Waitikubuli Dance Theatre launches seven (7) fully Sponsored Miss Teen Dominica 2016 contestants. The public got a first glimpse of the seven contestants at the official launch held on Wednesday. The contestants are Tiffany Eloi of Portsmouth Secondary School sponsored by Ross University School of Medicine; Tatyana Dangleben of Convent High School, sponsored by Bull’s Eye Pharmacy; Emelda Boston of Dominica Grammar School sponsored by Petro Caribe; Marcella Green of Goodwill Secondary School sponsored by Cadrec; Lisa Samuel of St Martin’s Secondary School sponsored by New India Assurance Co. Ltd; Nadege Barber of Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, sponsored by Dominica Lotteries Commission, and Natorah Francis of Pierre Charles Secondary School, sponsored by P.H Williams & Co Ltd. The reigning Miss Teen Dominica is Lecresha Wallace. The theme of the pageant is “Celebrating the Dream”.
The five (5) segments of the competition include, Speech, Spectacular Creation, Talent, Evening Wear, and Question and Answer, during the show to be held on Sunday, January 31 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt from 5:00 pm. The show is organized by its Artistic Director Raymond Lawrence and the Waitikubuli Dance Theatre. Lawrence said “It’s a showcase of talent & skills of our young people, and is a wonderful opportunity for the youth of Dominica to shine. It helps young girls develop their speaking, modelling and performing skills, and it also helps them to develop their sense of self-confidence and self-esteem.”
He added, “the pageant is a stepping stone for young girls to go onto bigger pageants if they are so desire, such as the Miss Dominica pageant. It is a celebration of the talent of our youth.” Meanwhile, Waitikubuli Dance Theatre’s 45th Anniversary celebrations was also launched on Wednesday. Lawrence said the group is also preparing for its Annual Dance Production to be held at the Arawak House of Culture on 2nd April 2016. “The Waitikubuli Dance Theatre has organized competitions for children in costumes as part of Carnival, including the teen pageant show which this year is the 39th edition,” he stated.
Lawrence said in the challenging financial times following Tropical Storm ‘Erika’, sponsors have still come on board. He thanked the sponsors and the public for their continued support over the years. Tickets cost $15 for children and $20 for adults.
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