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Dance Crews vie for final spot in JCDC/Supligen World Reggae Dance Championship

Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2013-07-04 00:00:00

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has the formidable task of unearthing, developing, showcasing and preserving the talent of the Jamaican people. Subsequently, the JCDC continues this mantra with the staging of the Supligen World Reggae Dance Championship. The semi-final round will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre this Friday July 5 commencing at 5 p.m. Admission is only $200 with special guest performances by Ninja Man and Specialist.

The semi-finals will feature 27 dance groups, who will vie for a chance to make it to the finals come August 5, 2013 which will see the Jamaican dance groups compete against dancers from Finland, Japan and Guadeloupe.  Prizes for the Championship include a return trip to Japan to perform at the One Love Jamaica Festival in Tokyo.  In addition, there are over $2 million in cash and prizes to be won.

The World Reggae Dance Championship started in 2006 based on the popularity of dancehall music and street dances, and is used as a tool to unite Jamaicans. In the same way we own reggae music, the competition strives to promote the uniqueness of Jamaican dance moves.

The Ivan Dance Group from Japan brought new flavor and style to the competition and won it in 2012. As such, we anticipate a better showcasing of the local talent that will in turn enable Jamaica to regain the crown of World Reggae Dance Champions.

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