Greg Kendall and Brooklyn McCarthy of Abbotsford display the awards they earned at the recent World Dance Championships in Poland. (Submitted photo)

Two Abbotsford dancers win medals at world dance competitions

Greg Kendall and Brooklyn McCarthy competed in Poland from Dec. 1-8

Two Abbotsford dance students earned medals at world dance competitions for ballet, jazz and modern/contemporary in Poland from Dec. 1 to 8.

Greg Kendall and Brooklyn McCarthy – who both dance out of Creative Edge School of Arts in Abbotsford – were among 52 dancers representing Team Canada at the competitions.

They competed in the World Modern and Contemporary Championships from Dec. 1-4 and the World Ballet and Jazz Championships from Dec. 5-8.

Kendall was selected for the junior team (ages 12 to 15), and McCarthy was chosen for the children’s team (11 and under) from among 200 who auditioned for Team Canada in November 2018.

At the world championships, Kendall and his duo partner Amelia Belsey – who trains out of Maple Ridge – received the gold medal for their junior duo ballet.

RELATED: Local dancers compete with Team Canada at world championships

RELATED: Three Abbotsford dancers compete at world championships

Kendall was also on the ballet formation that won the gold medal. His jazz formation received the silver and became vice world champions.

Kendall also received fifth overall with his solo in the junior male jazz category, while his modern formation received 11th overall.

McCarthy’s children’s ballet group received the silver medal.

Canada also won a gold medal in the adult ballet female solo category, and silver medals in both the adult jazz formation and junior ballet group.

Dancers for Team Canada were selected from across B.C., with one dancer even travelling from Saskatchewan to be on the squad.

The world championships are hosted by the International Dance Organization. Rehearsals for Team Canada started in June 2019 and were held at Affinity Dance in Langley.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Greg Kendall of Abbotsford and dance partner Amelia Belsey of Maple Ridge captured a gold medal in junior duo ballet at the recent World Dance Championships iin Poland.

Just Posted

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Oct. 18

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks playing waiting game for new contract

Yale Hockey Academy product files for arbitration with Canucks, hearing set for Oct. 28

Schnitzelz restaurant returns to Abbotsford

Fried meat establishment moves from Aldergrove to Abbotsford

Abbotsford student dies after medical incident in class

Rick Hansen Secondary School offering additional counselling for students who require it

$93,000 in COVID-19 emergency support available to Abbotsford charities

Applications now open for grants through community foundation

167 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death recorded as B.C. enters 2nd wave

Three new healthcare outbreaks also announced

At least 49 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding in Calgary: Alberta Health

McMillan says the city of Calgary has recently seen several outbreaks linked to social gatherings

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

ERT, VPD response to White Rock home connected to homicide: police

Search underway in the 15800-block of Prospect Crescent

‘I am not leaving without my son,’ says mother of missing Manning Park hiker

Family and friends continue to search for Jordan Naterer, after official efforts suspended

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Bear kills llama on Vancouver Island, prompting concerns over livestock

Officers could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. dad pledges to appeal quashed call for mandatory masks, distancing in schools

Bernard Trest and Gary Shuster challenged health, education ministries’ return-to-school plan

Most Read