It’s National Dance Day! As decreed by So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe. From a press release:
Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2010) – National Dance Day, a grassroots movement taking place on Saturday, July 31 that encourages the people of this nation to get up and move, is being recognized with an official act of Congress. Created by Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer and co-creator of the hit FOX series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and founder of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, the aim of National Dance Day is to promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance.
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, July 31 in Washington, D.C., to promote dance education and physical fitness across the U.S.
Nigel has been promoting “National Dance Day” for weeks, showing clips of fans dancing the special choreography prepared by SYTYCD hip hop choreographers, Tabitha and Napoleon.
- The So You Think You Can Dance Tour begins in New Orleans on September 19. Check out the schedule HERE. Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster HERE.
A flash mob will perform the special NappyTabs routine at a flash mob taking place in LA today at 10 am PDT:
Melinda Sullivan, Music Center Spotlight Awards alum and recent SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE contestant, will start the morning with a warm-up. Then participants will get moving with legendary choreographers and lyrical Hip Hop pioneers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo (Nappy Tabs) for a Flash Mob Dance (check it out on the Dizzy Feet website). Austin Anderson from Nickelodeon’s Victorious will join the celebration, as well as Dizzy Feet Foundation founding members Carrie Ann Inaba and Adam Shankman..
There are special National Dance Day celebrations going on around the country. Check out the Dizzy Feet Foundation website for more details.