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World Reggae Dance Eliminations Begin

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
A group from last year's World Reggae Dance Championship at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

The 2016 elimination round of the World Reggae Dance Championship kicked off on Saturday at the Ocho Rios Town Centre.

Dancers will also have another opportunity to compete at the second elimination, which will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, June 15) at Pier One in Montego Bay.

On Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m., the elimination will be held at the Port Antonio Square in Portland, and the final chance for participants will be in Kingston at Mandela Park on Friday, June 24, starting at 7 p.m.

Interested dance groups can enter on spot, or submit their entries for this year's championship at any JCDC office. Successful entrants will then move on to the semi-final round.

The competition, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, is open to dance groups comprising three to six persons, 18 years of age and older, and residing in and outside of Jamaica.

Entries are accepted in any of the following categories: Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Reggae Contemporary/Classic, Reggae Dancehall and Dance Narrative.

Entry forms for the competition is available online at, at the JCDC head office, located at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and all JCDC parish offices islandwide.

The elimination shows will also feature the top 10 finalists in the 2016 Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The grand final for the World Reggae Dance Championship will be held later this summer during the Emancipation and Independence celebrations.