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2017 News

West BJM


Team Canada dancer returns to Red Deer laden with medals.  Red Deer dancer, Izel Pienaar, wins three silver medals and a bronze at World Championship.  See the Red Deer Express article here!

West Showdance


Local dancers representing Canada at World championships.  Now in her fifth year as Head Choreographer, Gardner is honoured to be part of Team Canada ShowDance West’s 2017 journey to the championships in Germany.  See the Penticton Herald article here!

BC Hip Hop


Ten Campbell River dancers to represent Canada in Denmark.  Ten Campbell River dance students will take on the world this fall when they travel to Denmark to compete in the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions – the World Hip Hop  Championships.  See the Campbell River Mirror article here!

Commonwealth Team


12-year-old Peterborough dancer to compete in South Africa.  Claire Cottam is one the teams' youngest members at 12 years old. She's competing in the Commonwealth Dance Cup Championships Sun City in September.  See the Peterborough Examiner article here!

East Hip Hop and Commonwealth


Peterborough dancers to represent Canada on the world stage.  Cassie Livingston and Sabrina Ralph will compete at the World Hip Hop Beak Dance Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark and Claire Cottam and Aly Luciani will represent Canada in South Africa at the Commonwealth Cup Dance Championship.  See the My Kawartha article here!

East Tap and Commonwealth


Six Peterborough dancers stepping onto world stage.  Video features a cameo from our choreographer extraordinaire Matthew Clark!  See the Global News article here!

BC Hip Hop


In October, local dancer and grade 12 G.P. Vanier student Dharma Knudson, with her team of Canadian dancers, will be travelling to Brondby Denmark to compete on a world stage, hosted by the International Dance Organization (IDO) at the World Hip Hop Championships.  See the Comox Valley Record article here!

Sherwood Ford Sponsors Jennah Paron on Team Canada Dance


At Sherwood Ford, we know that we’ve got an amazing community around us that is full of exceptional people. One of the talented individuals that we’ve had the pleasure to meet is Jennah Paron. Jennah is representing Sherwood Park in the upcoming World Ballet, Jazz, and Modern Dance Competition held over in Warsaw, Poland December 1st through the 10th.  See the article here!

West Showdance


Lake Country dancer represents Team Canada

Maya Lutz, 14, from the Lake Country School of Dance, is dancing in a world competition.  See the Kelowna Capital News article here!

West BJM


Edmonton-area dealership sponsors local dancer competing with Team Canada Dance.  Dancer Jennah Paron knows how to market herself!  See the Business Insider article here!

West Hip Hop


Otterbein thrilled with performance from Team Canada Dance

Seven girls from Surrey traveled to Denmark for the international competition.  See the Surrey Now-Leader article here!

Lindsay ON Represents


Four Lindsay dancers to represent Canada at World Dance Championships.  Olivia VanSchaik and Skyelar Woolacott will travel to South Africa while Kyleigh Junkin will compete in Germany and Anna Konkle with travel to Poland.  See the Muskoka Region article here!

Coast dancers to represent Canada at World Championships


Several local dancers auditioned and have made it to the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions, the World Dance Championships, this year to be held in Reisa, Germany from Nov. 20 to 25. See the Coast Reporter article here!

Surrey girls dance their way to Worlds as part of Team Canada


Seven Surrey-based dancers will rep Canada at the World Dance Championships next month in Germany.They are part of Team Canada Showdance West, a Danielle Gardner -led squad.  See the Surrey Now-Leader article here!

The Next Step and Team Canada Dance to perform at Inspiration 2017


More than 200 performers across many genres including dancers, musicians and actors will showcase their talents in the fifth annual community fundraiser 'Inspiration' on Thursday Nov. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at River Run Centre.

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Cloverdale dancers set to take world stage in Germany, Denmark


Three Cloverdale dancers will take to the international stage this fall as a part at the World Dance Championships.  Rylin Samson, 9, Maya Zalo, 15, and Dylan Zalo, 16, who dance out of the Dance Xpressions studio in Cloverdale, will head to Europe to compete against dancers from around the world.  See the Surrey Now-Leader article here!

Tapping Onto World Stage


All five dancers are on the junior team (age 12 - 15) and dance out of Lake Country School of Dance in Lake Country.  See the Castanet article here!



Waterdown choreographers chosen for Canada East team for IDO Worlds

Team Canada East dancers pose for a team picture on the grass outside of Dancemakerz studio in Waterdown before they head back in for more rehearsals. The group will will leave for Poland to compete at the International Dance Organization's World Dance Championships 2017 for tap, Ballet, jazz and Modern  See the Flamborough Review article here!



Oakville dancers to represent Canada at world championships

Four Oakville dancers will represent Canada at the World Dance Championships, held in Warsaw, Poland, Dec. 2 to 9.

Local dancers: Eve Graziadei, Jeannette Thompson, Chloe Reelis and Aidan Reelis, along with the top dancers across Canada, will represent Canada in the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions.  See the Inside Oakville article here! 

Barrie Dancers


Barrie dancers headed to world championships

Dancers will travel to Poland, Germany and South Africa to represent Canada in ballet, modern, jazz and tap disciplines. See the article here!

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