"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
“That was the best time I have ever had!”
— Sophia McGaff, Dancer