There are so many great things about dance! It's active, fun, there's no equipment needed, anyone can do it, and it's FREE!!!
Fox Network's So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge, Nigel Lythgoe, has declared this Saturday, July 31, NATIONAL DANCE DAY
and Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, will introduce a National Dance Day resolution at a press conference on Saturday, to promote dance education and physical fitness across the U.S.
From the SYTYCD blog
here is the rundown on National Dance Day:
WHAT: NATIONAL DANCE DAY, a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move! Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance. Any style of dance is welcome and imagination is recommended in order to get the most out of this celebratory day.
WHEN: Saturday, July 31
WHY: To continue to generate national awareness for dance, a medium of expression and storytelling which, through shows like So You Think You Can Dance, has proven its value in bringing individuals from all walks of life together through a positive platform that has no boundaries and cultivates imagination and passion. Most importantly, the day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.
Here are several ways you can celebrate National Dance Day and Get Movin' at the same time!
Why not try out a ballroom dance class in your area? Or a Zumba class? Now that's a workout! If you have registered for the Get Movin' program and met your goals this week, you can use one of the many reward coupons in the Playbook - there are several with a dance theme!
Have you ever seen a flash mob? Check out this one perfomed in Seattle
this spring. If you think it's fun to watch, you should try participating - it is an experience not to be missed!
One Degree Events
, the same group who organized this Glee Flash Mob, is hosting another "Dance Flash Mob" in Seattle this Saturday to celebrate National Dance Day. Anyone can participate, all you need to do is RSVP to the event, practice the moves in the video on their Facebook page
(or attend a rehearsal - there's one tonight!) and then show up at the designated time and place (they will send you a message via Facebook.)
Also the SYTYCD group is hoping that you will show them your dance moves
! This dance routine
has been specifically designed by the Dizzy Feet Foundation
for National Dance Day! Learn this routine or make up your own, film it, and post your videos here on their FB page
If you do decide to share, we'd love to see your videos too! You can upload them to our Facebook page
, or come on back to our blog and post a comment with a link to their page! Don't forget to show your support of the Get Movin' program and wear your t-shirt!
Whatever you decide to do for National Dance Day, just be sure to have fun and Get Movin' to some music!