Passion

Keeping your students interested in dance can be challenging (especially with certain age groups). How can you keep your students interested and inspired to continue to love dance? In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing how to pass on your passion for dance to your students. How can we not only educate but, spark love in […]

The Financial Administrator

There’s a lot of logistics that go into planning a competition weekend. When we have questions about money, we turn to Melissa, our awesome Financial Administrator. Let’s check-in with her and learn more about her position. 1. What does the financial administrator generally do? I take care of anything financial. From receiving payments from the […]

Merce Cunningham

Known as being a leader and developer of the abstract dance movement, Merce Cunningham has established a legacy within the dance community that has set him apart from those who came before him while encouraging others to follow their passions after him.   A Teen In Love With Dance Born on July 26th, 1909, Cunningham […]

meditation

Want to expand your abilities as a dancer? Meditate. There are a myriad of benefits meditation has on the physical and mental wellbeing of dancers. Benefit #1: Calms nerves In recent years, many performers have credited meditation’s ability to allow one to remain present in the moment to help alleviate symptoms of stage fright.  According to […]

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 […]

Technique

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 […]

Holiday

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.   […]