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Antigua takes Regional Dance Off crown

- show held @ Festival Ground on Saturday, November 19, 2022
Antigua, St Kitts and VI dance off in the final round of the Regional Dance Off at Festival Grounds on November 19, 2022. Photo: VINO
Ai Candy of Antigua was crowned the winner of the 2nd annual Regional Dance Off on November 19, 2022. Photo: VINO
Ai Candy of Antigua was crowned the winner of the 2nd annual Regional Dance Off on November 19, 2022. Photo: VINO
2nd place winner Melotic Shell of St Kitts. Photo: VINO
2nd place winner Melotic Shell of St Kitts. Photo: VINO
Ren Pop of Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Ren Pop of Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2nd Annual Regional Dance Off and Fish Festival lacked a sizable crowd; however, it was not short of entertainment at Festival Grounds on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

The dance off saw crowd favourite Antigua dethrone St Kitts to take the crown.

The competition had three segments. In the first two segments all five women participated. They were Blazing Ari of Jamaica, Ai Candy of Antigua, Melotic Shell of St Kitts, Ren Pop of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and Waistline Goddess of Dominica.

The first round saw the women performing rehearsed pieces to their liking while the second round was about free styling. When the scores tallied Jamaica and Dominica were eliminated.

Following a three-minute dance off with all the finalists on stage at the same time, Antigua amassed the highest score to win the crown, dethroning St Kitts who came in at 2nd and VI took the 3rd place.

Crowd favourite

Ai Candy became a crowd favourite from round one with her level of dancing and costume which included lighted wings and performing to the popular dancehall piece of Jamaica ‘Lego deh Bird’. She literally let a bird out of a cartoon cage and attempted to catch it.
Persons also expressed that Ren Pop of the VI did very well. One of her props included a swimming pool which she danced in and then leapt out all wet to land a split.

It is our understanding that the fish fest aspect was cancelled at the last minute due to the lack of support by vendors.
The promotion was done by local businessman Mr Steve E. Parillon.

22 Responses to “Antigua takes Regional Dance Off crown”

  • one eye (22/11/2022, 07:57) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Never knew about this show
    • Blind (22/11/2022, 08:07) Like (62) Dislike (11) Reply
      I'm glad I didn't know about this show. It's degrading. Why Dance and show yourself in such a provocative way? Disgraceful.
    • @one eye (22/11/2022, 10:44) Like (32) Dislike (5) Reply
      I always wonder why women degrades themselves like this?
      This is so ridiculously vulgar and out of the B.V.I's cultural character.
      Not news worthy.
  • resident (22/11/2022, 08:03) Like (19) Dislike (30) Reply
    Looks classy; I'd have taken my daughter if I'd known about the show.
    • calypsonian (22/11/2022, 08:44) Like (28) Dislike (13) Reply
      @Resident Imagine "what is disgusting, disgraceful and despicable looks classy to you? WELL, I am happy your daughter did not have to endure this filth. these Caribbean islands have allowed SATAN to Infiltrate our minds and you as a mother would have taken your daughter to this filth. I blame our POLITICIANS for allowing these performances to have access in our islands. you promoters ALSO should be more Cognizant of what you are promoting for our children to emulate. May God save our people from the destruction that we are creating.
  • y (22/11/2022, 08:08) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
  • NB (22/11/2022, 09:24) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    I just throw up my breakfast...yuck
  • WHAT!!! (22/11/2022, 09:45) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Semi naked women shaking their a** around not dancing but disgusting.

  • Hmm (22/11/2022, 10:18) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    is it because of their dress code they win? non Caribbean country can beat a Jamaican to dance. period.
  • BV Islander (22/11/2022, 10:22) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is very distasteful. Why is this allowed in the BVI this is nonsense.
  • miss\t pea (22/11/2022, 10:53) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Look pon deh wutlissness these island people displaying in our lil country
    • Channel 11 (22/11/2022, 15:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Very quick to blame the "island people", but please note who the promoter is eeh!!
  • Steve gah in island blood in he (22/11/2022, 10:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He had need to advertise on radio and posters....Facebook alone cant cut it
  • Slim Jim (22/11/2022, 13:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop it
    Just... stop it
    This is disgraceful and should never, ever, have been allowed to happen
    Not trying to sound pious, but when this becomes "normal" for our society, and we encourage this low level of morality, "anything goes"
    And its not a matter of "island people" or "born here"... its just nasty, and of low moral character (whether you are Christian or not, I am sure you wouldn't want YOUR daughter to be a part of it, if you had any sense of respect)

    BVI... shape up or face the judgement of God. We cannot continue to profess godliness and live (secretly or openly) in rebellion and sin. We were spared from widespread destruction in the 2017 floods and Irma, then the devastation of COVID... three strikes and we just may be out. Politics, and money, and fast living won't save us or our children anymore.... REPENT and TURN and LIVE.
  • lol (22/11/2022, 15:15) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gross. Dance off or skin out? Disgusting
  • lol (22/11/2022, 18:38) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This sounded like absolute foolishness and I am happy to know that it flopped. I hope this sort of behavior never gains mainstream acceptance in the Virgin Islands.
  • lol (22/11/2022, 23:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    This guy don’t tired have distasteful shows that flop?

  • Dancing? (23/11/2022, 06:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    None of these ladies are dancing. What they are doing is pathetic. The promoter shouldn’t be allowed a license - he’s always doing stupidness.

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