Bahamas to host first international dance council



Dr Ann Higgins.

Hundreds of dancers – professional and novice alike – will converge next April for the International Dance Council’s first appearance in The Bahamas.

The umbrella organisation for all forms of dance boasts a membership of more than 1,000 and represents 202 countries with The Bahamas as its newest addition.

The conference is expected to welcome over 800 participants and will showcase Folk dance, Junkanoo style dancing and mime.

Dr. Ann Higgins, who serves as a director in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, has been appointed President of World Dance Congress.

She called the opportunity an open door for Bahamian dancers to show off the country’s culture.

“I was blessed to be named the president of the Caribbean section and out of this we are connecting ourselves to other dance professions around the world which gives us an opportunity to share our cultures,” Dr. Higgins shared.

“The way we express ourselves in our country is so unique so, the world will get to see it.”

Dr. Higgins said the connection with the international body came through a dance organization shes held in Paris throughout the years.

“For 15 years I’ve been pioneering liturgical dance in Paris,” she said.

“With the late Dr. Myles Munroe, we introduced Asaph Paris and as a result of that, a school was birthed and it’s going on now.

Dr. Higgins said New Providence branch will be launched Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at SuperClubs Breezes.