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Has anyone done this Convention? Do they give class scholarships like Jump and 24seven? Or do only the finalists get them like ASH? How is the class size? She will be a Junior. Only doing Convention not the competition. Thanks
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Love LA Dance Magic! Scholarships are only given to finalists. Here is the review I wrote on Competition Dance Hub last month that addresses your question directly:
Rated on Nov 21 2016 Event Rated (if any): - Venue: 5 | Judging: -- | Staff: 5 | Awards: -- | Communication: --
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Another one that really enjoys LADM. Jackie Sleight runs a class act convention. It actually has fewer classes than the big names, but they also take a full 15-minute break in both the morning and afternoon. A very nice opportunity for dancers to relax and recharge before the next couple of classes! Class size, likely other convention is completely dependent on city and timing.
Like the previous poster mentioned, dancers are not given number unless they are a finalist from scholarship auditions, and all scholarship winners are chosen from the finalists (the ones with numbers). No "class scholarships" like Break the Floor or NYCDA. Also of note, unless you compete (duet, trio or group), you are not eligible for Magic Performer of the Weekend. You can get any other scholarship, but not the "big" one. Also, you cannot "compete" a solo without being in a group dance. You can do a solo without being in a group, but it will be for critique only; you will not even get an adjudication, just critiques. In our city, auditions are done first thing Sun am, with the final auditions at lunch on Sunday. While the initial auditions are closed, the final auditions are open to everyone (parents and dancers alike). Non-finalists, finalists in different age groups and parents get to watch the final auditions. The video I included is the final auditions from last year. My daughter is the one on the left. All of the teachers are inspiring and genuine. They adore what they do, and that comes through in everything they say and do. And don't think that just because they are a smaller convention, that does not mean they don't draw astounding talent! The 2016 National Sr Magic Performer of the Year was also a top 10 Senior Best dancer in the Vegas Dance Awards! And she is a phenomenal dancer as well as a sweet, kind-hearted and humble young lady. If you have a dancer who aspires to a professional career, I also recommend attending the teacher/parent session on higher education that Christian does. It is well worth the time.
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Love LADM. Both the convention and the competition. My daughter didn't do the audition last year so I'm not sure how it all works. She really enjoyed the classes and, at least in our area, it wasn't crowded at all.
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dmjrm, your daughter looked great! Holy cow that was alot of dancers competing though! I love LADM. At our old studio we did their Nationals for a long time until they switched to NYCDA.
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joriebelle dmjrm, your daughter looked great! Holy cow that was alot of dancers competing though! I love LADM. At our old studio we did their Nationals for a long time until they switched to NYCDA. So tickled that your compliment to my DD is on your 1,000th post on DanceMom.com!!!