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 2024 Tour Schedule to make your plans today to attend one of our amazing events!

2024 SCHEDULE

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2024 Schedule

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Alabama
Mar 16-17 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Arizona
Mar 22-24 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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California
Feb 23-25 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 24, 2024
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Mar 1-3 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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Mar 8-10 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Civic
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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Mar 15-17 | Dublin, CA

Venue: Dublin High School
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Mar 22-24 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Saroyan Theatre
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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April 12-14 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: TBA
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May 17-19 | Escondido, CA

Venue: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
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TBA | San Diego, CA

Venue: TBA
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Colorado
May 10-12 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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Connecticut
April 5-7 | Hartford, CT

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Apr 26-28 | Ledyard, CT

Venue: Foxwoods Resort
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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Florida
Feb 16-18 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Osceola Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 17, 2024
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Mar 1-3 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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Mar 22-24 | Miami, FL

Venue: Double Tree Miami
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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April 5-7 | Ft. Myers, FL

Venue: Florida Southwestern State College
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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Apr 5-7 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | West Palm Beach, FL

Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Georgia
Mar 15-17 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Clayton Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Hawaii
Mar 8-10 | Honolulu, HI

Venue: Leeward Theatre
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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Illinois
Mar 22-24 | Collinsville, IL

Venue: Gateway Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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Apr 5-7 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Indiana
Apr 19-21 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Warren Central High School
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Iowa
February 9-11 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 10, 2024
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Kansas
March 22-24 | Wichita, KS

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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Louisiana
Mar 8-10 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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Maryland
Apr 12-14 | Laurel, MD

Venue: Laurel High School
Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
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Apr 26-28 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince George’s Equestrian Center
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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Massachusetts
Feb 16-18 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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Feb 23-25 | Lowell, MA

Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 24, 2024
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May 3-5 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
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Michigan
Apr 5-7 | Detroit, MI

Venue: Suburban Collection Showcase
Deadline: Mar 06, 2024
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Minnesota
Apr 19-21 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Mississippi
March 23-24 | Biloxi, MS

Venue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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Missouri
Feb 16-18 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Hyvee Arena
Deadline: Jan 17, 2024
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Nebraska
Apr 12-14 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Nevada
Aprl 12-14 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
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New Jersey
Feb 2-4 | Sewell, NJ

Venue: Republic Bank Performing Arts Center (formerly Investors Bank PAC)
Deadline: Jan 3, 2024
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Mar 1-3 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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Mar 1-3 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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Mar 8-10 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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March 15-17 | Sparta, NJ (I)

Venue: Sussex County Tech School
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Apr 12-14 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | Freehold, NJ

Venue: iPlay America
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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May 3-7 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
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May 11-12 | Meadowlands, NJ (IV)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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May 17-19 | East Brunswick, NJ (IV)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
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May 17-19 | Sparta, NJ (II)

Venue: Sussex County Tech School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
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New Mexico
Apr 5-7 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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New York
Mar 8-10 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Landmark Theater
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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Apr 5-7 | Long Island (East Islip HS), NY

Venue: East Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Apr 12-14 | Long Island, NY

Venue: 2 Venues
Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
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May 3-5 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
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North Carolina
Mar 8-10 | Raleigh/Durham, NC

Venue: Durham Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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May 3-5 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
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Ohio
May 10-12 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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May 24-26 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
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Oklahoma
Feb 23-25 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 24, 2024
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Oregon
Mar 15-17 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Pennsylvania
Mar 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA (I)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Apr 5-7 | Pittsburgh, PA (II)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Apr 26-28 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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May 24-26 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
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Rhode Island
April 5-7 | Providence, RI

Venue: The Vets RI
Deadline: Mar 06, 2024
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South Carolina
Apr 26-28 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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Tennessee
Mar 8-10 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
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May 18-19 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Renasant Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2024
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Texas
Apr 5-7 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
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Apr 19-21 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
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April 26-28 | Houston, TX

Venue: Morton Ranch HS PAC
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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Virginia
April 12-14 | Woodbridge, VA (I)

Venue: Hylton High School / Forest Park High School
Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
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May 3-5 | Woodbridge, VA (II) (2 Locations)

Venue: 2 Locations
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
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May 10-12 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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Washington
Apr 26-28 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 27, 2024
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West Virginia
Mar 15-17 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
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Wisconsin
Mar 22-24 | Madison, WI

Venue: River Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
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Wyoming
Mar 1-3 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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2024 Nationals

June 17-21 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: May 17, 2024
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June 24-28 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: May 24, 2024
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June 27-July 1 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: May 27, 2024
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July 1-5 | Hershey, PA

Venue: Hershey Lodge
Deadline: June 1, 2024
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July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2024
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July 2-6 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: May 31, 2024
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July 10-14 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 10, 2024
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July 15-19 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 11, 2023
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