Dancin’ Africa, has copped the prestigious Madam Ifill Award for the third time in the dance group’s 20-year history of captivating audiences with its well-choreographed dance pieces on various themes.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart presented the trophy to representatives of Dancin’ Africa yesterday during a brief ceremony at Ilaro Court.
The group won gold at the 2006 National Independence Festival of Creative Arts finals for their dance piece titled Embryo in Distress 2006.
Jennifer Sealy, of Dancin’ Africa, described the award as well deserved and explained that the dance portrayed an anti-abortion message.
“It was the only gold awarded across the board for performing arts and not just in dance.
So, we now have our Madam Ifill [Award] for which we are truly proud,” she added.
The Madam Ifill Award is the highest non-professional award available in NIFCA dance. It was named after Elizabeth Elise Ifill-Barrow, who established a dance school in Dayrell’s Road, St. Michael, for people between the ages of 15 and 20.