Hired by Praise Dance Academy, for the first time two Cuban teachers have been teaching girls and young Barbadians techniques in the modalities of classical ballet and contemporary dance. With a year of fruitful accumulated work, Laura Álvarez teaches classical ballet and has seen how her pupils progress, who in an international inter-school competition in which they recently participated in Havana were finalists. In the other hand, dancer Wendy Ferrer taught a short course in the modality of contemporary dance, during her stay in Barbados invited to participate in the Summer Camp organized by the Academy.
For both dance professionals, under a contract by D`Arte Agency of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, it has been a privilege to be able to teach young Barbadians who could have a promising future in the local cultural industry if they persist in this endeavor, with discipline and perseverance. When asked by a local journalist, Alvarez said that in Cuba dancing was a way of life and was completely integrated into the school's curriculum. She said that dancing was also a means to teach children about their identity and their history.