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National Dance Day 2018
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

National Dance Day 2018

For the first time, Dizzy Feet Foundation partners with Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the exclusive West Coast celebration of National Dance Day!

This FREE community event is for all ages and all abilities! Launched in 2010 by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (co-founded by So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day encourages everyone to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health. The celebration of all things dance begins at 1:00pm at the Center’s new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, offer fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, food for purchase, plus provide the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine led by So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Allison Holker. This year’s National Dance Day routine was created by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore to Kylie Minogue’s song, “Dancing.” The video features Dancing With the Stars troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert along with Season 13 So You Think You Can Dancewinner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill.

Backhausdance takes the Main Stage at 2:15pm and returns to the Community Stage for a workshop at 3:30pm. Check out the full schedule here.

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Artist Series with Genevieve Carson
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Genevieve Carson

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version wraps up with LA-based dancer and choreographer Genevieve Carson.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Artist Series with Yoni Soutchy
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Yoni Soutchy

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version continues with Israeli choreographer and dancer Yoni Soutchy.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Artist Series with Walter Matteini
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Walter Matteini

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version kicks off with Italian choreographer Walter Matteini on October 19.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Backhausdance Summer Intensives 2017
Jul
17
to Aug 5

Backhausdance Summer Intensives 2017

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer. Participants have the unique opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus, Backhausdance current and former company members, and a diverse roster of esteemed educators and choreographers from around the world. Intensive participants are invited to perform in a fully-produced concert alongside the professional company at the end of the program.

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Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

Backhausdance Free Family Dance Day

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Backhausdance and the Orange County Great Park invite you to a community dance event playing off the Park’s current exhibit, Balance. Participants of all ages will enjoy activities exploring balance through basic modern dance movement. The experience will culminate with a lecture/demonstration providing insight into the craft of choreography and the company’s newest work, choreographed by Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus. Sponsored by Arts Reach @ The Barclay with support from an anonymous fund of the Orange County Community Foundation.

Attire: Comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and supportive footwear

Noon – 1:30pm: Movement Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Demonstration/Performance

Orange County Great Park
(Sand Canyon & Marine Drive)
Irvine, CA 92650

Free, open to all ages and abilities.
Parking: Free

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Artist Series with Yin Yue
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Yin Yue

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yin Yue studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance. After graduating with a MFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained attention as a highly original choreographer and performer. She’s been selected as Artist In Resident at 92Y Dance Center, received first place in Choreography at the Shanghai Professional Performance Competition, won Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project, BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and Northwest Dance Project 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. Her 90-minute class will explore strong physical movement, investigate her innovative dance style "FoCo Technique," and utilize gestures to explore the unique personality and universal emotion of each student.

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Artist Series with Zak Ryan Schlegel
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Zak Ryan Schlegel

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Zak Ryan Schlegel, an internationally-recognized dance artist, choreographer and teacher, is the artistic director of LA-based AXIOM Dance Theatre and company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts in New York City. His 90-minute class builds a technical language based in the dimensions of identity, challenges the dancer to move seamlessly in and out of the floor, and weldsintricate gesture-work with large, locomotive phrasework.

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Artist Series with Ido Tadmor
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Ido Tadmor

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Israeli choreographer and dancer kicks off our Fall Artist Series. Tadmor is the 2011 winner of Israel’s prestigious Landau Prize for life achievement, and acted as an original judge on the Israeli version of So You Think You Can Dance. His 90-minute class will include a ballet barre for contemporary dancers using physical transitions and shifts of weight, followed by contemporary combinations based on his repertory and the ballet technique.

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Family Arts Day of Dance
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Family Arts Day of Dance

Backhausdance, together with Irvine Barclay Theatre and the Irvine Fine Arts Center invite you to a family day of dance. 

Come meet Backhausdance Founder and Artistic Director, Jennifer Backhaus, as she and company dancers lead participants of all ages through basic movement and the creative process. Participants will enjoy a warm-up and activities exploring dance elements and choreographic tools. 

This two-hour experience will inspire the artist within, leaving you feeling invigorated and fulfilled. The class will culminate with an informal showing of original choreography crafted by you.

Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

January 24, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Irvine Fine Arts Center  14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604

FREE, open to all ages and abilities. Parking is free.

Attire: comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and supportive footwear

Space is limited, please rsvp in advance to guarantee a space

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