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2017 World Finals - Starquest
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2017 World Finals - Starquest
2017 World Finals - Starquest
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StarQuest Dance Jayme Wappel

For this month’s StarQuest Spotlight, we choose to feature a familiar name in the StarQuest family – Jayme Wappel. The daughter of StarQuest’s President and Founder, Steve Wappel, Jayme trained at her home studio in North Carolina and The Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA before embarking on a professional performance career. Since graduating from […]

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The RESULTS Are In! Waterbury | Youngstown | St. Louis I | Portland Long Island II | Upland | Hackensack | Denver Buffalo | Kansas City | Indianapolis I | Detroit I Durham | Concord | Ft. Lauderdale | Seattle   Show Off Your StarQuest Style! Members of the StarQuest dance family have been showing off their #SQStyle across the country, with swag from the new StarQuest Online Boutique! Dancers are loving the 5-Six-Seven-8 pullover – perfect for throwing on […]

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Spring marks the dance competition season’s halfway point and is a great time for dance parents to encourage your dancer to try something new. There is always something for your dancer to explore – like diving into a new character, making different food choices to support their dancer body, or even looking for a new summer program! […]

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By StarQuest’s resident behavioral specialist, Dr. Marcie Beigel. There is no way to do it on your own. Not as a parent and certainly not as a dancer.  If working on teams is essential and inevitable, then what is the secret to a good team? The answer is simple: the behavior of the participants! While you […]

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For this month’s StarQuestian Spotlight, I chose to highlight the School of Dreams Academy Dance Team from Los Lunas, New Mexico. Operating as an extra-curricular program at School of Dreams Academy, the S.O.D.A. dancers are their school’s primary competitive sport and competed at StarQuest Albuquerque for the first time this February. The S.O.D.A charter school operates under […]

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Between last minute rehearsals, packing for comp day, and the excitement of making new friends (and reconnecting with old ones, too) – dance competition weekends can be exhausting! For this month’s Judges’ Corner – we asked two of our StarQuest judges for some tips on how to stay energized all competition weekend long! What are your […]

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  By dance career coach Catherine Mancuso. The odds are that you have or will sustain an injury over your lifetime as a dancer, but did you realize that most injuries are caused by fatigue and burnout? Many of us are experiencing low grade inflammation throughout our bodies on a daily basis which causes our bodies […]

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By StarQuest’s resident behavioral therapist, Dr. Marcie Biegel. It’s the day of the competition. Your dancer practiced hard and is ready to give it their all on stage. Their costume is perfect, their hair is set, and the team is ready to rock! Then just a few hours before go time your small dancer comes to […]

StarQuest Performing Arts Competition

For this month’s StarQuestian Spotlight series, I choose to highlight the Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre. Established in 1998, Chi-CDT promotes dance arts stemming from a historically black lens. February is Black History Month, and Chi-CDT’s educational philosophy continues to highlight the achievements of African-American dancers while inspiring the next generation. I had the opportunity to […]

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Dance competition judges have the rewarding but challenging job of critiquing dancers’ routines in a way that helps you grow from the competition experience. But how do your judges’ on competition day make sure their critiques are presented in a way that encourages dancers? We sat down with a few of our 2017 StarQuest judges to find out! […]