National Dance Day, July 27th, 2013
Dallas – The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to sponsor Dance Big D! in celebration of the 3rd annual National Dance Day. The goal of Dance Big D! is to promote dance participation and bring attention to the Dallas arts scene. On Saturday, July 27th the DCNT will host a dance flash mob at noon in Victory Park AT&T Plaza featuring the choreography Everybody Dance from the Dizzy Feet Foundation website.
Anyone is welcome to participate. The event will be videotaped and submitted to the NDD video contest sponsored by the hit FOX television show So You Think You Can Dance. The DCNT also invites people to videotape their own dancemob using the Everybody Dance sequence and to submit it for inclusion in the DCNT video. All details are listed on the event page at www.facebook.com/nationaldancedaydallasflashmob
National Dance Day was started in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe as an annual celebration to take place on the last Saturday in July. “This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity.” NDD achieved national recognition from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, who introduced a resolution at a press conference on July 31, 2010, in Washington D.C. Says Lythgoe, “It belongs to the people….wherever they may be and whatever their motivation.”
Each year DFF hosts two National Dance Day events, one in Los Angeles and one in Washington D.C. This year, DFF co-presidents Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman choreographed an “Everybody Dance” routine for people of all levels of ability, and SYTYCD choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo have created a “Hip-Hop Master Class” routine for those who want to challenge themselves.
For detailed information and video of Everybody Dance visit www.facebook.com/nationaldancedaydallasflashmob
The Dance Council of North Texas, a 501 c (3) non-profit founded in 1973, promotes and supports dance. The Council provides artistic, educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages, cultures and abilities through dance performances, festivals, scholarships, master classes, and additional activities, collaborations and partnerships.