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 2019 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

2019 Dancer Of The Year Remy Thompson
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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 2019!
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 noelle@starpowertalent.com by June 1st, 2019

 

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!

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Scholarship Winners!

Dancer Of The Year
2019 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition

2019 Schedule

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February 1-3 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

February 15-17 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 01, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

February 22-24 | Portland, OR

Venue: Portland Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 08, 2019
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March 1-3 | Andover, MA

Limited Availability
Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Kansas City, MO

Sold Out
Venue: HyVee Arena
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Planet Hollywood
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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March 1-3 | Little Rock, AR

Limited Availability
Venue: Robinson Performance Hall
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Towson, MD

Limited Availability
Venue: Goucher
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 2-3 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 16, 2019
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March 8-10 | East Brunswick, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 15-17 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 15-17 | Middleton, WI

Limited Availability
Venue: Middleton High School PAC
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 15-17 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 15-17 | Sparta, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Sussex County Technical
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 15-17 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 22-24 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Fresno, CA

Limited Availability
Venue: Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Omaha, NE

Venue: Century Link Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Waterford, MI

Limited Availability
Venue: Kettering High School
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Saint Charles, MO

Limited Availability
Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Meadowlands, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 29-31 | Gilbert, AZ

Sold Out
Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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March 29-31 | Ontario, CA

Venue: Ontario Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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March 29-31 | Raleigh, NC

Sold Out
Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center of Perf Arts
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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March 29-31 | Fort Worth, TX

Sold Out
Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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April 5-7 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Memphis, TN

Limited Availability
Venue: Cannon Center PAC – Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Spartanburg, SC

Limited Availability
Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Hartford, CT

Limited Availability
Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 12-14 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | Long Island, NY (2)

Sold Out
Venue: West Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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April 12-14 | Manahawkin, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Stafford Township Arts
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | East Brunswick, NJ (2)

Sold Out
Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | Wichita, KS

Venue: Maize South High School
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sold Out
Venue: Omni Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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April 26-28 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince Georges Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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April 26-28 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | Providence, RI

Limited Availability
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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May 3-5 | Woodbridge, VA (Two Locations)

Limited Availability
Venue: Forest Park/Hylton
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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May 3-5 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Minneapolis, MN

Limited Availability
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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May 3-5 | Niagara Falls, NY

Sold Out
Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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May 3-5 | Concord, NC

Limited Availability
Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westminster High School
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Kenilworth, NJ

Venue: David Brearly High School
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | San Jose, CA

Venue: California Theatre
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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May 11-12 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Apr 27, 2019
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May 17-19 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Lankmark Theatre
Deadline: May 3, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

May 24-26 | Sandusky, OH

Limited Availability
Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 10, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 24-26 | Lancaster, PA

Limited Availability
Venue: Lancaster County Convention Center
Deadline: May 10, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com



2019 Nationals Schedule

 

June 25-29 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: Jun 11, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin
Deadline: Jun 18, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

July 3-7 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 8-12 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 9-13 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 25, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

July 15-19 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 15-19 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com