Paul Redmond and his dance partner, Regan Hirose, Director of Cubanisimo Dance Company will be competing in the Limitless Division at the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) to be held in Miami, Florida, this coming December. It is a division for individuals living with disabilities who love dance. Paul will be making history as the first person to represent Canada in this division. Paul is supported in St.Amant’s Community Residential Program and was featured in the St.Amant Foundation’s 2014 year end campaign.
Albert Torres, producer of WLDC is pleased Paul will be competing. “The limitless division was created last year for the World Latin Dance Cup and for individuals like Paul with challenges but still with dreams to dance. It is an honour to have Paul and Regan represent Canada. We hope his dream can become a reality with the help of the general public and make the impossible, possible.”
Paul recently joined Cubanisimo Dance Company and has been dancing with Company Director, Regan Hirose since the spring of this year. They performed at the 2015 Winnipeg Salsa Fest and the crowd was amazed. Click here to see their performance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2sUQOj3WxeRX3AtQktUMWlKVWs/view?usp=docslist_api.
The 2015 WLDC competition takes place at the Deauville Resort in Miami Beach, Florida from December 13 – 20, 2015. Paul will be required to be there from December 16 – 20 in order to perform on the Thursday and Saturday of the competition. Over 1500 competitors from all over the world come to this event to compete in over 50 divisions. The event will be seen on u-stream around the world.
“We truly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to dance,” said Regan. “We believe it is important for the world to see that everyone should have the opportunity to dance no matter what challenges they face.”
For Paul to compete in Miami in December he will require 2 daytime and one overnight support individuals, one of those being his mother to attend with him. Fundraisers are being held and donations are being accepted at http://www.cubanisimodance.com/donations-for-paul-redmond.html (scroll down) or more information contact Regan Hirose at 204-899-4440 or Nicole LaTourelle at 204-799-7670.
A fundraiser is happening Saturday, October 17 at Fox And Fiddle on Main Street from 8:30pm – 2am with a $10 cover. Guest DJ Edwin Rivera from LA performs at 10pm.