALL which is a rule they say they strictly enforce. They did last year. They docked a routine 20 points for it having the B word, but a hip hop solo this year was praised and given Million Miler with absolutely no editing of the B word, S word and N slur at least 2x each. I paid for and entered my daughter in the Title competition, they completely skipped over her, didn't adjudicate her for it but gladly took my money that I will most likely never get back. The girl backstage said she would check on it, she didn't move from her chair. This competition follows the rules they want to follow. Not family friendly, completely unorganized, and definitely not qualified to be scoring certain genres of dance.

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May 05 2024

May 05 2024

Based off last year I was dreading coming to the competition this year. My clearly novice level dancer was forced to move to intermediate because she’s in a lot of dances… honestly very stupid. Wasted my money because she had ZERO chance going in from the beginning. If you can’t control how many hours someone practices then base it on what you can control and see (the type of moves and tricks as well as the amount people make etc…) Some routines and outfits were a little too sexy for their ages in a “family friendly” competition… Awards are BS banners (cmon we pay similar price at other comps and get actual trophies) award show was extra long my child fell asleep on stage. And improv should’ve been more fun. We paid $40 for her to be on stage for a few minutes. What’s the point. Schedule was all over the place with entries that weren’t even in the program and dancers dancing one day and then another day for the same category… if you know your competition is during prom season, schedule accordingly. Overall money DOWN THE DRAIN.

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May 05 2024

May 05 2024

Absolute worst competition we have been to… and we have been to MANY! No organization, comp always started late, breaks were taken at times other than advertised, comp order was very different than the program order, people paid for title but weren’t scored for title, and one of the judges is the fiancé of the director so make sure not to have an honest conversation with the director or your scores will suffer. Also, the judges wouldn’t know technique or movement quality if it slapped them in the face. They are incredibly unqualified to be judging dance. No real industry professionals here. Just a bunch of people that probably never did well at comps growing up so now want to allow studios with poor technique one opportunity in a season to place. Dance competitions are not a charity, and we pay a lot of money for fair and valid critiques and adjudications. I guess moral of the story is if you are an “underdog” studio this is the comp for you, but if you are a studio that has incredible technique, choreography and performance, you want to search elsewhere.

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May 05 2024

May 05 2024

We attended the Atlanta Competition May 4th, over 2 hours behind schedule. Very unorganized.. audio was horrible couldn't understand anything that was being said during the competition or during awards. I did not like the way they did the imrpov portion, it was not the same way they had done in previous years. During the awards my children weren't given two of their awards... they said they would announce 2nd session but that never happened 2nd session was canceled. It was just all around a disappointment, I'm sad this was the last competition of the season for us and this is how it ended for the kids! I tried to talk to someone while we were there but the people that worked there kept disappearing. I would like a refund for the title competition that i paid for. I know i probably wont get one. I mean my girls were not scored for it, they said they forgot about it during awards....The only good thing was it was a nice venue. This is the third time using Fly but this will be our last. I wasted $150 on extra stuff there the improv and title and it was just that... a waste...things need to be changed on your website...if that is not the kind of quality and care being used to represent your business

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May 05 2024

May 04 2024

This was the most unorganized competition I have ever attended, The atlanta date started two hours late and continued to have multiple music and staff issues, There was little to no communication between staff and studio owners, teachers, or parents. The stage broke during session one and caused a cancellation of session two, however it took them over an hour to provide any information about the situation, and this was only because of complaints. Staff was impossible to find and unhelpful when found. The microphone at awards was not working so you could not even understand what was being said. half a star.

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May 04 2024

May 04 2024

Never in my life have I been to such a terrible event. We attended the Atlanta competition. They started an hour late stating the venue people did not let them in. However, we are all let in and no Fly staff was present. From there it got worse, technical difficulties galore. Then of course two hours behind. Then the stage literally broke and was unusable for the rest of the competition. After 3 hours of waiting we were sent home. My kids are so disappointed, hotels were paid for,costumes not to mention the time and effort the kids put into the routines. Yes we were offered refunds but that’s not the point. Staff was on their phones or reading the whole time. The poor director was completely frazzled, kept losing her place at awards and saying things out loud like “is that right “? But with all the stress the poor girl endured no wonder she was in bad shape at awards.

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May 04 2024