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2018 news



Oakville youth previously confined to wheelchair wins silver medals in international dance competition.  After an insect bite in 2015 left Vienna Del Mastro without the use of her legs, she has since fully recovered and just won a Silver Medal at the World Championships in Riesa, Germany for her solo and another Silver Medal for Production. See the Inside Halton article  here!



Canadian Youth Preparing For World Dance Championship

Team Canada East & Team Canada West are preparing for a world dance championship that some compare to the Olympics, Mike Albanese finds out how hard it is to make the championship in Poland.  See the CityNews Story here!



On the world stage

Teenage dance team to compete for medals in Poland

See the Winnipeg Free Press article here!



Canada's national street dance show team is off to the Czech Republic to compete in the 2018 Street Dance Show World Championships for the first time! To celebrate, they held a special showcase event for friends and family on September 16th at Bringing Tap Back in Kitchener, with celebratory food, drinks and a final dress rehearsal. Way to go guys! Team Canada Street Dance is part of the International Dance Organization (IDO). Photo's by Elissa DenHoed.  SnapD Kitchener/Waterloo

Local Brandon dancers heading to Worlds in Poland


After years of practising dance at Steppin' Time Dance Studio, a Brandon teen will have the opportunity to showcase her talents in Warsaw, Poland.  See the Brandon Sun article here!

Williams named to national tap team


Countless hours of practice has paid off for Jessica Williams.
The 14-year-old Grade 9 student of Campbellford District High School has earned herself a spot on the Canadian National Junior Tap Team for the International Dance Organization (IDO) World Tap Dance Championship. See the Belleville Intelligencer article here!

Local Dancers Win Spot On Team Canada, Full Scholarship


A pair of young local dancers have made it to the big leagues.

16-year-old Larissa Bedford from Chatham has made the Team Canada Dance Team and 19-year-old Jaiden Lyons from Windsor has been offered a full-admission scholarship to study dance in Hollywood this fall.  See the Blackburn News article here!

Chatham dancer representing Canada in Poland


A 16-year-old dancer from Chatham who trains at Pure Dance Academy will be heading to Poland in November to compete for Team Canada.

Larissa Bedford qualified to perform with the team for the World Dance Championships following an event in Niagara Falls last year.  See the Chatham This Week article here!

Flamborough dancers in Poland with Team Canada East for world competition


Among the glitter and spectacle of the event, two teams representing Canada’s west and east, including dancers from Flamborough, are once again showing the world their passion for the art form.  See the Flamborough Review article here!

Cambridge dancers on tap for world championship competition


Eight members of Cambridge Move With Grace team will be competing at the international events, including three at the World Tap Dance Championships to be held in Riesa, Germany, and five at the World Dance Championships, to be held in Warsaw, Poland. The events are set to run from the end of November to early December.  See the Cambridge Times article here!

Stratford family send daughter to represent Canada in dancing competition in the Czech Republic


Stratford family trying to raise funds to send daughter to represent Canada in dancing competition in the Czech Republic.  See the Stratford Beacon Herald article here!