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National Dance Day 2018

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Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Free – No Tickets Required


"Dance is for everybody and BODY!"

For the first time, Dizzy Feet Foundation partners with Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the exclusive West Coast celebration of National Dance Day!

This FREE community event is for all ages and all abilities! Launched in 2010 by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (co-founded by So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day encourages everyone to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health. The celebration of all things dance begins at 1:00pm at the Center’s new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, offer fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, food for purchase, plus provide the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine led by So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Allison Holker. This year’s National Dance Day routine was created by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore to Kylie Minogue’s song, “Dancing.” The video features Dancing With the Stars troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert along with Season 13 So You Think You Can Dance winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill.

It’s time to join the #DanceMadeMeDoit challenge! Put your own spin on the National Dance Day 2018 routine and share it with family and friends on social media using #DanceMadeMeDoit. Don’t forget Dance is for everybody, and Every Body!

National Dance Day 2018 Schedule:

1:00pmOpening announcementsMain Stage
1:15pmMaster Class with Rochelle Mapes*Education Lab
1:30pmKyle Van Newkirk tap workshopMain Stage
1:30pmCulture Shock LA workshopCommunity Stage
2:00pmSummer at the Center performanceMain Stage
2:15pmBackhausdance performanceMain Stage
2:15pmViver Brasil workshopCommunity Stage
2:30pmMaster Class with Amanda Cobb*Education Lab
2:30pmRelámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico performanceMain Stage
2:45pmInfinite Flow: An Inclusive Dance Company workshopMain Stage
3:00pmDEA Youth Dance Program workshopCommunity Stage
3:15pmHip hop workshopMain Stage
3:30pmBackhausdance workshopCommunity Stage
3:45pmMaster Class with Koko Iwasaki & Kiki Nyemchek*Education lab
3:45pmABT William J. Gillespie School demonstrationMain Stage
4:00pmAman Dance folk workshopCommunity Stage
4:15pmLine Dancing with Dev EdwardsMain Stage
4:30pmABT William J. Gillespie School Pre-primary workshopCommunity Stage
4:45pmRE:BORN Dance InteractiveMain Stage
5:00pmSchool of Rock – The Musical workshopMain Stage
5:20pmNational Dance Day Routine led by Allison HolkerMain Stage
6:30pmSilent Disco Dance PartyMain Stage

Main Stage located on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Community Stage located on the grassy area adjacent to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Education Lab located inside Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

*To Register for Master Classes - CLICK HERE to Download Form

Schedule and performers are subject to change.

Running time (approximate): 7 hours