Summer Diaries: Our HOG Training in South Africa!

We’re excited! Don’t blame us… So much to be thankful for and excited about. First up, the month of August is here, and the smell of Summer is everywhere [Hooray!!!!]. Remember to sign up for our F.A.T CAMP, coming up in a few days [and no, it has nothing to do with your size lol] Find out all about it here

So, back to the Summer Diaries gist! Our team [Head of Operstions – Lola Odukoya , Head of Drama Academy – Benedicta Etienne, Admin – Bunmi Falowo and Drama Teacher/Director –  Doyin Onasanya] is currently in South Africa for training with Helen O’Grady. All to give you a better experience! We won’t be saying much, we’ll just let the photos speak for themselves. Have fun viewing!!!

You can find out more about Helen O’Grady and why you need to enroll your children right now

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Our Head of Operations, Lola Odukoya addressing the Chldren

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“…So you see, It’s really easy to be an actor….”

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Hooray, We’re excited to be with Helen O’Grady!!!!

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YaaY! Fun Fun Fun

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F.A.T CAMP IS HERE! [p.s: and This Has Absolutely Nothing to do With your Size]!!

Welcome to the beautiful month of August!!! Summer is in the air, and we love it!
So, F.A.T CAMP is here!, and no, you don’t have to be a plus size to attend. F.A.T [in this case] means ‘Film Making, Animation & TheatreActing [Genius right?!]
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So, as you say goodbye to the month of July, improve yourself with skills and knowledge. Attend the F.A.T Camp from August 4 – 12, 2014.
WHY??
Hollywood veteran, Joke Silva, Tinsel Director and exceptionally talented script-writer Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, and other creative heavyweights will be coaching you at this memorable 8 day camp of Film making, Acting and Theatre acting.
DETAILS
VENUE:   SPAN Studio, 1 Abuja Street, off 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
DATE:     August 4 – 12
TIME:      10:00am – 3pm Daily
Brought to you by JMJ Studios and SPAN, Society of the Performing Arts in Nigeria.
For more info, please call 0803 924 7872, 0816 134 5228

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!