On Saturday, December 7, 2019, attendees enjoyed the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean and danced the night away! The GBHS saluted Barbados. Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.
Dance is a strong part of any culture, and Barbados is certainly no exception. You’ll soon discover dancing is very popular in Barbados. So much so, that you would be hard pressed to find a handful of girls and boys on the island who have not had some sort of dance instruction and training during their childhood. Old School Ballroom dancing, in particular, is popular. DJ Kerwin gave a ballroom dance demonstration and lesson! The event featured food by Big Jerk Caribbean Catering and Bakery, steel pan, music by DJ Finbar & DJ Kerwin and a Silent Auction.