One 2019 Regionals performance was chosen to represent each state of the United States in the StarQuest’s Viral Video U.S. 2019 Competition! Each week, three states will compete against each other on Facebook and Instagram to be StarQuest’s Viral Video U.S. 2019 Week Winner. In November, all of the Viral Video U.S. Week Winners will […]

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Sarah Hay

Originally intending to be a world class ballerina, Golden Globe nominee Sarah Hay found her big break in acting while staying true to her dance roots. The young actress struggled to find her place in the spotlight, but with a strong support system and a solid build-up of resilience, Hay finally found her calling on […]

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo is an English street dancer, choreographer, and actor. He is best known as the leader of British dance troupe, Diversity. Banjo’s choreography and work with the group has been critically acclaimed and his impact on the street dancing community has been immense.   Loosening The Art Born on October 4th, 1988, Banjo began […]


Developing our technique is extremely important, however it can be cumbersome and slow to see any results. A lot of times, as you repeat over and over your pliés, tendus and relevés, it can get monotonous. You might find yourself asking, “Why am I doing this?” or “What is this helping?”. In today’s blog, we […]


In case you haven’t walked into any store, anywhere, it’s the Holiday season! This time of the year can be challenging for your classes as well. I like to call it the “Holidaze”. Holidaze is the process of your class losing concentration, becoming chattier, and finding anyway to distract the dance teacher during the holiday […]

Chief Production Officer

Many decisions are made daily at StarQuest. However, there is one person that all decisions must be run through first, our Chief Production Officer, Caitlyn Pickering. Let’s check-in with Caitlyn and learn more about what she does!   What does a Chief Production Officer Do? This is a difficult question to answer! The short answer […]

Frederick Hawkins

Known for his investment into the arts and widespread academic knowledge, Frederick Hawkins was a male pioneer for modern dance. His intense training and dedicated desire to the world of dance led him to become well-known in the industry while also leaving behind a legacy for other male dancers to follow in his footsteps.   […]

Juggling Dance

These days, many people are expected to keep up a busy schedule with many different hobbies. There’s nothing wrong with having a variety of interests. But it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. How can you fit in time to go to dance rehearsal, swimming practice, debate club, and still have […]

Kristy Sellars

Recently crowned the champion of Australia’s Got Talent, acclaimed pole dancer Kristy Sellars has been perfecting her art since childhood! Despite growing up with a solid dance background, Sellars did not find her place in the dance industry until she was introduced to the art of pole dancing.   Finding Her Path Born in 1986 […]

Michael Flatley

Re-establishing a cultural phenomenon on a national and global level, Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley has become one of the most successful Celtic dancers in the world. Breaking records and boundaries, this world record holder has constantly made waves while motivating others to follow their roots and create something new.   A Traditional Upbringing Flately was […]

Backstage Behavior

November 18th, 2019 by Elizabeth Radabaugh

Backstage Behavior

It’s now November and you probably have a good handle on your day to day routine. Your classes are set, your routines are finished (or almost finished) and you’re starting to polish up your competition numbers. While you’re busy cleaning your dances, working on your technique and presenting the right costume, don’t forget your etiquette- […]