Event Information

DanceSport Stage

Dates

  • Friday, April 3, 2020 (if needed)
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020 (if needed)

Other Info

Award Ceremony following competition on Saturday AND Sunday.

 Entry Form

 Sport Information


Location

Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105


Headquarter Hotel

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


State Games of America

To view the State Games of America Qualifier Information please click here.

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: March 11, 2020

Make checks payable to Big Sky State Games

$50 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked from March 12 to March 17. No entry forms will be accepted after March 17, 2020.

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

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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

Kevin Godfrey

Kevin started dancing at the age of 15 after being bitten by the musical theater bug in High School. He tapped his way through such musicals as 42nd St, Guys and Dolls, and Crazy For You. He then went on to study dance at University of Arizona, receiving his BFA in Dance in 2003. There he studied under teachers like Susan Quinn, Michael Williams, Melissa Lowe, and Amy Ernst. He also had the opportunity to study under master teachers such as Mia Michaels, Joe Tremaine, Sherry Zunker and members of Pilobolus, Houston Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company. After graduating, Kevin studied at the EDGE under teachers like Adam Parson, Malaya, Doug Caldwell, Mandy Moore, and Teri Best. He then moved to San Diego and formed Eclectica Dance Theater for 5 years. He also taught for Malashock Dance Company and several studios in San Diego County.

Now in the Phoenix, AZ area, Kevin is the ballet master for Phoenix Contemporary Dance Company as well as a faculty member for Arizona dance Artistry and Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre. He has also been featured in shows with Tap 24.7 and choreographed for the Nutcracker.


Martika Chappell

Martika Chappell is from Salina, Kansas but attends Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She is a junior in the College of Family Studies and Human Services, a member of Delta Delta Delta, and also a member of the cheerleading squad. Martika attended Salina Central High School where she was a member of the soccer team, dance team, cheerleading team, and a baton twirler for the marching band. Martika attended NDA for two years where she was awarded an All-American Dancer. She performed in Disney World for the Christmas Extravaganza on ABC television network.

Outside of school Martika was a baton twirler for 15 years where she was also on the nationals team, danced for 7 years, and competed in dance for 4 years. She taught and trained at Prestige School of Dance and was a member of the Senior Competition Team. There, she was instructed by Kristal Huehl, who provided her with classes in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern, and tap. While at Prestige, Martika partook in several conventions and master classes. She also received several top placement awards individually and as a team member from competitions such as Talent On Parade, Elite Dance Cup, Odyssey Talent, and Starpower.

During college, Martika has been asked to judge multiple tryouts from middle school cheerleading and dance to high school cheerleading and dance. She enjoys all types of dance and is so excited to see what Montana has to show her! After college, Martika plans to become a family and marriage therapist and wants to coach competitive cheerleading or dance in the great state of Texas!


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.