As the Team Canada National Director and IDO member for Canada, I attribute Canada’s top world results to the outstanding teachers and choreographers throughout our great nation. The high standards exemplified by the studio directors, teachers and choreographers who have trained these dancers, has enabled Canada to be known as one of the best training countries IN THE WORLD for dance. Also, the dedication of our Team Canada choreographers, dancers, supportive parents and their studios has made Team Canada the success it is today.
” A true champion is someone who is gracious if they win, and even more gracious if they do not. In years to come, medals & trophies will be misplaced, but the memories of your journey and training to dance on the world stage, meeting new friends, striving to do your best and being proud to represent your country- these are the memories you will carry with you forever”.
Bonnie Dyer National Director
Team Canada Dance has been attending the official World Dance Championships since the 1990's when we first attended the World Tap Championships in Dresden, Germany. Our first team consisted of 12 outstanding dancers from across Canada including: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec. The Canadian National Tap Team (choreographer Matthew Clark) placed in the TOP 5 in the world! That experience was inspiring for our dancers and our team and since then, we have returned to win over 25 WORLD TITLES in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Showdance.
Our Canadian team is respected for both our talent and sportsmanship and is admired worldwide as one of the "teams to beat!". We're not just any dance group, we are a team through and through.
- 7 consecutive years winning the World Tap Championships
- Outstanding Team of The Year for Sportsmanship and Results
- overall Medal Winner at the Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships
CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
- Matthew Clark for Outstanding Choreography in tap dance
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Bonnie Dyer (the appointed IDO representative for Canada and Team Director) for Fostering Good Sportsmanship Worldwide
The World Championships is like the Olympics of Dance! 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 6 CONTINENTS! This prestigious World Championship offers an exciting platform for dancers from across the globe to compete against the best in their genre. Similar to the Olympics, the winners are awarded on top of a podium with the top 3 flags raised as the winners nation anthem is played. It is truly a proud moment for all of the dancers and a wonderful way to recognize such dedicated talent.