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Were heading to Commonwealth!

Team Canada is excited to once again compete in the Commonwealth Cup Dance Championships (CCDC).  The CCDC is an event that takes the best dancers from the Commonwealth Nations to compete.  


We are planning on taking established teams from the 2018 World Championship teams and auditioning to replace the dancers that are unable to go.  This saves some choreography fees.


Tiffany McLachlan will also be holding auditions to be a part of her team that will be returning to defend their Championship title!  She is focusing on Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical.


Any studios may bring a group of their own dancers as well.  Please contact Bonnie@cdo-online.org if this is something that may interest you.


CCDC is a DANCE CUP competition.  This means that it is run more like our competitions, where you dance once and are awarded placement.  We will still be awarded on the podiums.  Overall dancers will compete in the final DANCE-OFF at the GALA on the final day of competition.  There are awards for everyone, including ribbons, medals and/or trophies, and cash awards for top 3's.  Dancers may enter in any genre they wish and may dance as often as they want.  Entry fees are separate.  Workshops are available from renown dance educators from around the Commonwealth.  


THE DIFFERENCE:  The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS we regularly attend are considered the "Olympics of Dance".  Each nation can only bring 3 of their top athletes for a week of intensive competition in one genre.  The competition is fierce, unlike any other!  The CCDC will be bringing together many of the same dancers to this competition, but they will be allowed to bring more dancers that can dance in more categories.  Dancers from Canada, Gibraltar, Australia, South Africa and Malaysia have gone head to head for first place many times!!


The cost for Team Travel is comparable to World Championship Team Travel because the Canadian Dollar is worth more than the South African Rand.  For more information, contact canadaworlddance@gmail.com

Team Canada Commonwealth Cup Dance Page

PRE-REGISTER HERE!

To pre-register for the audition, please follow the link and fill our your information.  If you have any questions, please email canadaworlddance@gmail.com


PRE-REGISTER HERE!

AUDITION DATES

CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ & LYRICAL with Tiffany McLachlan



Video auditions only at this point 

 (until June 1)


For more information, please email canadaworlddance@gmail.com


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*ANY DANCERS WHO COMPETED ON ANY 2018 TEAM CANADA IDO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AUTOMATICALLY GETS A PLACEMENT.  (no audition required)



Audition fee: $20




Kicks Dance Studio   

6-50 Bullock Dr., Markham ON

Mon. Apr. 22  



1pm   -Hip Hop - Streetdance

2pm  - Tap - Ballet - Jazz - Acro




Also accepting  video auditions


For more information, please email canadaworlddance@gmail.com




VIDEO AUDITION INFORMATION

Deadline:  June 1


Audition Video Requirements

Time limit:  Between 1:00-2:30 mins 

Please send us a video of your competition solo.  If you don't have a solo, please send us a video or a choreographed routine of your choice.  Choose music that suits you best, we aren't looking for a specific style.  The objective is for us to see how you perform something choreographed.  No formal costume required.

You will still need to E-transfer your audition fee.


How To Submit:

1)  Upload a video using our registration portal.  

or

2)  Email us a link to your YouTube or Vimeo.  If there are any passwords associated, please include them as well.  Email you link to canadaworlddance@gmail.com and include the following:

Name:

DOB:

Age (as of Dec.31/19):

Contact Address:

Contact Email:

Contact Phone

2018 TEAM CANADA MEMBERS


*We will be bringing some of the routines that competed at the IDO World Jazz, Ballet, and Modern Championships.  If you want to take part, let us know.   2018 Team members DO NOT need to audition.


If you have been previously accepted, please sign up through our Registration System and click on the Commonwealth Tab


Previous team members will not be charged again for choreography of those routines






COST - DATE


Competition Date:

July 16-20, 2019


Approx. Travel Date:

July 13-21


*with extended option


Travel Cost:

Team Travel:  $4,000 each dancer 

Team Travel:  $3.,600 each parent/sibling


*cost includes air travel, transportation to/from Johannesburg airport, hotel w/breakfast, team jacket and rehearsal.


**cost does not include choreography, costume (both paid directly to choreographer) or entry fees (paid to competition).  This competition is different than World's as we need to pay entry fees based on what you are entering


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$250 payable to Team Canada

and  make your own reservations

(we can assist with recommendations)


*You will also be responsible for cost of choreography and costume (pd directly to choreographer) and entry fees (to competition)


A Choreographer's Creative Process in Real Time

A Choreographer's Creative Process in Real Time | Wayne McGregor | TED Talks


We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage