An 11-year-old girl from Cass County leaves for Germany later this month to compete in the 2017 World Tap Championships, where dancers from more than 30 countries will compete.
Jaidyn Tabony, of Pleasant Hill, is a member of the U.S. Tap Dance Team. The fifth-grader is one of several dancers from 12 states who was selected to be on the tap dance team last summer.
A news release describes the international dance competition as “the Olympics of tap dance.”
The U.S. team will compete with 13 different routines within three separate age categories. Solos, duos, trios, small groups, and formations for the U.S. team are all choreographed by Nancy Chippendale and her daughters, Karen, Kelli, and Kristina Carberry.
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Tabony practices tap dancing with Eva Moore’s Performing Arts Center, which is located in Pleasant Hill.
The upcoming competition is sponsored by the International Dance Organization, and will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 2 in the city of Riesa in Germany.
The event will be streamed live online at www.ido-dance.com.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Tabony with travel expenses at www.gofundme.com/Jaidyn-USA-Tap.