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Caymanian Dancers are Jamaica bound

Ica Eden, Dance Instructor Lorna Reid and Celina Russell

Two of the Cayman Islands finest young dancers will be leaving our shores to advance their dancing and academic skills in Jamaica.

Dancer Celina Russell, 18, will be going off to Jamaica to attend the University of the West Indies, where she will continue her studies in accounting management.

She has also been invited to join a prestigious Jamaican dance movement called The Stella Morris Dance Ensemble.

Ica Eden, 25, past student of the International College of the Cayman Islands, ICCI, will be attending the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to study dance performance.

Celina attended the St. Ignatius Catholic School and has been dancing for about eight years. She says that she has managed to successfully balance her love for dance and her academic studies for as long as she can remember. She said that through dance she has managed to stay fit, disciplined and focused.

“I believe dancing is good for keeping fit. Your body is yours to take care of and you must do constructive things with it. Dancing is about giving out your body’s energy and expressing yourself through music and your body movements. Listening to music makes me want to dance. I have a thing for African and Spanish music inparticular,” said Celina.

Ica Eden has been dancing for about ten years, and says she has always enjoyed it.

According to Ica, dancing has helped her tremendously with her confidence on and off the job. “Dancing is a passion, I love it. I dance in front of an audience all the time, and it boosts my confidence. Dancing teaches poise, control and discipline.

Both dancers were members of the Cayman Islands dance company, Dance Unlimited.

Ica Eden will be leaving the Island for Jamaica on the August 15th and Celina is expected to leave the following week.

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