Dancer Dante competes on world stage

Dante Arias of Aldergrove, who competed in Langley Has Talent, has been chosen for Team Canada (West) to compete in the Worlds for Dance

Dante Arias of Aldergrove

Dante Arias of Aldergrove, who competed in Langley Has Talent, has been chosen for Team Canada (West) to compete in the Worlds for Dance in Poland this December.

Dante competed against several hundred competitors and was one of 44 chosen to compete in Poland. His talent isn’t in question but in order to make his dream a reality, he’ll need some financial help. His family is trying to raise some sponsorship money, as dance is not considered a sport and has no government funding.

Dante Arias is 10 years old. This summer he was invited to join the Canadian National Dance Team to compete at the World Dance Championships in Mikolajki, Poland, this December.

He has been given the opportunity to represent Canada in the Child Division for Contemporary/Modern and Jazz routines. He will also compete in the Solo Category for Jazz and Contemporary/Modern. He is the youngest dancer attending from BC/Western Canada Region.

“Dancing isn’t just some sport I do. It is a passion. Dance is my whole life. No matter where I am, I dance. Without dance I wouldn’t know what to do. Without all the help of these people pushing me to do my very best I wouldn’t be the dancer or person I am today – I thank my family, friends and teachers,” said Arias.

“For the past three years I have dedicated 15-plus hours per week to dance, I have attended many conventions and intensives in hopes to better my dance technique and performance. Over the past three years I have had much success at dance competitions and festivals. I am grateful for all the support I receive from my parents and my teachers.”

“I would like to ask for your help in making this dream a reality by helping me to represent our country at this event. I am looking to raise funds to help with the costs of travel, accommodation, costumes and fees. I am asking for your monetary donation to aid in enabling me to achieve my goal,” said Arias.

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