DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA & WORLD CUP SUCCESS

On Friday 2nd September, the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation will host ‘a Dance Extravaganza’ as part of its programme for raising funds to help towards participating at the World Modern and Jazz Championships and the World Show Dance Championships in October and November 2016. Directed and produced by GNDO President Seamus Byrne, the evening will feature performers from both Gibraltar and Spain, giving local dance schools the opportunity to offer a positive insight into the quality and high standard of dance that exists on the Rock.

Performances will be carried out by; Art in Movement, Academia de Baile Nando from La Linea, CCC Sequence Dance, DSA Sequence Dance, Escuela Eva Sanchez from La Linea, Gibraltar Academy of Dance, Nicole Victor, Adrian Lopez, Mediterranean Dance Group, Show Dance Company, Stylos Dance Academy, Transitions Dance Academy, Urban Dance and Vicente y Los Salineros. The event will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre at 8:30pm. Tickets at £10 can be obtained via email at gndo@gibtelecom.net

The extravaganza follows the team’s impressive success at the recently held Dance World Cup in Jersey. Team Gibraltar was composed of 23 dancers from three local dance schools with choreographies by Nathan Conroy, Yalta Pons, Lilian Montero and Darion Figueredo.

Represented in the Mini Kids, Children, Junior and Adult divisions, Team Gibraltar returned home with two gold, a silver and a bronze medal, their first of which was obtained in the Children’s Group hip-hop and street dance category, by “The Force” choreographed by Nathan Conroy.

Gibraltar’s second medal came in the Senior Solo hip-hop and street dance section. Adrian Turner won bronze medal with his piece ‘Raindrops’, choreographed by Nathan Conroy. The gold was awarded Lauren Montero for her piece entitled ‘Wonderland’ in the Senior Solo Jazz section.

Team Captain Tyron Walker praised the team for their great performances, commenting, ‘the competition was of a high standard, and the calibre of the over 3000 dancers from 38 countries from around the world was evident in all categories, with over 1000 choreographies being performed at this event. Our dancers were able to enjoy dance genres we are not regularly exposed to such as fusion ballet, folklore, national dance and tap dance.’