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JCDC World Reggae Dance Workshops To Improve Performances

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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture kicks off a series of regional development workshops as it gears up for the 2014 staging of the World Reggae Dance Championship. These preliminary workshops, which will be held in May are in an effort to improve the quality of contestants’ performances, who enter the Championship.

“The workshop initiative is expected to improve this year’s entries as well as reggae dance in Jamaica as the regional workshops across the island are open to amateurs, semi-professional and professional dancers.” Mrs. Juliet Cowan-Morgan, Competition Coordinator said.

The Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at the Ocean Village Shopping Centre, St. Ann; Friday, May 16 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and Saturday, May 17 at the St. Elizabeth Technical High School starting at 12: 30 p.m. each day. The workshop will be led by dance trainer, Orville ‘Expressionz’ Hall with registration cost of $1000 per group.

Mrs. Cowan-Morgan also noted that entries for the competition are still being accepted and while groups can register at the elimination shows, they are encouraged to submit by Friday, May 30, 2014. Entry forms are available online at www.jcdc.gov.jm, at the JCDC Head Office, 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and all JCDC parish offices islandwide.  

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