The World Reggae Dance Championship was introduced in 2006, in an effort to give national and international exposure to talent that exists in Reggae/Roots Dance. The Competition was well received, evident by the large audience that attended the International finals with strong support from patrons and members of the reggae and dancehall fraternity in Jamaica. It attracted dancers of the highest calibre, many of whom were nationally recognized through other competitions.
The World Reggae Dance Championship is open to local and international dance groups of 3-6 persons, 18 years of age and over, residing in and outside of Jamaica. Participants compete in the categories of Roots Reggae, Dancehall and Dance Narrative. Participants must to adhere to dancehall/reggae movements only, when competing in all rounds – Eliminations, Semi-Final and International Final.