There are so many ways to stretch your creative muscles at this nationwide event on Saturday. At the Orlando Ballet School’s studios, 30 free classes in 16 different dance styles – hip-hop, ballet, jazz, Latin, more – are offered throughout the day to dancers of every ability level and age, from 3 years old to 100. Or, hit the Cultural Park (that green space at 530 E. Princeton) between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn a dance routine truly anyone can perform, choreographed by the So You Think You Can Dance team – stretching and cardio precede the actual dancing. If you can’t take part on your feet, you can still join Thomas Thorspecken’s Sketchcrawl; meet up at 8:30 a.m. in the Cultural Park and capture people twirling and jumping and jazz-handsing on paper. (Search “World Wide SketchCrawl 48” on Facebook for details.) And if you’d just rather watch than participate, catch dance performances at the Venue (Breach
, by contemporary company Tajma), the Dr. Phillips Center (Flow, a yoga- and acrobatics-inspired dance recital and piano concert) or the Wayne Densch Center in Sanford (Orlando Bellydance Performance Co. in Dance Fantasia
). Everybody dance now!
various times and places | nationaldancedayorlando.com
| Dance Day and SketchCrawl events free; check theaters for performance ticket prices