As a Competitive dancer, this opportunity to dance for Canada is both extremely exciting and very humbling. Jenna is very excited for this amazing opportunity.
Jenna currently dances with Dance Inc's Competitive Dance Team in Ajax Ontario in many styles of dance and is extremely committed to dance, her education and her family.
Now, Jenna has been chosen by the Canadian National Dance Team from hundreds of talented dancers from across Canada to represent her country at the prestigious World Dance Championships.
The International Dance Organization (IDO), is a World Dance and 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! Here are the links for more information on these amazing events.
Unfortunately, unlike in some nations, Dance is not recognized in Canada as a Sporting Event, even though dancers must train many hours a day up to 7 days per week. Competitors have to be as flexible as any gymnast, as graceful as any figure skater and as dedicated as any Olympic athlete. Dancers of this calibre have trained month after month for years to achieve a level of skill that will allow them to represent our Country with pride at the World Level.
Each dancer is required to raise a minimum of $3650.00 plus in Canadian dollars to cover all travel, (air & ground), rehearsal, coaches, Team Canada jackets, hotels and Canadian and International entry fees. Jenna will be working hard this summer to raise money to pay for all of the expenses that come with being a part of this incredible team.
With The World Championships being held in Warsaw this year our Canadian Dollar must be converted to the Polish Zloty with additional expenses charged through the IDO in Euros.
Each dancer is required to obtain their own sponsors as Team Canada has been unsuccessful in obtaining major sponsorship or Government Support of any kind for this event.
Team Canada choreographers not only produce World level choreography but also strongly emphasize good sportsmanship. Dancers are selected not only for their dance ability but as Ambassadors for the Nation and must have the dance skill and level of sportmanship to represent Canada with honour.
Any amount that you could donate to help sponsor this talented dancer from your community would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. As previously stated, 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.
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, please help us support Jenna to represent Canada at this highly competitive World class event.
Please help us send Jenna to Poland!
- Kathy Hewak
- Jenna Orsava
- Mark Batchelor
- Mari Nicolson
- Nancy Tzakas
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