The ballroom fraternity is in good hands as the youth stole the show at the recent Legends of the Dance Floor competition at the St Leonard’s Boys School.
The competition featured flair and grace in the five ballroom dances, waltz, quickstep, tango, viennese and foxtrot and the six latin dances cha cha cha, rumba, samba, paso doble, jive and salsa. The event showcased rhythmic hip action, high energy and well-timed advanced figures.
Each competitor, exquisitely dressed in extravagant costumes, gave patrons their money’s worth and more. When the dust settled on the night’s awesome proceedings, the star of the show was none other than home grown boy, Shane Alleyne. He’s presently studying in England and returned with his new Polish partner, Aleksandra Przybylak, to dance in the Invitational Open Category.
Shane and Aleksandra demonstrated confidence and precise footwork, commanded the attention of other dancers and patrons alike and caused the entire school hall to erupt in loud applause at the end of each amazing performance.
Shane started dancing at seven years old and it has now become his greatest passion. He has won countless competitions but his greatest achievement was winning ISTD Grand Finals, Blackpool, England in 2015.
Shane loves the cha cha cha and believes if you want to take your dancing to another level, you need to do it outside of Barbados, where dancing is taken more seriously. Partnering is important and he says you must ‘click’ or have chemistry with your partner for it to work because having the right partner can make or break a dance.
Though dancing has taken him to England, France and Poland, Shane also enjoys playing football, video games and athletics. He thrives on competing and wants to take dancing as far as he can.
Shane was also seen dancing at the local Bridgetown Market’s Latin fiesta held on Sunday August 5th, along with other excellent local dancers from the Jahbulani Dance Club, ACE Dance Centre and Livy & Betty Dance Club. (PR)