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Newmarket dancers medal in world competition

iDance Studio's Zoey Sooklal, Victoria Dimma, Quinn Cairney, and Chanel Cairney brought home a silver medal from the International Dance Organization’s World Competition

In November, dancers from iDance Studio in Newmarket went to Belgium to compete with Team Canada Dance at the International Dance Organization’s World Competition. 

The girls represented Canada well, bringing home accolades with Zoey Sooklal, Victoria Dimma, Quinn Cairney, and Chanel Cairney taking the silver medal for their modern formation dance called Hundred Acre Wood.

They also received fourth place for their ballet routine, Petite Polka.

Rhonda Dimma and Jenny Cairney, owners of iDance studio, said qualifying and medalling in these types of competitions are huge for the dancers. 

“It’s amazing to see these girls shine and develop these skills,” said Dimma.

The chance to travel abroad and meet dancers from other countries is something the girls cherish, said Dimma. It’s also a unique opportunity to see dancers from other countries in action, showing how dance differs from region to region.

“It’s unlike anything you see here,” she said. “Every country has its different style.”

Now home, the girls are happy to be back in Canada and celebrating all they accomplished.

“They’re grateful for this amazing experience,” she said.  “We love celebrating them, this is huge for our dancers.”

Having been in Newmarket for 15 years, Dimma said iDance Studio never gets tired of seeing the hard work of its dancers pay off.

“We’ve seen it from the beginning and seen all the hard work,” she said. ““The girls were just so thrilled and excited.”

In July, two more dancers from the studio — Ava Rose Dimma and Ashline Copeland — will be travelling to Prague to compete for World Performers Canada.