The Dream of the 90’s is alive at The Music Center

90's Night at Dance Downtown

If you were a child of the nineties, you may get sentimental when you hear the sweet sounds of TLC, or the iconic chords of Nirvana and Pearl Jam.  You may recall how you wore out your Doc Martins, never made a move without your flannel shirt, sported a mini backpack, denim vests and proudly wore overalls well after the age of 10.  (All of these fashion trends seem to have currently come back in style BTW.)  You had a walkman, rollerblades and even a secret Pog collection.

You remember when Friday’s meant TGIF night on ABC.  You often found yourself saying “Whatever” and “As If” a la Clueless.  The only reality TV you watched was Mtv’s The Real World, and you remember staying up late to watch ‘the 10 spot.’  You mastered all the moves of the decade – the running man, the roger rabbit, the dip, the carlton, the tootsie-roll, and the cabbage-patch.  Those were some good times, huh?

Well whether you lived through it or not, we’re throwing it back to the nineties this Friday night at Dance Downtown.  Starting at 6:30 and going till 10pm, join us on the plaza for free dance lessons in the best moves of the decade, amazing tunes from the time, food, drinks, prizes and fun!  #WeLoveThe90s

Bringing Samba Back!

This Friday is Samba Night at Dance Downtown and it needs no introduction.  The moves are sexy, the music is awesome, and dancing samba is just plain fun!  If you’re coming out to join us, let us know on our Facebook Event page and also keep an eye out for some carnival-style props hitting the photo booth this Friday!

And as always, stop by the info table to enter to win some amazing prizes – A picnic basket from Artisan House LA, tickets to see Caetano Veloso at the Hollywood Bowl, and tickets to an evening with Gilberto Gil at Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

So bust out your best feathered head-dress and well see you on the dance floor!

Samba Night at Dance Downtown

NDD 2014

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It’s no secret that we really like to dance over here at The Music Center.  In fact, with our regular Dance Downtown events, and world class dance company performances with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, you could say it’s basically like National Dance Day everyday over here!  But even so, we had such a blast celebrating the official National Dance Day of 2014 with Grand Park, The Dizzy Feet Foundation,  and So You Think You Can Dance.  It marks the 4th time we’ve been the west coast host for the bash and as you can see from our snaps, it always tends to be a lot of fun!  Just wanted to thank all of you who made it out and till next year… Keep dancing!

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High fives all around!

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Eden XO performing her hit “Not Too Cool To Dance.”

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Nigel Lythgoe and Eden XO taking us through the NDD dance routine!

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Blue 13 Dance Company performed a bit of Bollywood!

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A special performance from Cyrus Spencer of SYTYCD!

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Dance off! Natch.

 

Thanks again for joining us on National Dance Day!