SPAN Academies Hold Graduation Ceremony

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It was an atmosphere of excitement and a sense of fulfillment when SPAN held its 4th Graduation ceremony for the graduands  of the SPAN Dance Academy and the SPAN Academy of Jazz & Contemporary music  on Sunday , January 26th, 2020 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island.

A total of 25 students were awarded their certificates of completion after an evening of music and dance performances showcasing their level of knowledge and professionalism in their various courses of study.IMG_9016

The founder/ Chairperson of SPAN , Mrs Sarah Boulos and the heads of both Academies ,the award winning Mr Bright Gain (Academy Director, SPAN Academy of Jazz & Contemporary music ) and Mr Ozejindu Chize (Head, SPAN Dance Academy)were on ground to hand over the certificates and also give them words of advice and encouragement.

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Notable people graced the occasion. Among them were Pastor Wale Adefarasin,  Ms. Muna Onuzo,  Pastor Segun Lawal, Mrs Olufunmi Olajoyegbe , seasoned diplomats to name a few.

SPA would like to thank its board of trustees , sponsors ,  families of the graduates and the invited guests who helped made the day a great success.

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Your Success, My Victory

Life is only a reflection of what we want to see!!!

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The Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria @officialspanigeria presents her 2019/2020 season themed: ‘Your Success, Our Victory’ with A Dance And Music Project titled “REFLECTION”. .

This stage performance is based on the true life story of Sarah Boulos.

“REFLECTION” will also  feature captivating tales of success from local and international dancers and Jazz music artistes.

Also join us for exciting dance festival as we collaborate with Nigerian Latin Community, @nigeriaafrolatinfestival @salsainnigeria, as we host the West Africa Afro Latin Dance Festival Nigeria.

Date : November 15th & 17th, 2019.

Venue:The lagoon resturant, 1c Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island,.Lagos.

Gate opens at 7pm prompt.

For Tickets bookings and enquiries, please call 08091900700, 08086769766

“REFLECTION” is sponsored by 7up, Eko Hotel & Suites, Indomie, SCOA Nig PLC, LaPointe Supermarket, Wazobia TV and Cool FM.

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Take A Class at SPAN! Music, Dance, Drama

We welcome back all our existing and prospective clients back from a most deserved summer break!
We also would love to use this opportunity to tell you that SPAN is poised to serve you better with new innovations  and a refreshing twists to all our classes.

Our studio classes will resume from Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Kindly note our venues below:

Ocean Parade Gym, 1st Avenue, Banana Island – Ballet classes on Wednesdays from 3.30pm

Val’s Dance Studio,  Plot 62, Block 5, Theophilus Oji Street,off Fola Osibo Street,Lekki Phase 1 – Ballet and Hip hop Classes on Saturdays from 9.15am

If you are on the mainland, please join us for salsa classes on Thursdays at IBIS Hotel, Toyin street, Ikeja .Lovely ambience, social networking, affordable drinks. Classes are absolutely FREE!

For our budding dancers and musicians who wish to go professional, we are pleased to announce that Registration is in progress at the SPAN Academy of Jazz & Contemporary Music. Auditions into the SPAN Dance Academy will hold from November 1st -30th, 2019.
Our HOG Drama Broadway Club for children will begin second week in October.

We also provide top notch quality dance performances at weddings, birthdays, soirees, corporate events, community events and more. With our vast array of internationally trained dance artistes, you are guaranteed to get a spectacular show!

For enquiries on any of our services, please call 08091900700, 08093561000 or info@spanigeria.org

2 Weeks of Fun & Creativity for your Kids this Summer!

Nurturing your child’s creativity … Improving their confidence.

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Top of the day to you!

Our next round of the 2 week Helen O Grady Performing Arts Summer Camp for Children will take place between Monday July 29, 2019 to Saturday August 10, 2019.

With exciting activities such as music, dance, drama, arts & craft, excursions, presentations and more,uniquely designed to help build your child’s social & public speaking skills, and creative talents … don’t miss the opportunity to register your little  ones for this unforgotten experience!

Venue: Val’s The Dance Studio, Plot 62, Block 5, The Red Gate, Theophilus Oji Street, Off Fola Osibo, Lekki Phase 1.

Time : 10am – 3pm Daily

Age Group: 4 – 13 years old

Fee: N55,000 ( Inclusive of free HOG Drama T-shirt and excursion)

To register, please call 08093561000, 08091900700.

 

 

SPAN & SCOA Nigeria PLC Rewards Volunteer Trainee Instructor at SPAN with Full Scholarship

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“Hard work does not go unnoticed, and someday the rewards will surely follow”…And so that day has come For Wisdom Ukpe Udeoka Justin who began his journey with us At SPAN as one of the pioneer students of the SPAN Academy of Jazz and Contemporary Music. After his training, Wisdom served with the foundation for 2 years without pay and even volunteered at SPAN events with the kind of dedication and commitment we can only marvel at. He later became a trainee instructor at the academy.
In 2015, as a reward for his dedication towards the preparation of the prestigious SPAN@10 celebrations, Wisdom was given full scholarship to study and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts at the renowned Lebanese American University in Lebanon.
As he leaves us today to begin his scholarship studies at LAU, we at SPAN will miss him greatly. We appreciate him deeply for his tireless devotion towards our pursuits and we thank him for honoring us with his contributions towards the music academy. We look forward to his future accomplishments in the performing arts.
We would like to specially thank SCOA Nigeria PLC for sponsoring this project. Also Dr Nashat Mansour and Dr. Nadra Assaf of LAU for partnering with us to make it happen. 

 

Battle On The Dance Floor! SPAN-IDO 2016

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It was indeed the dance battle to end the year as 10 Salsa Couples and 10 Hiphop Crews gave it their all to win the highly coveted title of IDO 2016 Salsa Couple of the year and IDO 2016 Hiphop Crew of the year respectively at the SPAN – IDO Street and Salsa Show Dance Battle which took place, November 6th, 2016 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

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Hosted by SPAN Head of Dance Academy (Schools & Presentation), Ukalina and Steve, the show kicked off at 5 pm, amidst great expectations and high hopes for all the contestants.

The Hiphop category was first, and after the first round and the dance-offs, it was clear that G-Reloaded Crew and 619 Crew are the top favourites for the title.

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Both Crews wowed the crowd with amazing jumps and spins, but in the end, G-Reloaded emerged winners and won the cash prize of N500,000.

After side performances by Jackson Obinna of’ Stars on Earth’and Locking Si’on, the Salsa rounds took off and it soon became clear that this competition in this category was going to be intense. Countless knee twists, sky high leaps, scintillating twists, amazing moves and more seemed to be the order of the day, as these couples gave one mind blowing performance after the other.span-228

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Then came the dance off rounds where each couple had the opportunity to mix their salsa routines with street swag, as the category had no rules. The contestants delivered and the audience went wild! And the dance battle raged on! The surprise of the night happened when SPAN Founder/Chairperson, Mrs Sarah Boulos got on stage and announced that the winning prize had just been increased from N300,000 to N400,000 and the crowd went wild!

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After a very intense battle, Michael and Esther won this keenly contested category and walked away with the grand prize of  N400,000.

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After the runnner -ups and the winners have been given their medals and cheques respectively, Mrs Boulos and the President of IDO, Nigeria, Mr Ice Nweke expressed their delight at the energy, pace and talents the contestants brought into the competition, and promised that IDO 2017 will be much bigger.

 

 

 

 

The Night of Block 13

It was an awesome evening when SPAN held everyone spellbound at the first presentaiton of its Music, Dance and Drama production titled ‘Block 13 – A Tale of Hope, Love & Wonders’.

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The event took place at the 2016th edition of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Festival on October 21st, 2016 at the AGIP Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos.

Prior to the show, a dance workshop held in the early hours of the day with SPAN Dance instructors giving out free dance classes in different genres of dance.

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Apart from the intensive dance classes given for free, the workshop participants were also given the opportunity to perform in the opening performance of ‘Block 13’

VIP guests were treated to canapes and cocktails at 6.30 pm while the show opened at 7.pm with a lot of performing arts enthusiasts and dignitaries in attendance.

SPAN Founder/ Chairperson, Mrs Sarah Boulos giving her welcome address

SPAN Founder/ Chairperson, Mrs Sarah Boulos giving her welcome address

 

Spoken Word Poet, Donna Ogunaike performing...

Spoken Word Poet, Donna Ogunaike performing…

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Guest Artiste, Jennifer Ohia

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‘Block 13’ is the gripping story of a group of people who lives different lives, have different aspirations but found themselves bound together by the common hope they found in the building, Block 13