WELCOME TO EDNA MANLEY SCHOOL OF DANCE

The School of Dance had its early roots in the Contemporary Dance Centre (CDC) established by Sheila Barnett, Barbara Requa and Bert Rose in the late 1960s. The CDC offered training in Dance for physical education teachers as well as a junior programme for children. In 1970, the National Dance Theatre Company, which was founded by Professor Rex Nettleford in collaboration with Barnett, Requa and Rose, formed the Jamaica School of Dance.