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At Dance Nation we strive to provide EVERY dancer the opportunity to perform and compete in a fun, affordable and professional environment.  We believe that dancers should always feel safe and secure in their performance environment and have memorable experiences.  We understand first hand the discipline, hard work and exhausting hours dedicated for competitions.  In exchange we promise the highest quality panel of judges to critique, enrich and educate every performer on our stage.  The judges will provide each performer with a score, along with critiques.  We strongly believe that positive reinforcement is essential to building a performer's self esteem, which is an invaluable educational tool.  In each evaluation from our judging panel you will see they strive to employ that philosophy with every routine.  We encourage all performers to express their artistry and talent their own desired way.  Come and join us at Dance Nation where we believe that if a performer feels good about himself or herself, they will succeed.


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Paige Critchlow
Owner and Executive Director

 Growing up with a mother who owned and managed her own Dance Company for 32 years, Paige has been involved with dance her entire life.  She is a devoted wife and mother of 3 boys while working as an assistant director of a competitive dance studio the last few years.  She's been trained in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, tap, choreographed many routines, and taught classes.  Having worked in customer service over 10 years she is confident in providing an organized, fun, and competitive experience for all dancers!


Patti Pinedo
Co Owner and Event Manager

Owning and managing her own Dance and Gymnastics Company for 32 years, Patti offers valuable professional experience!  She attended BYU majoring in Professional Dance and Nutrition, while performing with the BYU Folk Dancers and Silver Ballroom Dance Team.  She also directed and performed in an off campus performing group touring the Western United States.  She is excited for the opportunity to start this new journey with her daughter Paige!

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Staci Gaines
Event Manager and Customer Relations

Having been involved with retail management for over 16 years, Staci has always been committed to providing the best customer service in any professional setting.  She is able to multitask, and  was often managing multiple store locations at one time.  She now enjoys her time working with children at an elementary school and a part time secretary at a dance studio.  she's a loving wife and mother of two children and we are so excited to have her to help provide the best competition experience!

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