ABOUT US

Welcome to Star Struck Dance Studio.  Home of the 2019 Starpower National Champions bringing home 2 more Victory Cups to add to our collection!  Star Struck was established in 1990 by Gail Willadsen-Criscione, former Miss Staten Island 1989,  and is ready to kick off its “30th” season.  Star Struck has built an incredible reputation being recognized as one of the SDA top 20 studios in the country. Known for our explosive energy and versatility, Star Struck focuses on teaching not only the technical aspect of dance but the true passion for performing.  We offer a well rounded program for all levels of dance with classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Acrobatics & Cardio for boys and girls ages 2 thru adult. We also have a “Mommy & Me” program for toddlers &  "A Chance 2 Dance" class for children with special needs.  We offer "Open Classes" every Monday night with guest teachers from across the country open to all dancers.  Our season begins in September and our end of year recital is held in the Concert Hall at the College of Staten Island in June.  With an enrollment of 800+ students, our professional and personable staff will make your dance training experience a fun and memorable one.  Most of our staff were trained right here at Star Struck.

Our award winning Dance Company is made up of 120 students ages 4 thru 19 that train at conventions & compete across the Nation winning countless medals and High Scores.  Our dancers hold prestigious titles such as "Protege", "Apprentice" & "VIP".  This hard working staff has been the proud recipients of numerous Choreography and Entertainment Awards.  This year the Company competed at many local Regionals.  We attended Starpower Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bringing home 2 Victory Cups.  Star Struck was awarded the SDA top scoring 8 & under routine in our region & won 2 Entertainment Awards. The Company has the privilege of  training with guest teachers from around the country. 

 The “SSDS” Company is not only a dynamic team, but more importantly a beautiful family.
Many of our students have gone on to pursue professional dance and teaching careers.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of your child’s dance education & we look forward to another successful & memorable year!  Thank you for choosing Star Struck. 

Welcome to our family and enjoy your year!

Dancingly Yours,

Gail Willadsen-Criscione