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Lisa Ho, Natasha Gorrie, and Danielle Gardner to Judge in Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Competition Adjudication Team

Lisa Ho
Lisa Ho
Judge
Natasha Gorrie
Natasha Gorrie
Judge
Danielle Gardner
Danielle Gardner
Judge

For full details, please visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Dance Competition event page.

Cathryn Croft, Phil LaDuca, and Melena Rounis revealed as Vancouver Judges

Vancouver Dance Competition Adjudication Team

Cathryn Croft
Cathryn Croft
Judge
Phil Laduca
Phil Laduca
Judge
Melena Rounis
Melena Rounis
Judge

For full details, please visit the Vancouver Dance Competition event page.

Josh Beamish, Bree Wasylenko, and Corey Gorewicz Judging in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Dance Competition Adjudication Team

Josh Beamish
Josh Beamish
Judge
Bree Wasylenko
Bree Wasylenko
Judge
Corey Gorewicz
Corey Gorewicz
Judge

For full details, please visit the Winnipeg Dance Competition event page.

Nico Archambault, Samantha Hunt, and Miles Faber - Your Thunder Bay Judges

Thunder Bay Dance Competition Adjudicators

Nicolas Archambault
Nicolas Archambault
Judge
Samantha Hunt
Samantha Hunt
Judge
Miles Faber
Miles Faber
Judge

For full details, please visit the Thunder Bay Dance Competition event page.

Faye Rauw, Miles Faber, and Danielle Gardner - Saskatoon Judges

Saskatoon Dance Competition Adjudication Team

Faye Rauw
Faye Rauw
Judge
Miles Faber
Miles Faber
Judge
Danielle Gardner
Danielle Gardner
Judge

For full details, please visit the Saskatoon Dance Competition event page.

Most Likes Photo's for the August 2012

A Voice for Thunderstruck Nation

We are always working to include you in the conversation about Thunderstruck Canada. The time invested in photographing every routine from this season and then going through thousands of photos from each event to pick our favorites is not an easy task. There are so many great shots of great dancers and performances that by no means can we show them all. We do our best. From there we take a number of these photos for different parts of the website, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest. For instance, you may notice throughout the site that on most pages the images will change each time you visit because we simply could not pick one image.

We know you love the photo's as much as we do. We are always looking for ways to have you part of the Thunderstruck Canada conversation. Both getting and highlighting the images you like best is one way of doing this. Please visit our blog post: Like Your Facebook Photo's - Monthly Leader Gets Featured! for full explanation of how to get your photo featured.

Here are your August selections from our 2012 Regional Dance Competitions.

August 2012 Selections

Barrie Facebook Photo for August
Barrie Dance Competition
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Calgary Facebook Photo for August
Calgary Dance Competition
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Ottawa Facebook Photo for August
Ottawa Dance Competition
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Sudbury Facebook Photo for August
Sudbury Dance Competition
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Thunder Bay Facebook Photo for August
Thunder Bay Dance Competition
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Vancouver Facebook Photo for August
Vancouver Dance Competition
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Like Your Facebook Photo's - Monthly Leader Gets Featured!

Like Your Facebook Photo's - Monthly Leader Gets Featured!

How to Get your Photo Featured

On the last day of each month beginning August 31, 2012, the photo with the most Facebook "Likes" for each Regional Competition we hosted this past season will get featured on both the Facebook and websites event page for that Regional Competition, and will be included in the 2013 program. This will run through until January. In total, six (6) photos from each regional competition will be selected. They will be selected from Thunderstruck Canada's Photo Album's (Likes on images shared out to personal profile or pages will are not included). A photo can only be featured once, so there are six chances for each Regional Dance Competition from 2012. Once a photo has been featured, regardless of how many additional "Likes" it receives, the photo with the next highest amount of "Likes" will be selected. In the event that an image is a soloist, they cannot be featured a second time.

In the event a photo shares the same number of "Likes", the photo with the most combined shares & comments will be selected. If this is also the same, Thunderstruck Canada will break the tie.

2012 Facebook Photo Albums

2012 FDC PCA Winner - A Tribute to Jordan Fram, Project Dance

FDC People's Choice 2012 Winner

2012 FDC's Peoples Choice Award

The Federation of Dance Competitions (FDC) People's Choice Online Vote has ended and Project Dance's routine "A Tribute To Jordan Fram" topped the voting from all the Thunderstruck Regional entries across North America with the most online votes.

Project Dance will represent Thunderstruck at the annual FDC Gala in Cancun this September with an expense paid trip courtesy of Thunderstruck Canada.

Congratulations to Maegan and Project Dance, all the dancers that performed the routine, and to everyone that supported them by voting. It is great that they will represent Canada.

Here is a link to our YouTube Channel where you can watch the winning routine "A Tribute To Jordan Fram"

New Scoring Scale

Scoring Scale

As we continue to strive to improve our competition we always look to measure changes on how they will affect the fun, fairness, and compete level at our events across all of our age and performance divisions. After consulting with a number of our adjudicators, we've made the decision to introduce new adjudication levels at the top and bottom of the scoring scale.

We are introducing a Platinum Thunder at the top end. This is an award that is super hard to receive and is replacing the higher end of our Lightning Gold range with something special. Previously, the Lightning Gold award spanned over 15 to 22 points depending on the performance divisions. For instance, this past season a Rock Star that scored a 285 received a Lightning Gold, but so did the routine that scored a 295. Now, for Rock Star anything over 290 will get Platinum and routines scoring 283 to 289.99 will get Lightning Gold.

We've also added a Bronze award on the lower end. This effectively has allowed us to tighten up the range between awards throughout our scoring scale so that routines score within a certain award level will be closer.

Here is a look at the new scoring scale:

Future Star DivisionShining Star DivisionRock Star Division
284.00-300.00 = Platinum Thunder287.00-300.00 = Platinum Thunder290.00-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
277.00-283.99 = Lightning Gold280.00-286.99 = Lightning Gold283.00-289.99 = Lightning Gold
267.00-276.99 = High Gold270.00-279.99 = High Gold273.00-282.99 = High Gold
255.00-266.99 = Gold258.00-269.99 = Gold261.00-272.99 = Gold
240.00-254.99 = High Silver243.00-257.99 = High Silver246.00-260.99 = High Silver
225.00-239.99 = Silver228.00-242.99 = Silver231.00-245.99 = Silver
210.00-224.99 = Bronze213.00-227.99 = Bronze216.00-230.99 = Bronze

"From Ballerinas to Showgirls" - Dance Moms - Episode 9

From Ballerinas to Showgirls

For those of you in Canada who missed the show last night on the Slice Network and want to see what the buzz is about, we have decided to provide a link to the full episode featuring Thunderstruck as well as take a moment to clarify a few of things:

1. The episode features the Thunderstruck International Finals, not the Las Vegas Regional Dance Competition.

2. The studio registered themselves as "Collins Avenue" and not "Abbey Lee Miller", if you are looking for the overalls on our Results page.

3. We do NOT endorse the content of this show.

4. We stand behind our Judges who did an exceptional job despite comments to the contrary.

5. As a result of the deceitful business tactics used to gain special permission to attend Finals coupled with several misrepresentations of the event, Collins Avenue will not be permitted to film any future Thunderstruck Dance Competition. See LifeTime's Dance Mom's Banned from Thunderstruck.

The full episode of "From Ballerinas to Showgirls" Episode 9, Season 1 of LifeTime's Dance Moms.

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