Nassau, Bahamas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
A Philly Connection professional dance workshop was offered to local Bahamian dancers at Breezes Bahamas, which also served as the host hotel to U.S. dancers visiting Nassau performing at the Love That Child concert benefiting local causes. Concert co-producers, Karen Rawlings and Debbie Apalucci hosted the one-day professional dance workshop like those offered to young dancers and dance teachers in the U.S.
The award-winning dance faculty joining Apalucci and Rawlings included Dana Smith, a former Sixers dance team member and current Dream Team choreographer; Todd Munoz and Mighty Mouse (Justice Ross) co-directors of Beat Addikts hip-hop dance company and Lina McMenamin, artistic director of OPUS I&II contemporary dance company.
Local workshop dance participants - ranging in ages from 7 years to adults - were separated into beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes while master classes were held in Breezes’ ballroom and meeting rooms. Following the workshop session, dancers were invited to learn a production piece from the U.S. dancers of the Love That Child concert, sponsored by the Bank of Bahamas.
All proceeds from the Love That Child concert are donated to local orphanages, including the Ranfurly Home for Children, the Children’s Emergency Hostel and Elizabeth Estates. Costume Gallery of New Jersey donated over 60 costumes for local Bahamian production piece dancers who also modeled several costumes from Costume Gallery’s 2014 catalogue.
One lucky dancer - 10-year old Justin Hudson - was awarded the New York City Dance Alliance scholarship to further his dance education with summer dance classes in the U.S.
"We’re so proud to be part of such a great event,” said Muna Issa, vice president of operations to SuperClubs - Breezes’ parent company. “One that showcases and offers young people on the Island a chance to explore the art of dance while helping other children that are less fortunate!”
Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa
Breezes Bahamas, the first and only Super-Inclusive resort in The Bahamas, sits on legendary Cable Beach where guests can sink their toes into the white sand under the Caribbean sun. The beachside resort boasts activities ranging from rock wall climbing, tennis, and beach volleyball to kayaking and windsurfing. Guests can also indulge in relaxing spa treatments at the à la carte Blue Mahoe Spa. At night, adults can enjoy a lively piano bar which stays open until the last person leaves, or they can take their chances at one of the many nearby casinos. For young adults, the resort prepares activities throughout the day and the evenings such as local Bahamian performances, games and more to keep them entertained. The resort welcomes singles, couples and families with children age 14 and older.
Breezes’ “Super-Inclusive” concept offers the best vacation value. Make a single payment for accommodations, all meals, and multiple dining options including Continental, Italian, and authentic regional cuisine, unlimited premium brand drinks, myriad land and water sports including equipment and instruction, entertainment, weddings, recreational activities and hotel taxes. Gratuities are included.
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For more information or reservations, visit http://www.breezes.com, call 1-877-BREEZES (273-3937) or contact a local travel agent.