Dance­worx dancers shine at World Cup of Dance

The Compass - - Editorial - Ed­i­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Per­form­ers rep­re­sent­ing Dance­worx Stu­dios in Carbonear were in top form at the World Cup of Dance ear­lier this month in Bri­tish Columbia.

The youth per­form­ing group and adult jazz class each earned bronze medals at the event, held in the pic­turesque town of Whistler. Dance in­struc­tor Katie O’Leary han­dled chore­og­ra­phy for both groups.

“The young stu­dents re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the beauty of the Rocky Moun­tains and ev­ery other el­e­ment of the ex­pe­ri­ence… They re­turned home tired, thank­ful and still in awe of ev­ery­thing they saw.” Katie O’Leary, dance in­struc­tor

Dance­worx qual­i­fied for the World Cup at the 5, 6, 7, 8 Show­time re­gional com­pe­ti­tion in St. John’s back in April, but it was the only dance stu­dio from New­found­land that elected to travel for the event, re­quir­ing dancers to en­gage in a lot of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity prior to leav­ing for B.C. on July 2.

Fol­low­ing com­pe­ti­tion, the youth per­form­ing group was se­lected to per­form at the clos­ing gala event held prior to the award cer­e­mony.

While there, the dancers also took ad­van­tage of Whistler’s out­door splen­dors. They zip lined through the trees of Whistler Moun­tain and trav­elled peak-to-peak from Whistler Moun­tain to Black­comb Peak.

“The young stu­dents re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the beauty of the Rocky Moun­tains and ev­ery other el­e­ment of the ex­pe­ri­ence,” O’Leary told The Com­pass. “They re­turned home tired, thank­ful and still in awe of ev­ery­thing they saw.” The Dance­worx adult jazz class at the medal pre­sen­ta­tion. From the left, Macken­zie Keats, Katie O’Leary, Rose­mary King and Lynn Evely.

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Mem­bers of Dance­worx Stu­dios in Carbonear who trav­elled to Whistler, B.C. ear­lier this month for the World Cup of Dance. Back row (l-r): Lynn Evely, Erica Evely, Abi­gail Clark, Erin His­cock, Kiera Legge, Kelsey Par­sons, Trin­ity Deer­ing and Rose­mary King; Front row (l-r): Macken­zie Keats, Samie Snow, Katie O’Leary, Hay­ley Power and Han­nah Doyle.

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Mem­bers of the Dance­worx Stu­dios youth per­form­ing group as they make their way to the sum­mit of Whistler Moun­tain. From the left, Abi­gail Clark, Kelsey Par­sons, Macken­zie Keats, Erin His­cock, Trin­ity Deer­ing, Samie Snow, Han­nah Doyle, Kiera Legge and Hay­ley Power.

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