Several locals to compete at World Tap Championships in Germany

Team holds gala fundraising performance on Friday, Nov. 20

Several local dancers have been chosen to represent Canada at the World Tap Championships in Germany in December.

Several young dancers from Abbotsford and Mission have been accepted onto the Canadian National Dance Team to represent Canada at the World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany, in December.

Selected for the Senior Team from Abbotsford are dancers Alouette Honig (Creative Outlet), Charlotte Koopmans (Freestyle Dance Centre), Emma Geddert (Freestyle Dance Centre), and Kirsten Montague (Creative Edge School of Art). Also selected for the Senior Team were Emily Schierling and Sarah Gischer (both from Abbotsford Dance Centre) who will also compete in a Senior Duo category at Riesa.

Junior Team dancers from Abbotsford are Brittany Pratt and Samantha Kendall (both from Creative Edge School of Arts), who were also selected to perform in the Junior Small Group.

Junior Team Dancers from Mission are Alyssa Kern and Jordyn O’Connor (both from Can Dance Studio).

Lisa Dew, CDTA, owner of Lisa’s School of Dance in Langley, was chosen as the Choreographer for Team Canada Tap.

Auditions for the Canadian National Dance Team included dancers from across Canada.

The International Dance Organization is a world federation with a membership of over 90 nations, representing more than 250,000 dancers.

The 2014 Canadian Tap Team took home silver and bronze medals.

Each dancer needs to raise $3,600 to cover costs of the trip, plus the cost of costumes, food, etc., and they have been fundraising to make their dream a reality.

The team is holding a fundraising gala performance before they go to Riesa at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in advance at Jazz-Ma-Tazz in Abbotsford, The Dance Box in Langley, and Limbers Dancewear in Surrey. There will also be tickets available at the box office on the afternoon of the show. The showcase will feature all the Team Canada dancers as well as numerous performance groups from across B.C. There will also be a silent auction, flower sales, concession, and many other fun activities to help support the dancers. Please note that this is a cash-only event.

For more info on Team Canada visit www.teamcanadadance.com or find them on Facebook.

 

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