Has anyone ever gone? The dance team wants to go next year instead of USA Spirit. In the past I rejected the idea because 1) the comp is relatively new and doesn’t draw a lot of competition, and 2) it’s previously been held in Long Beach (so no Disneyland). However, in recent years more powerhouse teams have shown up, and they’ve now landed the Anaheim Convention Center. So I’m more open to it than I have been. The major draw is the “Grand National Champion” award, which is given to the team that wins in four divisions (you can enter up to seven). The studio girls who are accustomed to lots of different choreo and costumes LOVE that idea. They also love the idea of the solos, even though only one soloist is allowed per team. Which brings me to my next question: when you have a situation like that wherein only one girl on the team is eligible for something, how do you choose? I’ve already decided I’d limit the opportunity to seniors only, but it still has the potential to be a big hairy mess full of entitlement, hurt feelings, and bruised egos. Which, realistically speaking, is just another reason to avoid this and stick with USA Spirit. So has anyone gone? Is it worth it?