So You Think You Can Dance? Prove it on National Dance Day July 26, 5-7 P.M., at Washington’s Kennedy Center.
Dance along with “So You Think You Can Dance” (SYTYCD) 2013 winner Fik-Shun, TV and film actress Jenna Elfman, and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton at the free National Dance Day event, established to encourage dancing as a fun, positive way to promote good health and fight obesity.
Golden Globe winner Elfman and SYTYCD season 10 winner Fik-Shun Stegall will lead National Dance Day routines at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Grand Foyer.
So click to learn the 5th annual National Dance Day routine, “Everybody Dance”, choreographed by SYTYCD co-creator, executive producer, and judge Nigel Lythgoe to the song “Too Cool To Dance” by Eden xo. There’s a seated version as well, and both are performed in the videos by none other than Nigel.
Now, for those who KNOW they can dance — learn an advanced routine created by SYTYCD choreographer Chris Scott to Mark Ballas’ “Get My Name”. You’ve gotten Ballas’ name, his dancing, and choreography on “Dancing With The Stars”.
Also, at Kennedy Center, the AXIS Dance Company performs a program of “physically integrated dance”, based on collaborations between dancers with and without disabilities. It celebrates the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the National Council on Independent Living Conference July 27-31 at Washington’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Elfman, a professionally trained ballerina, was a guest judge on SYTYCD’s season 11 premiere May 28.
Best known as “Dharma” in the sitcom “Dharma and Greg”, she began her career as a dancer in music videos and commercials.
She has co-starred in many other TV shows, most recently in this year’s one-season “Growing up Fisher”, and last year’s “1600 Penn”. As everybody knows, that’s the address of the White House, just a very grand jeté away from Kennedy Center.
Jenna’s next of many films, “Big Stone Gap” with Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg, will be released later this year.
Congresswoman Norton (D-DC), whose 2010 resolution established the last Saturday in July as the official annual National Dance Day, says “National Dance Day is not only fun, it is a great workout for people of all ages.” She does a mean “Electric Slide”.
The event also takes place at Los Angeles’ Grand Park and, for the first time, at New York’s Lincoln Center through their Lincoln Center Out of Doors program.
Too cool to dance? Absolutely oxymoronic.
For more info: National Dance Day, http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day/, July 26, 5-7 P.M., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. “So You Think You Can Dance” (SYTYCD), http://www.fox.com/dance/. Supported by Dizzy Feet Foundation, co-founded by SYTYCD co-creator, executive producer, judge Nigel Lythgoe and SYTYCD director, producer, judge Adam Shankman.