Due to Government mandated COVID-19 guidelines having been relaxed, it was just announced that the Dance and Wellness Classes, and Movie Nights are returning to on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Saturday Wellness Classes featuring African Dance will be taught by Dr. Jewel, and the Tuesday Night Dance Classes will be led by Broadway, film and television extraordinaire Lauren Lim Jackson. Movie Nights will feature Hidden Figures, The LEGO Movie, Roman Holiday, and Hello Dolly! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Saturday Wellness Class African dance Dr. Jewel - Photo courtesy of SCFTA

Saturday Wellness Class African dance Dr. Jewel – Photo courtesy of SCFTA

Wellness Classes

Saturdays: February 13, 20 and 27 from 11 am to noon.
Tickets: $10 per person and just 28 spaces are available.

There’s no better place to get physical than the Center’s Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Dr. Jewel and African Soul International blend tradition, culture, history and music with these fun and vigorous dance workouts.

Tuesday Night Dance Class with Lauren Lim Johnson - Photo courtesy of SCFTA

Tuesday Night Dance Class with Lauren Lim Johnson – Photo courtesy of SCFTA

Tuesday Night Dance Classes

Tuesdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Tickets: $10 per person, 25 spaces available.

Broadway’s Lauren Lim Jackson will teach iconic moves seen on the Great White Way in such hit shows as Chicago, Memphis, Motown and Pretty Woman. Jackson, who hails from Orange County, credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Wonderland, Memphis, Motown the Music and Pretty Woman the Musical (coming to the Center in the 2020-21 Broadway Season!). No experience necessary – the Argyros Plaza is strictly a no-judgement zone!

Movie Nights
Four Hollywood blockbuster

March 5, 2021 – HIDDEN FIGURES

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

March 6, 2021 – THE LEGO MOVIE

The Lego Movie is a Danish-American media franchise based on Lego construction toys. It began with the 2014 film The Lego Movie, which was directed and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

March 12, 2021 – ROMAN HOLIDAY

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann’s regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

March 13, 2021 – HELLO, DOLLY!

In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) and a young artist named Ambrose (Tommy Tune), who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Joyce Ames). Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.

All movies will be closed captioned. Each a classic. March’s Movie Nights have something for everyone. It’s like a drive-in movie but without the carbon emissions.

Movie Night ticket prices are $20 for pods accommodating 1 – 3 people, $30 for pods accommodating up to 4 people, and $40 for pods accommodating up to 6 people. Guests are advised to determine the maximum number of people they anticipate attending to ensure your pod can accommodate your entire party. We will call you prior to your event to verify the number attending in your pod. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 6:30.

The LEGO Movie is presented with generous support from The Warner Family.

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza - Courtesy of SCFTA

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza – Courtesy of SCFTA

Keeping you safe at The Segerstrom

The Center’s outdoor presentations on the Argyros Plaza comply with government recommendations for Orange County’s current tier status. Masks must be worn by all guests upon check-in and until they arrive at their assigned space. Contactless check-in will include wellness and touchless temperature checks. Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the Argyros Plaza. Chairs will not be provided for Movie Nights. Guests are invited to bring folding lawn or beach chairs, blankets and dinners and beverages. Barbecues and grills are not permitted. The Center is located at 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

TICKETS:  Purchased online HERE –  or by phone at (714) 556-2787 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Information provided is accurate at the time received but is subject to change.

By Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle.

Featured image: Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Courtesy of SCFTA