Surrey dancers prep for Poland

SURREY – A pre-Christmas adventure in Poland awaits eight Surrey girls as members of Team Canada Dance.

The troupe, which features 40 of B.C.’s best dancers, will fly to the city of Mikolajki in December for a week-long world championship event – the “Olympics of dance,” hosted annually by the International Dance Organization (IDO). The competition is for ballet, jazz and modern dancers.

The Team Canada West team includes Surrey-based competitors Kylie Creighton, Alyssa Ellison, Jessica Felix, Brea Franklin,

Paisley Lalley, Brianna Lannard-Ghini, Megan Anne O’Grady and Kaitlin Zarin, all of whom endured an extensive audition process.

In order to compete and fly to Poland, each dancer must raise more than $3,600 to cover expenses.

The team, head-choreographed by Danielle Gardner, will be showcased during “Going For Gold,” a group-fundraiser performance this Saturday (Nov. 29) at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. A full house is expected at the event, tickets for which are $21.95 at Masseytheatre.com.

The group is online at Facebook.com/teamcanadawestdance.

tzillich@thenownewspaper.com

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