It’s Goin’ Down at Segerstrom Center for National Dance Day

It is National Dance Day on July 28, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts invites all ages to get their groove on for a full, fun, free day of dancing activities! Including fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons, special performances and Silent Disco.

The “So You Think You Can Dance” All-Star Allison Holker will lead this year’s National Dance Day routine. Activities will be emceed by Adam Shankman and American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School Faculty. The event will run from 1-8 p.m. on the new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Presented by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, Segerstrom Center is the exclusive West Coast site and The Kennedy Center is the site of the East Coast celebrations.

Fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles will be held throughout the day, along with opportunities to learn this year’s official NDD routine. The day’s celebrations include performances and classes by DEA Youth Dance Program, School of Rock – The Musical, Culture Shock Los Angeles, Viver Brasil, Infinite Flow, Backhausdance and Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico, along with Segerstrom Center’s Summer at the Center participants and American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

Close out the day dancing under the stars during the Silent Disco dance party in the center of the Plaza. Discount Dance Supply (DDS) will join in on the National Dance Day celebration with fun activities including a photo booth, DDS apparel and pointe shoe fittings, as well as on-site giveaways and raffles!

As part of the National Dance Day celebration, dance master classes will be available for advanced, experienced dancers. Contemporary class with Rochelle Mapes (professional commercial dancer and judge) will be at 1 p.m. Ballet with Amanda Cobb (former American Ballet Theatre dancer) at 2:15 p.m. Ballroom with Kiki Nyemchek and Koine “Koko” Iwasaki (So You Think You Can Dance stars) will be at 3:30 p.m. Classes are $10 and space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing or by calling 714-556-2122 x4104.

This year’s NDD 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 SYTYCD winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill. The 2018 National Dance Day routine is available now on Dizzy Feet Foundation’s YouTube channel.

No matter where they are, anyone can participate in National Dance Day by submitting their own creative version of the NDD routine and participate in this year’s dance challenge, #DanceMadeMeDoIt. Those who can’t attend the celebrations at the Kennedy Center or Segerstrom Center are encouraged to host their own NDD event and register online by joining DFF’s National Directory of Events.

Learn these moves!:

More info on how to register here: Dizzy Feet Foundation


National Dance Day Schedule at Segerstrom Center

July 28, 2018

Schedule and performers are subject to change. Please check for further updates.

1:00 – 1:30pm Opening announcements & warm-up with Amanda Cobb Main Stage
1:15 – 2:15pm Contemporary Master Class with Rochelle Mapes Education Lab
1:30 – 2:00pm Tap Class with Kyle Van Newkirk Main Stage
1:30 – 2:15pm Learn “Thriller” choreography with Culture Shock LA Community Stage
2:00 – 2:15pm Summer at the Center mini performance Main Stage
2:15 – 2:30pm Backhausdance performance Main Stage
2:15 – 3:00pm Viver Brasil – Afro-Brazilian dance workshop Community Stage
2:30 – 3:30pm Ballet Master Class with Amanda Cobb Education Lab
2:30 – 2:45pm Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico performance Main Stage
2:45 – 3:15pm Infinite Flow: An Inclusive Dance Company workshop Main Stage
3:00 – 3:30pm DEA Youth Dance Program workshop Community Stage
3:15 – 3:45pm Hip Hop Class with David Moore Main Stage
3:30 – 4:00pm Backhausdance workshop Community Stage
3:45 – 4:15pm ABT William J. Gillespie School demonstration Main Stage
3:45 – 4:45pm Ballroom Master Class with Koko Iwasaki & Kiki Nyemchek Education Lab
4:00 – 4:30pm Aman Folk Dance Community Stage
4:15 – 4:45pm Country Line Dancing class with Dev Edwards Main Stage
4:30 – 5:00pm ABT Gillespie School Pre-Primary Class performance Community Stage
4:45 – 5:00pm Jordan Matter 10 Minute Photo Challenge Main Stage
5:00 – 5:20pm School of Rock – The Musical workshop & class Main Stage
5:20 – 6:30pm National Dance Day Routine led by Allison Holker Main Stage
6:30 – 8:00pm Silent Disco with The Silent DJ Main Stage

Main Stage located on the Argyros Plaza. Community Stage located on the grassy area. Education Lab located inside Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.


Where: Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Saturday, July 28, from 1 – 8 p.m.

How much: FREE – Non-ticketed

Address: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily


Phone: 714-556-2787

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