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We absolutely LOVE Midwest Starz. It was our first ever competition and they took really great care of us!


Awesome weekend in Dubuque with Midwest Starz!!


Midwest Starz is our second home!!!! This competition is my students all time favorite competition! So welcoming an VERY accommodating! We have gone to their regional and national events and they are always run smoothly and on time! Huge thank you to Brent for keeping this competition going!!!! We love the whole MWS staff!!!!


Midwest Starz very professional competition from the owners to the staff , very friendly competition efficient runs smooth through out the day. We appreciate the quality of the awards from the trophies, medals and award pins. Qualified judges with accurate scoring. Great venues especially enjoyed the Dubuque Iowa venue set up, the dressing room to the back stage was convenient they were close together helping the dancers change between routines. The Midwest Starz cares about the dancer and the studio director/owners. Highly suggest this competition to those who haven’t attended one with them.
Director- Twisters Dance Studio, Annmarie Shimmel


We love this competition. We have been going for years. So well run, great judges, and people are super nice! Had a great time this weekend…. Zumbrota Dance Studio loves Midwest Starz!


This past weekend my daughter competed in her first competition ever at Midwest Starz! She had a blast! Thanks for an enjoyable introduction into the world of competition dance!


Truely professional!! Midwest starz was my daughters first competition ever yesterday and today. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!


Dance Arts Centre, MN
Dear Midwest Starz- the talent that you put into this competition is amazing. Your rock judges and of course the announcer, the best thing about it is that you make the competition fun all the time thank you so much. I’ve been to your competition multiple times and I’ve (loved it more every time that I’ve gotten back here). Thanks again.
Dance Arts Centre, MN

Alida Knopps Eau Claire, WI
Midwest Starz May 9 Thank you Midwest Starz for you charity donation program. Thanks to your generosity we were able to donate back our trophies for our charity, Camp Courage and receive a check for $700.00! We really appreciate the opportunity to attend a great competition and raise money for charity too!

Eryn Heanue-Spedding, WI
Midwest Starz we had such a fantastic time this last weekend at Midwest Starz! Derek and I both were discussing how well run and how friendly all the staff are at this competition. The judging and comments were great! We especially loved that we were able to even talk with the owner even though Brent and Terri were so busy they take time to make everyone feel special! This is our favorite competition!!!! 🙂 So excited to attend next season! YOU GUYS ROCK! N Alicia Diamond School of Dance 🙂

Connie Sanderson Maher, MO
Midwest Starz thanks for a great weekend in the Dells! My students, parents and I love Midwest Starz it is by far our favorite competition of the year! We will see you at nationals!!
Midwest Starz thanks from AIM HIGH ELITE for a great competition in St. Louis. We will see you at Nationals!

Plié Dance, MN
Thank you Midwest Starz for a great first competition for our dancers! I and our instructors had a great time and our dancers had the time of their lives! Your program was organized, your staff courteous and friendly and everyone was extremely helpful to me as a new studio attending our first competition. We look forward to attending your Nationals at Kalahari Resorts this June! Scatter Joy and Dance…..

Tracy Haller Coakley, IA
Thank you for a great weekend, Midwest Starz! Iowa Ballet Academy dancers, teachers and families had a BLAST!

Paige Olin, IA
Midwest Starz, Grahams girts rock!!!! Love Midwest Starz! Had a great weekend with you I!!

Savy Syke, Mpls
Midwest Starz, Thanks for the great Nationals! JAM HOPS DANCE CONNECTION 2nd year in a row of being mini grand Nationals Champ! Good job Star Catchers in Tea Party!!

Melissa Rush Guse
Thanks for a great Nationals week!!!! We had a blast

Karen Razo, IN
We had a blast this past week at Nationals! Thanks so much for putting on a first class act!! Our dance families enjoyed it very much and some of our dancers made new dance friends. It was a week we will not forget.. .. At least anytime soon!!

Sherri Cobly, WI
I want to thank you for the super fun national. My son gets few opportunities to spend time with other male dancers. While he enjoyed your competition with his duet he had a blast and as a standout dancer. He connected with other boys who not only enjoyed dance but have a passion for it. He could enjoy what he loves without being teased. The pizza party was great place for him to have fun with new friends. Once the performance ended he collected last names of his new friends so they could stay connected. Once in the car he sat with his head low. What’s wrong “I asked” he said “just like that and it’s done”. Then he said “can we go back next year?” Thanks for providing such a great experience for my son.

Shawn Schwartz, WI
First I would like to say that we recently attended Midwest Starz here in Minnesota and had a great time once again. You and the other gentleman who does the announcing are wonderful, friendly and always make the kids on stage feel good about themselves and the competition world. Again guys are great. You might remember us. When you were at the table doing something at the end of the day Sunday, you had pull out your phone for my daughter with glasses and her friend so they could watch something on your phone. That was very nice of you. In the three years we have been coming to Midwest Starz, you are always seem friendly and approachable. We look forward to coming back.

Jan, MN
Midwest Starz is by far our favorite competition company, you always go over & beyond what is expected–and you guys just keep getting better!
Jan Harshman, IN

Razz M’Jazz
Had a great time and won some extra special awards. My daughter’s duet was runner-up overall grand champ to our senior girls clogging team. They are now so pumped up for the rest of the season!
Best wishes for a very successful season at Midwest Starz.

DAC, Eden Prairie MN
Hey Brent-
Just wanted to say thank you so much for an excellent Nationals competition! All of our dancers had so much fun and the Grand Championship turned out so well. It was such a climatic ending to the weekend.
The Enter Sandman girls went to Denny’s with their huge trophy that night and filled it up with 8 milkshakes and had a taste of their victory so to speak. Of course it has since been cleaned out and shined up and will be proudly displayed at DAC!
Anyways- I really think you have stepped up the competition a notch this year. I’m sure Cary would be very proud!
Thanks again.

Elite Academy
Thank you so much! Our team (Elite Academy of Dance) had a wonderful experience at the competition and can’t wait to see the pictures and hopefully, to return next year to compete again!
Thanks again.

We had a WONDERFUL time at the event and all the girls are very anxious to see the photos that were taken.
Thank you.

Saturday was GREAT!! We had a wonderful day. Thanks for all your efforts.

Hi Brent, this is our 3rd year with you and your staff at regionals and nationals. I have to compliment how professional you, your dad and your staff make Midwest Starz. Our girls and parents truly enjoy your competition every year and look forward to attending. Yesterday’s competition was amazing at Coralville Marriot. Thank you for all that you do for the kids and we are very grateful that you carried on the business for your brother and the kids. Your hard work is greatly appreciated and I love how you interact with the kids on stage as well. Thank you and much gratitude to you and you staff.
Director Twisters Dance.

Hi Brent,
Thank you for the fun time in Fargo yesterday. Even though it was a
small competition, you still went that extra mile to make us feel important.
Thanks again for the fun time.
FYI, I enjoyed having it at the hotel.

Hi Brent,
I wanted to thank you for the fabulous dance competition experience! We all had a great time! Thank you so much for accommodating us, by getting all our dances on one day and the Sunday that we needed. I, and all of us at the studio, really appreciate your kindness in doing that for us!
I am sure that Cary was looking down and was very proud of your family and how you all pulled it together, never missing a beat! You are very good at what you do… following in your mom’s and brother’s footsteps!
Thanks again!