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Members

Browse below to see the various members of the Barbados Dance Council and the respective links to their individual pages for any booking inquiries.
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Barbados Dance Council

BARBADOS DANCE COUNCIL About The Barbados Dance Council
The Barbados Dance Council (BDC) was formed in 2001 by all the then certified teachers of Ballroom & Latin Dancing on the island in an effort to gain international recognition as well as to raise the standard of the art form through competition.
As a direct result of forming this organization the BDC Barbados was able to gain membership with the World Dance Council (WDC).
The WDC is the international body that governs world championships and other international Ballroom & Latin events around the world.
This meant that the BDC was now responsible for:
• Putting in place of rules and guidelines for all locally held competition.
• All local competitions would be held under the same conditions as those in other parts of the world.
• Barbados dancers would be well prepared for world stage.
• Grading and ranking of all local competitors.
• Selecting of persons to represent Barbados at all international events held under the WDC through the staging of an annual competition “Nationals”. On 28th November 2014 the Barabados Dance council became a charity.
Barbados Dance Council National Championships - NATIONALS
Barbados first National Ballroom and Latin competition was held in November 2008 at the Coleridge and Parry School. This competition brings together the top dancers at the various age divisions:
(Juvenile Juniors – Youth – Adult – Masters) in order to determine Barbados representatives for the ensuing year.
Ballroom and Latin competitions are held every month in Barbados by different Dance Schools and sanctioned by the Barbados Dance Council. These competitions are set up like all other international competition to ensure we are prepared.

ISTD GRAND FINALS 2019

The Barbados Dance Teachers Association (BDTA) in conjunction with the ISTD is responsible for the Barbados qualifier round which is held here to select those dancers who have reached the standard to be competitive at the ISTD Grand Finals held annually in November in Blackpool England. The qualifier is conducted by an ISTD examiner who is here for the purpose of conducting the qualifier, and examining ISTD dancers for their various dance medals.
The first qualifier was held in Barbados in the year 2010 and every year since then. Barbados can boasts of being the only country outside of the U.K where a qualifier has been held for this prestigious competition. Every year of our attendance at the Grand Finals, the Barbados team has been successful to have dancers in the finals, which has the six dancers or couples selected after several rounds of competition against many dancers. From the very first year Barbados was able to have five dancers from the ten dancers return home as finalist. Over time Barbadian dancers have been admired and celebrated on the dancefloor as they were not only finalist as individuals or with partners but have been winners from as early as 2013. It is our hope in the Barbados Dance Teachers Association to always provide opportunities to move dance teachers and dancers in Barbados forward. Barbados deserves its place among those countries that have always performed well in dancesport, I believe that if we work together to the benefit of dancing and dancers in Barbados there are no limits to what Barbadian dancing or dancers can achieve.

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Barbados Dance Teachers Association

MEMBERS INFORMATION
The Barbados Dance Teachers Association was formed in 1995 to provide interested persons, the opportunity, to become qualified as teachers of dance, in an effort to raise the quality of teaching offered on the island in Ballroom & Latin dancing. The year 2000 saw the certifying of our first group of teachers under the international society known as the (ISTD) or Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. This society is based in the United Kingdom. Along with promoting and facilitating the certification of Latin and Ballroom teachers, the BDTA also used this opportunity to put in place a medal testing system for Latin and Ballroom students. Today both adults and children take medal exams from under six to Gold Star and Above. In 2012 the Barbados Dance Teachers Association, the local organization that liaised with the ISTD, embraced the qualifying of dance teachers, and the testing of dancers from a variety of other genres, including , but not exclusive to, Ballet, modern, Lindy Hop, Salsa and the most recent being Street Dance in 2017. Dance Exams are held annually certifying more persons as teachers of dance and hundreds of students in the medals exams. In 1998 we started a competition for the dancers (children and adults) in an effort to bring out the best in them through competing against each other and to reward effort.

DANCE SCHOOLS
LIVY AND BETTY ALLEYNE DANCE CENTRE
TELPHONE 4282179
LIVY 2642089
BETTY 8299231
Email livyandbettyalleynedancecentre@gmail.com livybetty@gmail.com

GENESIS DANCE STUDIO
TELPHONE 246 2338197

YMCA Ballroom club,
Pinfold St Bridgetown
Secretary tel phone number 1 (246) 236-9342

G&G college of dancing
Instructors Contacts
George Hurley 231 5009
Gregory Babb 8309449
Ryan Brathwaite 249 2074

Jahbulani Ballroom Dance Club
Moyenda Auditorium
Richmnd Gap, St Michael
Tel 232 7943

ACE Dance School
Eronica Burgess
Tel 827 9721

INDIVIDUALS
Dr Maughan Raymond
Ms Margaret Scott- Thompson
Kenrick Gill
Cynthia Phillips
Brenda King- O’Neal
Pamela Lashley