I have been chosen to represent CANADA at the 2017 World Hip Hop Championships!! I will be on the TEAM CANADA Hip Hop Team and performing in Europe. I will be responsible for my air/ground travel, hotel, competition and admission fees, choreographer's expenses and team leader's expenses. I also have dance practice that will be taking place in Peterborough and Ottawa. I know CANADA'S 150 BIRTHDAY is this year and was hoping you could donate to my amazing opportunity of dancing for TEAM CANADA 2017. Thank-you so much for any help you can give in reaching my goal of $3,600.00. Thanks again! Josh GO TEAM CANADA!!!
Here is a letter from Bonnie Dyer Team Canada's National Director:
Joshua Ames has 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 $3600.00 plus in Canadian dollars to cover all travel, (air & ground), rehearsal, coaches, Team Canada jackets, hotels and Canadian and International entry fees.
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 we have been unsuccessful in obtaining a major sponsor or any Government Support for the Canadian Dance Teams.
Our 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 sponsor this talented dancer from your community would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
Thank you for your time and interest in helping the youth of Canada being represented at this prestigious WORLD LEVEL COMPETITION.
Team Canada – National Dance Director
Nothing is more thrilling then to stand on the podium representing Canada and hear your National Anthem being played as our Flag is raised! Thank you for helping to make this dream come true!