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Bajans and tourists taking a big interest in street style dancing

The youthful energy of St. George Commanders.

The youthful energy of St. George Commanders.

The Take It To The Streets free open-air dance series is proving a big attraction for Barbadians and visitors.

Take It To The Streets is a newly-introduced promotion for Community Dance Fest, the island’s premier community dance competition organised by the Community Development Department.

Christ Church Girl’s school and St. George Commanders were among the groups bringing youthful energy to Jubilee Gardens in Bridgetown last Saturday morning. Black Pearl Ballroom dancers also took part. There were several entertaining individual performances for the large group of onlookers, who used every inch of shade to watch the dancers.

Wayne Drusis of Born For Music was one of several individual impromptu dancers.

Chief Community Development Officer Sandra Greenidge said an aim of the open-air series is to attract more groups from all genres to take part in Community Dance Fest. She has thanked partners who include City of Bridgetown Credit Union and WIBISCO.

Staff of the Community Development Department’s were on hand to provide registration forms as well as well as information on HIV-AIDS.

The preliminaries will be staged towards the end of this month while judging of groups from the four Zones, two from St. Michael and one each from North and South, will take place at the end of November with the Grand Finals of Community Dance Fest in January.

Residents from the north will get a chance to see the skills of dance groups and individuals, as well as members of the public when final staging in the four-part series is held on Saturday in Speightstown.

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