Chuck Crist

In Memory of Chuck Crist

The entire SDA Dance Family mourns the loss of Chuck Crist. He was such an amazing individual who loved others so fiercely. The number of lives he touched and memories he created was immeasurable. Although he was an integral part of Starpower, our loss goes much deeper, as we have lost a brother and a true friend.

Breast Cancer Awareness
Noelle’s Story

Noelle Pate PackettDear #DanceFamily,

 

I am a firm believer that knowledge is power. When you have knowledge, often you are presented with options.

 

My mom, Jeanne was one of kind. She was a significant contributor, from the beginning, helping to set the foundation for Starpower. She was also diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the young age of 35, and then received a bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery at diagnosis.  At the time I was only 3 years old.  She had a good run of healthy years, even with the cancer still in her lymphatic system.  However, in 1992 the cancer came back with a bang, filling her lungs with fluid and spreading to other organs. She fought hard, and finally passed 4 years later.

 

My mom’s side of the family was riddled with cancers of all types, so I decided to educate myself, seeking to understand my options as it pertained to my own health. I started with regular self-breast exams, clinical breast exams every 6 months, mammograms, and MRI’s. I then made the decision to be tested for the different types of genetic mutations that can increase your risk of ovarian, breast, and other cancers. Since my Mom’s Sister had already been tested and was negative for the mutations, I was fairly confident I would be as well.

 

Noelle Pate PackettMy test results came back, and I am a true X-woman. I have the BRAC-2 Genetic Mutation. This greatly increases my chance of Breast and Ovarian Cancer which terrified me beyond belief. Again, since knowledge is power, I made the life changing decision to receive a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery. I thought long and hard, met with doctors, and talked with other women with similar experiences.  I felt empowered and confident in my decision. It was a very difficult surgery, but I could not chance my daughter or my husband experiencing what I went through with my mom.

 

I was incredibly grateful, being in a position to take control of my situation. If you have a strong family history of Ovarian or Breast Cancer, you have options. The blood test is simple and most insurances cover the expense, if there is a family history of cancer. Genetic counselors are rich with knowledge and resources. There are also less drastic options than the path I chose. You have to find what’s best for you.

 

Noelle Pate PackettI am amazed at the number of women I have spoken to, who aren’t receiving regular mammograms, and who are unaware of all the preventative options that are available. If I can help even one woman with my story, then I have succeeded. I am grateful for the knowledge I have, and I am grateful to be alive, healthy, happy, and doing what I love in this wonderful world of dance.

 

My goal is to help more women be inspired to gain knowledge and strength!

 

With Love,

Noelle

 

 Be sure to check out the 2023 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

2023 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition


2023 Schedule

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Feb 3-5 | Sewell, NJ

Venue: Republic Bank Performing Arts Center (formerly Investors Bank PAC)
Deadline: Jan 6, 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 (Two Locations)

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 17-19 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Casino
Deadline: Jan 27, 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 (I)

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 9-12 | Raleigh/Durham, NC

Venue: Durham Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 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 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Warren Central High School
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 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
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 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic 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 18-19 | St. Louis, MO/Collinsville, IL

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 | Ft. Myers, FL

Venue: Florida South Western State College
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 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Tech School
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: Maize South High School
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 | Biloxi, MS

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

Venue: TBA
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 | Laurel, MD

Venue: Laurel High School
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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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Towson, MD

Venue: Goucher College
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 | Freehold, NJ

Venue: iPlay America
Deadline: Mar 24, 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 | Long Island (Sports Hub), NY

Venue: Long Island Sports Hub
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Long Island (West Islip HS), NY

Venue: West Islip High School
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 (III)

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 22-23 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Mariott Anaheim
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 4-7 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 7, 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 | East Brunswick, NJ (III)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
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 (IV)

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

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

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2023 Nationals

June 19-23 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Deadline: May 19, 2023
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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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