Caribbean School of Dancing (CSD) founded in 1957, proudly celebrates 65 years of history, artistic excellence and community. Our dance education provided to students ages 3.5 and up, consists of classical ballet training following the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as modern and tap through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabus. Students also have the opportunity to develop additional skills in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography, and Creative Dance. We aim to instill the joy and beauty of dancing through a welcoming and safe environment that nurtures the talents of each individual and prepares those who wish to undertake a professional career in this field. One of the major highlights of the CSD experience is Fantasy In Dance. Our school show where teachers put their choreographic skills into practice, creating pieces that follow the theme/storyline of the show. Fantasy In Dance allows students to take the classroom to the stage, showcasing their technique, performance qualities and sharing their passion for dance with the audience. The tradition commenced in 1970 and has continued every three years up until the height of the pandemic with productions coming to a halt. We are thrilled to announce our return to Queen’s Hall in full swing as part of our 65th anniversary celebrations with Fantasy in Dance ‘22 on the 26th and 27th of November.
Following the success of Disney’s Moana at Fantasy in Dance ‘18, our lower school brings to life Disney’s Encanto with choreography by CSD Principal Bridgette Wilson and teachers Anaïs Hinds, Carol Yip Choy, Cretia Lewis, Terry Springer, Yanick Best, Maria Davis and Mercedes Prevatt. Our upper school will present an exciting and immersive ballet with a Caribbean twist entitled Xyon’s Heart. Honouring our school’s history of collaboration, this story is written by Muhammad Muwakil of Freetown Collective and features costumes by Valmiki Maharaj of The Lost Tribe. Xyon’s Heart features choreography by Bridgette Wilson, Mercedes Prevatt, Anaïs Hinds and Terry Springer. The school’s company Metamorphosis Dance Company will also perform a selection of works at this celebratory event. Although both stories may appear to be different, they each have one common denominator – love as a unifying force. A theme that perfectly reflects and represents the fuel of the school’s legacy over its 65 years; The love for dance and the love for Caribbean School of Dancing.
We invite you to join us on November 26th and 27th at Queen’s Hall as we celebrate our legacy at Fantasy In Dance ‘22.