Senior Illumination Dance Team Auditions 2020-2021

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaInterested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 Senior Illumination Dance Team?
Grade Level6-8
Week #
Unit of InstructionAudition Information
Standard(s) Taught

The Senior Illumination Dance Team is a prestigious competitive dance team offered through Ivy Hawn. We compete at 2-3 regional dance competitions and perform in school events as well as numerous community performances. Dancers accepted onto the team will be placed in dance with Mrs. Kushner for 2 of their elective periods – 1 period designated for technique training and the other period for choreography and rehearsal.

For the 2020-2021 Dance Season, we are looking for approximately 16-20 dancers. Our team typically consists of 3-5 6th graders, 5-7 7th graders, and 7-9 8th graders.

Dancers auditioning should have good knowledge of dance technique, a passion for dancing, strong work ethic, and a leader in proper behavior.

Necessary Forms:

Illumination Dance Team Handbook
Teacher Recommendations
Medical Waiver 
Picture of dancer
Dancer Agreement

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

We will be doing a virtual audition through the Band app. Please email Mrs. Kushner if you are interested in auditioning and follow the link below to access the Band app audition page.

Dancers will need to wear professional dance attire and wear jazz shoes or ballet shoes, if they have them. Girls should put hair up neatly into a ponytail, braid, or bun.

Dancers will be notified of audition results on Thursday, May 21st.

Auditions are judged by three outside dance professionals. The audition will be run through the Band app by Mrs. Kushner.

Classroom Activities

 Please download, print, and return forms from this page to Mrs. Kushner at Teacher recommendation forms can be sent via email to all of your student’s teachers – both academic and elective – teachers will send the recommendations to Mrs. Kushner directly. You can send your dancer’s audition photo to Mrs. Kushner via email as well.

Assignments Due

20-21 Fees

Illumination Dance Team Handbook

Teacher Recommendation 2020-21

Additional Resources

Here are some of our dance pieces to have an idea of our style and what we are looking for.