Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Life Inside MALTINA DANCE ALL 5 Academy

Opening show
The much anticipated, biggest ever Maltina Dance All 5, kicked off on a very high note on September 4 with 15 families selected from across the regions having to go through the MDA boot camp. The camp saw the 15 families go through intense and grueling exercise sessions over a period of time. They were also tutored in different dance styles by seasoned professional dance directors.

Judges in MDA academy


After the rigors of the booth camp, the 15 families went up against each other to vie for the 10 available slots in the Academy. The first performance and eviction show to determine the families that would make it to the famed MDA Academy was declared open by the gorgeous compeer, Kemi Adetiba

Edoho family performing @ opening show

 The 10 families that made it were immediately absorbed into the Academy and were subsequently introduced to the “Wazobia” dance style (contemporary Nigerian dance style).

Dare family @ opening show

After undergoing series of rigorous rehearsals, the 10 families went through a balloting process to choose themes and tracks for the “Wazobia” dance and were thus ready for their first performance in the Academy. The Anigbogu family was the first family to hit the stage with the “Hausa Farmers dance” followed by the Edoho, Ekubo, Chidi, Owolabi, Dare, Efe, Adekpe, Ngwu and Utogo families respectively in that order.

Utogo family performing @ opening show
 After their performances, the Judges put the three families of Chidi, Efe and Edoho up for possible eviction. Enoch Dare was selected as the best dancer of the night and as a result, his family, the Dare family got the privilege of choosing the order of performance for the next dance style which is the Salsa dance.


Wazobia performance


Back in the Academy, the families were introduced to Salsa dance style by Salsa dance instructors Lilian Yeri and Gbenga Yusuf. The families were taught the basics of the dance and family representatives got involved in selecting the tracks for their performance through a ballot process while the Dare family determined the order of the performances.

With three families; Chidi, Efe and Edoho already up for possible eviction after the “Wazobia” performance, the tension in the academy was palpable. The families had rehearsed thoroughly for the Salsa competition and were ready to show the Judges the stuff they were made of. The stage was enlivened by the Utogo family followed by Ngwu, Adekpe, Chidi, Ekubo, Anibogu, Dare, Edoho and Owolabi families.

Salsa performance
At the end of the Salsa performance show, Utogo and Anigbogu families were put up for possible eviction.
The eviction show involved the 5 families presenting the Wazobia and Salsa dance styles. The first dance category at the eviction show was the Wazobia dance and it was opened by an entertaining performance by the Utogo family and subsequently followed by the Efe, Chidi, Edoho and Anibogu families respectively.
At the end, after much deliberation, the judges unanimously decided that, the Anibogu and Chidi families fell short of demonstrating what it would take to progress further in the academy and were therefore evicted from the MDA Academy.

Mother on the runway






Aside dance, the families in the academy get to engage in fun activities such as fashion parades, Karoke shows, fathers day and many more.

Mrs. Ngwu on the runway
  









                                            
         



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