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  • Platinum Star Competition


  • 3.9 - Average Ratings
  • 106 Total Reviews
    Parent : 69.52 %
    Dancer : 3.81 %
    Studio Owner : 15.24 %
    Teacher : 11.43 %

  • P.O. Box #651
  • Flat Rock ,MI
  • 9547807177
  • office@energyndc.com

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ENERGY NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS

Nov 18 2019

Our studio attends Energy every year. It is a well ran competition with good judges. The problem I have is that they allow so many studios to level down leaving our studio with no one to compete against in the most advanced division. Their rules state they can bump a routine if they feel it was mis-leveled but they never do. However, this is a problem across the board not just with the Energy brand.

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Awards : 2
Communication : 3
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Nov 18 2019

May 22 2019

By far one of our most favorite competitions ever!!!! Everyone is so friendly and it feels like we get to know the staff over the years:-). Anthony is the best emcee ever and it is always such a fun time with him there. Judging is fair, staff is friendly, love the special awards. It is such a positive vibe at this competition. Loved the new venue for Seattle. Can't wait till next season!!!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 22 2019

May 11 2019

Hands down the TACKIEST competition I've ever been to. One of the number one winners was a little girl who was doing exotic dancer moves on a birdcage. Every single outfit was feathers and rhinestone collars. My daughter didn't do her best job here, so I'm not contesting her results - but the entire thing was just.. old school in the very worst way. Very much a costume focused competition. The Emcee spoke to everyone like they were three year olds. Poor communication, bordering on rude, staff running around like chickens with their heads cut off.. just.. a hot mess. You could not PAY ME to go back to this.

Venue : 1
Judging : 2
Staff : 1
Awards : 2
Communication : 1
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May 11 2019

Apr 15 2019

Decided to give Energy another chance after our complaints the previous year. I will say WOW! What a difference it made with having more awards after each session. We loved the MC Anthony! He was amazing. Judging fair, ran early. Loved the judges award. Great weekend!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 15 2019

Mar 22 2019

We LOVED this competition! The emcee was AMAZING -- it ran on time or slightly early and the judging overall was fair. We did not love the venue as we constantly had to be running up and down stairs to get back and fourth to the dressing room and stage but it wouldn't deter us from attending again.

Venue : 2
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Mar 22 2019

Sep 30 2018

Energy National Dance Competitions are excellent!! My DD enjoyed herself very much!!

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Sep 30 2018

Always have done this competition each year. Really enjoy this one

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Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Sep 21 2018

This is our favorite competition of the year! Fair judging, always run early and THE best Emcee around, Anthony!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Sep 21 2018

We attended their regional and Midwest nationals. We had a great time at both. Anthony is the BEST emcee out there. My daughter was in the opening number and not only had a blast but learned so much from the amazing choreographer. My only complaint, and this is across all competitions, is the use of 3 levels. You tend to see more blantant leveling down when there are 3 levels to choose from, leaving our teams with no competition in the most advanced level. However, you clearly see routines who should be competing at that level but choose to compete at a lower level, for what I assume is the win. If a routine would have scored a platinum in the level higher, it should be bumped up.

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 4
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Sep 18 2018

We have been to this competition twice and what we didn't enjoy as much was the location. The Lakeland theater (2017) had tiny dressing room and we were of 65. Then this past year it was actually in a school in Tampa and had one accessable bath room that was for dancers and guest. I think convention Halls are the best way to have everything and space needed. We enjoyed the host and performances. Also I think k microphones on the stage should be set up for tap routines.

Venue : 4
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Sep 17 2018

Ran well, fair judging.

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Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Aug 08 2018

Enjoyed our Chicago event! Very modern and fun! Will be back

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 03 2018

We always love coming to Energy. I liked the short and multiple award ceremonies, fair judging, and so many "extras". My daughter received a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center and an invite to attend a weeklong program in NYC. This comp is one of the only that is truly about the kids. 5 stars!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 30 2018

Pros: Live streaming; ran on time. Cons: EVERYTHING else. I wrote a nice long, thought out review but I guess it's too long. I'll try and summarize. The most questionable scoring/judging I've ever seen in my many many years as a dance parent. Out of 214 dances on Saturday, 174 got high gold. 22 Gold, 17 platinum. The overalls seemed to favor the bad dances - like they were trying to boost up the lower level dancers, with the best routines coming in very low (if at all) in the overalls. This seemed most obvious in the Power Division. Title comp was a joke (and my daughter didn't do title, so this is unbiased) with the senior title winner scoring a high gold behind four other title dancers but somehow taking home the crown. The announcer/backstage manger handed out "stand out" awards while watching from the side stage while also lining up girls, checking them in, and then even being spotted out in the hallway during the competition. Soloists scoring golds when it was obvious to anyone watching they were not gold level dancers - and heck they all got high golds in their groups. Oh and one routine's (not from our studio) music cut out about 15 seconds into the dance and rather than have them go off and start over, they had them dance the entire routine without music. C'mon. This isn't Broadway, let them do it the right way. I hope we never ever return to this competition as it was the biggest joke I've ever seen in my life. The scoring and judging was BEYOND ridiculous.

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Apr 09 2018

Disappointed once again in our experience at EnerGy this past weekend in Maumee OHIO. The schedule that you put together was a train wreck before the competition even started. If you don't think scheduling numbers back to back that have the same dancers in them wouldn't cause a problem possibly you need to revisit putting on dance competitions. Will never understand your criteria for judging. It seemed like the fluffy, easy numbers got the high scores, where the more difficult "dance" numbers seemed to struggle to even grab your attention. The solos from Sunday were so far off base on the scoring it was almost comical. You are consistent in one thing and that's promoting the exact same, in-the-box, fluff that you see everywhere. Very disappointing. Please......if costume/appearance/turn-out is even a smidge of what you judge these dancers on, PLEASE start calling these girls out for dancing in a near thong, without tights, with their butt cheeks hanging out. Call the studios out that allow it too. Wrong type of attention you're going for ladies. So gross. Not only is this distracting to look at, it's simply not a trend that you should be promoting as o.k. as a competitive dancer. No more time wasted at EnerGy for this studio thank god.

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Mar 11 2018

I didn't like the fact that the competition ran so far ahead of time that people that were coming to see my daughter dance could not make it. Also, the judges were "posing" in front of the live stream-I know this because out of state family was watching and were commenting on our group chat. Also, the scoring is absolute garbage. My daughter was scored much lower than she should have been, her dance instructor was completely dumbfounded (as were her father and me) as to how she earned the score she did. An absolute disappointment.

Venue : 5
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Mar 06 2018

We just attended Energy Seattle this past weekend. We had a great time! Everyone was very friendly, the event ran smoothly and on time. Judges were fair. The emcee did a great job. Absolutely love all the special awards and scholarships given out. Our studio did extremely well with placings and awards! This was our 4th year doing energy and it did not disappoint, as usual. Can't wait till next year!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Feb 19 2018

Judging fair. I love they actually bump you up if they feel you are in wrong level. Love the special judges awards. What I HATE and surprised not to see more comments is how long it takes for awards! Why can't you have awards after solos/duets/ trios? Both times we have done Energy we have waited hours, 7 or 8 hours for awards!!! I do not want to sit through a million group dances especially if my two girls are not in any of dances. Why can't solos be at one time and not mixed in throughout the day? Awards last 1.5 hours. I would say this is one of worst competitions out there and only for this reason. Two awards seasons at this last competition we attended. 130pm & 1030pm. Way to long of a stretch. Fix that and we will be back.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Aug 10 2017

The emcee for Energy is the best part of this competition. He is hilarious and makes the entire event a lot of fun. The improv contest is my daughter's favorite. The awards seem to be done fairly and I like that they are willing to bump routines up that seems to be in the wrong level. Special awards this last year were more meaningful then in the past years.

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Awards : 3
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May 09 2017

Attended their Columbus event a few weeks back. On time and ahead of schedule all weekend. Emcee was the best! Backstage staff was helpful and we LOVED the Improv contest! We're going back next year!

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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May 08 2017

As always, it was a very smooth event! Friendly and professional staff, qualified and constructive judges, and running ahead of schedule all 3 days was a bonus! Looking forward to Nationals!

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Communication : 5
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