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Youth Development, Sports, Culture & The Arts

Dance Festival

Dance Festival

Start Date: May 1991


The Dance Festival is a biennial festival which gives dance teachers and choreographers an opportunity to choreograph dance pieces for expression to a local, regional and international audience.

It also provides the opportunity to develop the dancers skills in certain genres of dance from workshops conducted.

It is an opportunity for Grenadians on a whole to embrace Grenadian professionals who have done exceptionally well in the diaspora in the area of dance.

Program Director

Hazel Coutain-Abel


  • To showcase Grenadian dancers living abroad who continued and developed their dance career.
  • To showcase the work being done with schools and groups under the Ministry’s supervision.
  • To make the Dance Festival as one of Grenada’s premier national events for international participation.
  • To enhance dance and allow it to become the nucleus for Caribbean integration and evolution.
  • To provide a forum for expression in the discipline of dance.
  • To give dance companies in Grenada an opportunity to compare their level of dance skills to their regional and international counterparts.

Schedule & Format

  • Friday – 8:00 p.m. – Gala Night
  • Saturday – 2:00 p.m. – Youth Sashay
  • Sunday – 3:00 p.m. – Folk Day
  • Venues: Grenada Trade Centre