Kickstart IndepenDANCE Day with These Patriotic Performances

July 1, 2018

It’s America’s birthday week, which means gold sparklers, family BBQs, and festive parades are just around the corner. But what happens when our enthusiasm for red, white, and blue moves from the backyard to the stage? Like a firework, sparks fly! See for yourself with these three patriotic dance classics.

1. George Balanchine’s
Stars and Stripes

Three cheers—or, really, développés—for the USA! Here are excerpts from Washington Ballet’s performance of the iconic ballet.

2. “
Our Favorite Son,”
from Will Rogers Follies

Now that’s what we call a Fourth of July outfit! We love Tommy Tune’s inspired choreography for this Broadway production.

3. “
Heart,” from
Damn Yankees

Baseball on Broadway—an all-American dream. With original choreography by Bob Fosse, this Broadway show hits it out of the park. But Fosse didn’t stop there, continuing this patriotic streak in several sections of his Broadway show, Dancin’.