The dance company, known in short as CDT, over its 21 year history has placed its indelible stamp, on the chapters of cultural development in the Federation and next month it hopes to deliver a masterful production, titled, Just Dance, that organizers are hoping will spark greater enthusiasm for dance, as well as ignite the importance of this art form, as a means of creativity, positive self expression, fun and fitness.
A release from the CDT, confirmed that plans for the 21st Anniversary dance recital have been progressing at a satisfactory pace, and that they appear to be one step closer to completion of their preparatory work, in time for the grand opening on Sunday 10th April.
A CDT official has indicated that ‘Just Dance’ will showcase the work of a cadre of experienced and up-coming dance choreographers, including Julie Martin, Heidi Slack,Sonji Isaac, Shanda Labega, Krystal Glasford and Xia Claxton.
Organizers are promising a display of original and meaningful pieces that will highlight the various dance styles taught at the CDT. The production, said the official will also celebrate the influences, beauty and power of dance on our lives.
Director of the CDT, Ms. Julie Martin, expressed in a release that, “It has been a tremendously rewarding experience”, when asked about her years at the helm of a children’s dance group.
“There is nothing more gratifying than to see the way in which dance has been providing a performance platform for so many youngsters to showcase their diverse talents, while helping them to become productive members of society,” said Martin.
She also revealed the names of some of the local corporate houses who have offered firm support for the special dance presentation.
The CDT is comprised of three main divisions, namely Sparks, Starlights and Rockets. They are given dance instructions in jazz, afro Caribbean, swing, modern and ballet.
Over 60 dancers will participate in next month’s recital.