Posts Tagged ‘dance competition’

DTU – Iowa

October 25, 2018

It was an awesome day at the Iowa Regional for DTU!  I love judging for this organization!                                                                              […]

New Larkspur Services

May 5, 2018

We’re excited to announce the successful rollout of two new Larkspur services this year! The first is the administration of tryouts/auditions for dance teams.  Having us come in and handle clinics and tryouts for your team will make a process that is oftentimes a strain and stressor actually more enjoyable for coaches.  It will also […]

Congrats to the KC Classic Crew!

May 2, 2018

We are very lucky to have a very special group helping out at our competition called The KC Classic Crew!  Most of them were former competitors at the KC Classic and now dance on their college teams.  Congratulations to these dancers that are near and dear to our hearts!  It was great cheering you on! […]

KC Classic Teams Year-End Recap

May 2, 2018

The school year is coming to an end so it’s a good time to take a look back and recognize some great achievements from the teams that came to The Kansas City Classic!  Congratulations to all the teams on all their accomplishments!  It’s been a joy cheering for you and watching you soar!  Best of […]

IHSDTA State

March 16, 2018

A huge thank you to the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for having me out to judge this season!  I LOVE THE HOOSIER STATE!  They SHOW ME so much love!  (See what I did there?)  And now that I’ve had a week to decompress, and the opportunity to allow people who take better photos […]

MDTA State Championship

February 28, 2018

It was another great year at the Family Arena!  Thank you to all the board members, coaches, teams, judges, staff, spectators…EVERYONE who made the day go so well!  I love Missouri and its dance teams and I’m so proud to be a part of it.  And I’m so proud of The Kansas City Classic teams! […]

DTU Nationals

February 21, 2018

What a weekend!  I was so happy for dear friends who took some major risks and huge leaps of faith to start their own competition from the ground up.  So much thought and preparation are behind just the vision itself, and what they wanted Dance Team Union to be.  To see it all come to […]

Dance Team Union

January 26, 2018

I was happy to judge for Dance Team Union again, this time in Louisiana.  I fell in love with Baton Rouge!  When some moms that were running concessions asked where I was from, and I told them Kansas City, Missouri, they said, “Oh, so you’re pretty much Southern.”  I considered that one of the best […]

Miss Kansas Drill Team Festival 2018

January 21, 2018

I had a fantastic time once again at the Miss Kansas Drill Team Festival!  I love this contest for so many reasons.  It has such a rich history.  I think the first MKDTF was in 1985 or maybe even earlier!  There is so much dance team talent in the state of Kansas, and that talent […]

2017 Kansas City Classic

December 13, 2017

It was a great day for dance teams at the 2017 Kansas City Classic!  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the duos, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, the KC Classic Crew, and all the spectators who came to support these wonderful dancers!  Click here for […]

The ONE Love Movement

November 13, 2017

I was so excited and honored to be a part of this fantastic event again this year at Olathe North! The O.N.E. Love Movement has been inspired by Kristin Sudeikis, an Olathe North alum who is now an artistic director and choreographer. Their mission is to unite local dancers in the Kansas City area in […]

Dance Team Union

November 10, 2017

I had the best time last weekend judging for DTU!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the Pella, Iowa competition!  I can’t say enough good things about this organization.  It was started by some really awesome people who are no strangers to the dance team world to fulfill a need […]

IHSDTA Fall Coaches’ Conference

October 16, 2017

Many thanks to the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for having me as a speaker at their Fall Coaches’ Conference!  I enjoyed being a part of the judge training and talking to coaches on “upping their coaching game.”  Thank you, coaches, for all you do!  Your fantastic work with these kids is benefitting them […]

2016-17 State and Nationals Dance Team Recap

March 29, 2017

STATE  This year brought so much growth to The Kansas City Classic teams and it was awesome to watch and, in some cases, participate in this growth!  All the credit should be given to the dancers and their dedicated coaches.  Congratulations to the following KC Classic teams on their placements at the Missouri State Dance Team […]

IHSDTA 2017

March 25, 2017

Many thinks once again to the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for having me as a judge this season!  I always enjoy my time in the Hoosier State.  So much talent and hospitality!  I was very touched and honored when IHSDTA Judging Coordinator Kelly Berheide referred to me as an honorary Hoosier and when she says that I […]

Missouri State Dance Team Championship

February 28, 2017

It took me a couple of days to recover from my Site Coordinator job for the Missouri State Dance Team Championship this past weekend.  What a great couple days of dance, highlighting all the fantastic talent from our fabulous state!  My favorite moments:  Seeing past and present Kansas City Classic dancers!  They’ve gone on to […]

Miss Kansas Drill Team Festival 2017

January 30, 2017

I think the theme for Miss Kansas this year was flexibility, and if it wasn’t, then it should have been.  In it’s long history, this is the first time the competition had to cancel due to an impending ice storm that brought the entire Kansas City area to a standstill, while we all waited for […]

2016 Kansas City Classic

December 11, 2016

It was a great day for dance teams at the 2016 Kansas City Classic!  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, and all the spectators who came to support these wonderful dancers!  Click here for the results.  It’s going to be another […]

IHSDTA Competitions

March 22, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart to the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for having me and Kayla judge invitationals, regionals and state this year!  There is so much talent in the state, AND I’ve  met so many great people there as well.  It was a fantastic competition […]

Missouri Dance Team Championship

February 22, 2016

We love Missouri and its dance teams!  The weekend started on Friday with the solo competition.  Kayla, Natalie and Fallon got to help judge 82 solos.  I’m very proud of some KC Classic dancers who placed in the top half of their class: Freshman Solos: Katie Rhodus, Kearney 1st Alaina Lee, Liberty North 2nd JoAnna […]

Kansas Competitions

February 12, 2016

I was so happy to be asked to judge the Miss Kansas Dance and Drill Team Festival this year!  It’s such a neat contest!  I love how the director, Gail Holder, always makes it about something more than trophies.  This year the focus was on being present (put away those phones and really connect!), remembering […]

2015 Kansas City Classic

December 14, 2015

It was a great day for dance teams at the 2015 Kansas City Classic!  Our fifth year was held in the brand new field house at Liberty High School.  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, and all the spectators who […]

Aerial Sessions at Voler!

March 27, 2015

The aerial sessions for the Overall High Point Winners at The Kansas City Classic have begun!  A huge thank you to our good friend Rachel at Voler for being so awesome and supportive of Larkspur and The Kansas City Classic since day one, AND for being such a great teacher!  During the sessions, she taught the […]

Thank you, IHSDTA!

March 26, 2015

I’m so grateful to the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for having me again this year to judge invitationals, regionals and state!  It was like I “wintered” in Indiana, and I loved every minute of it.  IHSDTA has really grown into quite the powerhouse organization, and I always learn so much from some really […]

MDTA State Solo Competition

March 16, 2015

Kansas City Classic teams were also well represented in the first ever Missouri Dance Team Championship Solo Competiton!  In the Sophomore Division, Tanner Frisbey from William Chrisman High School won 1st and Megan Bishop from Blue Springs South won 2nd!  You can see a great piece Fox 4 did on Tanner right here.  In the […]