Two 15-year-old dancers from Cloverdale are headed to Poland Saturday to help represent Canada in an international competition.
An estimated 4,000 dancers from more than 20 countries are expected to take part in the World Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Championships, Dec. 10 to 14.
With them will be Caroline MacCaull, a Grade 10 student who attends Langley Fine Art School, who and Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary’s Mikayla Fetter, also in Grade 10.
MacCaull trains at Fusion Force Dance Studio, while Fetter attends Cameron Academy.
The pair didn’t know each other at the auditions but became friends during the audition process, training since August for the world championships at various studios throughout the Lower Mainland along with other members of Team Canada.
Getting prepped meant training four to eight hours a week for Team Canada on top of their regular training.
Team Canada Dance is comprised of dancers from various studios across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan.
The dancers auditioned in April and June, and learned in July that they’d been chosen for the national dance team, which is choreographed by Danielle Gardener and Charlene Hart – both were featured on Season two of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
The team returns home Sunday, Dec. 15.