Silver Shadow Breaks Out!

Here is a little something about dancing I bet you didn’t know. It helps to strengthen the skeleton and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis which improves mobility. Regular dancing will improve and build muscle tone throughout the body, especially in the legs and buttocks. Dancing will softly lengthen and fortify your muscles to improve flexibility and increase strength and stamina. Your grace and agility will improve if your posture, mobility and flexibility improve. Dancing aids in weight loss and it is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape.

It encourages weight control and overall fitness through calorie burn off. Dancing helps you to relax, reducing stress and tension. Dancing improve your brain activity. Dancing is a good way you meet with other people, make new friends and improve your social life. Dancing improves confidence and liberates endorphins and encourages feelings of well-being. Dance can play a role in altering attitudes to a range of health related subjects including teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol abuse.

People usually hear the word dance and automatically assume it is something done in the clubs or it is ballet. No, there are many other types of dances. I was once told that if you haven’t danced a day in your life, then you haven’t lived life properly. With that in mind, I tend to take every bit of dance recitals, musicals and performances that I can. This year, my first production comes from the Silver Shadow Dance Acadamy.

The Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy celebrates their 18th Anniversary with their third annual dance production – “BREAKOUT!”

This organization headed by founder, award winning Barry George who is the Artistic Director and Choreographer, was designed to create avenues for St. Lucian youth in the performing arts since 1991 and prides itself in promoting arts and culture in St. Lucia. Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy is St. Lucia’s leading dance company and is popular amongst a wide cross section of the community with its innovative and energetic performances.

“Break Out”, is a production which tells the stories of our society e.g. the problems faced by the youth of St. Lucia, the impact of society on the youth, the story of cultural influence, crime, violence and neglect, the break down in families, the impact of poverty and other social ills that causes division amongst our people. This production embraces St. Lucian traditional authentic dances under the setting of western cultural influences including fashion. This project “Break Out” will bring to St. Lucia new music, new fashion and creative dances. The concept of this production was inspired by real live situations experienced by choreographer Barry George. This is a story that needs to be told. Keeping it home with the music, Break Out’s soundtrack will be provided by Barbara Cadet – St. Lucian Writer, Composer, Arranger, Musician and Vocalist.

This dance production takes place on Friday, November 6th and Saturday November 7th, 2009 at the National Cultural Center, Barnard Hill in Castries at 8:00pm.

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