The Center for Contemporary Dance and Orlando Ballet School present National Dance Day Orlando’s third annual celebration to educate, inspire, and promote the Orlando dance community.  This year’s event will encourage families and friends to begin the morning of July 25 at the NDDO Community Celebration, located at Cultural Park, to participate in exercises, dance routines, and performances by Central Florida dance professionals.  Within walking distance of the park is the Orlando Ballet Central Campus where 30 free specialized dance classes will be offered throughout the day to ages 3-100, including special needs movement classes.  Central Florida dance company directors, choreographers, and fitness instructors will share different styles of dance through body conditioning, dance technique, and choreography at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  NDDO desires to bring educational, community-driven dance opportunities to non-dancers and dancers alike.  Let’s celebrate and support this creative expression and healthy lifestyle together!

About

A new addition to National Dance Day Orlando is the Community Celebration at Cultural Park!  The morning of July 25, families and friends will be encouraged to participate in stretches, cardio and the official National Dance Day routines choreographed by dancers and choreographers of Dizzy Feet Foundation and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. Throughout this fun, energetic morning, professional Central Florida dance companies will entertain and inspire with beautiful and culturally diverse movement that will give just a taste of what our Orlando dance community has to offer!

Schedule

8:30am - 11:00am

  • Stretches & Cardio
  • Dizzy Feet Foundation’s National Dance Day routines
  • Performances by Professional Central Florida Dance Companies

The following class schedule has been designed so that dancers and non-dancers of all ages and abilities can find classes that will suit their level and interest.  The morning session is designed for children ages 3-6 and special needs.  The afternoon session is designed for beginning-advanced dancers, ages 7+.  Participants may pre-register for a maximum of three classes during the afternoon session.  Online pre-registration will be available July 1.  If your desired class is full, there will be a limited number of walk-ins allowed to participate in each class.  Please check-in at the registration table on July 25 to view available classes.  A limited number of observers will be allowed in each studio.

  • 8AM

    Kids Session 1

    Creative Movement I
    Creative Movement I
    Creative Movement I
  • 9AM

    Kids Session 2

    Creative Movement II
    Creative Movement II
    Creative Movement II
  • 10AM

    Special Needs Session

    Creative Dance for Special Needs (Ages 6-8)
    Creative Dance for Special Needs (Ages 9-12)
    Creative Dance for Special Needs (Ages 13+)
  • 12PM

    Session 1

    Beg Ballet
    Int/Adv Ballet
    Beg Modern
    Barre/Stretch
    Yoga
  • 1PM

    Session 2

    Beg Hip Hop
    Int/Adv Hip Hop
    Int/Adv Modern
    Salsa
    Swing
  • 2PM

    Session 3

    Beg Contemporary
    Int/Adv Contemporary
    Beg Breakdance/Street Dance
    Modern Latin
    African
  • 3PM

    Session 4

    Beg Broadway Jazz
    Int/Adv Broadway Jazz
    Improvisation
    Dance Fitness
    Stretch and Recovery

NDDO Instructors represent a variety of professional dance companies, schools and fitness centers from the Central Florida area. These talented teaching artists are excited to share their knowledge and passion of dance and fitness with the community.

  • 1. PARKING

    McRae Parking Garage
    2399 McRae Ave
    Orlando, FL 32803
  • 2. STUDIO

    Orlando Ballet School
    2201 McRae Ave
    Orlando, FL 32803
  • 3. CELEBRATION

    Cultural Park
    530 E. Princeton Street
    Orlando, FL 32803

Directions from I-4:

Take the Princeton St. exit off I-4, proceed east to the N. Orange Ave. light.  Turn left onto N. Orange Ave, then turn at the first right onto E. Orlando Street where you will see the McRae parking garage at the end of the road.

Park in the garage for free on the weekends and walk down McRae St. towards Princeton.  The Orlando Ballet School Central Campus is located in the last building on the left.  Cultural Park is located diagonally across Princeton in front of the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, which is within walking distance of the Orlando Ballet School.

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