Ultimate Baby I'm a Star

You Choose!

Compete Saturday Only

Compete Sunday Only

OR Compete BOTH days and be eligible for special combined score awards!

There will be an awards ceremony both Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday Evening: Kickin' Candy Party for the particpants & Coach's Soire - FREE!

The competition will take place at The Elmen Center at Augusta University.

Admissions fees: $25/weekend for spectators or $15/day band.


March 11th-

Day 1 of Competition 8am-4pm

5-6pm Mindful Movement with Leslie

6-7pm Cheer Tumble Level 1/2 & 3/4 With Payton & Reggie

8-10pm Pretty in Pink Candy Bash!

March 12th-

8am-1pm Day 2 of Competition

1:00-1:30pm- Open Dance clinic warm up time/socializing/college fair tables open

1:30pm-Warmup with Katie from NYC

1:45pm- Musical Theater Jazz with Katie 13 & up

1:45pm Musical Theater Jazz with Payton 6-12yr

2:45pm- Contemporary with Payton 13 & up

2:45pm- "How High Can you Jump" Dance Technique with Leslie 6-12yr

3:45pm- Audition Prep with Katie all ages

4:45pm- AMDA Presentation and Q&A

ALL events are FREE to competition performers/participants

Host Hotel:

Home2 Suites

1120 South Grange Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Click Here to make Reservation

Or call: 605-332-5461

Reserve by Feb 21st

Click Here to Register

Recruiters from NYC/LA

Coming to judge dance, recruit talent, inform of opportunities, & give scholarships to the American Musical & Dramatic Academy- from NYC & LA! At the ULTIMATE Baby I'm a Star Convention & Competition.

Katie Ann Harvey is a NYC based performer, creative, and teacher. Her extensive performing resume includes Off Broadway, National and International tours, Regional theatre, and Cruise ships. Most recently seen in The Producers as Ulla, some other favorites include The Addams Family (National and Asia Tour), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Flashdance (Alex Owens), and Rock of Ages (NCL and regional). She has also choreographed and assistant directed several regional productions. Katie loves live theatre so much and is excited to share her knowledge and passion with her students. Katie is currently on both the Dance and Musical Theatre faculty at AMDA NY.

Alexandra Drattell is an alumni of AMDA College of the Performing Arts. After receiving her BFA in Dance Theater she decided to stay in Los Angeles and pursue a career in dance. Alexandra has assisted on ABC & NBC television shows; Meet the Fosters, Happy Endings and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.Alexandra Drattell took her dancing career to the sea by working for Norwegian Cruise Line as a dancer/ singer and Magician's Assistant for a dinner illusionist show. Alexandra has also danced for Norwegian Cruise Line in collaboration with Nickelodeon. She continues to dance and work on her craft while working full time as an Outreach Advisor for AMDA!

Rommel Osuna will be at The Ultimate Baby I'm a Star to judge, do a FREE tumble clinic, & your team can register to do a clinic with Rommel! Work on tumbling, your routine, whatever you need!( MUST be a registered team in the competition!)

Rommel Osuna,cheered at Rutgers University and currently serves in the armed forces. He has been in the US Army for over 19 years and in 2009 he became a drill sergeant. In the Army he currently trains individuals to become a well disciplined, physically and mentally tough solider.In 2010 he joined the World Cup family where currently he is one of the tumbling directors. He tumbles all of their elite teams which include Twinkles, Starlites and 6x world champions Shooting Stars. His ability to spot, attention to detail and the mental toughness he instills in his athletes make him unparalleled.In 2015 he created Tumble for Troops, Inc (501c3) A non profit organization that donates all proceeds to veterans. In 2020 Tumble for Troops partnered with Nfinity and together they run clinics across America that benefit soldiers.He has spoken in several tumbling conferences around the world sharing his passion for tumbling in Canada, Finland and France. He has also had the opportunity to become the lead instructor for Nfinity GenNext in US, Australia, Canada and UK.

"the connection"In an effort to educate and provide the best resources in the industry to the people of South Dakota, the connection, organized by Payton Steffensen, dancer/singer/actress/choreographer, in conjunction with the Baby I’m a Star Dance and Cheer Competition in Sioux Falls, SD on March 10-12, 2023, is making connections a reality. The connection is an inaugural event designing opportunities to educate performers of all ages on auditioning techniques and industry hacks to better understand and prepare for a career in the performing arts. In addition, the connection has been inviting schools and conservatories for a spectacular networking opportunity/audition access for the performers looking to take the next jump towards a professional career! Alert your parents, those set with eyes on the professional world, upcoming graduates and keep an ear out for updates coming!

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