Event Information

DanceSport Stage

Dates

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 (if needed)
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

Other Info

Award Ceremony following competition on Saturday AND Sunday.

 2018 Entry Form

 2018 Sport Information


Location

Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105


Headquarter Hotel

SOLD OUT
Boothill Inn
Phone 1-406-245-2000
ask for BSSG Rate

Best Western Clocktower Inn
Phone 1-406-259-5511


Ballroom

Contact Andrew Baker (406-696-0373) for information about the Ballroom Competition

Entry Fees

Solo: $30/routine
Duo/Trio: $25/dancer
Group:
(Minimum 4 dancers, no maximum)
$20/dancer
Production:
(Minimum 15 dancers)
$20/dancer
Adaptive:
$10/dancer
 Online Entry Deadline: April 2, 2018
$50 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked from April 3 to April 6. No entry forms will be accepted after April 6, 2018.

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Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

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Big Sky Games is proud to welcome our amazing DanceSport Stage judges to Billings, Montana for this year's competition.

Judges' Bios

Alison Woodward

Alison Woodward grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and started dancing in creative movement classes at the age of 2. Moving into company at age 5 she studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop, but tap continued to be a passion and resulted in multiple solo routines throughout her competition career. Traveling and competing throughout Phoenix, Las Vegas, and areas of California allowed her to take classes with amazing choreographers such as Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, and Michael Rooney.

In college, while studying to be a Science Educator, Alison continued to take dance classes on the side. Working with such wonderful instructors as Michael Williams and Melissa Lowe at the University of Arizona. A few weeks in to Michael Williams tap class and Alison was soon called out to be an assistant and by the end of her college career she was helping teach the tap classes, conducting private lessons, and assisting Michael Williams during the Jazz in AZ convention classes.

Alison has always had a knack for teaching and since the age of 11 she has assisted, led warm-ups, and taught dance classes. This continued with numerous studios in the Tucson, Arizona area and eventually expanded to working competition choreography. Life changing events took Alison, and her husband, to Jacksonville, Alabama. She found work at a competitive studio in Rainbow City, but started her own competitive team, Calhoun Academy of Dance, in 2013. This past October Alison officially took over as studio Director. Calhoun Academy of Dance offers jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, tumbling, baton, and clogging. Her competitive team competes throughout Alabama.


Gracie O’Brien

Gracie O’Brien grew up in Great Falls, Montana, and started dancing at the YMCA at the age of 3. ThreE years later, at the age of 6, she moved to Billings, Montana and attended dance at Rainbow Dance, instructed by Nancy Hernandez. There she was involved in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop/Funk. Later, at the age of 12, she returned to Great Falls and attended Mountain Shadows Dance Studio. In high school, Gracie participated in cheerleading for three years, all of which she was on Varsity.

In college, while studying Arts in Media and Theatre Arts, Gracie joined the Montana State University Cat Dance Team. In January of 2000, 2002 & 2003 she attended the UDA Competition in Orlando, Florida and placed in the top 10 for of those years. She danced with the MSU Cat Dance Team for four years, during those years she did mini-camps, fundraisers, Bobcat competitions and was an instructor/choreographer for Bozeman High School.

In the fall of 2003, Gracie became an Instructor for Tanya’s Dance Studio, in Belgrade, Montana. There she worked with girls from ages 3-20’s and taught classes from Creative Movements, Kinderdance, Jazz/Funk class, and a Jazz, Funk, and Hip-Hop High School Class. She helped assist in Jazz, Lyrical, and Tape classes working middle school and high school girls. In 2005-2008 she became a dance instructor for Jazz and Cheer Dance at Missouri River Dance Studio in Great Falls. In 2011, Gracie was the Head Coach of IFL Wenatchee Valley Venom Dance Team for Professional Arena Football.

In most recent years, after starting a family in 2012, Gracie has continued to help out local high school programs at Great Falls High School and CMR. She also coached for the University of Great Falls Argo Cheer and Dance Team from 2013-2016.


Maggie Baumann

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Maggie Baumann began her formal dance training at the Beth Gaynes Dance Studio at the age of three and continued her training at the local studio for fifteen years. Throughout Baumann’s dancing career she not only had the opportunity to work on her own technique, but she was instrumental in choreography, instruction, and sharing the joy of dance with young dancers. Baumann is a graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminology. While attending Kansas State University she was an active member of the KSU Tap Dance Ensemble and the K-State Cheerleading Squad. In addition to her cheer and dance background, she choreographs for the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Competition. After graduating from Kansas State University, Baumann attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, along with her Registered Nurses’ license.

Currently, Baumann works at Nebraska Medicine as a registered nurse and clinical education coordinator. Baumann is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science program at Clarkson College and plans to graduate with this coming May.