We’re pumping the music and taking this daytime dance party to the next level at our sixth annual National Dance Day, and we want you to join us on the dance floor! Segerstrom Center is proud to be the official West Coast host of this exciting celebration of community and 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 and workshops from local groups in a wide range of dance styles, the chance to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine from a special guest artist, plus fun extras including an ice cream truck, photo booth, and 360º video booth to capture all of your favorite moments.
1:15 - Warmup and Broadway dance workshop with Lauren Lim Jackson
1:45 - Ballet folklórico performance with Alianza Translatinx
2:00 - Movement workshop with Studio D: Arts School for All Abilities
2:15 - Ballet performance with American Ballet Theatre
William J. Gillespie School
2:30 - Contemporary dance performance with Ballet Academy & Movement
2:45 - Spanish-friendly bachata workshop with Luis Aragon
3:15 - Hip hop dance performance with Kaba Modern
3:30 - Lip sync choreography workshop with drag queen Miss Clair Voyance
4:00 - Learn the official National Dance Day routine with So You Think You Can Dance Season 16 winner Bailey Munoz
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.