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March 29, 2014
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'Dynamites' unleash skills

Shereita Grizzle, STAR Writer

Cameron Skankers, Camperdown High and Born Steppers brought the audience inside the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College to their feet last week as the ninth staging of the Charles Chocolates Dancin' Dynamites got under way.

Thirteen teams made it to the live battle round after four elimination shows.

On a night that saw judges Kerry-Ann Henry and Orville Hall dishing out three perfect scores, sponsors LIME served up some good news of their own. This year, LIME decided to make the voting process easier by allowing one SMS text message to be registered as 12 votes. This is only valid, however, for postpaid customers.

Five crews received the prestigious judges' pick and did the judges proud with their performance.

Confirming their knowledge and expertise in the industry, Hall and Henry were like doting parents beaming with joy at the stellar performances of all five of their picks. Three of the five judges' picks received perfect scores and a cash prize of $15,000 from title sponsors Charles Chocolates.

Camperdown High school's pro performance, Born Steppers and Cameron Skankers had the judges raining 10s on them with their unique choreography and high-energy performances.

Not keen on saying much, judge Hall walked up to the stage to dust off the shoes of the dancers before declaring, "Up, up, way up and stay up", signalling his 10-point score. Convinced that the auditorium was on fire, Henry had to send for the 'fire truck' three times as she also issued perfect scores.

Other notable performances came from Excelsior high school, Extreme Pushers, and Dustville Dancers.

Jenny Jenny told The STAR that Jamaica should be very afraid because they will have a hard time choosing each week.

"It's frightening, it's amazing, it's wonderful. This is where hearts are going to break, because everybody is that good. but each week, two will get eliminated," she said.

Jenny Jenny also added that the three perfect scores on the night were testament to the outstanding talent in the competition. "It's amazing. I mean, never before in the history of the show have we had three perfect scores in one night,"she said.

The show is aired on TVJ every Sunday and is repeated on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

shereita.grizzle@gleanerjm.com

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