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We are pleased to offer an all in one World Finals Competition for dancers across Canada. We are assembling our National Dance Team to compete in Acro, Ballet, Ballet Fusion, Jazz, Hip Hop, Commercial, Tap, Folklore, National and Modern/Contemporary at the DANCE WORLD CUP (EUROPE) World Performers Canada Inc. (WPC) is not associated with IDO or 5,6,7,8 Showtime Finals and is very proud to offer an alternative to allow students a National Dance Team Experience that is positive in its approach, well-organized and professionally represented.
In the summer of 2019 we will be taking our Canada East, Central Canada and Canada West participants as a united National Dance Team to Europe to participate in the upcoming Dance World Cup Finals. While in Europe, dancers have many opportunities to experience more than just the competition environment.
WPC invites its team members to train with world leading master teachers, explore local culture through excursions, and experience food tastings and local performance events in the host city. Canadian dancers will also be excited to engage with and observe over 6000 dancers world-wide during the Dance World Cup events.
It is our philosophy to respect studio owners/directors, as they are part of the process when allowing their students to work outside their home studio. We wish to ensure there is no interruption to a students’ regular season when choosing to be part of the National Dance Team.
National Team Placement awards are being offered to trusted competitions from Vancouver to Halifax to offer elite dancers an automatic position on our team to represent Canada at the Dance World Cup in their respective discipline: Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, National Folklore and Tap.
Age divisions are: 7yrs to 9yrs, 10yrs to 13yrs, 14yrs to 17yrs, 18yrs to 25yrs. All chosen participants will be given a printed congratulatory letter with directions on how to get in touch with our company directly to answer their questions and receive a WPC Information Package.
In recognition of our supporters in our venture to offer a truly “National Team” experience; we would like to recognize you through our digital media pages and advertisements. We sincerely appreciate your assistance with being able to inform as many dancers as possible about the opportunity to Travel the World, Dance with new friends, Experience new cultures and Compete on a World Stage.
Jacques Monfiston fell in love with the sport of dance the day he stepped into a dance class at the Ottawa Dance Academy under the direction of Deborah Lamothe. One of his many highlights has been to represent Canada at the World Dance Championships and bringing back home the gold medal. He adjudicated regional competitions for the Canadian National Dance Championships and was the 1st Canadian judge at the 2001 World Jazz Dance Competition and also adjudicated the 2002 World Tap Dance and Show Dance Championships in Germany.
Jacques was also part of the inaugural dance company Helix Dance Project in Toronto under the direction of Linda Garneau. He was also in numerous commercials, industrials such as Bell Mobility, Coca Cola and Radio Shack to name a few. Jacques also teaches, conducts workshops and does competitive choreography for studios worldwide. Jacques made Tokyo, Japan his home for over 2 years working for Walt Disney at the Broadway Music Theatre. He was also in musicals/plays such as My Fair Lady, Cats, Cyrano De Bergerac, Annie, Guys And Dolls, Dance Legends, Chicago, Anything Goes and the smash hit West Side Story at the Stratford Festival Theatre.
Jacques was also a featured dancer and the assistant-choreographer in the smash hit show Dance Legends. Jacques also co-directed A Chorus Line with Faye Rauw for the Toronto Theatre Company and was selected by the Toronto District School Board to be a Dance Mentor for a project called Dare To Dance. He has also worked with the Canadian Opera Company in a show called Nixon In China.
Jacques is the proud owner of Five Star Dance Company where he provides performance opportunities to dancers and cultural experiences abroad. On top of his busy schedule, he continues to teach for the Peel and Toronto District School Board and at numerous dance studios, schools and conventions around the world. Jacques is extremely excited to launch this amazing platform for dancers across Canada. He is happy to be able to provide dance opportunities to dancers to further their dance education.
Nicole Garland-Dunn has over 25 years of teaching experience and is the owner and director of Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Toronto, Ontario. Celebrating 18 years of business success, Nicole has provided numerous opportunities for her students to train and perform throughout North America and Europe including New York, Paris, London, Greece and Spain. Her students have pursued professional careers in the dance industry in both the art of teaching and Theatre and Television.
Nicole’s experience as a dance educator and entrepreneur includes producing skill-based programs for Elementary Arts Schools, developing teaching syllabus for Canadian-based Teacher’s Associations and contributing as a panelist to business development seminars with fellow teachers and studio owners in Ontario.
“As a mom, educator and entrepreneur, I co-developed World Performers Canada Inc. with the intention of providing an organization that respects a student’s home studio program, allows more exposure for dancers to train with a broader understanding of the world of competition circuit outside of North America and to provide parents a trusted professional experience that allows a positive learning environment for all participants involved.
The future is bright for Canadian Dancers and Nicole is excited to be part of this Journey!”