Stouffville sisters and their team represented Canada at the International Dance Organization’s Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Championships that came to a successful end on December 3 in Belgium.
The Cairney sisters and their teammates competed in three dances at the IDO competition.
The girls and the rest of their team placed 12th in the Jazz, Jock Jams competition.
In the Ballet competition, their routine Petite Polka made it to the final round (top 6) and then they finished in 4th place.
On December 1, they performed their Modern Contemporary dance called Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh theme story). This dance also made it to the final round and they earned silver medals.
“It was so thrilling,” says proud mom Jenny Cairney. “With all the various dancers representing their countries, it was such a cultural experience.
“The National Anthem would play when the gold medalists would take the podium. The girls would all congratulate each other down the line on their awards. There was also an opening ceremony parade welcoming all the countries together.”
Main photo: Cairney sisters, Quinn (10) and Chanel (8) competed in Belgium at the IDO championships and came back with silver medals.