The talented trio of Shari Pollard, 23, Megghan Michael, 17 and Amina Trotman 18 set the stage ablaze last Sunday as they convincingly danced their way into the semi-finals of the Lock Da Stage dance competition held at Bump N’ Wine restaurant and entertainment centre in the City.
They are the second group to make it through to the semi-finals of the inaugural three-on-three dance competition. Excited dance fans came out in their numbers to support their favourite teams but it was clear by the end of the night that Trident was the crowd favourite.
The battle began with a heated contest between the Fruit Loop Squad from the well-known entertainment group Higher Level Entertainers and the popular group Base Control. By the end of round three Fruit Loops, brandishing a box of the tasty breakfast cereal, emerged the victors. The second clash would see Trident battling New Motion Chicas but despite a highly commendable effort from the Chicas Trident continued to victory. The final battle featured Trident and The Fruit Loop Squad. However, with lightning fast moves and brilliant choreography Trident came away the proud winners.
Sponsored by Hott Fm and endorsed by Youth Affairs and Culture Minister Stephen Lashley, the Lock Da Stage dance-off competition is designed to raise dance to a new level in Barbados and provide opportunities for young people to display their creative abilities. Each clash features three rounds, two of which the dancers are allowed to use their own music to perform. The final round requires the dancers to showcase their versatility by performing to an unfamiliar “wild card” piece chosen by the DJ.
The Dance Off Competition will continue for ten more weeks – six preliminary rounds, two semi-final rounds, a third place match up and then the finals. Each week will feature an Open Mike session for the singers, rappers and poets to display their talents. Registration is still open for three-member teams to sign up. Forms may be collected at Starcom Network or Bump N’ Wine. The Facebook pages of Lock Da Stage and Community Dance Fest are also being updated continuously with Information, including photos and video.