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COOPER'S RAD AWARD NOMINATION Dance Centre Kenya is proud to announce that our Artistic Director Ms Cooper Rust has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Awards in the category of “Community Engagement”. This year, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) marks its 100th Anniversary. They are celebrating this by honouring outstanding RAD teachers from around the world through the RAD Centenary Awards. Out of three hundred submissions, Ms Cooper was nominated for her contribution and dedication in making dance and art training available to children who

DCK 5TH ANNIVERSARY GALA BUY TICKETS HERE Dance Centre Kenya is really excited to bring back two pieces from our first showcase five years ago, for our 5th anniversary celebration. La Bayadere’s “Kingdom of the Shades” will feature a 32-member corps de ballet in white tutus dancing en pointe with the unforgettable pas de trois of ladies and leading pas de deux of Nikiya and Solor. Additionally, Sleeping Beauty Act III, “Aurora’s Wedding”, will bring to life many fairy tale characters coming to

THE ROMEO AND JULIET PERFORMANCE BUY TICKETS HERE February 15th – 16th – Valentine’s Day weekend, this Shakespearean masterpiece will be presented in its full-length version for the first time in Kenya as a ballet. The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers will have many special highlights, including guest artists. Among them, there will be Kenya’s own Joel Kioko, from English National Ballet School and Annabel Shaw who studied at Northern Ballet School. Entirely new sets and costumes will be created for this spectacular

THE 5TH ANNUAL NUTCRACKER BALLET Oshwal Auditorium December 1st Kenya National Theatre 7th & 8th 2019 BUY TICKETS HERE Attending the Dance Centre Kenya full-length production of The Nutcracker is now a highlight of the upcoming festive season in Nairobi. The fifth annual production will ensure that the audience enjoys the beauty and magic of this holiday delight. The popular Tchaikovsky classic, a traditional fairytale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration, is known to exude elegance leaving audiences with a

Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is pleased to announce our first ever Junior Company production of The Tales of Mother Goose: October 5th at 1:00 pm – GEMS Cambridge Auditorium October 6th at 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm- Braeburn Garden Estate This show has an array of senior company dancers such as Stella Eising, Zoie Ndonye and Francis Waweru who will make their choreographic debut using the junior company dancers. For our younger audience members, the classic nursery rhymes of Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, Bah Bah Black Sheep, and

We are almost coming to the end of the term. If you are looking around on what to do to keep the little ones busy during this long holiday, DCK offers what you are looking for. Dance Centre Kenya is offering its annual holiday workshops for three weeks in July and three weeks in August. The workshops are an opportunity for the children to learn different dance and movement disciplines. It will also be an opportunity for them to make new friends as they interact with children from

Dance Centre Kenya is pleased to announce that the end of year recitals, a dance for love are ongoing. We had the Rosslyn studio show on 23rd June, at the Braeburn-Garden Estate. This is our annual performance in which all of our students participate with their individual classes. It is a way of letting the world know what we’ve been up to throughout the term besides the RAD. We have two more performances coming up, on Saturday 29th June for the Lavington studio at Braeside Theatre and Sunday

It is evident that Dance Center Kenya is becoming known for its spectacular performances. Our Christmas production, The Nutcracker, is now an annual feature on the Nairobi social calendar and we recently put together our fourth full-length performance. The Nutcracker season opened with an elegant Black-Tie Gala and Exclusive Raffle at the Kenya National Theatre on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. Following the opening night, there were two shows on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the Kenya National Theatre. Thereafter, there was another breathtaking performance on Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is pleased to announce our first ever full-length production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. Opening night – March 30th at 7:00 pm Matinee performances– March 31st at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm The Kenya National Theatre This Shakespearean classic will provide the 65 members of Dance Centre Kenya’s elite Ballet Company the opportunity to showcase their talent, while giving young and old audience members alike an opportunity to witness a spectacular event and be whisked away to the land of magic and fairytale. The proceeds

On Sunday 13th of January 2019, DCK will hold Company auditions at the Lavington Studio. Dancers in Grades 1 to 3 will audition from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and those in Grade 4, 5 & Intermediate Foundations will audition from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Intermediate, Advanced Foundation and Advanced I & II will audition at 3.00 to 4.00 pm. This audition is for students who are in grade one and above and take a minimum of two ballet classes a week. We strongly encourage Company members to