City Arts’ Show 2019: Alice in Wonderland

This year’s show will be on Saturday 25th May 2019 from 4 to 6pm at the Christ’s Church Rwanda (CCR) near KICS in Gacuriro with the theme of “Alice in Wonderland”. Doors will open at 3:40pm.


Adults will pay 5000 RWF at the entrance, children from 6 years 3000 RWF. You can buy tickets in advance during class hours at City Arts Kigali. We offer a family package for 12,000 RWF including two adults and up to two children.


We will be meeting on Saturday, 11th May 2019 in Kicukiro to put the last touches on our decorations. If you would like to help, please sign up to our helpers’ list ( and we share with you the details when and where we meet.

Please see our newsletter for more information.

Your help is needed!

At the moment the show is the event of the year where we could really need your help. But there are also other tasks through the year where we would appreciate your support.

For the show for example we would need help on the following tasks:

In the 2-3 months before the show

  • Lights & sounds
  • Photographer
  • Curtain + decoration 
  • Tickets – price + pre-sales
  • Order + music to put together
  • Costumes preparation
  • Flyers and posters (conception and printing)
  • Program (conception and printing)

At the day of the show/during the show

  • Rehearsal management (the day of the show)
  • Bring the mats and curtains
  • Dress the children
  • Toilets management
  • Tickets sales
  • Bow organisation
  • Speech (presentation and thank you)
  • Bar (soda + food)

Other tasks (or whatever comes to your mind maybe)

  • Support in communications (website, social media, design of flyers)
  • Fundraising for mirrors, floor
  • Development of new partnerships
  • Support in putting together a curriculum (formalize levels of ballet)

If you think you could be able and willing to help on one or more of these tasks, please fill in the form and we get back to you! Thank you in advance!

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New school year 2018/2019

Welcome back to the new school year at City Arts!

Classes resume on September 10, 2018

We start the new school year on Monday, September 10, 2018. We encourage you to register your children in advance by email with the Registration Form and to pay the fees in advance to our bank account. It is still possible though to register and pay during our Open House on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10am – 2pm and also during our opening times (in general Monday – Friday 3.30pm-7pm) with Francine. But the sooner you register the better we can assure that the schedule can happen as proposed. Please be aware that a class needs at least 3 children to take place. Please read also carefully our Terms & Conditions  and bring or send a signed copy along with your registration.

Please have a look at our new schedule! 

Breaks will be:

  • Christmas: 23/12/2018 – 06/01/2019
  • Easter/Memorial: 07/04/ – 14/04/2019
  • End of the year: 23/06/2019

Fees & Donations

We will keep the fees at the same amount as for the last year: a lesson is 6,500 RWF; if you register one child for more than one class, each lesson is 6,000 RWF. Your donations for MindLeaps for the last year were enabling students from MindLeaps to attend advanced Ballet classes at City Arts by covering the transport costs and helping with proper ballet shoes and clothes. We would be very happy if you could help us to maintain this cooperation by adding for example another 500 RWF per lesson to your payment.

Calculation examples:

  1. Your child is registered for one class. The first term has 15 weeks. 6,500 RWF x 15 = 97,500. If you want to add a donation of for example 7,500 RWF you pay in total 105,000 RWF to our account (or to Francine).
  2. Your child is registered for two classes. The first term has 15 weeks. 6,000 RWF x 2 x 15 = 180,000 RWF.  You might want to add a donation of 7,500 RWF -> 187,500 RWF.

General assembly on September 26, 2018

We warmly invite you to participate in our General Assembly on September 26, 2018, 7pm at City Arts. We want to take the opportunity to introduce to you the organisational structure of the school which was restructured to a NGO (in case you didn’t know). We would be very happy if some of you would volunteer to be part of our committee. Please feel free to contact us directly by email ( or during the meeting if you are interested.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Pictures of our show 2018

Finally we can present you some pictures of our Nostalgie Show!

City Arts Show 2018 – Nostalgie

Restart of Qigong classes

Zhineng Qigong is a science of life based on a system of knowledge and methods for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. It builds on ancient Chinese traditions and on modern sciences. It is holistic and focuses on life and health. It develops human potential. It involves conscious training of the mind. It uses movement, mindfulness, meditation, breathing, and sound. Practitioners learn skills to improve the functions and abilities of the body, and for better life:

Health – Balance – Longevity – Joy – Mental Clarity – Improved Performance – Purpose

It is easy to learn Zhineng Qigong. It is for everyone irrespective of age or health status. Empower yourself with a framework of self-health management and personal transformation to attain your intention for balance and health.

Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:50am, 24 Jan to 28 March 2018 at City Arts (Kings Hospitality Center, KG672 St #18, Kimihurura), only 5000RWF per lesson

The Teacher

Houda Baladi is a Zhineng Qigong teacher. She has come to Zhineng Qigong some 8 years ago out of curiosity. Because she experienced health benefits as a result of practicing Zhineng Qigong she stayed on and certified as teacher, and as Hun Yuan Qi Therapist. Besides, Houda has an MA in Participation & Social Change, and worked in context of social and community development. She also trained and worked as reintegration coach. Art & Craft has always been an area of interest for Houda since she was young. As a parent, She trained as part of school programme for parents to assist by working with small groups of pupils. Houda shared her passion wherever she lived. Houda’s diverse experiences and interests make her approach to teaching and coaching creative and eclectic. Houda has experience working with adults and children in areas of: Zhineng Qigong, art & craft, and in participatory development.

City Arts moved!

Please note that City Arts Kigali moved to a new location. You find us now at the Kings Hostel (also known as Kings Hospitality Center), just one road down from WAKA/Papyrus on KG 672 St #18, Kimihurura.

Up-to-date Schedule

Here are our updated schedules for kids and for adult classes.

– Latino Dance (with Rabbil & Kassim – Kigali Latino School of Dancing), monthly fee: 15,000 RWF or Drop-in price 5,000 RWF.
– All other classes 5,000 RWF. 

Please let us know if you are missing a certain class. 

City Arts Association

Ooh, something new?! Yes, City Arts learned from disappointed children, moms and dads and decided to go for a change: by involving the parents more and building an Association we hope to meet better all the needs of the children and their parents.

More information to come soon.