Open Day and Dance Festival 2017

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Date(s) - 31/03/2017 - 01/04/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


We welcome everyone to the Open Day and Dance Festival 2017 at Freedom Square, Makerere University, Friday March 31st and April 1st.


Friday March 31st 2017 we welcome everyone to Open Day at Freedom Square.

9 AM – 11 AM: Opening Ceremony at Freedom Square.

After the ceremony we will walk together to the plot where the new centre of performing arts will be located. When we arrive at the beautiful land, Head of Department at Department of Performing Arts and Film, Dr. Sylvia A. Nannyonga-Tamusuza, and Rector at the Norwegian University College of Dance, Ann Kristin Norum, will lay down the cornerstone for the new Center of Performing Arts.

From 12 AM – 5.30 PM there will be several workshops promoting the different subjects from the Department of Performing Arts and Film. Invited high schools will come and perform ethnic dances, and special invited organizations that use arts to empower and educate will present and demonstrate the work they do.

Ethnic Groups:
HOT EA – House of Talent East Africa
MWB Coultural Troupe




Saturday April 1st
1 PM – 4 PM : Dance Off. A joint jury consisting of a selected group and the audience will appoint the winning group. The price awarded will be 2 000 000 UGX. This year participants were invited through direct inquiry and submission of video from groups. These are the selected groups for the Dance Off 2017:

Peace Africa Children

Krump UG

Soul Expressions
Kyuka Youth Outreach

4 PM – 5 PM: Dance performance.

5 PM: the winner of the Dance Off will be announced.

The activities are open and free for everyone.

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