Holden Cole, 13, will compete in the World Dance Championships in Poland later this year.
Cole participated in a workshop last summer with Move the Company, run by Joshua Beamish, and also worked with Danielle Gardner, from So You Think You Can Dance Canada, who is now the coordinator of Team Canada.
Tana Cole, Holden’s mom said, “They e-mailed me and asked if Holden would be a part of this without an audition.”
Holden Cole will be competing in three solos and six group dances. A student at Dance Studio West, he has been dancing since he was eight years old.
The Coles have travelled to Vancouver every weekend in order for Holden to practice. He performed three pieces—modern, jazz and classical ballet—for a small crowd at a fundraiser on the weekend at the PA Black Sheep Rugby Club.