Dance duet to Germany

Surrey pair among several local dancers to compete at international competition.

Amanda Solheim and Zack Preece are headed to Germany to represent Canada.

A pair of Surrey dancers are excited to be a part of the Canadian National Dance team heading to Germany next week.

Amanda Solheim and Zack Preece were among several local dancers chosen to compete at the International Dance Organization (IDO) World Dance Championships 2012.

The two, who attend Studio One Dance Centre in Aldergrove, will be performing a lyrical jazz duo at the Frankfurt event running from Oct. 4-7.

Solheim, a Grade 8 student at Fraser Heights Secondary, has been dancing for nine years and will also compete in group ballet modern and jazz categories.

Preece has been dancing since he was five and is extremely excited to be part of the international dance competition.

The Canadian team is led by choreographers Danielle Gardner of So You ThinkYou Can Dance Canada and Joshua Beamish, artistic director of MOVE: The Company.

It costs each dancer approximately $4,500 to attend the event and they are seeking sponsorship and/or donations to offset travel and competition expenses.

To support Solheim, email, for Preece, contact

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