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 2020 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

2020 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition

 

2020 Schedule

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February 7-9 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
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February 7-9 | Spokane, WA

Venue: First Interstate Center for the Arts (formerly INB PAC)
Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

February 14-16 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
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February 21-23 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Technical School
Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

February 22-23 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Planet Hollywood
Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

Feb 28-Mar 1 | Kansas City, MO - TENTATIVE

Venue: Memorial Hall
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Towson, MD

Venue: Goucher
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 6 - 8 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

Mar 6 - 8 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Music Hall
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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March 6 - 8 | Omaha, NE

Venue: March 6 – 8 | Century Link Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 6 - 8 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Riverside Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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March 6 - 8 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 7 - 8 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Cannon Center PAC – Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 22, 2020
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Mar 13 - 15 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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March 13-15 | Middleton, WI

Venue: Middleton High School PAC
Deadline: Feb 13, 2020
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March 13-15 | Raleigh, NC

Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center of Perf Arts
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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March 13-15 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Waterford, MI

Venue: Kettering High School
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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March 20-22 | St. Charles, MO

Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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March 27-29 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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March 27-29 | Wichita, KS

Venue: Maize South High School
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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March 27-29 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 3-5 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 3-5 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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April 3-5 | Hartford, CT

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 3-5 | Long Island, NY (East)

Venue: East Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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April 3-5 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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April 3-5 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Robinson Performance Hall
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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April 3-5 | Ft. Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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April 17-19 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 17-19 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 17-19 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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April 17-19 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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April 17-19 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Warren Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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April 24-26 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince Georges Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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April 24-26 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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April 24-26 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 24-26 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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April 24-26 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 24-26 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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April 24-26 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Omni Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: Forest Park High School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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May 1-3 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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May 1-3 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: May 01, 2020
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May 1-3 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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May 1-3 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: Hylton High School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

May 8-10 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

May 8-10 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westminster High School
Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 8-10 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

May 8-10 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 8-10 | East Brunswick, NJ (III)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 15-17 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Landmark Theatre
Deadline: May 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

May 22-24 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Lancaster County Convention Center
Deadline: May 8, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 22-24 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 8, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com


2020 Nationals Schedule

June 23-June 27 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

June 29-July 3 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
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daniella@starpowertalent.com

June 29-July 3 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

July 4-8 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin
Deadline: Jun 20, 2020
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July 6-10 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 6-10 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 12-15 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

July 19-23 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 27, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com