The World Reggae Dance Championship, Jamaica’s premier International Dancehall and Reggae dance competition will see three international groups competing at the Grand Final on Friday, August 4, hailing from Australia, France and Poland. The international groups will join eight other Jamaican groups on the World Finals stage at the National Arena, beginning at 8:00 p.m. A highlight of the Jamaica 55 Celebrations, the annual competition seeks to bring the best and most versatile Dancehall and Reggae based dance groups from across the world on one stage.
The international finalists are, Jungle City Dancers from Australia, Tr888 Team from Poland, and returning for the second year in a row, NSA Dancers from France.
Representing Jamaica are Flava Xpression from St. Mary, Bad Trouble out of Trelawny, Dream Team from St. James, Xqlusive Dancers and High Voltage Dancers from St. Thomas and out of Kingston hail Kriptic Klique, 2016 Championship finalist Street Team and 2015 winners Str8 Edge Dancers.
The Grand final will also feature a DJ sound clash between spinning-legends Chris Diamond and Coppershot and special guest performances by popular Dancehall artistes Razor B and Chi Ching Ching.
“We are excited to see so many international finalists at the upcoming Championship as it really speaks to the reach and appeal of Jamaican Culture.” Said Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the JCDC, Stephen Davidson.
He continued, “We are expecting a phenomenal show as we see these teams battle it out to see which country will take the World Championship title.”
In addition to the international Championship title, finalists also stand the chance of winning over one million dollars in cash and prizes courtesy of sponsors: CHASE Fund, Airports Authority of Jamaica, Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Council, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Universal Service Fund, Clear Sound Production Services, Norman Manley International Airport, Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Lasco Money, Sandals Resort International, Caribbean Dreams, Rumbar Rum, Happy Ice, Fontana Pharmacy, TVJ, Irie FM, Mello FM, ZIP103 FM, Suncity 104.9 FM and Fyah 105.
Tickets for the World Reggae Dance Championship Grand Final are adults $1000 presold and $1200 at the gate and Children $400 (presold and at the gate). Tickets are available at the JCDC head Office at 3 – 5 Phoenix Ave, Kgn 10, at BX Ticket Hub at Bill Express locations island-wide, at all Fontana Pharmacy locations island-wide and online at jcdcjamaica.com
The JCDC World Reggae Dance Championship began in 2006 in an effort to give national and international exposure to talents that exist in Reggae, Roots and Dancehall genres. It continues to unearth and showcase dancers each year, both locally and internationally and the Championship is one of the fastest growing competitions which attracts an international audience.