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3rd Floor New Muthaiga Mall Thigiri Ridge, Nairobi

THE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ART


We are located at the Rhino House Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya and it was opened by Pernille Duckworth in 2009 in order to provide Kenya’s residents with the same opportunities in the Performing Arts as their South African, European and American counterparts. Offering classes in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom, hip hop, musical theatre, african-fusion, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, pilates, zumba, kizomba, voice, piano, guitar the Academy caters for students across a multitude of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ages and ranges of experience. Our school is affiliated with  the Royal Academy of Dance.


OUR NEW STUDIO IN WESTLANDS IS LOCATED AT THE NEW MUTHAIGA MALL (3RD FLOOR) THIGIRI RIDGE, NAIROBI, KENYA

THE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ART THE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ART THE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ART

School Calendar 2019-2020


School Calendar 2019-2020
September 2019 
Term Begins Monday 2nd September 2019
First Half Ends Saturday 12th October 2019
Term Resumes Monday 21st October 2019
Term Ends Saturday 7th December 2019

January 2020 

Term Begins Monday 6th January 2020
First Half Ends Saturday 8th February 2020
Term Resumes Monday 17th February 2020
Term Ends Saturday 28th March 2020

April 2020 

Term Begins Monday 20th April 2020
First Half Ends Saturday 23rd May 2020
Term Resumes Monday 1st June 2020
Term Ends Saturday 4th July 2020

RAD EXAM DATE TENTATIVE
MAY-JUNE 2020

PERFORMANCES/SHOWS/RECITAL
16th & 17th November  2019
Nutcracker at Kenya National Theatre
4th of July 2020
(TBA) at Kenya National Theatre

CLASSES SCHEDULE


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Policy and Disclaimer

The Academy of Dance and Art is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its pupils. Every individual at The Academy of dance and Art should at all times show respect and understanding for each student's rights, safety and welfare. The Academy of Dance and Art will seek to recognize and develop each student’s potential and offer appropriate guidance for further progress.  No form of discrimination by religion, race, colour, sex, background or any other will be tolerated.
Any student of The Academy of Dance and Art is to understand that if at any time they are suffering from any disability, medical condition or injury, temporary or otherwise they must inform the Office of such condition. The Academy of Dance and Art takes no responsibility for the occurrence of injury.
Finally, parents must permit The Academy of Dance and Art to use photos/videos that the team may take of the  child during class for promotional materials.  Also no refunds will be given once fees are paid.

THE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ART COMPULSORY UNIFORM:  

BALLET  (RAD and Non-RAD Class)              
             
TIGHTS
LEOTARD (COLOR CODED PER GRADE)
BALLET SHOES CANVASS/LEATHER
CHARACTER SHOES (GRADES 1-8)
***POINTE SHOES (12 YEARS OLD UPON TEACHERS RECOMMENDATION)
HAIR NETS AND PINS (BUN) **BULKY BRAIDS ARE DISCOURAGED
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE EXAMINATION FEE                (MONTH OF MAY YEARLY)

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY/JAZZ     
                     
BLACK LEGGINGS
BLACK LEOTARDS
JAZZ SHOES
FOOT UNDERWEAR/SOCKS
(HAIR BUN AND PONY TAIL ACCEPTABLE)

GYMNASTICS    
                                                               
LEGGINGS (ANY COLOR)
LEOTARD (ANY COLOR)


SHOW COSTUMES FEES FOR RENTING AND/OR BUYING:
THE ACADEMY OF DANCE HAS 3 MAJOR SHOWS ANNUALLY. DECEMBER/ MARCH/JULY.
Parents will have to approve via sign up sleeves, allowing their children to participate in the upcoming show.  

Team


Pernille Duckworth

Founder - Executive Director

Roberto Policarpio

Artistic Director

Juliet Duckworth

Co-Artistic Director

Rachel Kinyanjui

RAD Principal

Anne Wanjiku

Administrative Manager

FACULTY


Robert Policarpio

Head Teacher

Rachel Kinyanjui

Choreographer/Teacher RAD Ballet

Juliet Duckworth

Choreographer/Teacher Ballet Pointes Jazz Musical Theatre Pilates Yoga

Arnie Luna Umayam

Choreographer/Teacher Classical Ballet Modern Contemporary Choreography Tech-Theater

Mozart Barnabas

Pianist/Teacher Musical Theater Piano Voice

Vincent Owoko

Choreographer/Teacher Afro-Contemporary

Shugu Maranga

Teacher Yoga

Patrick Owour

Teacher Gymsnastics

STUDIOS


The Academy of Dance and Art Karen Rhino House and New Muthaiga Mall Studio have four (4) major dance studios with "dancers friendly" bouncy dance floor, coated with Harlequin. Our Ballroom is a Royal Academy of Dance  Approved Examination Venue.

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Upcoming Events


  • 11/16/2019 06:00 PM - 11/17/2019 03:00 PM
  • Kenya National Theatre Kenya Cultural Centre

Come and celebrate with us our 10th Anniversary. The Nutcracker was first presented 123 years ago at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892. Peter Tchaikovsky, the famous Russian composer, was commissioned by mastermind choreographer Marius Petipa to compose the ballet, score based on Alexandre Dumas’s adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” Watch our version of Nutcracker filled with great dancers with wonderful and magical production design.

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  • 07/15/2019 09:00 AM - 07/28/2019 05:00 PM

Modeling WORKSHOP including Ballet Hiphop and Contemporary 9a12nn at Karen Studios 2pm-5pm at new Muthaiga Mall Studio From 15th to 27th of July 2019 Fee: 5000Ksh

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  • 07/15/2019 09:00 AM - 07/28/2019 05:00 PM

Modeling WORKSHOP including Ballet Hiphop and Contemporary 9a12nn at Karen Studios 2pm-5pm at new Muthaiga Mall Studio From 15th to 27th of July 2019 Fee: 5000Ksh

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  • 07/06/2019 06:00 PM
  • Rhino House, Nairobi, Kenya

After a huge production Don Quixote, we are happy to offer you The Academy of Dance and Art 10th Anniversary Dance Concert. A family day to indulge in enjoyable recollection of past productions. Come and join us celebrate our decade of Dance and Art in Kenya. Let us all have one day of “A Blast from the Past” featuring the choreographies from various past productions of our Academy. This coming 6th of July 2019 6PM at the Rhino House Ballroom. Tickets are available call 0790499377

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  • 05/16/2019 08:30 AM
  • Rhino House, Nairobi, Kenya
  • KSh1500
  • 03/23/2019 04:00 PM - 03/24/2019 06:00 PM
  • Kenya National Theatre

Annual Major Production of The Academy of Dance and Art with International Guest Artist

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  • 12/21/2018 07:00 PM
  • Malindi, Kenya

a Contemporary Dance performance

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  • KSh1000
  • 12/07/2018 06:00 PM - 12/08/2018 06:00 PM
  • Rhino House Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya

A Christmas production of the Academy of Dance and Art

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  • 12/01/2018 01:54 PM - 12/03/2018 08:00 PM
  • Charmaine Smith School of Dance

Collaboration Show of The Academy of Dance and Art and Charmaine Smith School of Dance

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  • KSh2500
  • 11/16/2018 10:13 AM
  • Rhino House, Nairobi, Kenya

STRINGS/ FOUR SEASONS

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  • KSh10000
  • 11/05/2018 01:48 PM - 11/30/2018 01:48 PM
  • Rhino House, Nairobi, Kenya

WORKSHOP IN CLASSICAL BALLET, JAZZ/MODERN/CONTEMPORARY AGE 4-18 YEARS OLD MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:00AM - 12:00NN

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  • 09/16/2018 01:00 AM
  • Rhino House, Nairobi, Kenya

Every Saturday! Hour long sessions of fun-filled drama games, storytelling, improvisation and public speaking. Following our successful Summer Camp, we will be making our very own Christmas Show! To register please call 0790486760

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MS. RACHEL KINYANJUI RAD REGISTERED TEACHER

MS. RACHEL KINYANJUI RAD REGISTERED TEACHER

Ms. Rachel Kinyanjui's FINAL PTS is done September 29, 2018

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WINNER CIRCLE

WINNER CIRCLE

Students of The Academy of Dance and Art won in the previous National Dance Festival/Competition held at the Kenya National Theater on February 2&3, 2018. Saskia Gutsche (Solo Gold), Makena Kiruki (Solo Gold), Bianca Zavala (Solo Gold), Tiffany Getonga (Solo Gold), Group Contemporary choreography also got a Gold.

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NEW CLASS every Saturday 10:00-10:45AM

NEW CLASS every Saturday 10:00-10:45AM

"Due To Insistent Public Demand"

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CRADLE OF TALENTS

ADULT CLASSES OPEN EVERYDAY

Mondays 6:00PM

intermediate/Advance Contemporary

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