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Brace up! Get the all access ticket, pack your bags, find your way to the ADAA Festivals

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Think of FoodDrinkDance Festival as Event for fun lovers. The only way to have a fun time is to come prepared.

You’ll most likely want to navigate the Festival unencumbered, so pack light. Leave the unnecessary stuff at home.

There’s no way anyone is eating everything at the Festival. And no, you can’t bring your take away pack from home. Check out the map on our website (available the week of the event) and make sure you plan to hit your favorites first

Get yourself a squad for the festival. As soon as you get into the Festival, split up, secure some goodies, get back together at the seating areas and share your spoils.

This is the most important of all our tips. Don’t overdo it. It’s a three day festival so you want to avoid the premature food and drink coma.

Skip the lines at entry. You definitely don’t want to be standing in line when there’s food to be eaten so save yourself the stress and get your Ticket online ahead of the event (on sale from late December).

The Festival might be one big party, but we can’t let anarchy reign. Here are a list of guidelines we’ll need all guests to follow:

  1. This is a rain or shine event, there will be no refunds or exchanges at the gate.

  2. No unauthorized vendors are permitted on the premises.

  3. No unauthorized solicitation, flyer distribution, sampling or giveaways.

  4. No unsupervised children i.e cannot drop children off and leave.

  5. Absolutely no pets allowed with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.

  6. Finally, the following items are prohibited:

    • Drugs or drug paraphernalia

    • External food/drink

    • Fireworks

    • Weapons of any kind

    • Drones, professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment without a press pass

    • Tents, chairs

    • Bicycles

    • Air horns

Get yourself some comfortable shoes, absolutely no heels. Add a hat and sunscreen for the sun as well. Most importantly, wear some comfortable clothes because you’re going to be doing some eating and drinking

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The outstanding ADAA Dance programme covers all genres of dance for every dancer! Check out our classes, ADAA PRO workshops and seminars and performing arts classes below. Here is just a snapshot of all the exciting classes that were available at ADAA PRO 2020.

The ADAA PRO  classes may be sold out before the show – make sure you are the first to know when classes go on sale to avoid any disappointment for 2017. Due to health and safety once classes are sold – you have missed out. Register here to keep up to data with all the latest ADAA news

2020 class programme coming soon


ADAA’s Main Stage brings together the most electric, most inspiring, and the celebrities of the dance world and dance schools! With an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from the very best of commercial dance to beautiful contemporary pieces, high energy hip hop and colorful world numbers, this stage showcases the unique diversity of the dancing world.

ADAA 2020 main stage applications will open in September – don’t miss out on being able to showcase your school or group – find out when applications open by registering here


If you’re considering the next step in your dance training, ADAA’s Showcase Theater is the perfect tool to help you decide. Watch students from some of the best dance schools, colleges and educational establishments from 20 African countries take to the stage and showcase the skills they’ve gained on their courses.

Not only will you have the chance to compare schools, but you can also meet principals and current students and get help with choosing the college that’s right for you.

Tickets will be available on the companies stands. Please check the show guide and where you can find them to collect your ticket for this amazing opportunity to help plan your future or Click Here


Friday is for dance teachers and educators, Saturday to the digital world featuring The Digital Garage from Google and Sunday to inspiring, choreography experiences for dance professionals.


The ADAA FESTIVAL is Africa’s Biggest Event of the Year
Over 24,500 dancers – three days – performances, dance battles, fitness challenge, classes, career advice, celebrities, interviews and food and drink exhibitions!

AFRICAN DANCE FESTIVAL is your chance to celebrate all forms of African dance and the performing arts. Watch breath-taking Main Stage performances and contests, take part in dance classes, discover dance career opportunities in the ADA PRO series, brush up on your acting and vocal skills in performing arts workshops and shop for all your dance-wear needs.
No matter what level you are – there is something for everyone and a glorious celebration of all things dance and performing arts at the African Dance Academy Awards Festival.

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Friday 26th April 2020

For 2020 we are dedicated a whole day of ADAA Pro Masterclass and Seminar spaces for the benefit of dance teachers and educators. We programmed six of the major African dance companies who are referenced on the GCSE, BTEC and A Level syllabus to deliver exclusive teacher training.

Each company will deliver 75 minute practical masterclass based around the famous repertoire or iconic choreographer named within the formal education syllabus. Led by experts you learned key motifs and gained inspiration for practical tasks that can be taken back to the classroom.

Your workshop ticket includes automatic entry into the corresponding seminar so you can continue your experience by digging deeper into the themes, background, influences, context and staging of the work in conversation with the company. Each seminar will have different guests and different conversations and will be an excellent and exclusive opportunity to ask those burning questions!

Saturday 25th April

The world of digital takes over the ADAA Pro Seminars where we get to the nuts and bolts of increasing your online brand, social media, how to manage your online career, how to develop an audience online and how to build your own app.

Has your YouTube channel lost momentum? Have you set up a business and need customers? Do you want to make sure you’re seen online?

digital-day This day is for you!

ADAA Pro 2020 is very excited to be partnering up with The Digital Garage from Google – a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online. Furthermore, a Google digital expert is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions.

Throughout the day meet YouTube dance celebrities, app developers, meet the experts from the Google Nigeria #Digital Garage!

Sunday 26th April

Dance Lab day – this day is dedicated to elite dance professionals who want to be inspired by the Africa’s most talented and influential choreographers. SMILES

Click here to find out more about SPAN


Meet our team



Its raw, its real and its where the magic happens. This high energy stage is at the heart of the show, encouraging true creativity and self-expression. This is the stage where anyone, and we mean anyone can sign up, turn up and contest. We welcome dancers of any age any style to take part. Its purely done by uploading your dance video. Whether you are a salsa dancer, disco dancer, bedroom dancer, social dancer or African indigenous dancer you will have to do your thing with the chance to be invited to the Final at the end of the day and win some amazing prizes and be crowned ADAA Solo dance champion!

This new competition show will feature the best soloists in all styles of dance in a bid to determine who is the greatest dance act on the continent.

Top 20 qualifiers battle head to head for TWO MILLION NAIRA, a car and the title of BEST IN AFRICA!




The ADAA FESTIVAL is a family friendly event, as such children will have the opportunity to partake in fun and educational activities.

Register your children to attend the ‘Kids Can Dance’ Junior Class.

Dance Classes for Kids: classes include Ballet, West African, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, Step, Tap, Tumbling and more.

ADAA Kids Zone follows Public Schools schedule for closures. Please check this page or Dance Place’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on any closures or cancellations.

8:00 am – 8:00 pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
8:00 am – 11:00 am Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
5:30 – 6:30 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:45 – 5:30 pm Creative Movement ages 3 – 5
5:30 – 6:30 pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 9 – teen
5:00 – 6:00 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
6:00 – 7:00 pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
9:45 – 10:30 am Mommy & Me ages 18mos – 2 1/2
10:30 – 11:30 am Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
11:30am – 12:30 pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
12:30 – 1:30 pm Ballet / Tap III ages 9 – 12
1:30 – 2:30 pm Hip-Hop ages 9 – teen
1:30 – 2:30 pm Tumbling II ages 7 – 9

Class Descriptions

Ballet / Tap and Ballet / Modern:
Beginner’s classes that give students a technical foundation and the basics of ballet, tap and modern dance forms. (Attire: leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes)

Creative Movement:
A pre-schooler’s introduction to dance. Rhythm and movement games teach students new ways to express themselves. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, space, time and body awareness, as well as dance class etiquette. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt)

Students learn techniques including popping, locking and house elements and have opportunities to work on their own freestyle abilities. This class builds strength, stamina and style through contemporary hip-hop movement. (Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt, sneakers)

Jazz is an upbeat, stylish and versatile dance form. This technical class includes a strengthening warm up, across the floor movements, leaps, turns and center combination work to fun and upbeat music. (Attire: footless stretch pants/tights, t-shirt/leotard and jazz shoes)

Mommy & Me:
This class is designed for students and one accompanying adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma etc.) to dance together. Young students are introduced to a class structure, age appropriate stretches, coordination exercises and rhythm. This class encourages student expression while experiencing dance, music and imagination. (Attire: comfortable clothes for movement)

Students focus on basic gymnastic movement and flexibility, working on mats and the mini-trampoline. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt)

West African:
These classes explore the richness of African Dance traditions from Nigeria, Guinea, Mali, Senegal etc. Classes emphasize the relationship between music and dance. Students learn the history and identity of the dances through movement, music and song. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants and t-shirt)

*Photo: Special photography sessions to keep memory of the sessions.

Class Fees

Kids on the Move (Summer Semester, 8 weeks):

All Access to class and fun activities: ₦5,000 online / ₦5,000 at the venue 
One day All Access: ₦5,500 online / ₦7,500 at the venue 

Dance Place Members receive a 10% discount on all Kids on the Move classes*. Join Today! Call +234 90 905 0088 or visit



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