Team Canada Hip Hop

I have loved dance ever since I was a kid. I am currently a dancer at KaliAndrews Dance Company where I express and share my love for dance competitively. In 2016 I was given the opportunity to perform a Hip Hop routine for 16,000 people on the Canadian Tire Centre stage for We Day. Over the past few years I have grown so much as a dancer and I am looking forward to the experiences I have ahead of me.

I have been chosen by Team Dance Canada to represent Canada at the WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS –in Copenhagen, Denmark October 17-21, 2017. Auditions for the Canadian National Dance Team brought some of the best dancers from across Canada, vying for a position on the team to represent CANADA at the prestigious World Dance Championships.

The International Dance Organization (IDO), is a World Dance and Dance-Sport Federation with a membership of over 90 Nations, representing more than 250,000 dancers, from six continents. The best dancers from around the World will be competing for the World Champion Title! 

Dance is not recognized in Canada as a Sporting Event, even though many of these dancers train up to 7 days per week, they are as flexible as any gymnast, as graceful as figure skaters and as dedicated as any Olympic athlete. Dancers of this caliber have trained for hours and hours and will represent our Country with pride at the World Level.  Each dancer is required to raise $3650.00 plus in Canadian dollars to cover all travel, (air & ground), rehearsal, coaches, Team Canada jackets, hotels and Canadian and International entry fees. In addition to this expense I also have two family members traveling with me. They do not need to pay for dance fees meaning they need $2650.00 each. It would mean the world to me to have them there for support on this life changing experience.

The World Championships is in Copenhagen this year so our Canadian Dollar must also be converted to Euros. Each dancer is required to obtain their own sponsors as Team Canada has been unsuccessful in obtaining a major sponsor or any Government Support for the Canadian Dance Teams. 

Team Canada choreographers not only produce World level choreography but also strongly emphasize good sportsmanship and being proud ambassadors for Canada.    

Any amount that you could donate to help me, a dancer from your community would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

Thank you for your time and interest in helping me make this dream a reality!

Donations

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  • Ramsaran Ramchand  
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Len Chumak 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • charles thompson 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Steven Babluck 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • William Briere 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nyasha Shameer 
Organizer
Ottawa, ON
Suzanne Larkin 
Beneficiary
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