National School of Dance establishes Region 6 branch
The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport has been pushing dancing as a means of maintaining Guyana’s cultural heritage in youths across the country. In this regard, branches of its dance school have been established in Regions Two, Five, and 10 with the latest one in Region Six.
As a result more persons have access to these programmes with efforts being placed on revising the curriculum of the National School of Dance so that persons can be certified at the end of their training, a GINA release stated.
On Friday, the Region 6 dance programme was officially declared open by Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony at the Vryman’s Erven training centre.
Ministry Anthony said that the Ministry will be working with the region on a number of cultural areas such as drama and dance. There are also plans to establish a very vibrant programme and offer holistic training so that persons can have a better understanding of Guyanese culture.
This dance school will be operating in similar vein as the National School of Dance in Georgetown where there will be lessons on techniques and choreographing. Students will be taught contemporary, Indian, African, Guyanese and Caribbean dances, among others.
Dancing teachers are currently engaged in training, and in July there will be an annual production at the National Culture Centre (NCC) where all the various dance schools will showcase their talent.
Currently, 25 students are involved in the Region Six dance programme.