Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe showcase their talent.

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

At Starpower, how we perform as a company matters.

Our guarantee, “You’re always a star at Starpower!”

Our Leader

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle cannot remember a time in her life prior to dance.  Growing up as a dance studio and competition owner’s daughter, she was mesmerized by this industry.  Noelle trained under her father, Gary Pate and other well-known Master Teachers, Choreographers and Mentors and continued dancing through college.  After graduating from UNCW nearly 16 years ago with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, Noelle decided to become more active in Starpower. She joined the team full time and has learned the business from the ground up.

 

In 2017, Noelle took on a larger role within Starpower, officially leading the organization.  Noelle is committed to continuous learning, coaching and mentoring her team, creating a positive and fun client experience!

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Meet The Founders

Gary Pate

Gary has been involved in show business, entertainment and dance since the age of five. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Prince George’s College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He has owned and directed one of the largest gymnastics and dance complexes on the East Coast and was the director and choreographer for Superstars Show Troupe, one of the country’s hottest performing groups.

 

Gary and his students have appeared on the hit TV shows, Star Search, The Today Show, P.M. Magazine, and Good Morning America, have performed at the Apollo Theater, Disney World, The White House for three U.S. Presidents, the National Theater, NFL and NBA half-time shows, and were invited to perform at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

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Gary Pate Grace Wakefield

Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in

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2023 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition


2023 Schedule

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Feb 4-6 | Sewell, NJ

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Jan 14, 2022
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February 10-12 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 13, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Kansas City, MO (I)

Venue: Hyvee Arena
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Osceola Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 24-25 | Lowell, MA

Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-25 | Meadowlands, NJ

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Honolulu, HI

Venue: Leeward Theatre
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Louisville Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Raleigh/Durham, NC

Venue: Durham Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | San Jose, NC

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 11-12 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 11-12 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Fresno Convention Center – Saroyan Theatre
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Pittsburgh, PA (I)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 18-19 | St. Louis, MO

Venue: Gateway Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Landmark Theater
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Waterford, MI

Venue: Oxford High School
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Wichita, KS

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Gordon Center for Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Biloxi, MS

Venue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Pittsburgh, PA (II)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Madison, WI

Venue: River Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince George’s Equestrian Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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May 5-7 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 5-7 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 5-7 | Woodbridge, VA (2 Locations)

Venue: Hylton High School / Forest Park High School
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 12-14 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 13-14 | Meadowlands, NJ (III)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 19-21 | East Brunswick, NJ (III)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 21, 2023
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May 19-21 | Escondido, CA

Venue: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Deadline: Apr 19, 2023
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May 19-21 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Renasant Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 21, 2023
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May 26-28 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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May 26-28 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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TBA

Anchorage, AK
Ft Myers, FL
Houston, TX
Long Island, NY
Redondo Beach, CA
Sparta, NJ
Towson, MD

 


 

2023 Nationals

June 19-23 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: TBA
Deadline: May 19, 2023
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Point Of Contact:
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June 26-30 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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June 26-30 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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June 26-30 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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July 4-8 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: June 4, 2023
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July 11-15 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 11, 2023
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July 16-20 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 18, 2023
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