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National Dance Day in Southeast Texas

National Dance Day 2017 named one of the 12 Must Dos in Southeast Texas
We were named one of the 12 Must Dos of 2017!

Join us for the 5th annual National Dance Day in Southeast Texas celebration at 9 a.m., July 28, at Edison Plaza, 350 Pine St. in Beaumont, Texas!

One of the best dance parties of the year, it is filled with performances from dance groups, audience participation, line dances, the official National Dance Day choreography and more. Last year, the Events Book named our event as one of the 12 MUST DO events in Southeast Texas! The main event kicks off at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Learn the official choreography ahead of time and issue a challenge to your friends! Be sure to use the hashtags #NationalDanceDay2018 and #DanceMadeMeDoIt so  the Dizzy Feet Foundation will see your efforts.

Lauren Froderman, winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE season 7 will lead the NDD Choreography at the event.

This year, the cast from Port Arthur Little Theatre’s production of HAIRSPRAY joins us to share some of their dance numbers for their opening weekend.

Lauren Froderman, SYTYCD winner will teach Contemporary Dance classes at National Dance Day.
Tickets for classes with Lauren available on Ticketmaster.

Do you dream of being on SYTYCD? Take a class with Lauren later that day to learn some of the moves that helped her win the show and get the scoop on what it’s like to compete. Ask her questions about her experience and take pictures with her. You have two chances- a beginner class at 2 pm and an intermediate at 3:30pm. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite for the classes with Lauren here:

Beginner class with Lauren Froderman

Intermediate class with Lauren Froderman

 If you or your dance group would like to perform on stage contact us at pgleleux@gmail.com. Let’s DANCE! #NDDSETX  #SYTYCD L. Froderman

Event updates for National Dance Day 2018 will be posted on this site and on the What’s Happening Orange County Facebook event page.


OCP’s Bryan Buzbee in PALT Rocky Horror Show

Bryan Buzbee as Riff Raff in Rocking Horror Show.
Bryan Buzbee as Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show

Orange Community Players, Inc. playhouse took a hit from Harvey that shut down their season for repairs, but actors got to act. Bryan Buzbee, an OCP regular managed to fill that need by joining Port Athur Little Theatre’s PALT After Dark production of Rocky Horror Show, which finishes it’s run this weekend.

Cast as Riff Raff, Buzbee isn’t letting grass grow under his feet while OCP is down. You can catch him doing the Time Warp tonight, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. at PALT, 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd.

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Beau Reve Christmas Event to benefit Orangefield youngster, among others

Beau Reve’s 3rd annual family Christmas event, Pancakes ‘n Pajamas will benefit three local children that need Bone Marrow Transplants, Austyn Halter, 2, (Sarah Olson Halter) of Orangefield, Kason Avila, 5 months (Shannon Fulk), of Deweyville and Mahlon Hardt, 11 (Angela Hardt Luke).

Join them for a Pancake Breakfast with Santa Nov. 28 8 a.m.-3 p.m. You can wear your pajamas if you want to. They will also have an artisan market, with local artisans and craftsmen. Continue reading Beau Reve Christmas Event to benefit Orangefield youngster, among others