Be sure to check out the 2018 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

Autumn Nygaard

Autumn’s 2017 Entry Essay


It is the essence of dance itself- sculpting music, words, and sounds into shapes thus breathing life into movements, that make it such a captivating art form. However; it is the intertwined art of vulnerability that makes it so powerful, so human, so raw. As I failed and triumphed on my journey through dance, I came to the realization I was not only transforming as a dancer, but as a human being. I realized that the true power dance possesses lies in the power to be human. To strip ourselves raw and let strangers in; share our stories with sincere authenticity. To showcase our faults, and our hearts, to be utterly vulnerable. To let these unfamiliar humans in and connect to their souls. This is the substance of dance. I feel there is no greater privilege than to make connections silently, through my heart by way of this truly breathtaking phenomenon.


Autumn Nygaard
Prestige Arts Company


STARPOWER is proud to offer this fabulous scholarship opportunity for our dancers ages 17 and up.

STARPOWER wants to encourage and help our dancers to further their education after high school
and is going to be awarding $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS to chosen dancers in 2018!
In order to qualify and apply you must meet the following requirements:


Must be 17 years of age or older

Must compete at a Starpower event

Must show proof of applications or acceptance into a school of higher education (applicant does not have to pursue dance in order to qualify)

Must write a 100 word essay explaining why you think you should receive this award and return it via email to Noelle Pate at by June 1st, 2018


Must list Studio Name and Starpower Championship you plan on attending in the body of email


Winners will be announced at the live broadcast of our Battle of the Stars this summer!


We sincerely hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Scholarship Winners!

Dancer Of The Year
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