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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible!
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THE SCHEDULE

Please remember: A Raffle Prize winner will be announced at each workshop and The Explosion will be closing with The Social (Food, Dance & More Prizes)! Be sure to visit our Instagram page as well!

  INSTRUCTOR

(STUDIO A)  

 INSTRUCTOR

(STUDIO B)

TIME:
10:30 am-12:00 pm Minilik (Hip-hop) Liz (AfroTempo)
12:15 pm-1:45 pm Mo.lo (TrapHeels) Ebinje (Afro-Funk)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm AJ (Afro-Beats) Iambemes (Afro-beats)
*3:30 pm-4:00 pm BREAK BREAK
4:00 pm-5:30 pm Rhamani (Ndombolo) Cocolateluv (Afro-Soca)
5:45 pm-7:15 pm Wasabiii_ (Afro-Decale) Darienlois (Dance Hall)
*7:30 pm-10:00 pm SOCIAL SOCIAL

DANCE EXPLOSION 2K18

The Explosion is a full day of dance, focusing on different urban styles, from Afro-beats to dance hall to Hip hop. The event will be held on August 25, 2018 from 10-10 pm. 10 Back to back dance workshops will be hosted between 10:30 am-7:30 pm, and the night will end with a dance social from 7:30 pm-10:00pm. PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE For more information.

Our vision for Made for Kobina: The Explosion is held to bring people together by celebrating different styles of dance. Throughout the day, people will have the opportunity to learn how to execute new dance moves, learn about the culture and meet new people as well.

Any Additional Questions? Please visit our FAQ page

FAQ

GENERAL INFO

  • Venue opens at 10:00am
  • Event hours are 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • There will be very limited parking. Metro and Uber use is recommended
  • ALL AGES!!!

GENERAL FAQ

  1. Where is The Explosion? Salsa with Sylvia Dance Studios in Washington, DC
  2. When is The Explosion? August 25th, 2018
  3. What is MadeforKobina: The Explosion? The explosion is a full day of dance, focusing on different Urban styles, from Afro-beats to dance hall to Hip hop, and our vision is to bring D.C, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) together to celebrate culture, learn something new, have fun and bring the DMV Dance community together! The Workshops run from 10:30am-7:30pm and the social will be from 7:30 pm-10 pm
  4. How much is the cost of attending ONE workshop? $15 online or $20 at the door (Purchase of one workshop/class includes 1. Admission to the workshop 2. Admission to the social 3. 1 raffle ticket. ALL ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $2)
  5. Do I have to attend a workshop to attend the social? NO! If you would like to attend the social alone, the ticket is $5.00 (Inclusive of a $2 raffle ticket)
  6. When will the raffle prize winners be announced? During EVERY workshop and at the social!

TICKETING FAQ

  1. Can I buy my ticket(s) at the venue? Yes!
  2. I purchased my ticket online, where do I pick them up? Upon Entrance, we have a list of attendees who purchased tickets for each class
  3. Is the social included in the ticketing price for the workshop? Yes! A ticket for a workshop includes the following: Entry to the workshop, Entry to the Social & a $2.00 raffle!
  4. Can I just purchase a raffle ticket? YES! –> Please send us an email and one of our team members will be able to hold your ticket or give you the ticket in person.
  5. Can I just purchase a ticket for the social? YES! The ticket is $5.00 (Inclusive of a $2 raffle ticket)
  6. I can no longer attend a class, will I get a refund? Unfortunately, tickets are non refundable, BUT tickets are exchangeable. Send us an email with the class you would like to attend instead.

TRANSPORTATION FAQ

  1. Where can I park? The studio is located about 2 miles from downtown DC at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20010. Easily accessible by car or public transportation (Columbia Heights or Petworth Metro stations on the green line as well as bus H70). The venue does not have its own designated parking but there is street parking in the neighborhood and meter parking on Georgia Ave. The main entrance is on Georgia Ave. and it is street level, no steps or stairs, easily accessible by people in wheel chairs or families with strollers.

 

THE PARTNERSHIP

THE PURPOSE:

MADEFORKOBINA: The Explosion will be giving back to the Community. For the 2018 Explosion, MADEFORKOBINA is partnering with a non-profit organization in Nigeria,  GIVEBACKNIGERIA. The organization is focused on getting youth conscientious and with an increased involvement towards social change, the Nigerian youth population will have an increased number of active citizens. To learn more, visit GIVEBACKNIGERIA

THE PROCEEDS:

For every raffle ticket purchased and all funds DONATED to the event, GIVEBACKNIGERIA will receive half of the funds in order to accomplish  goals in their mission statement. In addition, during THE EXPLOSION, we will be collecting school items which shall be given to GIVEBACKNIGERIA in order to build their organization. Please Follow GIVEBACKNIGERIA on Instagram: @GIVEBACKNIGERIA

 

Earn a ticket

HOW DO I EARN A TICKET?

  • Volunteer your time on the day of the event. Volunteers will help with making sure that each dance workshop is runs through smoothly. For every workshop that you give your time to, you will receive a ticket to another workshop of your choice.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?

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