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National Dance Day

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


“Dance is for everybody and EVERY BODY!”

This FREE community event is for all ages and all abilities! Established in 2010 by American Dance Movement co-founder, Nigel Lythgoe, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health.

This year, National Dance Day returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as its official West Coast home. Join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a celebration of all things dance. The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, food for purchase, and the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine.

Event Schedule*

Argyros Stage
12:00 – Welcome by Nigel Lythgoe
12:05 – Group Warmup
12:35 – Tupua Productions Polynesian Dance Performance
1:00 – Culture Shock LA Hip Hop Workshop & Performance
1:35 – The Rollettes Adaptive Dance Performance
2:00 – Bollywood Workshop with Adaa Dance Academy
2:35 – Relampago del Cielo Ballet Folklórico Performance
3:00 – Hannahlei Cabanilla & The Crazy 8’s Performance
3:10 – Kyle Van Newkirk Tap Performance
3:20 – Autumn Miller Performance
3:35 – American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School Performance
3:45 – Nataly Santiago Performance
4:00 – Line Dance Workshop with Dev Edwards
4:45 – Aerobic Dance Workout with GROOV3
5:30 – Remarks by Adam Shankman & National Dance Day Routine with Comfort Fedoke

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
3:00 – Hip Hop Workshop with Nico O’Connor
4:15 – Salsa Workshop with Lyrik Cruz
All Day – Your Ocean, My Ocean / Media Environment Interactive Dance Installation

Hosted by Tony Bellissimo.

Tours of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School will be offered between 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Visit our beautiful studios and observe a class in session!

* Artists and programs subject to change.

National Dance Day Routine
Each year American Dance Movement creates an instructional dance video of the National Dance Day routine that unites dancers and dance enthusiasts everywhere, who perform it across the country as part of National Dance Day. The 2019 National Dance Day routine was choreographed by internet sensation Matt Steffanina, the most followed dancer in the world with more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.5 billion views.

It’s time to join the #DanceMadeMeDoit challenge! Put your own spin on the National Dance Day 2019 routine and share it with family and friends on social media using #DanceMadeMeDoit. Because dance is for everybody, and Every Body!

Running time (approximate): 6 hours