Symposium Talent Contest
Symposium Talent Contest is a mid-west based dance competition that has been hosting events for over 30 years. Symposium's directors are sensitive to the needs of dancers, teachers and parents alike because they fill all of those rolls themselves. Melissa was a competitive dancer and even competed at Symposium. She now owns a dance studio and attends several competitions each year with her students. Melissa and Jason have 4 children so they understand the parent perspective as well! For the Symposium staff our contests are about enjoying weekends of dance and creating and fostering friendships with all who join them.
The Symposium judging pool is comprised of teachers and industry professionals who also have teaching experience. The Westphals believe that teachers are the best judges because they understand and appreciate the journey that the teacher/choreographer and dancers have been on leading them to the performance. Symposium uses a panel of three judges who all complete a video critique and digital score sheet for each routine.
At Symposium we strive to promote age appropriate music selections, costumes and choreography. We thank you for letting your dancers shine in a manner which is respectful of their age.