Charlotte Parsons

Charlotte is a company dancer at DanceWorks Dance Studio in Elliot Lake. She works incredibly hard to perfect her performances and is a leader amongst her dance team.

At a competition in the spring of 2023, Charlotte was invited to dance for Team Canada at the 2024 Dance World Cup in the tap discipline. She impressed her choreographers and has since been invited to join the hip hop dance group and a small tap group at the same competition.

Charlotte is a grade eight student at Our Lady Of Lourdes French Immersion School. She participates in numerous school activities and is a school representative in the Young Leaders program. Charlotte also enjoys spending time with horses and exploring the world of liberty training.

Needless to say, Charlotte is a very busy young lady. This dance season, Charlotte will be competing with her DanceWorks Dance team at competitions throughout Ontario. She will be performing in five group routines and two solo routines. She will also be rehearsing for the Dance World Cup where she will be competing in three dance groups.

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DanceWorks Dance Studio

DanceWorks was first established within the Elliot Lake community in 1989 by Studio Director, Christine Brunet and her team of teachers focus on approachability, community, and discipline - DanceWorks offers classes for dancers of all ages and all experience levels.

In 2023/2024, DanceWorks dancers will be competing at competitions in Guelph, St. Catherines and North Bay. They will also host the Community Christmas Concert this December as well as dance recitals in Elliot Lake in the spring.

Charlotte is a Company Two dancer at DanceWorks. She is a member of five group dance routines as well as two dance solos in tap and contemporary.

World Performers Canada

World Performers Canada has partnered with Dance World Cup in Europe to develop new opportunities for dancers across Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica to TRAVEL the world, DANCE with students across Canada, EXPERIENCE new cultures, and COMPETE on a world stage.

Dancers are selected in various disciplines at dance competitions and rehearsals across Canada.

The 2024 Dance World Cup will be hosted in Prague, Czech Republic.

Charlotte will be participating in a large tap group, a large hip hop group and a small tap group. She trained and qualified for each dance and discipline. As a member of Team Canada, Charlotte trains weekly in Elliot Lake and travels to Toronto approximately every two months to rehearse with her dance team. In late June 2024, the entire team will come together from across Canada for a full stage rehearsal prior to departing for Prague.

Charlotte's Fundraising

Like any sport, competitive dance has associated costs for entry, gear and travel. Attending the Dance World Cup only increases that amount...a lot!

The anticipated cost for Charlotte to participate with Team Canada is approximately $15,000. This includes:

  • Travel to Toronto for eight rehearsal sessions.
  • Team Canada fees for choreography and coaching.
  • Fees for dance entry fees, costumes and mandatory Team Canada apparel.
  • Flight and travel related costs.

To help offset these costs, Charlotte is fundraising in a few creative ways. She is selling Elliot Lake CalendarsElliot Laker Apparel and will be helping her mother with specific flower arrangements.

If you'd like to learn more about Charlotte and her fundraising efforts, feel free to reach out in our comment section.