Elk Grove's Ignite Dance Company wins national competition

  • Ignite Dance Company members, pictured, from left, are: Viktoria Radziwolski, Izabella Murray-Pollu, Emily Dompke, Director/Choreographer Jaclyn Schwartz, Kendall Zanni, Isabelle Ferengul and Makena Sohn.

    Ignite Dance Company members, pictured, from left, are: Viktoria Radziwolski, Izabella Murray-Pollu, Emily Dompke, Director/Choreographer Jaclyn Schwartz, Kendall Zanni, Isabelle Ferengul and Makena Sohn. Courtesy of Elk Grove Park District

 
Submitted by Elk Grove Park District
Posted8/13/2019 10:34 AM

In its inaugural year at the Elk Grove Park District, the Pavilion Dance Centre's Ignite Dance Company placed first overall during a spring Starbound Regional Competition.

The first-place win gave the Ignite Dance Company the opportunity to compete in Starbound's National Talent Competition July 28 and 29 at Disney's Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The dance company's jazz trio "Sax" took third place, and its lyrical trio "Hotel Paper" took fourth place, competing against more than 60 dance companies from across the nation. The small group piece "Miracle" also received a High Gold Award.

Congratulations to the Ignite dancers, families and company director/choreographer Jaclyn Schwartz. Ignite Dance Company is the Pavilion Dance Centre's highest level performance company. Dancers rehearse 8-plus hours a week and participate in conventions, competitions and are featured as special performers at various community events throughout the year.

For information on becoming part of the performance and competition-based dance companies, call the Pavilion Dance Centre at (847) 690-1042.

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