Pond Island– TelEm Group is promoting a Carnival Dance-off Challenge for the St. Maarten community for anyone experiencing Carnival withdrawal symptoms.
The company wants its customers to Stay Home and Stay Safe, during the Coronavirus lockdown, but also wants to the general community to remain connected to each other and to keep happy – despite the anxiety and stress caused by the virus.
“For us in the Caribbean, one of the best ways to reduce stress and have fun is through dance. If not for the Coronavirus we would be dancing in the streets this month because Carnival would still be on,” said TelEm Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Mr. Michiel Parent.
He said TelEm Group is one of the main annual sponsors of the island’s premier tourism event, therefore it is fitting that the company should come up with a creative way to keep the spirit of carnival alive through a social media dance-off contest, assisted by former TelCell Breakthrough Urban dance category winner, Bianca Dijkhoffz.
“Bianca is using her wonderful talent to choreograph a carnival dance that anyone at home can follow and submit as a 15 second video entry to their wall on Facebook and/or Instagram, using some of her dance steps and any extra moves contestants might want to add for effect,” said Mr. Parent.
He said the video entry with the most likes will win $250 dollars and the 2ndplace winner will receive $100. There will also be give-ways of $50 of Top-up credit given out each day during the entire promotion campaign, which ends on April 21, 2020.
“We understand that people may be sitting at home and missing their Carnival jump-up this year, so we are bringing a little bit of Carnival cheer to them with the Carnival Dance-off Challenge, “ continued the CCO, Mr. Parent.