This July, All The Way from Chicago, Give It Up for ‘THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS’


We’re excited… and if you love great music, you’ll be excited too!

We’re proud to announce the ‘JAZZ AND BLUEGRASS WORKSHOP’ featuring ‘THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS’ all the way from Chicago, U.S.A! Holding Next week.

DATE:      Wednesday, 9TH July, 2014
TIME:       9:00am PROMPT
VENUE:   1 Abuja Str, off 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos
Join Us! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!! Brought to you by
in collaboration with

We Did It! 168 children Smile to Bed. Many More to Go!


We announced last month, that for children’s Day [May 27], we wanted to buy sleeping kits [Mattresses, Bed sheets, Mosquito nets & more] for children of ‘Dustbin Estate’. As its name connotes, Dustbin Estate is an area of refuse; a settlement in which inhabitants build their houses with planks on refuse dumps. So these children practically live on ‘trash’ with no proper beds. Our plan was to change that, and we asked everyone to join in on the project by contributing to make it a reality.
You listened and joined us in putting smiles on the faces of these little angels; 168 folded mattresses with bed sheets, pillow cases, and mosquito nets donated so far! We would like to also extend our sincere appreciation to the ‘Experiencing God’ group at IBC , The ‘Bible Study’ ladies, Mouka Foam, Indomie, and individual friends who contributed to make a difference with SPAN USING THE ARTS AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. May God bless you all and keep you safe and healthy
It’s not too late, you can join in the project, it goes on! 272 bed sets to go…. Let’s do this! contact us to be a part of this, 01-7767726.


Zumba Master Classes with Lucas Mthejane This Weekend!!


Here’s something you shouldn’t miss! Zumba Education Specialist, Lucas Mthenjane, will be in Lagos this weekend to offer Zumba master classes!

DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014.
TIME: 11am – 2pm
VENUE: SPAN center,1 Abuja Street, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.

1 child above 5years old with every parent gets free admission. Private booking also available. Limited spaces, so get your tickets now!  For more information, please call 01-7767726 or send an email to
Brought to you by Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria [SPAN], in collaboration with Hapas Wellness and Zumba Fitness USA



Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries round the world.

About SPAN
SPAN, ‘Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria’, is the One-stop destination for Performance Art: Dance, Theater, Music, and Visual Art …We Perform Wonders!
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Phone: 01-7767726    
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche



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Music is food for the soul, and nothing beats a beautifully crafted sound. SPAN Academy of Jazz & Contemporary Music brings you the “SPECIAL MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP ” with New York based Internationally Acclaimed Musician/Jazz Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer BEAT KAESTLI on Saturday, March 22, 2014. TIME: 11:30am-2pm.

Afraid it’ll cost a fortune? Don’t sweat it, REGISTRATION is a token N2,000 only, and totally Free for present & former SPAN students!!

So if you’re a Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz Artiste, Producer, Bass player, Pianist, Drummer, or Composer, this is definitely not one to miss! TAKE YOUR MUSICIANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL! For more information, Call 08091900700 or 017767726

SPAN GALLERY: View Exciting Photos from Our Recital!!

Nothing beats enrolling your children in programmes that bring out their creativity, leadership and communication skills… and it’s pure bliss when they get to showcase all they’ve learnt; this is typically what the SPAN recital is all about! For our last recital [in December], the excitement was sky-high as Christmas was only a few weeks away, so celebrations had already started to kick in!

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2013, at the Lebanese Christmas Bazaar, where these very talented kids presented all they had learnt in Dance. And of course, Santa was on hand as well to make the children smile with colorful gifts. Enough said, let the pictures speak… please enjoy! 




SPAN stands for ‘Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria’. We are the one-stop destination for dance, music and theater. New sessions have kicked off for dance classes for both children and adults, and our doors are open Mondays through Saturdays. Please view the timetables below. You can also find more info on our website or call 01-7767726. Our studio is located at No 1 Abuja Street, off 1st avenue, Banana Island, Lagos.

For up-to-the-minute updates, follow us on Twitter: @Spanigeria, Google+ : SPAN Nig and Facebook


The Nigerian Salsa/Latin Dance Congress is Here!!!

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The Nigerian Salsa/Latin Dance Congress is holding right now in Lagos, Nigeria! Don’t miss it!
[Time table and locations]

Yesterday, 4th December it kicked off with
Free beginners dance class for all, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Congress registration.
Social dancing party from 8.30pm till late.
Venue was N-TYCE restaurant/lounge at 1310 Karimu Kotun off Akin Adesola in VI.

Today, Thursday 5th December. Welcome party with our host Fuego-Latino Dance-Company from 7pm
Social dancing party.
Welcome performance.
Congress registration.
Venue is Piccolomondo Nigeria. 19b Idejo street off Adeola Odeku VI.

Friday 6th December – Workshops and Registrations.
Morning session starts 10am to 12pm.
Beginners and advanced dance classes, several dance styles.
Evening session starts from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Night party starts from 8pm till late.
Venue is EmberCreek 32 Awolowo road Ikoyi.

Saturday 7th December. Workshops – Master classes
Beginners and advanced dance classes, several dance styles.
Weight watchers and fun lovers classes all levels.
9.30 am to 12pm for morning session.
3pm to 6pm for Mid day session.
7pm to 8pm last session.
8pm till late, grand finale of spectacular dance performances which include; Salsa, Paso Doble, Hiphop by Kaffy DanceQueen, African Contemporary dance by Ijodee Dance, Latin by SPAN, Body language dance, Dance & Art Alive, Salsa In Nigeria {Salsa Naija}, Salsa Ghana, Azonto by Usher Frimpong Moses, Shon Shonnel salsa, Robert Klah line dancing and salsa, Icee Nweke & Ukalina Celine Opuwari Latin, Chibuzo Slim Ikonta and Anita Obidi Latin Chukwuma Carbone Onye, Lilian Yeri, Wale Sodade and more.

Don’t miss it, because you will have to wait till next year.
Registration for all activities is only N5000 before event, N7500 at the gate.
Call 08056002459 for more info

What Happens in Vegas Stays…

[L-R: Ice, Jim & Jenell Maranto, ukalina]

[L-R: Ice, Jim & Jenell Maranto, ukalina]

On June 16, two of SPAN’s finest, Ice [Creative Director] & Ukalina [Head of Dance] were sent to Las Vegas, for training as teachers in Latin and Ballroom. They were taught by professionals, Katarzyna Kozak and Marcin Tomaszewski, amongst others.

Katarzyna Kozak and Marcin Tomaszewski

The training went beautifully, so let’s just say that what happened in Vegas didn’t quite stay in Vegas as they have since returned to Lagos, but the excitement from the experience still lingers!

Next stop before their return was California, where they went for their Bronze and Silver certification in International Style. Ice & Ukalina had the best as they were trained by Latin and Ballroom ‘heavyweight’ Coaches; Kasia Kozak, Diane Jarmolow, Thomas and Isabella Lewandowski under Dance Vision.

They had a meeting with Founder, Mr Wayne, and Dance vision Examiner, Mrs Diane, who after viewing their overall skills proposed to make them Dance Vision Examiners in America and Africa! Awesome right?!

Ice & Ukalina with dance Vision Founder, Wayne Eng

Ice & Ukalina with dance Vision Founder, Wayne Eng

So, Ice & Ukalina are done with the first stage of the certification which is the Associate level and they intend to finish as Dance Vision fellows within the next 6months.  Dance Vision was obviously impressed with SPAN as they have great plans to work with us in the growth of Latin and ballroom in Nigeria. We definitely  are looking forward to that!