Celebrate National Dance Day 2016 with free dance classes and performances this Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 11 pm at The Kennedy Center. Sponsored by The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation, the festival includes free dance routines and lessons, outdoor performances, and live music.
From the Kennedy Center announcement
Though this is a free event, if you RSVP for National Dance Day here, you’ll be entered to win tickets to a cool dance show at the Kennedy Center this fall.
Each year, there is an official National Dance Day routine! Learn it here. Make sure to come out at 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to learn this routine from So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Alex Wong!
See the day’s schedule below, and check back here soon for details. Check out all the performers scheduled to appear.
1–5:30 p.m.: Dance performances and activities on the North Plaza, including the official NDD routine with SYTYCD All-Star Alex Wong!
6–7 p.m.: Millennium Stage event in the Grand Foyer featuring Evan Ruggiero
8–8:30 p.m.: Dancing Under the Stars cumbia dance lessons with Monica Delgado and Brian Rodriguez on the North Plaza
8:30–9:30 p.m.: Live music and dancing with Gregorio Uribe Big Band on the North Plaza
9:30–10 p.m.: Second cumbia dance lesson with Monica Delgado and Brian Rodriguez on the North Plaza
10–11 p.m.: Second set of live music and dancing with Gregorio Uribe Big Band on the North Plaza
National Dance Day is presented by the Kennedy Center in association with Dizzy Feet Foundation, and in conjunction with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, this grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. National Dance Day achieved national recognition in July 2010 when Congresswoman Norton, a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, introduced a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day.
For more information about National Dance Day, visit the Dizzy Feet Foundation website.