Surrey-based dancers (left to right) Casey Teng, Kaitlyn Zarin, Elyse Disher, Sarah Firus-Parlby, Carey Teng, Rylin Samson and Tianna Chilibeck.

Surrey girls dance their way to Worlds as part of Team Canada

Danielle Gardner-led squad in Germany for six days in November

Seven Surrey-based dancers will rep Canada at the World Dance Championships next month in Germany.

They are part of Team Canada ShowDance West, a Danielle Gardner-led squad of 50 dancers heading to Reisa from Nov. 20 to 25.

The event is considered the largest and most prestigious of all dance competitions, with gold, silver and bronze medals up for grabs.

Surrey-raised Gardner is a one-time finalist on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and has appeared in movies including “Centre Stage” and CBC’s “Motive.”

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Among those going to Germany are Surrey-based dancers Rylin Samson (age 9, from Dance Xpressions), Tianna Chilibeck (14, Studio One Dance Centre), Sarah Firus-Parlby (18, K & S Dance Productions), Elyse Disher (13, Panorama School of Dance), Kaitlyn Zarin (16, Panorama School of Dance) and Teng sisters Carey (16) and Casey (18, both from Pulse Dance Studio).

Team director Bonnie Dyer said Canada has been quite successful in all dance disciplines at the event, “mainly due to the high standard of training that local studios offer. 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.”

More details about the team can be found at teamcanadadance.com.

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