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Maria Pomerleau, Lake Area Dance Center

Maria Pomerleau, Lake Area Dance Center

"Our first experience at Eclipse was excellent. As a teacher, I am grateful for the realistic judging. The result may not have always been the desired one, but my students, staff and I walked away with concrete comments we could apply to improve dancer technique and performance.

I also appreciated the novice, intermediate and advanced levels of competition as well as the organization surrounding the entire events. Multiple competition levels enables all dancers an opportunity to succeed. And thank you for being on time with kind, helpful backstage staff.

My parents and dancers enjoyed the event, too. Small tokens of appreciation such as a dance bag for each participant go a long way! In the end, our studio hopes to make this an annual event!"

Maria Pomerleau, Lake Area Dance Center

We've heard nothing but great things about your competition. The dates work great with our schedule and my staff and dancers are very excited to try it this year. Thanks! Laura Peloquin, Kaleidoscope Dance Studio

We've heard nothing but great things about your competition. The dates work great with our schedule and my staff and dancers are very excited to try it this year. Thanks!

Laura Peloquin, Kaleidoscope Dance Studio

Transient

"After 8 years of attending multiple competitions each year, DX Eclipse is by far the BEST competition I've ever attended!

  • signs providing directions to venue and dressing rooms
  • 2 sets of judges giving them time to provide valuable feedback
  • fairly quick award ceremonies
  • multiple award ceremonies vs. one long one
  • lots of fun vendors
  • cool keepsakes for the girls
  • recognition of directors
  • personalized awards from the judges
  • extremely well organized
  • multiple people handing out awards

Kudos to you and your crew! I hope we can come back."

Jill Anderson, Parent

We absolutely loved attending Eclipse last year! Erica Leanna, Platinum Dance Center

We absolutely loved attending Eclipse last year!

Erica Leanna, Platinum Dance Center

Cheetah presenting his Judges Choice award on stage.

Cheetah presenting his Judges Choice award on stage.

"Judging art, creativity, and dance is innately an emotional and personal choice -yet as judges we are asked to remove all personal thought and preference from our scores and base our decision solely on the score sheet criteria. Eclipse has giving us an incredible opportunity as judges to finally recognize the pieces we connect with personally. This award is much more meaningful to me than any I have had the pleasure to give ou tin all my years as a dance judge and I look forward to every Eclipse event because of it."

Cheetah Platt, Judge

Energy Dance Center

Energy Dance Center

"The Eclipse online registration system is fantastic and easy to use. Whenever I needed help, someone from DX was right there."

Mary Eide, Energy Dance Center

We love your competition!!! Ann Marie Omeish, Escalate Dance Studio

We love your competition!!!

Ann Marie Omeish, Escalate Dance Studio

Misty Lown, Owner & Director

Misty Lown, Owner & Director

"Eclipse is on-time, every time. Have you ever been sitting at an event at 10 PM waiting for awards? I have, and it's not fun. Eclipse starts on time and ends on time. Our teachers, students, and parents can plan their day with confidence knowing that if Eclipse says they are going to compete at 3 PM, they will!

Eclipse makes my kids work. To be honest, Eclipse is the first competition we have attended where our kids got more Golds than Platinums. They weren't real happy about it, but they did double their efforts when they got home. Now, they look forward to Eclipse as "the event" of the year and work earnestly toward their platinum goals."

Misty Lown, Misty's Dance Unlimited

Alyssa Ness, Dancer

Alyssa Ness, Dancer

"I love that Eclipse allows you to enter as many solos as you want and all are eligible for titles at no extra charge. It shouldn't be about who can afford to enter the title competition, but rather who is the best dancer that weekend. Thank you!"

Alyssa Ness, Dancer

Just had to send you a note.....2nd year at Eclipse - and loved it just as much as the first year! I know a lot of our dancers went to another event because it seemed to be an easier competition. We did both - and if I had to pick, I would pick Eclipse. I feel your judging is very fair, you run on time and SO smoothly. Ava received her score sheets last night. She has so much to work on, yet your judges were SO encouraging. She loved that one judge gave her 2 bonus points! But really - yes, they critiqued but also were great at commenting on what she was doing right - which there has been a lack of this year. I hope we do Eclipse as an all-studio comp next year. Thanks for running such a great event!                                           Jennifer Seidel, Parent

Just had to send you a note.....2nd year at Eclipse - and loved it just as much as the first year! I know a lot of our dancers went to another event because it seemed to be an easier competition. We did both - and if I had to pick, I would pick Eclipse. I feel your judging is very fair, you run on time and SO smoothly. Ava received her score sheets last night. She has so much to work on, yet your judges were SO encouraging. She loved that one judge gave her 2 bonus points! But really - yes, they critiqued but also were great at commenting on what she was doing right - which there has been a lack of this year. I hope we do Eclipse as an all-studio comp next year. Thanks for running such a great event!

                                          Jennifer Seidel, Parent

Dancing at the DX Eclipse competition was an amazing experience for our daughter. She was surrounded by talented dancers and participated in a high level competition in a thoroughly positive environment. The emphasis on being a good sport and supporting not only the dancers from her studio, but also all of the dancers at the competition, was much appreciated by our family. What a great experience for all!
— Robert McGaff, Parent
“That was the best time I have ever had!”

— Sophia McGaff, Dancer

 

 
We can’t wait to return. We really liked your competition and the many innovative ideas you have implemented. I told everyone about our great experience!
— Dancer