Eugene A. Petersen, DVM from St Croix, Virgin Island. This is to certify that the Zawadi School of African Dance visited St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in July of 2004. They performed a week of workshops, and held a performance at the Island Center Theatre, which was greatly received by the audience.

Mrs. Karen Miles, the Director, conducted these workshops, which were well attended by students and Senior Citizens alike. The dancers were able exchanged ideas, and demonstrated the various African and Afro-Caribbean techniques. This intermingling created friendships that I am sure will endure with time.

I strongly recommend the support of the Zawadi School of African in its endeavors to bring the culture and the dancers of Africa to the children of New Jersey and to audience wherever they perform.