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
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SIGN UP. TURN UP. CONTEST.
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!
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KIDS CAN DANCE!
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.
|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|
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)
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)
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.
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 http://adaaproject.com/register.
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