Barnett Dancers Strike Gold at National Competition

The Kathryn Barnett School of Dance Traveling Troupe recently won three High Gold and eleven Gold medals at the Starbound National Competition in Atlantic City.

Online PR News – 20-August-2009 – – The Starbound National Talent Competition is the largest dance competition in America. Students from the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance participated in this year’s competition in Atlantic City.

Soloists Jaimie Berube (Little Silver) and Bailie Stypa (Rumson) won sixth place and tenth place Top High Score Junior Soloists. Their dances beat over 60 junior soloists for these outstanding awards.

Soloists from the Senior Division included, Kimberly White, Meghan Dougherty, Cecilia Muscarella, Jillian Haslett, and Devin Stypa who delighted the judges with their dance and acting skills.

Group numbers from the Kathryn Barnett Traveling Troupe scored extremely well with their Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical Dances. Lyrical Dance “Angels” and “Do I Make You Proud”, bringing audience members to tears with their emotional depiction of the dance themes.

In the 2008-2009 school year, the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance celebrated 25 years of dance. The Kathryn Barnett School of Dance is dedicated to teaching life skills and appreciation of the arts through dance. At the Studio, “It’s All About the Kids!” with children learning dance and developing inner character and strengths through their experience with the performing arts.

Kathryn Barnett School of Dance
37 East Front Street - Red Bank NJ
Phone 732-747-9552 / eMail:
Dance instruction includes Classical Ballet, Modern, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern & Musical Theater, Pre-school thru Adult Classes and Competition Team, and Ballet Technique Classes Open to ALL Students. Studio opens for the season on September 14, 2009.

The Kathryn Barnett School of dance is dedicated to:
- The instruction of excellence in the performing arts.
- The development of a solid sense of self-esteem through dance education and performance.
- Inspiring young people to be the best they can be.
- Furnishing opportunities to explore and appreciate dance and other aspects of the performing arts.

At the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance, you will find skilled and understanding teachers and staff trained to ensure that each child's dance training will be a positive experience. Each child's individual capabilities are carefully observed and developed in a caring yet disciplined atmosphere.