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Area dancer on the global stage

A member of the BTS Dance Corp competitive team and student trustee at the Near North District School Board is competing at the World Dance Championship.  

Cecilia Darling is a member of the national team representing Canada at this week’s event in Slovenia. 

“I decided to try out for the team because I thought that it was an exciting opportunity to explore dance at the international level and be able to perform in a whole new setting,” the grade 12 student at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School says. “When I heard I was on the team, I had the realization that my dance journey was being expanded in a way that I hadn’t thought possible, and I was very excited about the experience to come.”

NNDSB says Darling has been dancing since the age of three, competes regionally multiple times a year and has also competed nationally three times.

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 “I love performing and always having a goal to work towards, whether it be a technique in a class or an accomplishment at a competition. There is

nothing better than the feeling of dancing on stage and then coming off, knowing that you have given it your all.”

Along with regular dance classes at her home studio, Darling travels to Waterdown and Newmarket every weekend to rehearse with the team.

She will be competing in three styles of dance; jazz, contemporary, and ballet with solos in jazz and pointe. 

Over 20 countries are represented at the World Dance Championship.

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