Illuminate Dance Troupe presents spring 2021 shows

The IDT dance company hosted their spring 2021 shows on April 17 and 18. The show boasted a mix of folk, studio and ballroom style dances.

EMMA KOEHLER, Staff Writer

The UNI Illuminate Dance Troupe (IDT) was able to present a spring production for a limited in-person audience as well as live on their Facebook page on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.

The show was held in Strayer Wood Theatre on UNI’s campus, where the group showcased dances of various styles and from all over the world.

Dancers prepare all semester and many helped choreograph and plan the details of the pieces they would present.  

IDT presented dances within ballroom, folk and studio styles during the production. The choreography was also accompanied by a variety of pieces such as “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Work Song” by Hozier and “Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)” by Gipsy Kings.

Dancers performed solos, duets and group numbers throughout the evening. Along with the performances, previous advisor and director Mandy Masmar presented the group’s “Light Up the Stage” award to IDT Vice President Hayden Comstock. 

IDT presents two productions a year to showcase dance styles they have rehearsed throughout each semester. The group meets to practice twice a week and they encourage individuals interested in joining to stop by during rehearsal times. No dance experience is required. IDT can also be found on Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout the year.