Did you attend National Dance Day 2022? Please take our 2-minute survey to help us prepare for our 2023 celebration on Saturday, September 16 at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center!

National Dance Day 2022 is focused on celebrating all movers and groovers with joyous classes, workshops, seminars, and performances featuring local, national, and internationally renowned artists.  The day will also feature a vendor marketplace focused on health, wellness, the arts, and promoting an improved quality of life.

Commemorating a day meant to inspire all walks of life to keep moving, National Dance Day will offer an experience for every community member.  Celebrated annually at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, KDA will host our national dance holiday at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater & Convention Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Do you have questions about the 2022 NDD event at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm? Expand the list of questions below to get answers!  Not seeing what you are looking for?  Shoot us an email, we are happy to help! 

What do I wear to National Dance Day?

Males + Females – Clothing you are comfortable busting a move in! 

Feet – shoes will be determined based upon the specific class. Taking Jazz? Be sure to bring your jazz shoes. Socks work equally as well for most classes too! Signed up for Hip Hop or Jazz Funk? Tennis shoes are acceptable! 

Hair – We recommend your hair to be swept back and secured properly.

Safety Clause – No gum or wrist/finger jewelry is allowed during class.  

What do I need to know the day of the event?

Most important- ARRIVE EARLY!  You will want to ensure that you have enough time to park and walk to the event space, check in for your class, and make your way to your dance class. We  suggest all dancers arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled class. 

Doors opens at 7:30 am.

The event officially kicks off on stage at 8:30 am!

Do I need to register online?

YES!  To guarantee a spot in your preferred class, you must register online.  Classes are at a strict capacity and registrations will not be accepted day-of if the class is full.

Can I pay at the door?

Yes, and no.

If a class has not sold out by class time, there is an option to pay at the door.  HOWEVER, all previous National Dance Day classes have sold out days before the event.  We encourage you to not take a chance and instead register online to guarantee your spot in class! 

How many classes can I take?

As many as you would like!! 

I am a KDA Member.  Do I get special perks at National Dance Day? 

Oh yes! KDA LOVES our MEMBERS!  We can assure you we are planning a special experience just for KDA members on National Dance Dance!

Is parking free at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater, and Event Center?

YES!  All National Dance Day participants receive free event parking.

Where do I park?

Parking for Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater and Convention Center is located off of N Street between Truxtun Avenue and California Avenue. 

Check out the Mechanics Bank Arena Parking Guide HERE

Where is my dance class?

All National Dance Day classes are located inside of Mechanics Bank Theater and Convention Center. Upon check-in, our volunteers will alert you to where your classroom is located. 

How do I become an official NDD teacher? 

KDA loves dance educators! Every year prior to the event we put out a “call to dance teachers” to encourage educators to teach a class. Stay tuned for the 2023 announcement in the spring of ’23!

What about food and drinks?

Dancing the day away on #NationalDanceDay, but need to stay nourished?  Purchase your prepaid box lunch today for ONLY $15!  Vegan and non vegan options include chips and cookie.  

The Mechanics Bank Arena Grill will also be open for food and drink purchases. 

Hydration stations will also be located throughout the event for you to refill your water bottle. 

FUN IDEA:  Grab your prepaid lunch and then head in to the Mechanics Bank Arena Theater for the 12:00 pm FREE Professional Dance Panel moderated by KDA President, Andrea Hansen to hear from our celebrity master guest teachers about their lives in the professional dance industry!

Can I leave the event and come back?

YES!  All registrants (and their guardians) will receive a wristband upon check-in. Your wristband will allow you to come and go from the event. 

Can I observe classes?

Yes!  We have set up chairs in the rooms for parents/guardians/teachers to watch class. 

Are the premises secure?

Yes!  National Dance Day will have several security guards on site keeping all participants safe.  Event volunteers have also been tasked with ensuring safety. 

2022 NDD Celebrity Guest Master Class Teachers 

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is a world-renowned and award-winning performing artist, entrepreneur, and advocate for the arts and humanities.  Lil Buck’s dance repertoire includes a multitude of styles including Memphis Jookin’, ballet, hip-hop, and modern, just to name a few. 

Over the course of his career, he has performed and collaborated with some of the world’s finest artists and brands including Yo-Yo Ma, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Nike, Chanel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Jordan, Lexus, Gap, and many others.

Outside of dance, Lil Buck is a true creative and has provided a unique skill-set to top-notch projects which include being a choreographer on the Starz TV series Blindspotting, Season 1 and 2, a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance, and roles in both the movie Emperor and the feature film Her.  Lil Buck designed a capsule collection for Versace and provided artistic consultation to many brands over his lengthy career.  Recently, Lil Buck’s story and creative process were captured in the documentary Lil Buck: Real Swan which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and in the Netflix documentary series, MOVE.

Lil Buck has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  In 2014, Lil Buck was presented with the Wall Street Journal’s Innovator of the Year award.  His strong business acumen is ever present in the many projects that he is involved in outside of dance which include ventures related to food and beverage, brand management, fashion, and production.

Currently, Lil Buck is personally producing multiple major stage shows which culminate the essence of dance as a tool to change the world.  One of his newest productions in development transforms Lil Buck back to his home-town roots.  Entitled Memphis Jookin’: The Show, this awe inspiring production brings Lil Buck’s career full circle.

Sean Aaron Carmon joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011 and has performed major solo roles including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s original role in Alvin Ailey’s Pas de Duke and featured roles in ballets by other notable choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Johan Inger, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Christopher L. Huggins, to name only a few. In addition, he has been featured on Conan, the national TBS television talk show, Good Morning AmericaLIVE with Regis and KellyLincoln Center at the Movies, broadcast nationally on PBS and he was profiled in the Huffington Post.
 
As a musical theater performer, Sean has performed on Broadway in La Cage aux FollesThe Phantom of the OperaDisney’s The Lion King and Kinky Boots.  
 
Sean’s own choreographies have been performed all across the country and internationally and have been lauded as “everything and then some…” and “powerful” and “seriously flawless” by major national print and online publications such as The New York TimesDance Spirit and Dance Magazine. Mr. Carmon is a YAGP Outstanding Choreographer, won The Joffrey Ballet’s Winning Works award and has won Audience Choice awards on several occasions. He has also created works on the AAADT for multiple benefit performances. He has created original and lauded works for Houston Contemporary Dance Company, Vitacca Ballet, Mareck Dance and other professional companies across America. Mr. Carmon is currently on faculty with HEAT Convention and Competition, Vitacca Dance Houston and The Austin Dance Conservatory, teaches guest master classes and choreographs for festivals, companies, studios and universities across the country and internationally.

Christopher Compton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Dance in Tucson, Arizona. He is also Co-Director of Dance at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO. He teaches Ballet Technique, Ballet Repertory, Partnering, Men’s Technique, Modern Dance, Choreography, Dance History, and Theatre Dance. Chris earned his MFA from the University of Arizona for Dance with an Emphasis in Choreography and Performance in May 2015. Prior to attending UA, Chris trained with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pa., and earned his BFA in Ballet under the tutelage of Andrew Pap at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. Chris had been on the faculty of many dance schools, and has been a guest teacher at many ballet schools, community colleges, and summer programs across the U.S., including the Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase in Tucson, AZ.

Chris has performed principal roles in the works of Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Alan Hineline, Andrew Pap, Scott Thyberg, Douglas Nielsen and Michael Williams. As a dancer for Twyla Tharp, Chris performed principal roles in the Tony-Award winning Movin’ Out. Chris was also a member of Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia, Pa., and has been a frequent guest artist at numerous ballet companies across the U.S., including Pennsylvania Ballet, Georgia Ballet, and Lexington Ballet. Additionally, Christopher was honored perform the role of ‘Johnny,’ made famous by Patrick Swayze, in the North American Premiere of Dirty Dancing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, On. His first job out of high school, Chris was proud to make his professional debut as a dancer in the National Tour of The Music Man. Chris has also appeared in commercials and promotional materials for Movin’ Out, Dirty Dancing, Six Flags Over Georgia, The University of the Arts, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Chris’ choreography has been performed at The Stevie Eller Theatre in Tucson, AZ., The Drake Theatre in Philadelphia, PA., The Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO., Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO., Artifact Dance Project in Tucson, AZ., as well as many ballet schools across the U.S. In 2014, Chris was presented with the prestigious Creative Achievement Award by the University of Arizona. Chris is also the proud winner of the Aleksei Judenic Ballet Prize from the University of the Arts. Christopher’s proudest achievement is being a father to John Wyatt, Jack, and Cody, his wonderful sons, and a husband to Tammy, his amazing wife.

Saleemah E. Knight is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist in the concert and commercial dance realms, TV-personality, choreographer, television host, lifestyle influencer and professional dancer. She is currently a professor of dance and founding faculty at the highly-acclaimed University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Saleemah graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona, School of Dance. As a recipient of the University of California Irvine Graduate Fellowship, she holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Saleemah was a featured dancer in Disney’s world-renowned Broadway Musical, The Lion King and is a concert and commercial dance choreographer and performer whose background includes training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, and Hip-Hop Dance from outstanding fine arts dance training conservatories, dance masters and professional commercial studios throughout the United States. They include, yet are not limited to: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, River North Chicago, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, The Edge Performing Arts Center, Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, and Broadway Dance Center.

Saleemah’s choreographic expertise has grabbed the attention of entertainers worldwide. She has been the selected choreographer for various performers, ranging from MTV Asia, to The Bay to the A Tour, featuring well-known recording artists Bosko Kante, E-40, Rick Ross, Lil’ Jon and Busta Rhymes and has done artist development for Akon’s singing sensation, Tami Chynn. Saleemah’s Contemporary Dance work entitled “The Drowning” was also performed at the American Cancer Society Benefit
Concert located in Beverly Hills, California, benefiting cancer patients across the United States. Saleemah provided movement coaching and artistic direction for Latin rap artist Daddy Yankee’s “Limbo” music video and was the choreographer for his “La Noche de Los Dos” music video, both directed by Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants (formerly known as Terrero Films). Saleemah was also commissioned by Cinema Giants to choreograph the “Que Viva La Vida” music video for international Puerto Rican pop artist, Wisin (formerly of Wisin y Yandel) as well as the “La Malquerida” music video for Latin pop princess, Chiquis Rivera. Saleemah has provided movement coaching for recording artist Wiz Khalifa as well as created choreography for Jan and Dean’s legendary hit “Surf City” on behalf of Cigna Healthcare.

As an instructor Saleemah offers repertoire and technical development to students in the concert dance realm as well as movement coaching for recording artists. She provides discussion workshops regarding the pursuit of the arts in the concert, commercial and academic realms. During the academic season, she has provided undergraduate dance courses at the University of California, Irvine and Santa Ana College in Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop Dance. She has also taught Modern and Jazz Dance technique as a guest instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and as a graduate

associate at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been an invited guest speaker and Jazz master class instructor at Loyola Marymount University, Laguna Dance Festival, Ballet Plus Miami, New Century Dance Project, Dance Teacher Magazine’s Dance Teacher Summit and Break the Floor’s Dancer-Palooza event, among many other nationally recognized dance workshops and festivals. Saleemah was also a chosen guest speaker and women’s empowerment panelist for Rihanna’s 2017 “Ladies Night” event sponsored by Fenty by Rihanna and the popular urban retailer Shiekh Shoes. Saleemah is a recurring guest instructor and choreographer at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. In the spirit of providing arts accessibility for low-income communities, she also offers dance outreach classes to inner city youth.

Saleemah’s performance credits include many well-known entertainers. As an adolescent, Saleemah performed with the formerly known company, Donald Byrd/ The Group of New York in the World Premiere of “The Harlem Nutcracker” at Gammage Auditorium. She has since performed alongside Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and has also danced with The Pussycat Dolls, Tatu, and Matisyahu. She is featured on the Jillian Michaels Fitness DVD series entitled, “No More Trouble Zones” and “Banish the Fat, Boost Your Metabolism”, currently sold in stores. Saleemah also danced lead with Chris Brown in Ludacris’ music video, “I Know What Them Girls Like” and made a guest appearance in Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It On the Alcohol” music video. She was featured on Gatorade’s Mission G Episode 3 of “Leave It On the Floor” featuring well-known artist, Will.I.Am. She also choreographed Christian Audigier’s Spring 2009 Ed Hardy Fashion Show featuring America’s Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson and danced on tour with actor and recording artist Tyrese in 2007 and again in 2009. Saleemah has danced in work choreographed by UCLA faculty Victoria Marks, entitled “Not About Iraq”. She has also appeared on Country Music Television as a featured dance instructor for the TV series, “Made”. In 2013 Saleemah also performed in world- renowned Contemporary Ballet choreographer Jodie Gates’ work, honoring the Rite of Spring, entitled the “Sacre Project”.

Her performance abilities have deemed her recipient of The University of Arizona’s Medici Fine Arts Scholarship, the Brian Friedman Millennium Dance Scholarship, the Gus Giordano Scholarship, Coca Cola’s Leadership Scholarship, and fellowships and awards at the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In addition, she is a past selected company member for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago II.

Saleemah E. Knight currently teaches Jazz Dance technique as well as theory courses in the areas of world studies, jazz dance history and popular culture on faculty at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, choreographs live productions, and teaches master classes worldwide. She is also the artistic inspiration behind Shop Saleemah, a shop-able Instagram based store featuring ready-to-wear fashion and dancewear. Saleemah is known for her outstanding instruction and choreography in Jazz and Contemporary Jazz; she was recently featured in Dance Teacher Magazine as a leading university professor in the field of Jazz Dance. Saleemah is currently featured on
the Transmission Jazz Dance documentary and feature film alongside dance legends such as Debbie Allen and Chita Rivera (for upcoming release in 2020). She continues to

bring her academic expertise, professional, and vibrant attitude to recording artists, dance programs, performing companies and academic universities worldwide.

Dr. Suzanne Knosp is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona School of Dance. For 31 years she was the Music Director for Dance where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music and dance and accompanied dance technique classes.

As a pianist and composer, Suzanne has collaborated with many choreographers, master teachers, and musicians. She has worked with over 100 master teachers and artists in ballet, modern and jazz dance including Francoise Martinet, Edward Villela, Suzanne Farrell, Ben Stevenson, Melissa Lowe, Jory Hancock, James Clouser, Bill Evans, Amy Ernst, Susan Quinn Williams, Sam Watson, and Ben Vereen.

For 15 years, she worked collaboratively with renowned double bassist, Patrick Neher, in a variety of concert venues including solo and chamber works for double bass and through multimedia improvisatory presentations as a member of the group, Crossing Barriers.

Dr. Knosp is a specialist in the research, education and training of dance musicians. She directed the Master of Music in Dance Accompaniment in both piano and percussion performance in the Fred Fox School of Music as well as the Doctoral Minor in Dance. 

She has lectured and performed at numerous national and international festivals and conferences and is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and the International Guild of Musicians in Dance. She has been a member of the Guild since 1991, served as Treasurer from 1992-1999 and 2019-2022, Vice President from 2004-2007 and President from 2007-2012. In 2015 she won the Louis Horst Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fields of Music and Dance.

In 1988, she received a DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa where she was a student of Kenneth Amada and studied dance accompaniment under ballet teachers Francoise Martinet and Alicia Brown Matthis.

Born in Fort Stewart, Georgia, the son of a military family, Calvin spent his early years moving from one army base to the next.

When Calvin was 6 years old, his parents separated. He, his mother and younger brother, moved in with his grandmother in Tampa Bay, Florida. She was a point of stability as well as a lover of cultural arts. She saw them as a gateway of opportunities that opened young minds to promise and possibilities. When Calvin showed an interest in playing piano, she bought him a Yamaha keyboard for Christmas. Self taught, he played by ear. When auditions for the local community project The Chocolate Nutcracker came to town his mother, a dancer in her youth,

made sure Calvin arrived to every practice and performance encouraged. It was his first exposure to the rhythms and movements of West Africa, jazz, and hip hop. Inspired by steps to music and a sense of roots, he committed to the hard work of dance.

He began ballet training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 14 and a half, and already a freshman in high school, when he put two hands on the ballet barre for the very first time.

A “very late bloomer” he began the journey of overcoming the physical and psychological demands of classical ballet. Two years later, against all odds, he entered and was singled out as a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition — America’s premiere showcase to identify promising young dancers in New York City.

His performance in the competition led the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to offer him a full time scholarship. So, in his senior year, Calvin left high school for New York City and began his climb to the top of the most prestigious classical ballet company in America. After a year and a half in the ABT School and two years in ABT’s Junior Company, he was promoted to an Apprentice in the Main Company.

Diligent work in the Main Company brought Calvin a nomination for the Clive Barnes Award, and the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship — pioneering a $50,000 grant to further his artistic development. Specifically, Calvin made it his educational mission to use this award and future downtime to travel and work with private coaches at preeminent ballet theaters of the world. His fellowship allowed him to study at the Paris Opera Ballet in France, the Royal Ballet in London, the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, and the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. In recognition of his growing profile, the City of St. Petersburg, Florida awarded him the Keys to the City.

In 2017, upon the completion of his tours and Spring Season with ABT, Calvin was promoted to Soloist. He appeared as a featured dancer in supporting roles in productions of Swan Lake, Manon, Romeo and Juliet, and Fancy Free catching the eye of Alastair Macaulay the then Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times:

“…the season’s chief star so far has been a soloist: Calvin Royal III, now reaching his maturity. This marvel of rhythm, line, character and immediacy is irresistible in the Robbins “Fancy Free”..and in the new Dorrance “Dream within a Dream.” Often he seems to embody several layers of the music at once: meter, melody, harmony.”

Notably, while still a Soloist in 2019, Calvin also earned the opportunity to perform the title role in George Balanchine’s Apollo — a role historically reserved for established Principal dancers. His performance was a breakthrough, receiving glowing reviews from New York Times Critic Gia Kourlas who reported that Calvin Royal III:

“…is suddenly the most elegant male dancer in the company. He made a remarkable debut in the daunting title role of Balanchine’s Apollo. Splendidly expansive, he makes you realize how important expressive hands and fingers can be: In “Apollo,” they radiated with a wholeness that made you sense their interior force.”

Based on these successes, in September 2020, Kevin McKenzie – ABT’s Artistic Director – promoted Calvin to Principal Dancer, again noted in the New York Times, “the third African-American dancer to be elevated to that role” in ABT’s 81 years history; and the first man of color in a quarter of a century, to climb the ladder from a student in ABT’s JKO School to ABT’s highest rank.

In addition to ABT, Calvin has also performed with some of the dance and film industry’s most illustrious creatives, choreographers, and festivals: Twyla Tharp, Justin Peck, Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon, Alonzo King, Mark Morris, Wayne McGreggor, Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance, Tiler Peck, Daniil Simkin’s Intensio Project, Daniele Cipriani’s Les Etoiles Gala in Rome, Jamar Roberts and BalletX, Christie’s, The New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Summer Festival, and was the 2020 and 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado.

Calvin Royal III: Apollo Foundation – currently under registration – is Calvin’s charitable endeavor which aims to expand his outreach and mentorship to kids like him. The Foundation, a collective of dancers and champions of inspiration and education, sets out to transform the perceptions and prospects of talented disadvantaged youth in dance – uplifting their lives and circumstances step-by-step


For information on upcoming performances and to purchase upcoming performance tickets visit:

  • ●  www.calvinroyaliii.com/calendar

  • ●  Follow Calvin on Instagram @calvinroyaliii

  • ●  Subscribe Calvin’s Youtube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF3n1pmdl3Mx3JjE_6L0aA

  • ●  Visit Calvin’s Website: www.calvinroyaliii.com

2022 NDD Panels + Seminars 

Grab your lunch and head to the Mechanics Bank Theater at 12:00 to hear from our 2022 NDD Celebrity Guest Master Teachers speak about their lives as professional dancers. 

Do you have a question you would like our pros to answer?  Simply register for this session on the NDD ticketing website to submit your question to possibly be read LIVE on stage! 

We can guarantee this session will offer plenty of insight in to the world of a professional dance career as well as some extra surprises to celebrate our national dance holiday!

Are your curious about going to college for dance? You are invited to learn about dancing your way through college by participating in a professional workshop featuring dance faculty and alumni from American colleges and universities. 

This special event that coincides with the KDA 5 Steps to Success: Moving Your College Dance Application to the Next Level program will provide you with a focused session on how to find college dance programs and apply, life in college as a dancer,  Q/As designed specifically for parents and guardians to ask questions about college dance majors and minors, specific information about grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

ABOUT KAT CLOWES:

Kat Clowes is the CEO and Founder of March Consulting, a college and career firm that helps students with the college application and career search process, and the CEO of Higher Scores Test Prep, providing affordable, online test prep to students. In 2022 alone, her students earned over $8 million dollars in scholarships and were accepted to over 200 schools across the country. She earned an MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, a BA in Communications from Santa Clara University, and a post-graduate certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from University of California, Irvine. A professional member of the Independent Educational

Consultants Association (IECA) and a member of the Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA), she visits college campuses throughout the country to discover more about the great options available to a variety of different students. She brings that knowledge home with her to help students discover the schools best fit for their needs. She is the author of Put College to Work, detailing how students can maximize their time in college in a way that will prepare them for a successful career and co-author of Managing Generation Z, helping employers welcome a new generation into the workforce. Her favorite part of her job, however, is watching clients discover that they have something to offer the world and find the means of communicating it. In her spare time, she enjoys costume design and performing in various theatre productions across Kern County. Kat is the Past President of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight, the Chairman of the Bakersfield Leadership and Ethics Conference, and is one of Bakersfield Life’s 2018 20 Under 40.

Do you have an interest in teaching dance but do not know where to begin?  Learn the foundations of pedagogy by participating in this special session designed to give you the tools to explore how to craft a dance class focused upon technique, injury prevention, history, musicality, and expression. 

ABOUT MEGAN FURSE:

Megan Furse is passionate about making dance widely accessible to performers and audiences through her work on the stage, in the studio, and behind the scenes in the boardroom. She currently serves as the President of the board of the pre-professional company Bakersfield City Ballet, inaugurated in 2018. Megan was an Artist with Ballet West from 2004 to 2010 and enjoyed performing a diverse repertoire from the classics to new works. Her own choreography was featured in premieres for both the University of Utah Ballet Department and the Ballet West Innovations series. Megan received her ballet training at Orlando Ballet School and the Regional Dance America company Bay Area Houston Ballet Theater, with additional training at Joffrey Ballet School, Ballet West Academy, and San Francisco Ballet School. Prior to joining Ballet West, she performed with Orlando Ballet Theater, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Utah Ballet. Megan holds degrees from the University of Utah in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Ballet. She has taught all levels of ballet from young children to adults and cares deeply about nurturing the whole artist and person.

Learn from our pros on how to stick out from a crowd at your next upcoming audition! Learn what to wear, proper etiquette, and general tools to ensure you are cast in your next coveted role or receive acceptance into your dream program!

Do you have an interest in filmmaking or creating choreography for the camera?  Are you seeking advice on how to make a college dance audition video or how to create a choreography reel?  Please join us as we welcome Kelly Hargraves,
Dance Camera West Artistic/Executive Director, to educate you on how to acquire the tools to create dance for the camera! 

ABOUT KELLY HARGRAVES:

Kelly Hargraves is a dance film creator and curator from Canada who currently lives in Los Angeles. In September 2018 she was named the Executive and Artistic Director of Dance Camera West, after co-founding the Los Angeles festival of dance film in 2001. Kelly has a Masters in Dance Film from NYU (with a concentration in Dance and Film History), an Honours BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and an Honours BA in Communication Studies (with a Minor in Theater History) from the University of Windsor.

She danced independently in Montréal and New York and was a member of PoMo CoMo (Postmodern Commotion), an artist and scientist collection. Kelly has directed several dance films that are shown internationally. She has travelled as an guest lecturer, panel speaker and jury member at Universities in Canada and the US and has been invited to international festivals as a presenter.

Through her work with the country’s indie film distributors such as First Run Features, Film Movement, Icarus Film, Kelly has represented a diverse roster of artists. She has been a dance reviewer for Dance Insider, Ballet–Tanz International, Dance on Camera News, Danceonline.com and Dance Connection Magazine.

You’ve spent the day dancing your way through National Dance Day, now is your chance to put your skills to the test by participating in a mock audition class taught by USC Kaufman School of Dance Faculty, Saleemah Knight. You will gain the experience necessary to take on a challenging audition to see how you fair.  Best of all? Feedback will be provided post-audition to give you the courage to take on your next upcoming audition!  

2022 NDD Official Teachers

Arache’ Colter, Director and lead Kumu Hula (teacher) of Aloha Entertainment by Polynesian Spice, started dancing shortly after she learned how to walk. Coming from a Hawaiian heritage, sharing her aloha is second nature and continuing to teach the culture and history of the islands is of the utmost importance. Aloha Entertainment is built on a foundation of love, respect, community, and a passion of learning and sharing the Polynesian culture and heritage. Arache’ never thought she would find herself as a dance teacher much less a director of a dance company, but after over 15 years of learning, training and growing she humbly accepted the role and shares her experience with others. She takes pride in helping dancers build confidence and encouraging them to find strength in who they are, what they can do and how much they can accomplish. She embodies and demonstrates the true meaning of Aloha and Ohana and inspires all members of their halau to do the same.

Anais Cordebard is a line dance instructor based in Southern California. Her purpose is to share her love of line dancing by helping others feel confident and have FUN on the dance floor. She participated in the 2021-2022 US Line Dance Choreography Competitions, winning two qualifiers and becoming a finalist at Nationals and taught for the KDA “Dancing with the Angels” event in April 2022.

Suze DeArmond teaches a variety of dance classes such as Ballet, Zumba Fitness, Barre Fitness, Yoga, Bodybalance by Les Mills, and Swing Dancing. She was primarily trained in Classical Ballet, then expanded to learn dance genres from around the world including Ballroom, street dances, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and more. Suze enjoys fusing together several styles of dance and fitness to make an interesting and challenging experience that she enjoys sharing with the local community.

Marnie Forzetting started dancing at the age of 10 with Cindy Howell Trueblood where she performed in many Nutcrackers. After high school, she continued training and performing in San Luis Obispo with Lori Lee Silvaggio at Academy of Dance and performed with her jazz company and Civic Ballet.
Since moving back to Bakersfield, Marnie has been teaching at Civic Dance Center. She also directs, choreographs, and performs at Stars Theatre Restaurant.

Luther “G.I.” Gray/DAT KREW was born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca. He is the founder of the non profit organization DAT Krew Academy, a performing arts program for underprivileged and inner-city youth, and the co-founder of Project DCLXI, a street dance team whose mission is to provide a safe haven for freestyle dancers and youth. A former West High School Viking, he has served our country as a United States Marine while attending CSU Monterey Bay in 2005 – 2008. Luther is a member of popular dance team Demolition Crew located in Los Angeles and he teaches Krump, Dancehall and Hip-Hop dance. Luther actively works with ShePower Leadership Academy, NAACP, Bakersfield, Boys & Girls Club, Bakersfield City School District, Wendale Davis Foundation, Cultural Elegance Studios, African American Network of Kern County, Stay Focused Ministries and MLK CommUNITY Initiative. Luther’s mission is to encourage and inspire the youth of today through art, dance and expression.


Brushay “Coach Shay” Taylor/DAT KREW has over 20 years of dance training, studying such forms as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Her dance journey began with the Martin Luther King Jr. Dancers, and continued as a student in the performing arts program at East Bakersfield High School. As a professional dancer, she has performed across California with the Black Student Union (B.S.U) Stomp Team. Brushay studies at California State University, Bakersfield Majoring in Computer Science and she has been active with Kern Dance Alliance programs since 2018. Brushay is currently a dance instructor with DAT Krew and she enjoys encouraging and uplifting today’s youth through art and expression.

Joel Hoffman has taught line dancing in Bakersfield and Taft for over 20 years. As the director of Bakersfield Line Dancers, he teaches classes at Temblor Brewing Company, Bakersfield Racquet Club, and The Grange Dance Hall.

Callie Jenkins is the owner and co-founder of Poise Pilates+Barre LLC, a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor, and a Pilates Sports Center (PSC) Master Teacher Trainer, as well as a Burn at the Barre and TRX certified instructor.  Coming from a competitive cheerleading background of over 12 years and ending her career at a collegiate level, she began taking Pilates in 2005 and fell in love with the practice. Callie is passionate about teaching and helping others, allowing them to see that movement can change their life.  In 2012, the opportunity to fulfill her Pilates dream of opening a studio in her hometown came true! Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California State University, Long Beach and she and her husband George welcomed their first born, Carly in October of 2016 and son George IV in November of 2018.

 Sydnee Johanesen is twenty three years old and is a California State University Bakersfield alumni with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Mathematics and a Minor in Photography. She started dancing about twenty one years ago and studied at Civic Dance Center and Mallory Academy of Dance learning ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern, and tap. In 2013 she started teaching ballet and hasn’t stopped educating and inspiring young dancers ever since. Syd was on the CSUB Dance Team for four years, two years as a member and two years as the team captain. Syd is extraordinarily excited for these new opportunities and adventures that await her and her new students. 

Victoria Marchetti has been dancing for 12 years.  She currently trains with Civic Dance Center and is a principal dancer with the Bakersfield City Ballet. Victoria has attended several summer dance programs including Ballet West, Idyllwild Arts, California Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Joffrey School. She enjoys many styles of dance, has recently begun teaching dance to children, and is developing an interest in dance and film studies. As a student at Liberty High School, she is a member of the Associated Student Body and is involved in NHS, NHES, NHHS, Cinema Club, Link Crew, Chess Club, and CSF.  Victoria was recently inducted into the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, she serves as a KDA Junior Board Member, and she loves performing on stage.

Crista McClain is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Originally from Bakersfield, she trained at Civic Dance Center before pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance and a BFA in Dance Choreography. She furthered her dance studies abroad for 6 months training in Israel. In addition, she has a BA in Psychology with a passion for helping create positive dance environments.

Kristen McLaughlin trained at the EDGE as a scholarship recipient, has been a paid commercial dancer, and performed professionally for the Mark Goodman Tap Company. As an accomplished choreographer, Kristen has created work for Stars Theatre, LMU, the 100 Monkeys, Katie Herzig, The Kissing Club, and The Nutcracker and has competed in the Under the Stars Choreography Festival. As a dance educator, Kristen has completed teaching training with CPYB and Lauridsen Ballet Centre and she has taught at The School of Nashville Ballet, Lauridsen Ballet Centre, Tri-Cities Academy, Fresno City College, and California State University, Bakersfield.  She currently teaches at Dancers Turnout Academy and Class Act Dance and she is the Artistic Director of McLaughlin Dance Collective.

David Moreno has been a dance educator in Bakersfield since 2008.  After a successful professional dance career, he made his way back home to share his love for dance.  He currently teaches at American Dancer’s Workshop.

Breanne Oaks has been dancing professionally in the entertainment industry for 25 years. Her film credits include A Time for Dancing and Geppetto. At the age of eight Breanne was named “America’s Most Talented Dancer.” Some of her highlights include dancing with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Aretha Franklin, Faith Hill, Drew Carey and more! She has choreographed for award-winning studios and professional dance teams across California. Her hope is to inspire all dancers to fulfill their own dreams just as she has!

Desmond Ramey started dancing at the age of four. From there he has grown competitively as a dancer and all star cheerleader. He began choreographing and teaching at the age of 15 to now have many industry awards/nominations along with working with many choreographers and performing with them as well.  



Sharid Rejon-Rodriguez is an award-winning dancer and choreographer.  She professionally trained at the prestigious Millennium Dance Complex and the International Dance Academy of Hollywood. She has been under the wing of world-renowned choreographers, and has been featured in productions such as the Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC-TV’s Disney Christmas Day Parade, and Judge Judy’s 17th anniversary performance. Sharida owns Spotlight Dance Academy and is committed to inspiring and helping train the next generation of performers.

Naomi Rivera has been dancing for 18 years. She specializes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Shway style. She’s appeared on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, the ABC hit-show Modern Family, and commercials for Telemundo and Chukchansi Resort & Casino. She currently teaches at the Lost Hills Wonderful Park and dances professionally for Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Andrew Rosales is a self taught Bboy/Hip Hop choreographer and has been dancing for over a decade. Inspired to dance by watching movies and television shows such as You Got Served, America’s Best Dance Crew, and So You Think You Can Dance, he has studied numerous tutorials and interviews from other dancers on YouTube to be able to build his own foundational set of skills, understand different perspectives, and to establish himself as an artist. Andrew recently obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy where he has focused on educating dancers and non dancers alike on how to take care of their bodies. He believes movement is powerful and interesting in the way that it can be used for self expression or as an integral part of everyday life. His goal is to continue to help others whether it be inspiring through dance as an art form or providing healthcare to improve one’s quality of life.

Nesi Sheldon was born in Calcutta, India. She has always loved dancing whether it’s contemporary, hip-hop, salsa, swing, zumba or even at a party. Nesi is a 24 Hour Fitness Zumba Zin Certified Instructor teaching in Bakersfield, Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley.  Nesi enjoys providing Zumba instruction for private events and is a past member of a Salsa Dance Team and Lindy Hop Dance Team. Working out and staying fit is part of her lifestyle. She has worked as an RN at Mercy-Memorial hospital for the past 38 years and enjoys helping people.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Brenlea Smith began dancing at age 4. She grew up dancing and competing at Dancers Workshop. Brenlea started teaching at 15 and is currently the manager of the dance program at American Kids Sports Center, American Dancers Workshop. Although she teaches many different styles, the musicality and intricacies of tap will forever make it her favorite style of dance.

Myka Steele is an accomplished dancer who has been dancing for over a decade.  She trained with Dancers Turnout Academy and competed competitively at dance competitions and conventions. Myka is pursuing her Liberal Studies – Multiple Subjects degree at California State University of Bakersfield. As a KDA Board Member and the KDA Accessibility Coordinator, Myka is a champion for people with special needs and pours her passion into KDA’s program, ADAPTIdance: DANCE + DISABILITY.

Born and raised in Delano, CA, Wendy Wisheropp-Brice first stepped into the dance studio at the ripe age of 4 and fell in love. She began assisting classes at Precision Dance Center (formerly Darlene’s Dance workshop) and began teaching her own classes as she entered high school. She’s trained in all styles: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, HipHop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe and spent years as a dance teacher for all ages. She has choreographed for the competition team at PDC and has also taught locally at American Dancer’s Workshop.

 

She’s trained with Melinda Cordell, Greg Russell, Miguel Zarate, Dee Caspery, Marty Kudelka, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, Richard Elszy, Donna Sheperd, and many others.

 

Wendy spends her days in the classroom as a full time math teacher and part time fitness instructor at LVL Fitness and Climb Bakersfield. Though no longer in the dance studio full time, she loves dance and still manages to sneak in master teacher and choreography guest spots at local studios.



ANNOUNCING PRIVATE LESSONS with LIL BUCK! In addition to his general open master class and panels, Lil Buck will be offering a very limited number of private one-on-one sessions during the day.  These will be open to anything from an ‘ask me anything’ to ‘please review my audition technique’ to ‘what do you think of my routine’…etc.  These classes are also open to dance school instructors/owners/operators who have industry specific questions as well. The 30 minute sessions are priced at $250. @carlonerko @lilbuckdalegend

Due to the extremely limited nature of these sessions, all of these sessions must be booked/paid for in advance and can be booked directly via email with Lil Buck’s manager, Carlo Nerko –  he can be reached at: Carlo@TheNerkoGroup.com (please put Kern Dance Day in the subject line).  We are offering these select sessions on a first come, first served, basis.

Interested in scheduling private lessons with another dance instructor? Send us a message by emailing info@kerndance.org!

Head on over to the NDD vendor marketplace to experience an array of services and products!  Sign up for a chair massage, get an adjustment, learn more about our partners, donors, and sponsors! The NDD vendor marketplace will be open from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 17 at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center!

Are you looking to amplify your business while increasing your marketing value and raising awareness of your brand to a new audience? KDA invites you to enjoy the benefits of becoming a NATIONAL DANCE DAY sponsor while simultaneously boosting your company! 

Sponsors receive recognition in event marketing and publicity, advertising opportunities, a prominent table location in the NDD vendor marketplace, exclusive artist meet and greets, and FREE event tickets!  Reaching up to 10,000+ community members, let NATIONAL DANCE DAY be your way to celebrate dance in the USA while promoting your business in a friendly way!

Enjoy the highest level of visibility at NATIONAL DANCE DAY with prominent recognition in all marketing and publicity. This includes your name/logo incorporated into the official event logo as well as all collateral, event signage, and décor. Your company name will be associated with all event marketing materials stating “Your Company Name/Logo is the STANDING OVATION EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR for NATIONAL DANCE DAY presented by the Kern Dance Alliance”. 

  • Welcome remarks from company representative
  • Acknowledgement as the Standing Ovation Exclusive Sponsor and logo on all print and electronic promotional materials
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Full-page advertisement on the inside front cover of the program (artwork provided by sponsor)
  • Two prominent tables in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 25 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Half-page advertisement inside the program (artwork provided by sponsor)
  • Two prominent tables in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 20 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • Two prominent tables in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 15 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One prominent table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 10 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 5 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 3 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

Master Class Sponsor  $15,000

  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • Two prominent tables in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 15 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Artist Sponsor $10,000

  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One prominent table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 10 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Decor Sponsor $10,000

  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One prominent table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 10 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice




Marketplace Sponsor $7,500

  • Acknowledgement in all press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • On-stage verbal recognition during the event and prominent signage at the event
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One prominent table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Exclusive VIP Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 8 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Media Sponsor $5,000

  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One prominent table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 5 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Performance Sponsor $5,000

  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 5 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Technology Sponsor $2,500

  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 3 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Stage Crew Sponsor $2,500 

  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Invitation to artist meet and greet
  • 3 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

Concessions Sponsor $1,000 

  • Acknowledgement in press releases associated with the event, e-newsletters, and social media
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • Signage at the event 
  • 2 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

 

Hospitality Sponsor $500

  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • 2 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice
  • One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services
  • Name-inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event
  • 1 National Dance Day class ticket to any dance class of choice

National Dance Day is in need of volunteers!

Volunteers take on a variety of roles from registration, to classroom monitors, traffic directors, and hospitality greeters on Saturday, September 17 between 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.  

Interested applicants are invited to click the button below to become an official volunteer! KDA will reach out to the applicant to schedule the volunteer’s role and time commitment.

**BONUS** – Are you in need of community service hours?  KDA will happily sign off on all volunteer requests to approve community service. 

BALLET BARRES WANTED for NATIONAL DANCE DAY! 

Do you have portable ballet barres that you would be willing to share with KDA for National Dance Day on September 17 at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center? We have several classes on our schedule that require ballet barres and we would be HONORED to provide you with benefits for your donation!

Thanks to a sponsorship from Hansen’s Moving and Storage, Hansen’s will coordinate ballet barre pick up from your place of business on Friday, September 16 between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ballet barres will be returned safely back to your business on Monday, September 19 between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Barre sponsors will receive the following National Dance Day benefits:

– One table in the vendor marketplace and opportunity to interact with potential customers, distribute samples and information on products and services

– Name inclusion in the event program when secured 30 days prior to event

– 2 National Dance Day class tickets to any dance class(es) of choice

Please email info@kerndance.org to confirm your donation and sponsorship. 

Established in 2010 by American Dance Movement co-founder, Nigel Lythgoe, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day is an annual celebration dedicated to dance, that encourages Americans of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives. By creating a focused day of celebration to show support for dance as a valuable form of exercise and of artistic expression, American Dance Movement aims to educate the public about dance and its many benefits, as well as make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.

American Dance Movement (ADM) believes that participation in dance connects the mind and body, promotes health and wellbeing, connects us with others and enables us to find joy through dance and movement. National Dance Day (NDD) is a day of celebrating dance, in all its forms, and takes place annually on the third Saturday in September.

Accessible to everyone at every ability level, National Dance Day provides:

  • An instructional video, made available online, for people to view, learn and share with others wherever they are
  • American Dance Movement Co-Hosted events in two key cities, providing free dance classes and performances for all ages and skills levels, with information from a range of community dance organizations
  • Nation-wide Event Registration that encourages and supports individuals & communities, as they celebrate NDD
  • Strong online presence, allowing everyone to participate, no matter where they are across America

Courtesy of the American Dance Movement. 

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