Mandate

The mandate of Team Canada Dance is to offer elite dancers of Canada an opportunity to represent their country on the world stage.  Our organization gives dancers the opportunity to travel, meet other dancers worldwide and to compete as a unified team with other dancers from across Canada.  Team Canada Dance also gives Canadian dancers the opportunity to learn from master teachers and choreographers both within Canada and worldwide.  We encourage our Team Canada dancers and their supporters to foster good sportsmanship, and to promote Canadian values while exhibiting our remarkable dance training.  We only work with the 'best of the best' choreographers who choose the best dancers to represent Canada.

WHat's the difference?

TEAM CANADA DANCE

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Team Canada Dance TM is a national dance organization that takes elite Canadian dancers to compete against the best of the best on the world stage.  


We are the only accredited Canadian dance organization that qualifies to attend the International Dance Organization (IDO) World Dance Championships.  


We not only assemble the best Canadian dancers, but we allow those dancers to train and receive choreography from the best our industry has to offer.


Not everyone will make our team as our standards are higher then most.  We do push our dancers to be the best they can be while still maintaining a fun and nurturing environment.  


Our choreographers are well respected and very much active in their fields.  As such, their schedules are very busy but we try our best to accommodate everyone while still respecting prior studio and personal commitments.  A professional dancers/choreographers schedule may fluctuate slightly but we try to maintain a steady schedule that does not interfere with outside activities.  



Not everyone will come home with a medal but the friendships last a lifetime!

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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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 World Championships is affiliated with the International Dance Organization .

The International Dance Organization (IDO), is a World Dance- and Dancesport Federation with a membership of OVER 90 NATIONS, representing more than 250,000 DANCERS, from SIX CONTINENTS.  


The IDO is an world accredited organization that you may learn more about at 

www.ido-dance.com

WORLD CUPS

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WORLD DANCE CUP competitions are run more like our Canadian competitions, where you dance once and are awarded placement. You generally may enter any genre you wish and countries may bring as many dancers as they wish.  You may have heard of other dancers attending Cups.


We too attend a biannual Cup event, which is a bit different than others - the Commonwealth Cup Dance Championships (CCDC), which is affiliated with the IDO.  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.  These dancers are from Commonwealth countries only.  The event began in Sun City, South Africa in 2017 and we are returning once again this year.  In 2021, we are hoping the next Commonwealth country to host the event will be Australia!


 The CCDC, like other IDO competitions,  still awards dancers 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.