National Dance Day at The Kennedy Center @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington [29 July]

National Dance Day at The Kennedy Center


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29
July
15:45 - 22:00

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566
UPDATE (5:08 p.m.): Dancing Under the Stars will take place OUTDOORS this evening at 7:30. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE (12:33 p.m.): Due to inclement weather, our afternoon events will move indoors to Millennium Stage South, starting at 3:45 p.m.

— Watch, learn, and dance at this community celebration of National Dance Day! Launched in 2010 by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (co-founded by So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health. Come as you are and soak up the summer with dancing, music, food, and more in the heart of the nation’s capital. Learn the official National Dance Day routine here: bit.ly/1qBL1eU

2 p.m. — National Dance Day activities
National Dance Day will feature special guest dancers, interactive dance lessons, and performances in a wide variety of dance styles, all hosted by WUSA 9’s news anchor and multi-Emmy Award® winner Andrea Roane. The official National Dance Day routine for this year’s event will be led by Top 20 So You Think You Can Dance contestant Tony Bellissimo. Acclaimed choreographer/director/producer Adam Shankman (Hairspray; the Step Up franchise) will also join the D.C. festivities.

6 p.m. — A special Millennium Stage performance in the Grand Foyer

7:30 p.m. — Dancing Under the Stars
The return of our popular summer night social kicks off with a beginner-level swing dance lesson by Gottaswing, followed by two hours of dancing with The Tom Cunningham Orchestra.

Participating artists to include (subject to change):

High-intensity dance fitness group Kazaxe

Local students of the DEA Youth Dance Program, part of the Dizzy Feet Community Partner Program of the DEA Educational Foundation

High-energy steppers from the Howard University Step Team

A Bob Fosse-inspired Jazz class with local teacher Bob Boross

Instruction in traditional Chinese dance with the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe, a non-profit group dedicated to sharing Chinese art and culture

Artists of Open Circle Theatre, D.C.’s first professional theater dedicated to producing professional productions that integrate the considerable talents of artists with disabilities *due to injury, these artists will be unable to perform

Performances by Columbia Heights based-studio Dance Institute of Washington to the music of Marvin Gaye

Renowned D.C.–based dance company Bowen McCauley Dance with a program tailored for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their care-partners

Culture Shock, a D.C.–based Hip Hop crew

Bhangra ensemble Top Naach

Afro-Brazilian rhythms with the all-female band Batalá Washington
Abada Capoeira DC, which promotes the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira

The Columbia Heights Education Campus drum line (DC)

The Navy Ceremonial Band and Joint Color Guard

Eastern High School Marching Band with their dance team, the Lady Gems (DC)

Renowned D.C.–based Smooth & EZ (SEZ) Hand Dance Performing Arts Troup
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