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KGCC68

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I cannot find a recent post about this competition.  Has anyone been to this one over the past year?  How was it compared to others?
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We took solos and some small groups there a couple of weeks ago. It was good. Judging seemed fair, critiques were good, awards were fun. The only weird thing was the schedule was all over the place and overall awards for everything was at the end of the comp. They had award ceremonies to give out the adjucated awards throughout the weekend but overalls for all 12 and under was on Sunday afternoon. It was fine for us as all of our groups and solos were on Sunday but for those who danced on Friday or Saturday, they had to come back on Sunday if they wanted to be a part of the awards ceremony. 
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KGCC68

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Thank you for the info!  Must have been a big competition if it started Friday!!  
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NCKDAD

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We went this year and have two other years. It's usually 3 days (starting Friday evening). I love Turn It Up- I think the judging is usually pretty spot on and the critiques are valuable. Awards don't drag bc they do adjudication and specials at each and save overalls for end. They scatter levels and size dances throughout so it's not like all seniors together, etc. I think this can be good bc maybe keeps it fresh for judges and not too crazy of changes for kids in a lot of dances but it's hard bc kids and judges can't see direct competition. The only ones that go back to back are the title participants and they don't wait until the very end for title. They do that at the awards immediately following the section of the day title solos competed. They did the 12 and under awards early on Sunday and saved the 12 and over For final awards. But yes it does require you or a representative to stay until final awards.

Plus the have a fun theme song they play to start their awards [smile] it's totally 80s awesome lol
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emmasissy7

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We've done it for years and years. It is a long weekend and we usually have the distinction of being the last dance of Saturday and the first on Sunday. LOL  Not much to add from above posters. We like it and the staff is very nice.

The theme song is fun and we tend to be the obnoxious moms in the back screaming along with it by Sunday night. We have begged SO to do a group dance to it but to no avail. 

Enjoy
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Twinkletoesx2

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We've done it for years and years. It is a long weekend and we usually have the distinction of being the last dance of Saturday and the first on Sunday. LOL  Not much to add from above posters. We like it and the staff is very nice.

The theme song is fun and we tend to be the obnoxious moms in the back screaming along with it by Sunday night. We have begged SO to do a group dance to it but to no avail. 

Enjoy


Have you ever done their nationals?
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NCKDAD

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We've done it for years and years. It is a long weekend and we usually have the distinction of being the last dance of Saturday and the first on Sunday. LOL  Not much to add from above posters. We like it and the staff is very nice.

The theme song is fun and we tend to be the obnoxious moms in the back screaming along with it by Sunday night. We have begged SO to do a group dance to it but to no avail. 

Enjoy


Omg i feel like we could be from the same studio- lol
I haven't asked for a group to it but I've asked her to ask if they would sell it as a ringtone- lol!
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NCKDAD

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Have you ever done their nationals?


We haven't done their nationals but we have friends who have several times. I can ask them questions for you...

We may go just with our girls solos to one this year bc they both have scholarship money and national team invite and it coincides perfectly with an out of state family vacation we are planning- with free room and board [wink] thought it could be fun to have the experience of doing a nationals or comp that way too- we've only ever done with the whole team.
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SlackerMom

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My daughter's school has done Turn It Up. We attended their nationals at Cape Cod last summer as well. The comp is well run. They keep things moving along but not so much that it feels rushed. Most comps we attend run three days (Friday night, all day Saturday, most of Sunday) so their setup seems normal to me. We have been impressed with the staff and feel the judging is fair.
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