Hello Competition Dancers and Families,
I hope this message finds you all well and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I am writing to update you on the current status of competitions.
Sadly, Wharton Event Management (Festival Du Ballet and PEAK) are going out of business. They are in the process of working with their legal team to dissolve the business. They will be refunding fees paid at 55% for the 2020 season. Once we receive those refunds we will credit your individual accounts. They have NOT provided a timeline as to when we can expect to see the refund.
Synergy Competition is still working out details on how they may move forward. Currently they are looking at refunding graduating dancers only and providing credit for future competitions to all other dancers currently registered. They are considering having fall competitions, but this remains unconfirmed.
Dream Team has cancelled all events for this year and are reviewing their options for graduating dancers and the application of credits for future competitions. Please note they have not confirmed any details or committed to any one process at this time.
Star Talent is looking at the possibility of running events later in the fall, but has not committed to any process for credits or refunds at this time.
This is a challenging time for competition companies and many of them have communicated they have a 50/50 chance of staying in business. Most of their operational expenses are prepaid and they have no recourse for refunds from many of their vendors. Providing future credits for paid fees will actually impact their cash flow for the coming season and they are still reviewing to see if they could remain afloat by offering the credit option.
I will update you again as new information becomes available. Please let me know if you have any questions.