Hi! My name is Karleigh Toth and I am 10 years old. I have been dancing since I was 4. I compete in Jazz, Ballet and Tap. I have an amazing teacher named Angel Junkin. She told me we were doing a workshop but it turned out to be an audition. I am so lucky to have been chosen to represent Canada as a member of the Children's Canadian Tap Team at the World Tap Championships in Germany this December. This is the expience of a lifetime! Last year the Chrildren's Tap Team brought home the Gold! I can't imagine anything more exciting!
The International Dance Organization (IDO) is a World Federation with a membership of over 90 Nations, representing more than 250,000 dancers from six continents. This is comparable to the Olympics for us dancers!
Dance is not recognized in Canada as a sporting event, even though many of us dancers train up to 7 days per week, are as flexible as any gymnast, as graceful as figure skaters and as dedicated as any Olympic athlete. Our team will represent our country with pride at the world level. Each dancer is required to raise $3,600.00 to cover our travel (air & ground), choreography, coaches, Team Canada jackets, hotels, and Canadian and International entry fees. In addition, dancers are to cover the costs of costumes, meals, and their chaperones ($2,550.00 each). Each dancer is required to obtain their own sponsors as we do not have any major team sponsors or government support for the Canadian Dance Teams.
Any amount that you could donate to help me reach my goal and represent Canada in Riesa, Germany would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!
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