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National Dance Day 2021

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Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Tickets start at $10.00


Join us as we commemorate our 4th annual National Dance Day at Segerstrom Center for the Arts! Segerstrom Center is proud to be the official West Coast host of this exciting celebration of all things dance co-presented by American Dance Movement.

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just like to move and groove, we believe that dance is for everybody and every body—no dance experience is required to enjoy this fun afternoon packed with entertainment and activities! The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, and the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine.

*Event Schedule*
4:00 - 4:20 - Group warm up with Sophia Lucia
4:25 - 4:40 - Chinese Dance Company of Southern California performance
4:45 - 5:05 - K-Pop workshop with Miriya Lee
5:10 - 5:20 - ABT Gillespie School performance
5:25 - 5:40 – Relampago del Cielo performance
5:45 - 6:05 - Studio D : Arts School for All Abilities workshop
6:10 - 6:25 - N8tive Hoop performance
6:30 - 6:45 - African dance workshop with Dr. Jewel & African Soul International
6:45 - 7:15 – Salsa workshop with Lyrik Cruz
7:30 - 8:00 - Learn the official National Dance Day routine with Ariana Grande's choreographers Brian and Scott Nicholson

Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) will be showing screenings of Global Groove in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall lobby and leading dance-themed video-making workshops. Screenings will take place at 5:00pm and at 6:30pm. Workshops will follow each screening at 5:50pm and 7:00pm. Guests will be guided through using a free video-editing app on their smart phones for this workshop.

*Artists and program subject to change.

Studio D:Arts School for All Abilities Warm Up
Social Story Video
Official National Dance Day Routine

This event is presented in partnership with American Dance Movement, whose mission is to build healthy communities through dance by expanding access to dance and movement, educating about its benefits, and inspiring generations of dance enthusiasts. Established in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day celebrates dance in all forms and the positive impact it has in our lives, from fostering individual creativity to building thriving, engaged communities.

All-Abilities Programming presented by
Bank of America

Seating Info & Safety Precautions:
Attendees should plan to bring their own folding chairs as these will not be provided by the Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase courtesy of George’s Café, the Kala Truck, the Graze Truck, and Cool Crafted. Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation will not be permitted on the Plaza.

The variety of programming at National Dance Day includes an optional indoor workshop in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall lobby. To participate in the indoor portion of our event, attendees must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance.

For the remainder of outdoor activities, masks are encouraged and proof of vaccination is not required.

Audience Advisory:

Masks strongly encouraged.

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