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Dance Fest heats up in week two

Dance Fest heats up in week two


The second week of the four-week Kingstown Cooperative Credit Union (KCCU) sponsored National Dance Festival took place last weekend with nine more schools and groups making it to the October 2 finals.{{more}}

The nine gold medalists competed in the Hip Hop and Social Dance categories, last Saturday September 18, at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown, with seven primary schools and four community groups competing in the preliminary round.

This time around, it was the Arabesque Dancers who topped the medal count with one gold and four silvers.

Their senior dance group grabbed the gold with their performance in the Hip Hop category with their performance called ‘Get Fired Up’; which seemed to have fired them up for their other performances on the night.

The junior members of the group took home silver medals for their performance ‘All Work- All Play’, and the adult dancers gained silvers for their two performances also in the Hip Hop category (‘In De Mix’ and ‘Vincy Flavour’).

The Lowmans Leeward Anglican School continued their gold medal run; taking first place gold in the Hip Hop category with their performance of ‘Rhythmical Grooves’, while in the Social Dance, a performance by four-year-old LaTavia Daly and Kyle Henry, aged six, earned them another for their rendition of ‘Le Dance’.

Also winning gold on the night were the CW Prescod Primary School, the Questelles Government School, the Brighton Methodist School, Renaissance Dancers, Touchdown Dancers, and soloist Janine Knights with one each.

Silver medalists included the South Rivers Methodist, Marriaqua Government, Questelles Government, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic and soloist Steve Thomas.

No bronze medals were awarded on the night.

The competition, which is organized by the Ministry of Culture, continues tomorrow Saturday with the final night of preliminaries featuring the performances in the Modern Dance category.

So far 16 finalists have qualified to take the stage on October 2. (JJ)