National Deaf Dance Festival

Start Date: Thursday , Mar 30, 2017

Start Time: 4:00pm

End Time: 7:00pm

End Date: Thursday , Mar 30, 2017

Parish: Kingston & St Andrew

Venue: Little Theatre, 4 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 5

Details: Designed for the hearing impaired, the National Deaf Dance Competition was developed and implemented in 2006 . This annually staged programme seeks to sensitize the hearing impaired to dance forms subsequently building ease and confidence in expressing themselves. The Competition encourages through movement, the development of a sense of rhythm, creative expression, communication of feelings, and building self –confidence. Residential workshops organized by the Commission for teachers of various hearing impaired institutions provides the necessary support mechanism for preparing their students for the Competition which is held in May of each year.

It is open to all individuals between the ages of 6-19 years who are enrolled at the nationally accredited institutions for the deaf/hearing impaired. The age limit is determined as at September 1 in the academic year of the Competition.

Categories encouraged in this Competition are:

·         Creative Folk

·         Modern Contemporary

·         Popular Dance

·         Dance Skit