Anonymous → Why do people act like shark cookie photoshoots are so expensive? Anyone can get them for only $1800. A halfway decent dance photoshoot in Britain with a so so photographer would be at least $2500 dollars. Why doesn't everyone get shark cookie photoshoots, since they're so cheap?
He does live in LA I believe, so many families wouldn’t be willing to make the trip all the way there. It may be for personal reasons, and it can be expensive for some peopke
Anonymous → What do you think of Maddie's new Photo shoot with with Shark Cookie.... I don't think it was that amazing or really that special. I don't understand why so many people on tumblr are going to crazy and wild
I think it’s the best shoot she’s had, but not his best shoot. Make sense? I like some of the photos but not all of them. -Andi
Anonymous → What do you think about Brooke Kosinski's 'Beautiful Like Me' solo? I've seen her dance before and she's usually very good but that solo at Jump was really sloppy and slow. She didn't seem to have much energy and her legs were constantly bent, her toes weren't really pointed either. It's clear that she has the talent and flexibility for the dance, but that run seemed really off to me.
I thought so too. It just was technically sloppy.
Anonymous → Why do dancers always do photo shoots and stuff like that with Sharkcookie?
Because he’s a great photographer and the photos he takes can be used as Headshots, in portfolios etc. when dancers go to talent agencies looking to be signed, or for jobs. - Ainsleigh
And so they can be “cookiefamous” -Andi
Anonymous → If Lennox decided to focus mainly on dance, what studio do you think she'd belong to?
I’d assume she’d be independent and Hayden would choreograph for her (that’s what they do for her solo, anyway). I’m not sure where the Hopkins’ are from, but once on IG agessss ago I saw her mom say something like she’d want Molly or Alexa to choreograph for Lennox if she was more into dancing, so I guess DP or Club?
I think she would fit in really well at Club. She has the tiny-ness and flexibility :) - Andi
Anonymous → I think the reason for the Under 6 category is because it's a little unfair to kids who are still in Kindergarten or Preschool to be competing against 2nd graders. Obviously it's like that with every age but at the same time, there are things you learn between Kinder and 2nd grade that really change kids I guess :P
Haha yes I guess so! Maybe for other competitions they have 8 & Under as their mini category because (like me) they’re assuming that there aren’t very many kids in Kinder doing competition dance
Anonymous → My studio competes at ADA all the time. They just changed their age system but either way 6 & Under is it's own category and they do get quite a few entries! Minis are 7-9 years old and then Juniors are 10-12!
Oh really? haha I wouldn’t have thought that! I know minis are normally 8 & Under but I thought most minis were 7/8 years old anyway.
Thanks for letting us know!
Anonymous → CanDance and Star Systems say that 9-12 is juniors too
Anonymous → ADA has REALLY weird age classifying cause they do: 6 & Under, Mini/'Young Dancer is 7-9, Junior Dancer 10-12, Teen Dancer 13-15, Senior Dancer 16-21 and then Adult 22 & Over
That is weird! I guess they won’t get very many dancers in the mini category then, because I don’t think there’ll be many 6 & Unders competing solos…
→ For starbound and showstopper and such, the age brackets Are 12-14 teen and 15-19 seniors. I'm not so sure about. The minis
Thank you for clarifying!
Anonymous → No most competition catogories are like this: Mini's 7-10 Juniors: 11-12 teens 13-15
No, I’m fairly sure this if for Jump/Nuvo/24/7 competitions… I know for sure HOF, Starpower, Showbiz etc. use the age categories I posted earlier. - Ainsleigh
Jump/Nuvo/24/7, NYCDA and I think WCDE are minis 7-10. DEA and Velocity have about a one year difference (i.e juniors 9-12) and then practically every other comp I’ve heard of has minis 8 and under, juniors 9-11, etc such as HOF, Showbiz/Primetime, Starpower and ‘family’ (starbound, revolution etc), KAR/Rainbow, NRG, Showstoppers, Countdown, Masquerade and more.
From my own personal experience, 12 year olds are sometimes considered juniors and sometimes considered teens. - Andi
Anonymous → I find it so hard to believe how much Autumn improves on a year-to-year basis. I loved Hit Me with a Hot Note so much but it's incredibly hard to believe that that and Blow, and then Blow and Kill It are only one year apart. Every year she steps on stage she seems like a new dancer!
Wow you are 100% right… it’s hard to believe hot note was the year before Blow! But I love it when dancers improve at the rate Autumn does, it’s so good seeing them develop from year to year! - Ainsleigh
Anonymous → I just noticed this, and it's so cute I have to keep rewatching it, but in Hit Me With a Hot Note, when Autumn slides into her straddle split and then swims through, she always sticks her tongue out!
Aww that’s too cute! I’ll have to take a look at that :)
Anonymous → I've heard a few people say that Autumn is gonna have it harder this year because she's in the Teen category but is she? She's currently only 12 and her birthday is August 2nd so she won't be 13 for a while. Most competitions do their ages by the first of January so she'd still be 12 in competition, even if it's after her birthday. And the Junior category encompasses up to and including 12 year olds. Are they going to push her up because she's at the top of the age group?
I think for the most part Autumn will be in the teen category. Some please correct me if I’m wrong, but I think at most competitions the age categories are as follows:
- Mini - 8 & Under
- Junior - 9 - 11
- Teen - 12 - 14
- Senior - 15 - 18 (not 100% sure about this)
So that means that Autumn will be competing teen at competitions like HOF and Starpower. The only competition I can think of off the top of my head where she’ll still be a junior is Nuvo/Jump/24/7 which has weird age divisions. - Ainsleigh
Anonymous → whats your opinion on hallie not having a solo part in here I come?
It makes me sad :( She is definitely one of my favorite dancers from Club this season and sooooo underrated! I hope we see more of her this season, but I don’t think she didn’t get a solo part on purpose, it probably didn’t work with timing or spacing