Dance News

School Buzz: Future Star Award Winners 2009

DS traveled all over the country to see you shine at Nationals. check out the winners of the 2009 Dance Spirit Future Star Award. Congrats, winners!

Emily Deahl

Age: 17

The Southern Strutt, Irmo, SC

Starpower, Orlando, FL

 

 

 

Meghan DeGraff

Age: 18

The World of Dance, Albany, NY

StarQuest, Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

Madeleine Gardella

Age: 10

The Dance Academy, Holland, PA

Headliners, Asbury Park, NJ

 

 

Maddie Schroeder

Age: 15

Spotlight Productions, Eagan, MN

StarQuest, St. Paul, MN

 

 

Alexis Campbell

Age: 14

Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts, Cape Coral, FL

Starpower’s Power Pak, Orlando, FL

 

 

Raegan Polson

Age: 18

Starz Studio of Performing Arts, Oak Grove, MO

Spotlight Dance Cup, Branson, MO

 

Taylor Grimm

Age: 15

Seton Hill University Dance Academy, Greensburg, PA

Starpower’s Power Pak, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

 

Amanda Vercamen

Age: 17

Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts, Clermont, FL

Starpower, Orlando, FL

 

 

Rachel Childers

Age: 15

Encore Performance Company, Birmingham, AL

DANCEAMERICA, NYC

 

Gregory Fiorina

Age:15

Michelle’s Dance X-Plosion, Castro Valley, CA

Starbound, Lake Tahoe, NV

 

 

Abby Lindevig

Age: 18

Helmer Dance Studio, Beldenville, WI

International Dance Challenge, Orlando, FL

 

 

Hannah McKaughan

Age: 13

Just Dancin’, Rock Hill, SC

Dance Machine Productions, Wilkesboro, NC

 

 

Jessica Lester

Age: 18

Yoko’s Dance and Performing Arts Academy, Fremont, CA

Starpower, Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Becca Housebrecht

Age: 17

Spotlight Studio of Dance, Millersville, MD

American Dance Awards, Hollywood Beach, FL

 

Brittany Duskin

Age: 18

Priscilla and Dana’s School of Dance, Kansas City, MO

Starpower, Branson, MO

 

Taylor Lowe

Age: 17

The Dance Establishment, Ogden, UT

LA DanceMagic, Anaheim, CA

 

 

Cassandra Ventura

Age: 13

Talent Factory, Chino, CA

Starpower, Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Ashley Seidel

Age: 18

Not Your Ordinary Dancers, Middletown, NJ

Starbound, Atlantic City, NJ

 

 

Kristina Vensko

Age: 15

Dancensations Dance Center, Alexandria, VA

Starpower, Ocean City, MD

 

 

Katie Parks

Age: 15

Step Ahead

Dance Company, Jacksonville, NC

Marvonna, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

 

Nicole Miceli

Age: 18

Center for Dance, Westmont, IL

International Dance Challenge, Boston, MA

 

 

Kelly Brigham

Age: 26

Pat Snow’s Dance Academy,East Bridgewater, MA

Step Up 2 Dance, Manchester, NH

 

 

 

Kasey O’Leary

Age: 14

Stagelite Centre of Performing Arts, Pequannock, NJ

Starbound, Orlando, FL

 

 

Amanda Densmore

Age: 17

Sheena’s Dance Academy, Frisco, TX

Starbound, San Antonio, TX

 

 

Jamie Stack

Age: 16

Dance Express, Mesa, AZ

Encore, Lake Tahoe, NV

 

 

Chelsea Reichert

Age: 17

Dance Gallery, Lawrence, KS

StarQuest, Minneapolis, MN

All Photos courtesy of winners

Show Comments ()
Popular

Summer dance camp season will be here before you know it and you might be starting to wonder what you need to pack in your bag. Don't stress, we have 5 of the top must haves for camp this summer!

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer to Dancer
n RWS Entertainment Group Audition (courtesy RWS Entertainment Group)

Figuring out how to avoid getting cut in a musical theater audition can feel like a mystery. "It's not just about your technique, it's about the whole package of the person," says Justin Bohon, a casting director at Binder Casting, whose clients include The Lion King on Broadway. But how do you present yourself in the best way possible, and avoid making a faux pas that distracts from what's most important—your dancing? Bohon and three other casting directors gave us the scoop on their biggest audition pet peeves.

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer to Dancer
Tracie Stanfield's company, SynthesisDANCE performing at the 2017 Young Choreographer's Festival (Photo by Jaqi Medlock, courtesy Young Choreographer's Festival)

Whether it's for a gig at school, a community theater production, or just for fun, the first time you choreograph a dance can be both exhilarating and intimidating. The Young Choreographer's Festival is a platform that helps choreographers ages 18-25 gain experience by giving them a platform to present their work. The festival gives the newcomers a chance to grow as artists as they receive feedback from some of the best in the business. We caught up with eight established choreographers, artistic directors, and instructors who will be mentoring at this year's YCF, to find out what mistakes new choreographers should be aware of when they take on their first choreographic project and—how to avoid them.

Keep reading... Show less
Sponsored

We caught up with former Rockette Trina Simon at Showstopper's Myrtle Beach dance convention to get her expert advice on how to work as a professional dancer. Trina's work on Broadway has given her insight into the key things to focus on as a professional dancer looking for jobs and making a name for yourself, whether you are new to the world of professional dance or you have been making your way from one audition to the next for a while.

Keep reading... Show less
Just for Fun
Including, of course, Center Stage (Screenshot via Vimeo)

Dance in movies is a trend as old as time. Movies like The Red Shoes and Singin' in the Rain paved the way for Black Swan and La La Land; dancing stars like Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers led the way for Channing Tatum and Julianne Hough.

Lucky for us, some of Hollywood's most incredible dance scenes have been compiled into this amazing montage, featuring close to 300 films in only seven minutes. So grab the popcorn, cozy on up, and watch the moves that made the movies.

Keep reading... Show less
Dance News
Unsurprisingly, Season 1 winners Les Twins have had a pretty epic year. (NBC)

"World of Dance" Season 2 is in full swing, introducing us to a new crop of jaw-dropping talents—and reuniting us with a few of the stars of Season 1, including 15-year-old dynamo Eva Igo. But what have our other Season 1 faves (Les Twins! KynTay! Swing Latino!) been up to since their big TV moment? Here's where they are now.

Keep reading... Show less
Dance News
The West End revival cast of CATS (courtesy DKC/O&M)

Raise your hand if you grew up watching the classic 1998 film version of CATS repeatedly. Like, until the VHS tape came off its tracks/the DVD was hopelessly scratched. 🖐🖐🖐😻😻😻

Well, fellow Jellicle obsessives, get excited: A new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical is in the works. And it'll feature brand-spanking-new choreography by Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor. And the search for dancers to fill those famous unitards is basically happening RIGHT NOW. (Paging Georgina Pazcoguin, Eloise Kropp, Ricky Ubeda, and all the other veterans of the recent Broadway revival!)

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer to Dancer
n RWS Entertainment Group Audition (courtesy RWS Entertainment Group)

Figuring out how to avoid getting cut in a musical theater audition can feel like a mystery. "It's not just about your technique, it's about the whole package of the person," says Justin Bohon, a casting director at Binder Casting, whose clients include The Lion King on Broadway. But how do you present yourself in the best way possible, and avoid making a faux pas that distracts from what's most important—your dancing? Bohon and three other casting directors gave us the scoop on their biggest audition pet peeves.

Keep reading... Show less

Sponsored

Want to Be on Our Cover?

covermodelsearch-image

Video

Sponsored

mailbox

Get Dance Spirit in your inbox

Sponsored