Megan Doyle dances in Germany

IDO World Championships

Megan Doyle has returned from dancing on the world stage. Twelve-year-old Doyle was selected along with 20 other dancers aged 12 to 15 from around B.C. to dance in the junior group with Team Canada in Riesa, Germany, Nov. 21 to 26. Team Canada also had a children’s group and an adult group, all competing in show dance at the IDO World Championships.

Training involved travelling to Fort Langley every Sunday for 14 weeks in addition to Megan’s dance schedule at Coast Academy of Dance where she already dances 12 hours per week. The hard work paid off for the juniors as they made it to the semi-finals, placing 10th out of 22 dance groups from around the world. The children’s and adult groups also represented Canada in good standing. Team Canada faced some hard competition against countries from all over the world and did so with pride and confidence.

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Megan got to share this amazing journey with her mom Tara and Nana Pam. They spent eight days in Riesa, Germany. The experience was so much more than dancing in the world championships for Megan. Getting to travel to Germany and being able to sightsee in Riesa, Dresden and Leipzig was amazing. Friendships were made with team members and with other dancers around the world. These are memories that will last a lifetime.

Megan hopes to be fortunate enough to have this experience again in the near future.

The Doyle family would like to thank their family, friends and local businesses that so generously donated towards Megan’s Team Canada trip. Your support has meant a lot and will not be forgotten.

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