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Chuck Crist

In Memory of Chuck Crist

The entire SDA Dance Family mourns the loss of Chuck Crist. He was such an amazing individual who loved others so fiercely. The number of lives he touched and memories he created was immeasurable. Although he was an integral part of Starpower, our loss goes much deeper, as we have lost a brother and a true friend.

Breast Cancer Awareness
Noelle’s Story

Noelle Pate PackettDear #DanceFamily,

 

I am a firm believer that knowledge is power. When you have knowledge, often you are presented with options.

 

My mom, Jeanne was one of kind. She was a significant contributor, from the beginning, helping to set the foundation for Starpower. She was also diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the young age of 35, and then received a bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery at diagnosis.  At the time I was only 3 years old.  She had a good run of healthy years, even with the cancer still in her lymphatic system.  However, in 1992 the cancer came back with a bang, filling her lungs with fluid and spreading to other organs. She fought hard, and finally passed 4 years later.

 

My mom’s side of the family was riddled with cancers of all types, so I decided to educate myself, seeking to understand my options as it pertained to my own health. I started with regular self-breast exams, clinical breast exams every 6 months, mammograms, and MRI’s. I then made the decision to be tested for the different types of genetic mutations that can increase your risk of ovarian, breast, and other cancers. Since my Mom’s Sister had already been tested and was negative for the mutations, I was fairly confident I would be as well.

 

Noelle Pate PackettMy test results came back, and I am a true X-woman. I have the BRAC-2 Genetic Mutation. This greatly increases my chance of Breast and Ovarian Cancer which terrified me beyond belief. Again, since knowledge is power, I made the life changing decision to receive a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery. I thought long and hard, met with doctors, and talked with other women with similar experiences.  I felt empowered and confident in my decision. It was a very difficult surgery, but I could not chance my daughter or my husband experiencing what I went through with my mom.

 

I was incredibly grateful, being in a position to take control of my situation. If you have a strong family history of Ovarian or Breast Cancer, you have options. The blood test is simple and most insurances cover the expense, if there is a family history of cancer. Genetic counselors are rich with knowledge and resources. There are also less drastic options than the path I chose. You have to find what’s best for you.

 

Noelle Pate PackettI am amazed at the number of women I have spoken to, who aren’t receiving regular mammograms, and who are unaware of all the preventative options that are available. If I can help even one woman with my story, then I have succeeded. I am grateful for the knowledge I have, and I am grateful to be alive, healthy, happy, and doing what I love in this wonderful world of dance.

 

My goal is to help more women be inspired to gain knowledge and strength!

 

With Love,

Noelle

 

 Be sure to check out the 2021 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

2021 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition


2021 Schedule

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February 12-14 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 12-14 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 19-21 | Boca Raton, FL

Venue: FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 19-20 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: HyVee Arena
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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February 19-21 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Music Hall
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Technical Institute
Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Lancaster, PA (I)

Venue: The Pullo Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-15 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Planet Hollywood
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Raleigh, NC

Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-15 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Saint Charles, MO

Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Waterford, MI

Venue: Mott High School
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Wichita, KS

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines
Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Hartford, CT

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Mar 09, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 16-18 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 16-18 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: JW Marriott
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 16-17 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Meadowlands, NJ

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince Georges Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: Hylton High School
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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May 7-9 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Meadowlands, NJ III

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 21-22 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
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May 21-23 | Honolulu, Hawaii

Venue: Leeward Theatre
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
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May 28-30 | Lancaster, PA (II)

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention
Deadline: May 7, 2021
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May 28-30 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 7, 2021
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TBA

Long Island, NY
Memphis, TN
Middleton, WI
Sparta, NJ
Wichita, KS

 


 

2021 Nationals

June 22-26 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: May 25, 2021
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June 27-July 1 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: May 30, 2021
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June 28-July 2 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: May 31, 2021
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June 28-July 2 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: May 31, 2021
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July 3-7 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
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July 6-10 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: Jun 8, 2021
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July 12-16 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
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July 18-22 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 20, 2021
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