Dancing through the decades
Dancing has always been a major part of the Jamaican culture.
The years after colonisation saw Jamaicans combining European and African dance moves to create dances like Bruckins, Kumina, Dinki-Mini, and Quadrille.
After gaining independence in 1962, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica was established. This gave rise to dancers like Ivy Baxter and Professor Rex Nettleford, who paved the way for traditional dance.
In the years that followed, there were dance moves that were influenced by local genres of music like mento, ska, and rocksteady.
In more recent years, dancehall and reggae took over, with dancers like Gerald 'Bogle' Levy and dancehall Queen Carlene coming to the fore.
Now, dancing is a major part of all parties held in the country.
Here are some highlights.