Illumatrx Preps For Dance Regionals
Independent dance group Illumatrx will compete May 23 at Kaimuki High School for the Spotlight Dance Cup regionals, in hope of advancing to the finals. If Illumatrx can qualify, it will head to Seaside, Ore., July 6-11 to compete in the Pacific Northwest National Dance Finals.
Kamalanimalie Manner, who attends Hanalani Schools, is joined by Ilima Intermediate’s Chrysta- Lynn Rasa, Kaimiloa Elementary’s Jerrilyn Nerya, and Maddox Kainuma, Josiah Locquiao and Brayden Bustamante- Kahale of Palisades Elementary to form Illumatrx.
According to “dance mom” Leilani Rasa (grandmother of Chrysta-Lynn), the crew wanted to come up with a catchy name for their group.
“They want to ‘light up the stage’ that they perform on with their talent for dancing,” she said.
Illumatrx has prepared a special routine that has to do with everyday life in school.
“The benefit of doing something big like this is to help them build their self-confidence and selfesteem,” continued Rasa.
“Whether they place or not, the most important thing is that they have fun on stage doing what they love to do the most — dance,” she added.
To keep up with Illumatrx, contact Rasa at firstname.lastname@example.org.