Five Campbell River dance students will take on the world this fall when they travel to Italy to compete in the International Dance Organization (IDO) World HipHop Championships in Rimini, Italy.
The IDO is a World Federation with a membership of over 90 Nations, representing more than 250,000 dancers, from six continents. The best dancers from around the World will be competing for the World Championships Title. Last year Canada made it to the finals in the Junior Division and the Semi-finals in Adult.
Taylor Ring, Kiara Ostrosser, Jesse Devlin, Cohan Caflisch and Emma Voltera, all students at CR DanceXtreme, will join fellow Team Canada dancers from Oct. 20 to 25 to compete in this prestigious competition. The students auditioned for the Canadian National Dance Team last November and were thrilled to hear they had made the team.
CR DanceXtreme owners Shawna Sloan and Buddy Mynatt are delighted to have their students represent Canada at this world event.
“We are so thrilled and proud,” Mynatt said. “This is the second year in a row CR DanceXtreme dancers have made this team and it’s a testament to our dancers’ hard work and commitment.”
Mynatt said not only are these dancers training and practicing for many hours each week, many of the practices require travel off the island.
They are also looking for sponsors and will be holding some fundraising events in the community.
Donations to support the dancers can be made and additional information can be found on the group’s website hiphop2015.ca