Flat Rock High School student traveling to Germany to compete in World Tap Championships

Zoie Mink, a junior at Flat Rock High School, will be traveling to Germany in December to compete at the World Tap Championships. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Mink)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Zoie Mink, a junior at Flat Rock High School and a competitive dancer at Dance Athletics Competitive Edge in Canton, recently auditioned and made the United States Tap Dance Team.

Mink will be traveling with the team to Germany late November through early December to compete at the World Tap Championships.

The team features 78 dancers from 18 states. 

After auditioning for a place on the USA Tap Team this past summer and being selected, the dancers will represent the U.S. at the competition which is also known as the “Olympics of tap dance.”

At the event, sponsored by the International Dance Organization, the dancers will be competing against other tap dancers from over 30 countries around the world.

The U.S. dancers have been training in Boston, Mass. on the weekends before traveling home.

The team will be competing in 28 different routines within four separate age categories. They will be performing solos, duos, trios, small groups and formations.

Upon arriving in Germany, the dancers and their families will have two days to site-see before the competition begins.

You can cheer on the USA Tap Team by tuning into the event on live stream at www.ido-dance.com.

The competition begins on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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