virgin-islands

Virgin Islands

Danica David and St. Croix Educational Complex High School Art Students Art educator Danica M. David and her St. Croix Educational Complex High School students live on the island of St. Croix, USVI. They chose to share snippets of the cultural traditions of the Virgin Islands through the stained glass art form. These traditions include the mocko jumbie dancer, quadrille dance, and steel pan music. A mocko jumbie is a stilt-walking dancer. Quadrille dance is the traditional dance of the Virgin Islands. The steel pan or steel drum creates elegant music from well-tuned steel containers. Today residents and visitors enjoy these traditions at festivals, school performances, and during carnival time.