“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4
The moment you hear a beat you bust a move. Granted you may not ‘move like Jagger,’ but you continue anyway. That’s because you are hardwired to move. You have an instinctual response to rhythm and when you put movement and music together you create dance, which is truly an expression of your spirit. And on July 26th everyone has a reason to dance as it is National Dance Day (NDD).
Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president, launched NDD in 2010. This campaign is yet another attempt to encourage people to dance their way to fitness and a healthier lifestyle. NDD however came into the spotlight when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she was introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s National Dance Day.
Since then the last Saturday in July has been observed as NDD. Every year the Dizzy Feet Foundation hosts two NDD events one on the west coast, at Los Angeles Grand Park, and the other at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in the east coast. If you are close to either location you can just show up and be part of these events.
But, if you aren’t, there’s no need to fret, you can always create your own event.You can throw a dance party, or organize a flash mob. And if you feel rusty and need some help, a Shazzy Fitness workout DVD is just what you need.
Shazzy Fitness is a Christian hip-hop dance workout program designed for people of all ages and fitness levels. There are two DVDs – The Beginner and The Intermediate.
If you are a beginner and want to ease into dance try the former DVD. If you feel you can handle some intensity try the latter.
Either way, these DVDs will teach you how to hip-hop your way to a healthier you.
If you can’t see yourself pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, just dance. Cause the benefit of getting on the floor is far greater than you sitting it out.