The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation present a free, day-long celebration featuring performances by Dizzy Feet Foundation, Culture Shock, Manzari Brothers, and others, plus interactive dances, dance lessons, and the resurrection of the well-loved “Dancing Under the Stars,” with Grammy Award–winning Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for a sultry summer salsa dance party. For schedule and information, visit the National Dance Day event page.
Leo Manzari is a 15-year-old tap phenomenon. Presented by VSA, siblings Amanda (22), Michael (18), and Amelia (16) Ransom form The Ransom Notes, a group that blends classical, Celtic, bluegrass, and gospel music. Jazz pianist and vocalist Amy K. Bormet is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Host and Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs. Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Balanchine’s Ragtime pas de deux and “Contrapuntal Blues” pas de deux from Clarinade. Evidence, A Dance Company/Ronald K. Brown performs. D.C.’s tap dancing phenomenon the Manzari Brothers give an electrifying performance. Visit An American Playlist for more information.