National Dance Day is observed every year on the last Saturday in July. This year, celebrate it in our parks on both sides of the river.
Great River Park:
12 - 2 pm: Try square dancing, led by Connecticut caller Bill Mager
2 - 4:30 pm: Enjoy performances by local square dancing groups, led by national square dance caller Jet Roberts
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza:
5:00 - 5:45 pm: Learn the official National Dance Day routine, taught by instructors from The Dance Collective
5:45 pm: Take the stage and perform the National Dance Day routine
6 - 6:30: Bring the kids down for a contemporary dance class on our stage while you settle in for The Dance Collective / Waves
7 - 8:30 pm: The Dance Collective / Waves
This performance highlights the work of various female choreographers and dancers from across the United States. A bill consisting of solos, duets, and group performances will convey themes of empowerment, strength, and more. The choreographic artists that will be presenting are Ashely Carter & Vanessa Martinez de Banos of Double Take Dance, Erin Dillon, Uma Shannon, Kristen Schranze, Jane Krantz, Rosanna Karabestos, Fran Fuller and Kristen Delillo.