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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

AUDITION DATES

CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ & LYRICAL with Tiffany McLachlan

The next audition is planned for  

March 2 or 3, 2019 in Toronto.


Confirmed details to come.

ACRO

Details to come

JAZZ & BALLET

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.


Audition details to come

TAP

We will be bringing some of the routines that competed at the IDO World Tap Championships.  If you would like to take part in these, let us know.


East & West Ontario

location & time TBA


Central & Western Canada may contact us if interested

Streetdance Show with Leon Blackwood

We will be brining some of the routines that competed at the IDO World Streetdance Show Championships.  If you would like to take part in these, let us know.


AUDITIONS CONCURRENT w/ HIP HOP

Hip Hop with Leon Blackwood

East & West Ontario

location & time TBA

AUDITION FORM

We are soon starting auditions for our 2019 Commonwealth Team heading to South Africa in the fall 2019!

We highly recommend you to pre-register.  Please email Melissa with --

NAME:

DOB:

PARENT (if under 18):

CONTACT EMAIL:

CONTACT PHONE:

GENRE AUDITIONING FOR:


Please contact melissa@teamcanadadance.ca  to reserve your spot 


*auditions are done in a workshop format where dancers will learn a combination and perform it as a group.  You do not need to prepare anything for it.

**If you have a résumé and headshot, please bring it with you.  If you do not have one, don't worry - it won't impact your audition!


PLEASE FILL OUT THE AUDITION FORM BELOW AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE AUDITION.  AUDITION NUMBERS WILL BE ASSIGNED AT THE REGISTRATION DESK ON THE DAY OF AUDITION.

COMMONWEALTH AUDITION FORM (pdf)

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