Cayman Air, Walkers into dance

Cayman Airways recently agreed to join forces with Walkers law firm and Barnes Dance Academy Ltd in sponsoring the Cayman performance troupe Broadway’s Class Act.

A talented teen theatre company that perform popular numbers from Broadway shows, BCA was assembled three years ago as a joint venture between the Florida Theatrical Association and the Walkers’ Children and The Arts Programme, initiated by Cayman based law firm, Walkers.

The Cayman troupe is supported by BDAL, which generously provides dance instruction throughout the year and supervises the troupe on overseas training trips. The group frequently travels to and from Florida in order to train with peers and Broadway cast members, thus the national flight carrier of the Cayman Islands generously offered to assist the programme by becoming a major sponsor.

Manager of U.S. and International Sales for Cayman Airways, Mr. Don Hicks, remarked that he was delighted to sponsor BCA.

‘Cayman Airways is more than happy to sponsor this unique programme and help provide Cayman’s children with the opportunity to experience the arts on an international level. Indeed, we look forward to future performances by Broadway’s Class Act,’ he said.

Walkers partner, Mark Lewis was pleased to welcome Cayman Airways as a supporter of the Walkers Children and the Arts Programme.

‘Cayman Airways has always been a champion of worthy causes in the community. It is great to see the airline take such an interest in the arts and education of our children. Together, Walkers and Cayman Airways can ensure the continued success of the Broadway’s Class Act troupe.’

Through the assistance of Cayman Airways, the Cayman troupe was able to travel to Hollywood, Florida from 10-16 July for a one-week intensive training course. The Director of Education for the Florida Theatrical Association, Matt May, conducted the training sessions, which were supervised by local dance and vocal instructors, Susan Barnes Pereira of Barnes Dance Academy, Kathryn Summach and Cynthia Arie. The Cayman troupe worked on a variety of Broadway numbers, which will be incorporated in to their repertoire of song, dance and improvisation for the coming year. This included a routine inspired by the Broadway show, Stomp.

New Cayman troupe member, Shari Walton, thoroughly enjoyed the training and commented, ‘We look forward to performing our new Broadway Class Act numbers and representing the Cayman Islands in the near future.’

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