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2018 news

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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!






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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. 

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!

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2016 News

East Hip Hop

Peterborough Dancers to Represent Canada at World Hip Hop Championships.  See the My Kawartha article here!

West Showdance

Local dancer, Ashley Henri,  to represent Canada at world championships.  Several B.C. dancers auditioned and have made it to the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions – The International Dance Organization’s World Showdance Dance Championships.  See the Campbell River Mirror article here!

West BJM

We meet some Calgary dancers who will be representing our country later this month at the World Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships in Germany.  See the Calgary Breakfast Television (BT) story here!

West Hip Hop

Travis Lim dances his way to world junior championship wins

15 year-old returns to Vancouver with two golds from Street Dance World Championship.  See the Vancouver Presents article here!

Interview with Travis Lim

Travis Lim is the only Canadian “Double Gold” winner to stand on the IDO podium in the 2016 Street Dance World Championship.  See the interview here!

East Hip Hop

Kanata, Stittsville dancers named to Team Canada.  Three west end dancers will compete at World Championships in Austria in October.  See the Toronto.com article here!

Alberta BJM

Treyvin Kinisky, 16, from the Diverse Dance Company in Grande Prairie, has been chosen by Team Canada Dance to represent the country at the World Ballet, Jazz and Modern World Championships.  See The Daily Herald Tribune article here!

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2015 News

Tap West

Team Canada West Tap is in the news!


Global News Morning BC invited Tap Choreographer Lisa Dew onto their show to discuss and show off our Canadian dancers!  Check it out!

Hip Hop West

Shaw TV Fraser Valley invited Team Canada Hip Hop West on and Alexandria MacFarlane finds out just how hard the Junior Team Canada Dance team is working to prepare.  Check it out!  FYI, it starts at 0:48 after the banana story.

BJM West

Canada's Ballet, Jazz and Modern team takes home the gold at World Dance Championships in Poland.  Check out the CBC News Article here.

West Tap

Edmonton's 13-year-old Hannah Palichuk taking tap to the world with international competition in Germany.  See the Edmonton Journal article here!

West Hip Hop

Five Campbell River dance students to represent Canada.  CR DanceXtreme sending members to Italy this fall for World Championships.  See the Campbell River Mirror Article here!

Island MVPs

Believe it or not, Campbell River is a well-hidden hip-hop hotbed – but not for long thanks to this week's Island MVPs.  See the CTV News link here!

Previous years news

East Tap

Last month, December 4th through 8th, the 2012 IDO World Tap Dance Championships took place is Riesa, Germany. Several Canadians took to the stage in a variety of categories for children, juniors and adults, including male and female solos, duos, trios, small groups, formations and large production. This video highlights Everett Smith’s Sweet Georgia Brown

Muskoka dancers compete for Canada!

Oct. 2011.  Another group of dancers with Just 4 Kicks Academy of Dance is heading overseas as members of Team Canada in different dance disciplines.  See the Muskoka Region article here!

Fundraising a challenge as dance not recognized as a sport: choreographer

Kayla Villebrun-Normand’s dream is to dance across the stage at the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany — but she needs some help to make it happen.  See the 2011 Winnipeg Free Press article here!

Mississauga dancers ready to tap heels, toes for Canada

November 2014.  Three young Mississauga dancers are aiming to tap their way to the top of the world.  See the Mississauga.cow article here!

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