Choreographers include Ashley Trombly, Eleanor Knabe, Kelly Hancock, Julianna Cano, Madeline Morrison, Arianna Ross, Rachel Busic, Ericka Jones and Charlotte Young.
Shows will be tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets will be available at the door; there will be ample free parking. For more information, call (949) 497-7771 or visit www.lagunadance.com.
Dance Day, Sept. 30, will feature free master classes at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., and a free concert on the cobblestones of Main Beach.
"We're just thrilled at how it's grown and by the number of calls we've gotten from people outside the area," Gallimaufry founder Steve Josephson said.
The day will begin with a Latin jazz class from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with Desi Jevon. Cheryl Chaddick will teach modern dance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Robert Schultz teaching hip hop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Lula Washington will wrap up the classes with an Afro/modern style course from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
That afternoon at 4:30, the free beach concert will feature Backhaus Dance, Jabbawockies, Sean Greene, the premiere of Karame Adesco's Alive Contemporary Dance Company, drumming from Taikoproject, and a "vibrant and dynamic" finale by the Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
Dance Day is part of the Gallimaufry Arts Festival, which will also highlight plays and musicals throughout the month. For more information, call (949) 499-5060 or visit www.gallimaufry.info.
The Laguna Dance Festival, spearheaded by former Joffrey prima ballerina Jodie Gates, will feature the Parsons Dance Company, stars of the San Francisco ballet, and Tony Award nominees Elizabeth Parkinson and Desmond Richardson.
A film screening, workshops, receptions and an Art Walk tie-in are also planned for the festival, which runs from Oct. 1 to 8.