The Academy of Dance and Art first opened its doors in September 2009 and is now in its sixth year of operations. We now have 250 pupils who come to the Studio for Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap classes. In addition to this we teach at various school around Nairobi.
The emphasis is on having fully qualified teachers who can put and maintain the high standard that have been set and achieved over the years. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) from London’s syllabus for ballet and The Imperial Society of Dance Teachers (ISTD) syllabus in respect of Modern, Jazz and Tap. This enable us to offer the opportunity of taking exams in the chosen genre of dance.
The aim is for the students to have fun whilst learning the discipline dance gives but that we can also lay the foundations for students to take this to a professional level.
We are located in Rhino House on Karen Road, the building houses three studios, one with a harlequin floor to ballet and pointe work especially. A smaller studio that especially is used for tap and a ballroom that is used for exams, our shows and dance classes.
We have ballroom dancing for adults on a Wednesday evening starting at 19.00 and all are welcome. This is fun, good exercise and keeping you fit.
Our Dancewear shop stocks a high range of dance wear including leotards, tights warmers, jazz pants and all kinds of funky dance fashion items. The shop also accommodates for all the styles of dance in our wide range of shoes; Jazz shoes, tap shoes, ballroom shoes, character shoes, ballet slippers and Pointe shoes (for our Ballet super girls!) For all the superstars that perform at the Academy, we take pride in stating that we do, in fact, design and produce our own costumes for every show! Making all the dancers, actors and singers feel all the more special here in our little performing family.