Aldergrove dancers Abigail Bamba (left) and Anna Dickey.

Aldergrove dancers to represent Canada at World Championships

Aldergrove dancers Abigail Bamba and Anna Dickey at World Show Dance Championships hosted by Germany from November 21 to 26

Two young Aldergrove women are among several B.C. dancers who auditioned and made it to the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions.

The International Dance Organization’s World Show Dance Championships will be hosted by Germany with events held in Riesa from November 21 to 26, 2016.

The International Dance Organization has over 250,000 member dancers from six continents. This World Championship format is Olympic style with only one Gold, Silver and Bronze being presented on the podium with the World Champions’ national anthems being played as the top three medalist flags are raised.

Team Canada Dance national director Bonnie Dyer has selected Danielle Gardner to choreograph the Canadian National Show Dance Team in Western Canada. Miss Danielle comes to the team with a wealth of experience, as a successful choreographer who has had dancers make it to the medal podium in the past, as well has previous experience attending the World Championships.

Canada has been quite successful in all dance disciplines at the World Championships and this is mainly due to the high standard of training that local studios offer.

Mrs. Dyers said, “It is also great to see the best of the best in Canada that come from various studios all working together as one team with one goal, and that is to represent Canada.”

This year’s Team Canada Dance teams include Aldergrove dancers Abigail Bamba and Anna Dickey.

While most teens are doing other activities during the summer, this very talented youth group, gladly gave up their summer holidays as well as their weekends to train for this exciting experience and a chance to represent Canada on the world stage.

Since there is no government support for Team Canada Dance, each member must raise their own funds to attend the World Championships. Individually and in groups, the dancers have held hot dog sales, car washes, bottle drives, pub nights, sold donuts, tupperware, and will be holding many more events through the months of October and November.

We hope that you will help support these young people that will represent your community as well as your country at the World Championships.

More Information on Team Canada Dance can be found on www.teamcanadadance.com