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About Us

Industry-Leading Dance Company in the Caribbean

L’ACADCO – A United Caribbean Dance Force, is widely regarded as Jamaica's leading contemporary dance company. The Company’s membership has included dancers from Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Bermuda, Cuba, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. These talented dancers represent the best in the Caribbean. In 1978, Jamaican dancer and choreographer, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines, founded Miami’s first Black dance company, L’ACADCO. Returning to Jamaica in 1982 she continued to grow with her company and together they have become dynamic ambassadors for Jamaican culture, through dance, and advocates for its preservation and development.

About Us

Our Mission

To employ dance as a teaching instrument, ensuring growth and development for members of our immediate and wider communities. To promote identity specificity in dance. To present excellent performances both nationally and internationally at events representing Jamaica and the Caribbean. To provide both
theoretical and practical training focusing on inclusion of marginalized students with the intention of preparing them towards viable professions in the performing arts as practitioners and teachers. To be the shining star in every arena and most important to BUILD BRIDGES THROUGH THE ARTS PRESENTING THE HOLISTIC BEAUTY OF JAMAICA AS SPIRIT MIND AND BODY IN ONE HARMONY KNOWING THAT DANCE IS FROM A SPIRITUAL SPACE.