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National Dance Day 2022

Presented by presented by
Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Free – Tickets Required

Overview

We’re turning up the music and rolling out the dance floor for another year of community, dance, and movement at our fifth annual National Dance Day! 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.

We believe that dance is for everybody and every body—no dance experience is required to enjoy this fun afternoon filled with free entertainment and activities! The day will feature live performances by local groups, inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide range of dance styles, and the chance to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine from a special guest artist.

Event Schedule*

  • 1:00 – 1:15 – Group warmup with American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School
  • 1:15 – 1:45 – Broadway dance workshop with Lauren Lim Jackson
  • 1:45 – 2:00 – TUPUA Polynesian dance
  • 2:00 – 2:15 – Straight Up Abilities inclusive dance
  • 2:15 – 2:35 – Music and movement workshop with Studio D: Arts School for All Abilities
  • 2:35 – 2:45 – American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School advanced students
  • 2:45 – 3:00 – Ballet Academy & Movement contemporary dance
  • 3:00 – 3:15 – Reverb Tap Company tap performance
  • 3:15 – 3:30 – Breakdance performance and mini workshop with Knowledge Breaking Crew and Saint City Breakdance
  • 3:30 – 4:00 – Bilingual, English-Spanish Latin dance workshop with Lyrik Cruz
  • 4:00 – 5:00 – Remarks from Nigel Lythgoe and National Dance Day routine with Keaton Kermode and Anna Miller from Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance

Program announcements will be made in English and Spanish, and ASL interpreters will be available at this event.

All-Abilities Programming presented by
Bank of America

* Artists and program subject to change.

Know-Before-You-Go!
- Studio D: Arts School for All Abilities Warm Up
- Accessing Argyros Plaza

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.

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. 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.

Running time (approximate): 4 hours