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A Unique Dance Competition Experience

Dance To Inspire utilizes multiple levels of scoring to help dancers aspire to the next level. Inspiration Certificates will be awarded to dances for their technique and passion for dance. We want every dancer at our competition to inspire and be inspired by others, while being motivated to achieve the next level in their own dancing. Trophies will be awarded for all solos, duos, trios, groups, AND the top 1-3 in each category. Routines 1-2 points away from the next scoring level will be given Runner Up certificates to help motivate and inspire each dancer. Top 3 in each style will also be announced at each event. Judging is based on technique, execution, adjudication, choreography, and passion for dance.

"This competition was wonderful. My dancers loved the master classes. It was professional and the directors always responded to my emails within minutes. Dance To Inspire is inspiring! Thank you for a great day!"  

                                                                                              Debi's Dance Studio

                                                                                              Wilmington, MA

"My students look forward to this competition every season! They love the verbal feedback and master classes. They leave this event feeling inspired."

                                                                                               Catch the FUNk

                                                                                               Wakefield, MA

"Dance To Inspire is such a positive experience- an amazing competition that we enjoy every season."

                                                                                               Center Stage

                                                                                               Waltham, MA

"We love attending Dance To Inspire. The kids have so fun and we loved the positive feedback. It's a unique experience and we look forward to coming back."


                                                                                                K & M Studio

                                                                                                Norwood, MA


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     Meet The Judges


Makayla Ferrick

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Jessica Hood

 Jeffrey Jean-Philippe

  Laura Stevens

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   Tabitha Medeiros

Susan Chopourian
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Marissa Masson
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 Ella Menendez


 Kaitlyn Hanna

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Nina DiPerrio

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   Lisa Kelleher             Kayla Waldron       

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      Taylor Roy

Ethan Dumas

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   Amanda Dragani

    Joslyn Carter

Michaela Duffy

      Alyssa Vacca
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   Jay Staten            Cameron Brothers  Lauren Cronin

    Clare Naughton         Doug Kolakowski       Caitlin Hanacek


1.) Are your competitions typically multiple days?

We try to make all of our competitions 1-2 days only. In the event that it is more than one day, we will do our best to accommodate any studio requests. 

2.) Can you explain your scoring system?

Dancers are scored on technique, use of stage + choreography, and emotional execution. Each of these three categories can receive 1-12 points. 

3.) How can we view your pricing?

Studio owners/managers must create an account with dancecompgenie (click from our homepage tab). The rates are then available on the right hand side.

4.) Does every dance receive a trophy?

All routines receive a trophy! We also announce the top 3 in every dance style, age category, as well as the top 10 of the day. We finish every competition with our large "Inspiration award" trophy for the routine that inspired the judges the most, as well as 2 plaques that are judges' choice awards.

5.) Do you offer special awards?

Yes, we offer both special awards (inspiration awards) as well as runner up awards. Special awards are acknowledgement for a dancer or routine, whereas a runner up award is given for dances that were 1-2 points away from the next highest scoring level. 
6.) What are the details about the master class?
We offer at least 1 master class at each event! We want to offer each dancer a fun, inspiring class with one of our judges. All dancers signed up for the event can participate.
7.) How do we view our critiques? All critiques will be available 1-2 days after the event! Login into your dancecompgenie account and you will see them in the section where you uploaded your music. Your free video of the event will be emailed to you directly from 4 Star Productions/All-Star Events wilhin 1 week! 
8.) Can you explain your improv category?
Yes! You will enter the routine as the name of the dancer (example: Sallie IMPROV) and click on the dance style of your choice. You would enter the information such as age and level. You will NOT upload a song. At the event the dancer will hear 20-30 seconds of the song our judges have chosen in the style you have chosen. The dancer will then be called on stage to improv for 1 minute and 45 seconds (est.)


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