One 2018 Regionals performance was chosen to represent each state of the United States in the StarQuest’s Viral Video U.S. Competition! During the past 14 weeks, three states competed against each other on Facebook and Instagram to be StarQuest’s Viral Video U.S. Week Winner. On November 5- November 18th, all of the Viral Video U.S. Week […]

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Meghan Markle

Many young girls dream of one day embodying the image of a classic Disney Princess. What happens when that dream turns into a reality? This week’s #WomanOfInterest went from finding success on stage to locating love as the newly titled Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle’s journey from the theatre stage to the world’s spotlight has […]

Amar Gamal

One dance genre that is mesmerizing to any audience is belly-dancing. Our #DancerDose this week has mastered this art. Amar Gamal is a world-renowned belly dancer and proud Cuban immigrant with an inspiring story to tell.   Childhood in Miami Gamal was born in Havana, Cuba, and soon immigrated to the US as a child. […]

Audition Prep

Auditions—something every dancer must face. Want to know how to alleviate nerves, and ace your next audition? Check out this quick audition guide to the most effective ways to prepare for any and all future auditions you may face.   Doing The Research Before going into your audition, it is important to research the company […]

Jackie Burns

With determination, you can do anything. That’s especially true for our #WhereAreTheyNow star, Jackie Burns. A competition dancer from Connecticut turned into the longest-running Elphaba on Broadway? Jackie has a career that has truly defied gravity.    Early Life Growing up in her Connecticut hometown of Ivorytown, Jackie, now 36, was first introduced to the […]

Amalia Hernandez

A strong woman does not let anyone get in the way of her dreams. That’s at least true for this week’s #WomanOfInterest, Amalia Hernandez! Not only did she follow her love of Mexican culture, she was one of the biggest influencers in creating the bridge between Mexico and the U.S. She is an inspirational woman […]

Brian Friedman

It’s impressive when a dancer makes a strong career for themselves. Well, our #DancerDose of the week started his career at just eleven years old! Check out the inspirational story of star dancer and choreographer, Brian Friedman.   A Studio Owner By Sixteen Brian is originally from the Chicago area and grew up in a […]

Hydration

What’s one thing that’s as important (or possibly more?) as stretching and staying warm in a dance class? HYDRATION. That’s right. In this week’s blog we’re going to share with you a carefully selected list of cool water bottles, gadgets, and apps that will help remind you to #drinkwater and #stayhydrated!   1. Hidrate Spark […]

Morgan Parker

Our #WomanOfInterest not only has a way for words but uses them to empower young black women across the country. Morgan Parker’s poetry and literature empower females to break through the glass ceiling.   West Coast to East Coast Morgan Parker spent her childhood in Southern California with a firefighter as a father and an […]

Jon Rua

“ARE YA READY KIDS?!?!” Our #DancerDose of the week, Jon Rua, CAN’T HEAR YOU from all the way in Bikini Bottom. This Broadway dancer has a career that would knock the square pants off of Spongebob any day!   Who is Jon Rua? An Actor. Singer. Dancer. Choreographer. He sure does it all, including an […]

Tips For Young Dancers

As young dancers grow into seasoned pros, they learn a lot of valuable lessons on the way. There is nothing that can replace years of hard-earned experience. In the meantime, you can learn from the lessons of experienced dancers! Here are some tips from superstar dancers that you can use in your everyday life!   […]