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National Dance Day 2017



July brings with it Independence Day, fireworks, long hot summer days and, since 2010, the country’s one and only official National Dance Day. For the past four years PDT's Conservatory has played its part in this nationwide celebration by offering a day of free dance classes to all residents of Pasadena and surrounding communities. 


It’s a day as exhilarating to newcomers as it is to more experienced dancers, and it plays an important part in PDT's overarching community outreach program. 


Headlining the day is dancer and actress Jeanine Mason, named "America's Favorite Dancer" after winning the 5th season of TV's So You Think You Can Dance.  We're delighted that Jeanine will be teaching a class for us followed by a Q&A session.


"America's Favorite Dancer"

5th season WINNER! - SYTYCD

Contemporary   |  12 p.m.

Space is limited.  Register early to secure your place!


Ranging from ballet to contemporary and hip-hop to Bollywood, classes are taught by our renowned faculty as well as special guest artists brought in just for the event. 


On PDT’s inaugural Dance Day, guest artists included Ashley Valerio, a top finalist on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance, and John Todd, award-winning director/choreographer, whose credits include film, television, theater and dance.


In ensuing years, guest instructors have included Chad Michael Hall, founder, artistic director and choreographer of L.A.-based MULTIPLEX DANCE; and critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer NiCo O'Connor.


On National Dance Day, PDT's Conservatory also hosts a variety of vendors who, over the years, have offered refreshments, physical therapy screenings, dance gear and more, so even non-dancers have something to enjoy.

Become a National Dance Day Supporter!

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We thank our sponsors for their generous support:

  • Jean S. Tom Acupuncture
  • Partners & Trust Real Estate -
    Kristin Fox
  • Pasadena Federal Credit Union
  • Pilates Pasadena
  • Platinum Academy
  • The Red Shoes
  • Bikram Yoga Pasadena
  • Campagna Roofing
  • Club Champions Gymnastics
  • CrossFit 626
  • Evergreen Physical Therapy
  • Falling Upwards Productions
  • First Choice Bank

In-kind Donations

PDT's Conservatory gratefully accepts in-kind goods and services for this event.

How it all started...

NDD was launched by Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance and co-president of Dizzy Feet Foundation, to encourage Americans to maintain good health and fight obesity through dance. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
(D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, threw her weight behind the event by introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day.