Dancers from the Dance Xpressionz workshop exploded during the fifth annual dancers boom production at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre last Saturday evening.
Patrons experienced a variety of dance pieces including of reggae, dancehall, soca and contemporary dance.
The programme started with a special tribute to Jamaica’s rich music and heritage. The evening-class group was overwhelming, They work in Jamaica’s offices and schools during the day, and in the evening they transform into bonafide dancers.They did soca and reggae routines choreographed by Sherene Davis.kiddies and high school students also impressed.
Guest trio Swizzle Body dancers performed to dancehall music and the crowd loved their routine.
There was also a Star time segment which offered a different vibe for patrons. Reggae artiste Ikaya performed hit tunes and ignited patrons’ interest. Thugsy entered and pelted out lyrics from My Money, Live Today and Wash Away The Pain.
However, the ever-improving Darrio stole the spotlight as he made an instant impact onpatrons with songs such as School Fee. Patrons had arms raised and were singing word for word. He also did Hook On You, Do The Thingand Girl Girl. Darrio took time out to say happy birthday to two women sharing the same first name, Kerry. They were given a cake each by Dance Xpressions.
Flex also had the crowd in his corner, especially when he harmonised Fresh. He also performed Swear I’ll Never, Go Getta and closed with the dancehall song, Wine, that had women jumping on stage.Orville Hall, CEO of Dance Xpressionz, thanked sponsors for coming on board. He also gave out special awards to outstanding students.
This included Victoria Anderson, who lost 50 pounds in the weight-loss programme. Sherine Davis gave Marlon Simms, the dance captain for National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), a plaque. NDTC was also given a special award for outstanding contribution to the development of dance in Jamaica.