The Impact Dance Company of Elmhurst Park District brought home four first place championship trophies from the IPDGC State Finals held on April 24, 2016 in Geneva, Illinois. All four Impact competitive companies, Junior Jazz, Junior Hip Hop, Senior Jazz and Senior Hip Hop, won top honors in their divisions. The Illinois Park District Conference includes dance, cheer, pom and baton teams from all over Chicago and northern Illinois.
Going into the state finals, Impact faced tough competition. Coach Erica Jaunich credits the strong work ethic and enthusiasm of each one of the dancers as instrumental to their success. Jaunich says, “I could not be prouder of each and every one of these talented young ladies! They put everything into their dance numbers: dedication, hard work, sweat, sore muscles, and tears. Their positive attitudes and the belief in themselves is what singles them out. I am so honored to be a part of something so very special.”
Impact will finish the dance season with performances at Six Flags Great America Dancefest on May 22, Elmhurst Park District’s annual Dance Recital on Sunday, June 5 at York High School, Relay for Life in Berens Park on June 10 and the Midwest Starz national competition June 16-18 in Wisconsin Dells.
Registration for auditions for the 2016-2017 Impact Dance Company is now open. Auditions will be held for tap, jazz and hip hop companies. Dancers interested in the lyrical company should register for the jazz audition. An Impact Dance Company Workshop week, August 8 through 12, is also available for students of jazz and hip hop. Register for auditions and the workshop at our registration website or at the Wagner Community Center.