• About the Starlettes 

    The Starlettes are a precision dance team that showcase many styles of dance such as jazz, pom, contemporary, hip-hop, lyrical, and much more. The team performs at all Spring High School Varsity football games and some vasrsity basketball games, as well as all pep rallies. In addition, the Starlettes compete at numerous Houston dance competitions in the Spring semester. The team also participates in the Spring ISD dance showcase & hosts their own Spring Show every year. The Starlettes are founded on hard work, dedication, sisterhood, and of course a love for dance! 



Degrees and Certifications:

Meet the Director: Shay Hallonquist

Coach H began dancing at a very young age and grew up attending class and competing for many dance studios. She is a graduate of Atascocita High School, where she was a 4-year member and 3-year officer of the Patriettes dance team. After high school, she attended TVCC, where she danced on scholarship for the Trinity Valley Cardettes. This team is a traditional drill team based on precision and performance. She chose to transfer to McLennan to further her dance career and to once again dance on scholarship, for the National Champion MCC dance team. This team is much more competitive and would be considered a pom squad; focusing on technique, tricks, jazz, hip-hop, and pom. She completed her college experience at Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) There she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Throughout her college career, she worked for numerous dance studios wherever she lived, and traveled all over Texas to host workshops and do choreography for many middle and high schools. She previously was the Asst. Director for the Humble High School Wildcatdets, where she revamped the team's technical training. She is currently the competition team Director at Atascocita Dance Academy dance studio, where she is completing her 5th season. Coach H is married to her college sweetheart, Jeremy, and they have 2 precious dogs, Tank & Cooper. 



If you have any additional questions regarding Starlettes, please contact the coach at: Shallonq@springisd.org




  • Interested in joining the Starlettes family?

    Tryouts will be held the week before Spring Break, March 8-12th. There is a mandatory tryout meeting for parents and dancers on Wednesday, Febrauary 24th at the Spring High School 9th grade Center Gym at 7 pm. All candidates and parents MUST attend before auditioning! The Starlettes wil be performing that evening to showcase a contest routine. If you'd like to come support the Starlettes, please attend the Spring ISD Dance Team Spectacular on April 9th at Planet Ford Stadium and the Starlettes Spring Show on April 22nd at Spring HS!