8 Articles to Help You Win Big this Dance Competition Season

January 23rd, 2017 by Mariel Rosen

StarQuest Performing Arts Competition

StarQuest Performing Arts Competition

The 24th StarQuest competition season kicks off this week! Whether this is your first competition or 40th, preparing for the big day can sometimes feel overwhelming. Check out these eight great articles to help set yourself up for success on dance competition day!


Is winning the only thing on your mind? Check out 3 Tips for a Platinum Plus Dance Competition Experience by award-winning dancer and TEDx speaker Jess Grippo on the official StarQuest blog. StarQuest Performing Arts Competition Here, learn why she thinks if you’re only focused on getting things “perfect” on stage, you’re missing out!

Are you a dance parent heading to your first competition? Check out Dance Mom Survival Tips for Competition Day by YourDailyDance for some great reminders of helpful items that will make the first time you see your dancer shine on stage even more stellar. Also read What to Expect at Dance Competitions from My Life as a Dancem0m for some inside info on what your day at the dance competition could look like.

Did you just double-check your competition makeup to find that your compacts are already starting to crumble? StarQuest Dance Competition Instead of wasting money on a replacement (and dealing with the huge mess broken makeup creates), check out this Life Hack: Fixing Your Compact from The Dance Exec.

Speaking of makeup – stage makeup can be confusing for first-timers. Check out this tutorial where it’s kate takes you through how to put on your best face for the judges – including how to apply fake eyelashes!

StarQuest Dance Competition
Nerves happen, especially on competition day! But don’t stress! Read Why Do I Have Pre-Competition Nerves? How To Put Your Butterflies to Bed (for Good!) on the official StarQuest blog for five steps to help you refocus and shine.

Dance competition days can be exhausting – so it’s important to make sure you’re fueling your body with nutrients to keep you performing at the top of your game. Check out Snack Time! on the Discount Dance blog for some ideas of healthy snacks to keep your energy up!

A great way to bring your team together and get excited to take the stage is by jamming to a pump-up playlist! Check out gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman’s playlist and get ready to rock your routine!


Competition Prep!

How are you and your team preparing to take Competition Day by storm? Make a list of what you are going to to do set yourself up for success on the big day, and share it with your team and teachers!


Mariel Pauline Rosen is the StarQuest social media concierge. She likes shiny things and believes in your sparkle!