Performers of all ages showed off their skills on the Harquail Theatre stage last night (Jun 19) celebrating twenty-eight years of the Cayman Islands National Dance School and Company.
Dancing to a mixture of musical styles, performers were as young as four-years-old all the way to the age of the Artistic Director of the dance school Lorna Reid who is sixty years old and still dancing.
“I just turned sixty so that gives you an idea and I think I am the oldest person dancing this year but we have had older than myself dance from time to time,” Mrs. Reid said.
She said the school exists to meet the needs of young people in movement and said she wants people to find joy and love in dancing and to continue regardless of climbing up in age.
Mrs. Reid said nothing means more than watching young choreographers give back to the dance school.
“A number of young choreographers and instructors came through dance unlimited which is to me the best part of it because they are now giving back you know. They are teaching younger people. One of the dances that you saw was a mother and child, the mother came through dance unlimited and that makes me so proud,” Mrs Reid said.
The Motto of The school is “Dance for love, dance for life”, a theme Mrs. Reid said urges everyone to take on.