#SQBehindTheScenes – Road Warriors

February 4th, 2020 by Elizabeth Radabaugh

You can’t have a dance competition without the staff on-site at the event. That’s why we have our amazing Road Warriors! Let’s check-in with Kim and learn more about what life is like on the road.


What’s a road warrior?

We are the staff who you see at the events every weekend. We load in and out the equipment, train endlessly to perfect our departments, and work to ensure the event runs seamlessly and as magical as possible. All while making friendships with the dancers and studios on site!


What does a weekend as a road warrior look like?

It all starts the day before the competition starts. We pile into cars and planes and travel to a new location every week! The next thing we tackle is loading in our equipment into the venue. We either do this the night before the event starts or the morning of. The team unloads a 56 foot semi truck, set up, and test everything. We then walk the entire venue, focusing on every detail in the guest path, to ensure it is perfect and ready for you!

Road WarriorsOnce the event is set-up, all we need is you! We always start each day with a team meeting which we call Lobby Call. We then power up and test the equipment, walk the venue one last time checking every detail, and then open the doors! In addition to running the event, we love to dance and do scavenger hunts with the kids, and make friendships and memories with all of the guests. At the end of the weekend, we put all of our equipment back on the truck and send it off to the next city! The day after our event, we all travel back to our home bases and get some rest before another exciting weekend back on the road.


What do you love about working for StarQuest?

I love all the people I meet on the road! Between my fellow road warriors and the amazing guests we meet at the events, I loved getting to know new faces and learning what makes them special.

Road warriors

What do you wish the dancers and studios knew about the road warriors?

I wish everyone could see how much goes into setting up StarQuest. It is truly magical how the venue starts completely empty and we are able to build it into an incredible experience just in a matter of a few hours! From our beautiful Lobby set-up to our amazing stage, everything is hand-crafted to cater to our guests’ every need.


What is your favorite song to dance to?

Calvin Harris!


Are you interested in working at StarQuest?

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please email jobs@starquestdance.com for access to our job descriptions.


Elizabeth Radabaugh is the StarQuest Social Media Production Assistant. She loves everything Disney and delicious.