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  • 3.9 - Average Ratings
  • 21 Total Reviews
    Parent : 80.95 %
    Dancer : 9.52 %
    Studio Owner : 9.52 %
    Teacher : %

  • 4605 Lankershim Blvd Suite 340
  • North Hollywood ,CA
  • 3234624500 ,877DanceHC
  • Info@hcdance.com

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HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION

Apr 19 2021

This was our studio's first year at Hollywood Connection. We were impressed. The dancers really liked the faculty. There is a lot of talent with the HC teen company that assists the faculty. The competition ran smoothly. However, they took away the chairs for the spectators during the competition which was extremely uncomfortable. Due to block scheduling, we had to sit through 2 hours of our studio's dancing on the ground or standing. I did not appreciate that but I will give them a pass given the pandemic and all. The judging seemed "relatively fair" and they gave out awards for category and overalls. The pins for adjudication are really nice. Very heavy! I prefer pins to trophies so I was a happy parent. I say judging is relatively fair because they allow the HC teen company dancers to compete (understandably) which I do believe makes it difficult for the non HC teen company dancers to place in solos. The HC teen company is understandably extremely talented and they get a lot of 1:1 time and training with the HC Faculty. It definitely seems there is bias there...even if it is only a perceived bias, it is still noticeable to the non-HC company dancers. For scholarships, they have a variety of different types which is nice.

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 19 2021

Nov 18 2019

One of our favorite conventions to attend. The faculty is amazing, the convention is well ran, and the competition is tough.

Venue : 4
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Nov 18 2019

Sep 25 2018

My daughter loves this convention. The classes are great and intensive. My only complaint would be that the classes are so big, there is absolutely no individualized attention and parents have to pay to watch. We attended the nationals connection in las Vegas this last year and the venue was horrible! It was in the Middle of no where, if you flew in, you were pretty much stranded at the hotel and the hotel itself was a joke. We actually had to write an email to the hotel chain and be refunded for 1/2 of our stay due to so many issues. Not HC's fault, but perhaps a little extra investigation into their venues next year would be appropriate. The convention we attended in Santa Clara was great however!

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 4
Awards : 4
Communication : 4
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Sep 22 2018

great comp and convention. Enjoy teh teachers . They work in the industry and teach from that experience. They teach and inspire for the professional world.

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

Great competition and convention! My daughter enjoyed all of her classes and is looking forward to returning in 2019.

Venue : 4
Judging : 4
Staff : 4
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Mar 21 2016

We LOVE this convention and competition! They are so attentive to the needs of the students, teachers and studio owners! If you have questions or send emails before or after the event they reach out to you within minutes with answers and guidance! The classes at the convention are level appropriate and challenging and the competition is tough but fair. We have gone twice now and look forward to attending many more times in the future. They really keep the focus on encouraging the kids and making sure everyone leaves feeling good about their work and themselves.

Venue : 3
Judging : 4
Staff : 5
Awards : 4
Communication : 5
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Mar 14 2016

Excellent convention/competition.

Venue : 5
Judging : 5
Staff : 5
Awards : 5
Communication : 5
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Apr 27 2015

Pretty good. Brooklyn Jai is the bomb! We have been before and we will go back. :)

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Apr 25 2015

Hoping to see some honest judging at nationals

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Apr 20 2015

We go to this event every year because it is mandatory. I actually cringe when I have to write the check. The judging is not fair, it is HIGHLY biased!! The classes are okay. The video/photo people are rarely at events. The desk closes before classes let out, so don\'t plan to purchase much after classes or during the competition (evening). I could pick my brain for hours trying to come up with any positive words, and they\'d never come.

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Mar 20 2015

Some of the teachers were condescending and rude to the children one in particular saying \"I thought you all were supposed to be good dancers\", the entire event felt extremely cheesy and just a way to get more money for something that was subpar. They say the are connected to Hollywood and there to help children succeed but their \"scholarships\" they hand out to be in their national vidoes were a home video quality production that they charged an extra $150 just to be in even though it is presented as a \'scholarship\' and that was the only aspect of hollywood anything I saw. All of their other scholarships are just a ploy to reach into your wallet as well. They favor specific studios that come to their events every year and also most of the winners are numbers that were choreographed by the teachers from Hollywood Connection and the craziest thing I saw was in the auditions and convention classes the dancers do not wear numbers on their chests like at every other convention we have been to, and it seemed like the children the teachers knew by name were the ones who received the recognition otherwise how would they have know who they were? they weren\'t wearing anything to identify themselves? Many many strange and dishonesty running amuck. I would not go back and recommend others stay away!.

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Mar 02 2015

This was the third time we have attended this convention but the first time she has competed. I love the faculty at this convention, they are all super professional and really care about growing our dancers. They also have out tons of scholarships for all kinds of reasons. I highly recommend this convention/competition to anyone who likes to do both over a weekend.

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Feb 13 2015

This is the third year my daughter went to this event. For the most part the teachers are great. The event is well run. It was sold out this year so more crowded than in years past, but not too crowded for everyone to have space to dance in. The competition ended up running really early this year. I loved that we got out early but it did make things a bit hectic for the dancers backstage. Overall a great event that I would definitely recommend.

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Feb 10 2015

HC Dance is one of the hottest competition and conventions around. The convention continues to offer new and exciting classes year after year with some of the best choreographers and professional dancers in the industry. Their competition is tough but fair. Dancers attending the convention have the opportunity to audition for a variety of scholarships for professional dance training, acting, ICON title of the year, etc.

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May 18 2014

Love their convention the dancers learned so much from teachers awards were good too

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Feb 25 2014

We\'ve been to HC Regionals and Nationals and absolutely love it. They really get to know their dancers and have made some changes in the instructors that have been very positive - Robert Schultz and Mitchel are PHENOMENAL. Overall the scoring is fair and the feedback that they receive from the judges is very constructive. There are plenty of awards given which provide wonderful opportunities for dancers at all levels - my dancer has benefited greatly from several of them, and grown tremendously at HC. My only negative is that they need more diversity in the judging panel - a tap and hip hop teacher aren\'t always the best to critique lyrical numbers. Split those judges up to provide a better balance. Other than that - Bravo to Bill and Kimberly for running a really positive, educational competition and convention!

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Aug 20 2013

Great Convention. Do not like the scoring system of the competition but LOVE the judges feedback. Same people seem to win, or at least favorites

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Jul 16 2013

Good conventions. Judging of competition seems a little off as the same people are recognized year after year. The judges know and give extra attention to past winners.

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May 23 2013

Hollywood connection is in a league of its own when it comes to conventions. The faculty and staff are personable and extremely talented. The owners are enthusiastic and seem to be involved in every part of the weekend. HC isn\'t a convention that just lasts for the weekend, you make great bonds and awesome connections there. It is what gave me my start as a professional dancer. As a working professional dancer and teacher I highly recommend any young dancers to attend. Even if you don\'t want to become a professional dancer the experience is worth it. Although HC may be a competition, they somehow create an atmosphere that is supportive and fun. Those would be the two things I would look for most if I were a mom or studio owner searching for dance conventions!

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May 21 2013

As a studio owner, I am constantly looking for new events that will excite my students. Based on a fellow studio owners recommendation, I took my studio to Hollywood Connection\'s Anaheim event in March of this year. The experience was organized, enjoyable and memorable for my students, teachers as well as parents. As a new studio, we felt a warm welcome and the faculty really gave an overwhelming amount of personal attention to my students. We look forward to returning next year.

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Apr 18 2013

It was just ok...nothing special..will not return

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