IDC overall was an okay competition. Very mediocre. I would like to complain how there are no levels. at all. It is so unfair how dancer who practice less than 3 hours a week compete against dancers who practice more than 6 hrs a week. Also, the adjudications ceremony was not the best.
We have entered multiple competitions as independents this year in addition
to our studio attended comps. We have taken the same music CD and same
thumb drive to every one. Only this one had issues with our music as well
as another dancer\'s, from our studio. THey had to find a personal
computer with a thumb drive to get it working, & it played slower &
muffled. THe backstage manager was rude to our dancers, who asked for the
music to be turned up. We also never got the judges\' critiques. Getting
hold of someone in the office is almost impossible. After 3 weeks trying to
find out if my online order (because of course they only give 1 trophy to
duet winners) has shipped I still do not have an answer. Between the
rudeness, the music issue and the terrible customer service, we won\'t be
We did not attend this year. Last season was very disorganized and seemed
very unprofessional. Will not return.
Staff overall could\'ve been more personable, just generally nicer. It
felt as though we were bothering the stage manager every time we needed to
check in. Judging was okay, but IDC used to be the event that wasn\'t
afraid to say \"silver\", and now that they have implemented decimal
points, it seems like they want to only give away those higher medals. My
21 dances were all scored within the same 8 points, and should NOT have
been. It is sad, but I don\'t think we will be returning.
Not very impressed with the organization at the event (who does a \"fend
for yourself\" dressing room scramble) or the judging (not very
supportive, kind of vindictive?) Or the schedule. Or the fact that we never
got a schedule until less than a week before the event. Also, it seems
pretty cheap to not give a 1st place pin if there\'s no one else in the
I little unorganized, but fair judging and decent feedback. I do like that
they award top entries according to genre as well as age. Gave my dancers
who are less experienced a little encouragement.
Everything was so loud! Not crazy about the entertainment challenge, too
much of a frenzy to get everyone back in costume to perform again, they
were already tired. Overall the competition was fine.
Fabulous dance challenge!
Different type of competition and truly fun!
Great Competition in Providence this year! Quick day and ran according to
schedule in terms of time. There was a Marley floor provided by IDC at this
venue. The venue was GORGEOUS! Would be great for a National competition.
Only complaint, studios kept asking to switch around their entries due to
\"costuming\" and their requests were accepted. For example, routine #2
was the LAST routine to go on stage? I think we need to keep it fair and
run according to the program. There was plenty of time to change costumes
so in the future, I\'d like to see less of this from IDC.
This compeition was not run as well as some of the others . It took two
full days to do less than300 numbers because they took huge breaks between
dancers . It was also very strange as soloist would compete on one day and
then some of that same age group went the next day so they had to wait and
entire day for awards . The awards are nothing like we have ever
experienced . He didn\'t even call the kids up for overalls do you are
left there asking wait who won what ?
The kids put in a ton of work and
it\'s nice to at least be acknowledged for all that hard work . He just
says top four and they stretch the trophy out to whoever as they announce
it . As parents we sat there in disbeliefe as we waited for the hour long
awards to get to overalls only to be kind of swept under the rug . Families
have a hard time remembering the dance names and he didn\'t even call out
which teams they were .
It was really disorganized . I asked twice
about the free video but no one seemed to know what I was talking about so
I\'m not even sure they still do that .
It seemed like the one guy
was running everything by himself and was overwhelmed . We felt so bad for
him as he certainly was trying his best but no one can run and entire
competition on their own .
Not bad, but not great. Their staff is very nice but the event kinda feels
a bit outdated. Videos a plus
This was the most disorganized dance competition to which I have
When we arrived at the venue at the time listed there was
actually there. We were kicked out of out dressing
room for 30
while the judges ate lunch even though there were
the venue that were open. They gave the
studio an access code
to look at
scoring but with that you could see
everyone from the studios
critiques. The one redeeming
thing to the competition was
master class. My daughter
had a great time at this class.
This competition ran on time for the most part. They give parents the
videos for free, which is awesome!! This year they didn\'t have much for
sale(t-shirts etc.). The entertainment challenge is always a favorite for
our team, one routine from each studio is picked to perform again and win a
award and a chance to win a free convention!
This competition was the most disorganized one I have been to by far. They
were so far behind that awards were not finished until almost midnight on
Sunday night. Dancers that danced in the early afternoon had to wait until
that night to see if they placed. They also scored the girl\'s best
dance at other competitions the lowest level silver award. At Nationals
for another competition, this dance got platinum and first in the small
groups in the age category, and second overall in the Nationals
The only event we\'ve been to that gave away videos for studios and
parents for free. Thought it was great!
Always enjoyed IDC. It could use some updates though.....
Our studio goes every year and we love IDC. This year, we went to
Minneapolis because IDC was in Chicago during our Spring Break. The only
issue I had was the venue, Pabst Theatre. It was beautiful but the
dressing room was far from acceptable.
I went to IDC in 2013, and it wasn\'t a great comp. The awards were VERY
long and slow. Also, the scoring was really strange...a routine from my
studio I was SURE would receive Platinum got High Gold and another one
nowhere near as good got Platinum, maybe because it was cute and had little
kids in it. Overall, not a huge fan of IDC.
My daughter has danced in this competition for several years and this was
the first year they ran out of pins to give out. We are waiting on three of
them and it was in early April. Also we used to get a cd sent over to
studio and now we don\'t we have to log into the website. They ran early
then they were off on the numbers but that could be the studios fault.
The worst experience with a competition that we have ever had.
Disorganized, lots of \"dead space\", ran late on a Sunday with school
the next day, terrible announcers, not fun/entertaining, and ran out of
awards. The announcer could not pronounce anything, lost her place often
and announced things incorrectly thereby asking kids to return awards, and
skipped numbers all together. We are still waiting for the awards since
they ran out of awards; that was 2 months ago.
2nd time here and had great experiences both times. Loved the see my
We had a wonderful experience. My daughter received an individual special
award and she wasn\'t even a soloist. It was clear that the judges paid
attention to all dancers in all numbers. It ran professionally and ahead of
schedule. Highly recommend this competition!
I just was not impressed with IDC this year.
I attended the International Dance Challenge regional in Appleton, WI and
loved my experience. It\'s a great
dance competition that\'s
energy, has great judges and Randy and Joe are awesome. I
recommend it for studios to compete at because they not only have a great
and fun regionals, they also have drop dead amazing nationals too! Take my
word for it, you
won\'t be disappointed.
I like this competition. The judges awards and entertainment challenge are
fun. The online video link is a bonus. I do feel the judges are a little
rushed to leave every evening.
I would also give them zero stars if I could. While the venue was nice,
the rest of this competition was a complete clusterf*ck. The backstage
manager had NO idea what she was doing, the awards ceremonies dragged on
for hours, they ran over an hour behind, and there was no excitement/fun to
this competition whatsoever. Our kids won FIVE platinum/first places
Sunday night, but instead of trophies and pins they left with a piece of
paper saying \"Sorry, we ran out. We will mail them to you.\" Are you
kidding me? They knew when they registered numbers how many items they\'d
need. They happily took all of our money, yet we have NOTHING to show for
it. They also took no video or photography. Our kids made the joke of a
closing show, only for the backstage manager to start their music before
they even checked in. They weren\'t even backstage yet when their music
started. So embarrassing to our kids. The awards on Sunday night ran
until midnight and they made NO effort to try and speed them up. They had
zero regard for the fact that most of us had driven hours to come there and
had school the next morning. I can\'t say enough how much I DON\'T
recommend this competition. What a horrible experience!
I would rate it zero stars if I could. My studio has competed in over
competitions and our first experience with IDC was horrible, we will
go back! Most disorganized, dysfunctional comp I have ever seen.
staff, most \'staff\' were hired hands from the venue
that had no clue
what was going on and in fact when they were asked a
response was \'thank God I don\'t work for them
(IDC)\'. Their judges
have zero credentials. It would have been more
fair to just throw a dart to
determine the score. When obvious
\'recreational\' dancers are scoring
the same as true competitive
dancers, something is wrong and it sends a
terrible message to these
hard working dancers. Let\'s see what else,
they accommodated a huge
studio last minute so we didn\'t get the
schedule until 3 days before
comp, they ran out of pins on Friday, the
plaques they give the studios,
what a joke, mine was completely wrong (they
just slapped whatever
stickers they had left on it), they ended at 9:00pm
Saturday night, but
were so behind schedule ran until midnight on Sunday
(of course these
kids have to go to school the next morning), kids were
11:00pm (how can they expect dancers to perform at their best at
hour of the evening when they\'ve been there for 16 hours
could go on and on...BEWARE...IDC is a complete joke and a huge
money. \'Redefining the standard in
competitions\'...they\'re redefining it alright, they are
millions of dollars at whatever the cost to the studios and
they could care less about.
Worst competition ever. I hate even giving them one star.
disorganized, ran out of trophies and awards, ran two hours behind and
didn\'t end until midnight on a Sunday night when parents and kids had to
drive home (most at least an hour away) to get to school or work the next
The woman who called out awards had zero stage presence
and struggled to name off everything. Award sessions were PAINFUL to sit
They should have skipped the entertainment challenge. We
were two hours behind and still had to sit through watching TEN numbers
that we\'d already seen. Even picking the dances for that was a struggle
for them because \"they just couldn\'t decide\".
that were competing were fierce and very talented. IDC was lucky to have
them there and I\'ll be surprised if any of them go back.
Probably my favorite dance competition of all. They strongly favor
technique over fluff. They have incredibly knowledgeable judges and run a
very professional program. Love IDC!
Very disappointed in IDC this year. One of their huge selling points is the
free link to all of your videos. When we received the link half of the
videos were not working and one of my daughter\'s solos wasn\'t listed.
Our studio owners contacted them and got a we\'ll check into it. We\'ve
had no response and when I asked them about it on their FB page my comment
This will be our third year attending IDC. Judging is a little strict but
overall it\'s a great competition. Love it!
Eh... IDC used to be amazing and was by far our favorite. However, I agree
with others that it has really gone downhill in the past couple years.
They\'ve cheapened the experience quite a bit. The only thing that keeps
us coming back is the Entertainment Challenge, as our parents love it.
However, I\'m not sure that will be enough for us this year. Don\'t
know if we\'ll go back.
this is one of my favorite competitions. i go almost every year. the
competition is fair and good. it is run well and usually on time
I think that in the past year this comp has gone downhill a bit but I am
hoping they can get it back to the fun organized comp it used to be.
Judging seemed fairly accurate, and I loved that they did lots of judges
awards, but boy oh boy do some of the judges need to learn to be more
concise! And they could probably do with a few less awards - they actually
seem to go overboard, so the awards ceremony took FOREVER. It's nice to
not just rattle them off, but there can be too much of a good thing. :)
The regionals were fantastic but their nationals in Nashville were kind of
When we attended it was a good competition.
We go to IDC every year! Very well run organization. Can\'t wait for
Well run competition, we will go back. Tough but fair judging.
Regionals were a very positive experience; nationals..... was inconsistent.
For the most part unless your dancer takes a minimum of 20 hours, don\'t
bother it\'s a waste of money. BUT not ALL judging was fair.
\'Cute\'-ness got a platinum when half of the dancers just stood their
watching the big screen.
Pins for all the dances were very popular with our dancers. (They have
trophies/plaques for overalls.) Spreading solos throughout the weekend
Did not like that they gave an \"award\" to every
soloist that scored gold or higher. So few dancers scored silver that it
was like a punishment. And it took forever to read all the names of the
Free videos of the dances.
We have done IDC for several years and it has gone downhill a bit with the
new owners. No plaques or trophies for soloists unless you place. They ran
out of pins and "dog tags" for the last day so my child went home empty
handed. I really liked them and hope that they work out all the kinks and
it gets back to were it was.
When my children were dancing we participated in this competition
year. It was well run, the judging was very fair (unlike some
compeitions) and we really liked the Miss/Mr. IDC compeitions.
The Entertainment Challenge was also a big hit every year. I highly
recommend participating in this one.
This is a great competition! My favorite part is the Entertainment
Challenge!! Can\'t wait for nationals!
IDC has always been a fair and enjoyable competition. Can't wait for
nationals in Nashville!!
Our kids enjoyed regionals and are looking forward to Nationals
Nashville! See you in July!!
We've been attending IDC for years....we've found it to be a fun, well