StarQuest Dance Competition

Setting measurable goals is one of the best ways to grow as a dancer. But as the season progresses, it can be easy to lose sight of the goals you set your sights on in September. In this month’s Judges’ Corner – we asked Jenn Haws, one of our StarQuest Judges, how, when teaching, they hold […]

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By StarQuest’s resident behavioral specialist, Dr. Marcie Beigel. As parents, you want to guide your child to success. However, do you know where the line is between guidance that is productive and guidance that is destructive? Here is the tricky part: that line is unique to each family!  To find this edge for your small being […]

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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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Teamwork truly makes the dream work! A dancer’s team is like your second family, and to achieve your goals on competition day – it’s important that your second family is working together! In this month’s StarQuest Judges’ Corner – hear from four of our judges and learn how they encourage their dancers to work together towards […]

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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 […]