Weyburn dancer's group places 5th at world competition

Weyburn dancer Autumn Alexander’s team ended up placing fifth in the modern dance category, with two of her three teams now done at the World Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships being held in Poland. In the photo, she is shown with the trophy that her team earned this week.

The 19-year-old is part of Team Canada Dance on three different teams, a large modern dance group, a small modern dance group and a large jazz group. She is the only Saskatchewan-based dancer on the teams, with many of the dancers from the Surrey-Vancouver area, and a number from Alberta.

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In the first modern competition, her small dance team competed along with 35 other groups but didn’t make it through into the finals.

The second group, the large dance group, was picked to move on to semi-finals, and they danced the same routine. They were chosen to move on to the final round, and ended up in fifth place overall.

Autumn’s mother, Melanie, said in a message, “Slovenia has a very good choreographer and their two groups got first and second, so fifth was pretty exciting with the calibre of dancing there is.”

She added that Autumn’s jazz group will be dancing on Sunday.

Most of Autumn’s family has accompanied her to Poland, and after the competitions are done, they are planning to do some travelling and sightseeing in Poland and area before returning to Canada.