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Saturday, September 21 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Debbie Allen, Tiler Peck, Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval, and Official National Dance Day Routine

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Celebrate National Dance Day at the Kennedy Center outdoors with our annual mainstage celebration featuring performances and interactive activities from a variety of artists and stars! Debbie Allen hosts as the emcee for the show. Students from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy will perform and teach a short phrase from their piece. New York City Ballet star Tiler Peck will perform a Pointe to Pop piece choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and will teach the crowd some of the moves. So You Think You Can Dance all-star Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval teaches this year's Official National Dance Day routine sent to Washington by American Dance Movement (formerly the Dizzy Feet Foundation) specifically for this special day. See a performance and learn some movement with Jerron Herman, a principal dancer at Heidi Latsky Dance with cerebral palsy who is now making his own interdisciplinary work. Hear from DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and see a few other special guests still TBD!

National Dance Day is presented as part of the Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives.

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Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen was born in Houston, Texas and began her dance training by studying privately with a former dancer of the Ballet Russes and later danced with the Ballet Nacional de Mexico. In 1964, Allen auditioned for the Houston Foundation for Ballet, where she was admitted on a full... Read More →
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Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval

From So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, to America’s Best Dance Crew Champion and Judge, to Online Fame. D-trix tries to do it all!D-trix began his dance career at 13 in his hometown of Sacramento, California training in the style of B-boy (Breakdancing). After winning competitions... Read More →
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Jerron Herman

Performing Breaking and Entering by Jerron Herman, set to musical composition Can You? by collaborator Molly Joyce.Jerron Herman is an interdisciplinary artist, primarily working in Dance. He is also a writer, moderator, and advocate for the arts; he serves on the Board of Trustees... Read More →
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Tiler Peck

Tiler Peck is an international award-winning Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, an actress and designer. Last summer, she added the title of Curator to her ever-growing list of accolades, as she starred in the second installment of The Los Angeles Music Center’s presentation... Read More →



Saturday September 21, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
REACH Plaza Mainstage