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Lagos readies for annual dance festival

15 April 2015, 11:15Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Preparations for the fifth edition of the annual International Dance Organization (IDO) Street Dance Battle and Salsa Showdance Competition are at an advanced stage.

The event, which is organized by the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) and Mountain Dew, is scheduled to hold on April 23 at The Oceanview, Eko hotels and suites in Lagos.

“We try to bring dance education closer to communities with the Hip Hop and Salsa showdance competition, because the platform will develop creative talents and benefit the youths extensively.

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"Many thanks to Mountain Dew for giving young people unique opportunities to meet their dream dance celebrities who transform their experiences through dance,” said Executive President, IDO Nigeria, Ice Nweke.

To participate in the competition, interested contestants can visit SPAN or access online registration forms on www.spanigeria.org and stand a chance to win cash prizes of N500 000 and N300 000 in the Hip Hop dance or Salsa showdance respectively.

SPAN is a registered non-governmental organization founded in 2004 with the Helen O’Grady franchise in schools.

It offers different classes of training which ranges from Music to Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Creative Combo, Drama, Contemporary African, fitness, Naija Craze, Salsa and Latin Ballroom dance for beginners, intermediate and professionals.

- CAJ News

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