Blind rock Dance night
Sabina steals the limelight with award-winning moves
A group of special needs students from six schools proved they were more than capable of competing with the best when they took to the stage last night at the Tuckers Kula Fijiwood Dance competition.
Their energetic performances brought the audience to their feet, much to everyone’s delight.
The Fiji School of the Blind, a first timer in the competition, scooped three of the seven awards. They proved to be the crowds’ favourite when they were named the Most Popular dance group. They also won the ‘Judges Commendation’ while their star dancer Sabina Moce was named the ‘Best female dancer’.
12-year Moce, a Class 6 student, said she loved dancing and copying the moves of pop star Rihanna.
“I was nervous during practices and when I took the stage, I gained so much confidence and hearing the cheers from the crowd, I was really inspired to do my best,” Moce said.
Other special schools that took part were Nadi Centre for Special Education, Fiji Vocational Technical Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Sigatoka School for Special Education and Hilton Special School.
Meanwhile, Xavier College from Ba dethroned defending champions Rishikul Santan College for the ‘Best Dance Group’ award.
Khalsa College took out the first runner-up while Dudley High School was the second runner-up.
Eroni Wavu of Rishikul was named the Best Male Dancer.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum specifically commended the effort of the six special schools and thanked the parents, teachers and their supporters for encouraging them to participate.
The Kula Film Award will be staged tonight also at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.