Five tap dancers from Kelowna

Kelowna area dancers selected to represent Canada

Five tap dancers from the Lake Country School of Dance had successful auditions in Langley.

  • Nov. 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Auditions for the Canadian National Dance Team held in Langley, BC, brought some of the best dancers from across Western Canada, vying for a position on the team to represent Canada at the World level.

Team Canada Dance National Director Bonnie Dyer has selected Lisa Dew of Lisa’s School of Dance in Langley, BC to choreograph the Canadian National Tap Team in Western Canada. The International Dance Organization (IDO) is a World Federation with a membership ofover 90 Nations, representing more than 250,000 dancers, from six continents. The bestdancers from around the World will be competing for the World Championship Title! Last year Canada’s Children’s and Adult Teams placed in the Top Ten, while the JuniorTeam placed in the Top Five.

This honour comes with a lot of hard work and dedication. Not only are these dancers training and practicing at their home studio for many hours each week, but they are required to travel to Langley, BC for the Team Canada practices – which they do gladly to train for this exciting experience. Each dancer is also required to raise their own funds to cover all costs to attend the World Championships. They will be at the Kelowna Rockets’ Remembrance Day game November 11th at 2 pm selling hockey pucks for a puck toss. Come out and meet this talented bunch of kids and support them by purchasing a puck!

The 5 dancers include:Maya Lutz of Kelowna, Blair Dietz of West Kelowna, Nicola Chapman of Lake Country, Caleb Agno of Lake Country and Georgia MacLean of Lake Country. All 5 dancers are on the Junior Team (age 12 – 15) and dance out of Lake Country School of Dance in Lake Country, BC.

 

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