Stars on the dancefloor
THE LIGHTS were dimmed in the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex last Friday night to allow six local celebrities to dance under artificial, but twinkling stars when Dancing Under The Stars took place.
The event, which was organised by the National Conservation Commission (NCC), allowed the celebrities from different professions to show Barbados that they had some dancing abilities.
Broadcaster Cassandra Crawford was the first celebrity to give a broadcast to a live audience showing them that she was not just a talker and singer, but that she had moves and strides as well. Crawford danced the rumba with Jason King, swaying her hips as she moved quickly across the floor.
For someone who admitted he was not much of a dancer, British High Commissioner Paul Brummell showed elegance and grace on the floor as he performed an excellent waltz with partner Caroline Mayers.
NCC employee Ezra Clarke, whose hair was cut in the shape of stars, showcased a lovely, emotional Viennese waltz. Clarke, accompanied by Caslene Hewitt, was commended by commentators for tackling a difficult dance that included a lot of “sways”.
Nicole Garofano of the Future Centre Trust developed a strong “connection” with her partner Nicholas Harris, executing a lift at the end of the performance that drew a rousing round of applause from the audience.
Also doing her thing was broadcaster Harriette Skeete, who smiled her way through what was obviously for her an enjoyable jive dance.
But it was entertainer Khiomal Nurse who was without doubt the crowd favourite. He rocked the dance floor with energetic and acrobatic salsa and jive pieces. Nurse, who partnered with Shaunna Yearwood, showed the hyped audience that his waistline could do more than just wuk up.
The dances were choreographed by professional dancers from various dance studios across the island. (AH)