Chilliwack teen at world dance championships in Poland

Fifteen-year-old Kyera Fedoruk is competing in the Senior Jazz and Modern dance competitions this week

Kyera Fedoruk of Chilliwack will be representing Team Canada at the World Dance Championships in Europe for the second year in a row.

Kyera Fedoruk of Chilliwack is representing Canada at the World Dance Championships in Europe for the second year in a row.

The fifteen-year-old is competing in the Senior Jazz and Modern dance competitions this week.

“I am very proud to have been chosen as a representative of, not only Chilliwack, but of my country when competing at the world level.”

Last year it was Frankfurt, Germany for the Worlds, this year, it’s in Mikolajki, Poland.

“Dance is not recognized in Canada as a sporting event, even though many of these dancers train up to seven days per week,” says Team Canada National Dance Director Bonnie Dyer. “They are as flexible as any gymnast, as graceful as figure skaters and as dedicated as any Olympic athlete.”

Fedoruk is in Grade 10 at Chilliwack Senior Secondary School. She has won a number of competitions and has been dancing since she was two years old.

The Canadian National Dance Team has no major sponsors, or government support. For that reason, dancers have to raise their own money to travel to the competition, she says.

To cover the costs, Fedoruk is still seeking sponsorship through her Go Fund Me account.

To support Fedoruk, call 604-793-0322, email gkimages@shaw.ca. or donate directly through her GoFundMe website at http://www.gofundme.com/4uy89s.  For more www.ido-dance.com.

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