Caribbean Dance School Lights Up the Stage in Spring Recital

IMG_5452The Caribbean Dance School (CDS) hosted their annual recital this Memorial Day weekend at St. Croix Educational Complex high school auditorium.  Dancers ranging from age two and a half through adults (ages 15 plus) presented two acts of performances which included ballet, tap, modern and Afro-Caribbean routines.

Both Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 night performances were perfected over the past week, with three dress rehearsals leading up to the event.  The 2016 recital marked the 39th year for The Caribbean Dance School.  The theme this year was “Live, Laugh, Dance.”

A few particular acts stole the show this year, including a Caribbean cultural dance which included a moko jumbie to close the first act, presented by teen and adult dancers (pictured).  A dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was also popular with the audience, presented by an adult class.

The Caribbean Dance School is committed to the preservation of traditional West Indian forms of dance, as well as contemporary cultural forms.  It was founded in 1977 and operates under founding Aristic Director Monty Thompson.  The Caribbean Dance School operates both on St. Croix and St. Thomas, with dance studios in Christiansted, Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie.  They offer year-round dance classes.  In addition, The Caribbean Dance School also offers yoga and barre fitness classes.  

If you’re ready to dive in to Caribbean life, enrolling your children in classes with The Caribbean Dance School is a great way for them to meet new friends and gain exposure to traditional West Indian forms of dance.  When you plan a move to St. Croix or St. Thomas, contact Chris and Kerri Hanley first to start the search for your ideal home or condo.  As the top broker on-island for many years, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact him today and download their complimentary St. Croix event guide.

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