ABOUT US

Ignite Dance Live is a boutique competition with exclusive convention classes led by an expert panel of industry professionals. We were first seen on Lifetime’s Dance Moms with icon JoJo Siwa.

Ignite creates a supportive, inspiring, and positive environment. The teachers for the convention are also the judges for the competition. The Ignite team (Igniters) has experience on every level--from performing and choreographing on Broadway, national television, for pop artists, and so much more. This team is currently working on new creative projects and they are taking time out for your students. The Igniters are here to help dancers grow into strong, unique, and diverse performers. These young artists will learn about branding, connecting, auditioning, and how to get booked. Ignite offers top-level training and competition. We give special scholarships for many different programs, a talkback with our panel, meetings with agents, and direct casting opportunities from our events. We are Ignite and we are here to have a blast. Find Your Fire.

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Send all questions to ignitedancelive@gmail.com

DAY 1

Convention Classes and Start to Competition

Doors open/Session 1 sign in at 8:30 a.m.

Session 1 (minis and juniors) - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 2 (teens and seniors)* - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Competition begins at 4:00 p.m.

*Session 2 sign in at 11:30 a.m

DAY 2

Competition Continues and Q&A

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Competition continues at 8:30 a.m.

Q&A and photo-op with panel (for audience and dancers) - 12:00 p.m.

Competition continues after Q&A (approx. 1:00 pm)

*Subject to change

The weekend will be filled with competition. Solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions. We are excited to have our innovative panel give  "Live" feedback to all performers. We will have award celebrations, overall tops and our exclusive Ignite honors, scholarships and private lessons will be given for these special awards.

Ignite is open to performers of all ages, backgrounds, styles, and experience. We welcome dancers, singers, and actors to compete. All photos and videos are included in the registration fee for the competition.

*Schedule subject to change.

AWARDS

In addition to awarding medals, Ignite celebrates these competitors with special honors, scholarships, private coaching, and mentorship programs with members of our expert panel. When you take all of the classes, as well as compete, you are in the running to be selected as an Ignite Dynamite.

Entries are limited due to the structure of the competition.

Awards are based on 300 points scoring system. Each judge has 100 points to work with per act.

Ignite Awards:

Blast Off Medal - 240-254.9
Rocket Medal - 255-269.9
Electricity Medal - 270-284.9
Explosive Medal - 285-297.9
Eruption Medal - 298-300

CATEGORIES

We offer entries in the following categories: solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines, and productions.

LEVELS

There are three levels of competition: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

IGNITE DANCE "LIVE" 2022/2023 TOUR

Ignite Regionals and National Schedule

*Dates are subject to change

Ft. Lauderdale

February 11-12 2023

Broward County Community College

Pittsburgh

March 11-12 2023

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport

Asbury Park

March 25-26 2023

House of Independents

Solos, Duets, Trios, Small and Large Groups Only

Houston

April 29-30 2023

Stafford Civic Center

EXCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE FINALS

Ignite Dance "Live", Long Branch, NJ - OCEAN BEACH August 1-3 2023

Casting Agents, Celebrity Choreographers, and Talent Agents. Ignite Nationals
“Where opportunity is there for your students. Find Your Fire! Ignite.”

MEET THE IGNITE FACULTY

Rachelle Rak

Julius Rubio

Charlie Sutton

Angie Schworer

Derek Piquette

Jena VanElslander

Caitlin Wheeler

Markus Shields

Gianna Martello

Ashley Blair Fitzgerald

Justin Bohon

Paul McGill

Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Marty Thomas

Laurie Kanyok

Luke Hawkins

Tome' Cousin

Kylie Bronk

Mark Myars

Charlie Williams

Lenora Nemetz

Anthony Ciulla

Karine Plantadit

IGNITE SPECIAL GUESTS

Jerry Mitchell

Christopher Gattelli

Josh Bergasse

Joey Pizzi

Lucille DiCampli

LDC Artist Representation Casting

IGNITE WILL BE AT ALL STARBOUND NATIONALS

Come show your support for Rachelle Rak & Sandra Coyte and help them kick off this monumental program! Your dancers will thank-you for the experience!!!

*Dates are subject to change

ORLANDO

AT STARBOUND NATIONALS JUNE 18TH, 2023

SAN ANTONIO

AT STARBOUND NATIONALS JULY 4TH, 2023

ATLANTIC CITY

AT STARBOUND NATIONALS JULY 9TH & 10TH, 2023

FOXWOODS

At Starbound Nationals JuLY 16th, 2023

LAKE TAHOE

At Starbound Nationals JuLY 22ND, 2023

Who Should Attend

Studio Owners

Dancers of all ages

Dancers of all styles 

Dance Professionals

Dance Educators

University Dance students

Dance Parents

Dance Lovers

Musical Theatre Performers

Why Attend

  • Access to the dance community and educators
  • Opportunity for direct casting from top casting agencies
  • Scholarships and mentor programs
  • Network and collaborate with industry professionals
  • Connect with the choreographers working in commercial dance, broadway musicals and more
  • Meet some of your idols and learn from the best in a healthy, positive environment

Our Pricing

PRICES FOR THE IGNITE COMPETITION AND CONVENTION ARE listed on DCG - CLICK SIGN UP TO LEARN MORE

Partners/Sponsors

LEADERSHIP

Sandy Coyte AND Rachelle Rak

Ignite is lead by talented professionals who first joined forces almost a decade ago, with the purpose of helping dancers reach their full potential. Together Sandy and Rachelle share decades of professional experience on stage and off. This is a dream for Ignite to have a purposeful, educational comp/con that will help provide these young performers the answers they need. Our team will share their knowledge of our industry and everyday life from creator to performer. This connection will be something that will transform the future of their dance education, career opportunities and attainable goals in show business.

IGNITE DYNAMITES

Ignite Dynamites are performers who show grit, fire, willingness, and the desire to grow in a learning environment and on the stage. They must take criticism well and apply it to their performances, as well as show a positive attitude and be excited about learning. They have the opportunity to assist the choreographers in our convention classes. Join our Ignite family!

Dynamites 2023

Winners! 2022/2023 Season

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