There was a whole lotta dancin' in the streets this past Saturday as hoofers, poppers, tappers, ballerinas and beat boys of every stripe gathered to celebrate the art of dance throughout America for #NationalDanceDay.
This year the Dizzy Feet Foundation posted three instructional Everybody Dance routines on YouTube (an Advanced, a Beginner, and a Seated) to learn - and then partied it out with the crowd at events in cities coast to coast. The hashtag trended at #1 on Twitter throughout the day.
The goal of this National Holiday, passed by Congress in 2010, is to promote dance as part of a healthy active lifestyle.The Dizzy Feet Foundation was created by Nigel Lythgoe, reality TV producer and performing-arts advocate, to sponsor and support dance education programs.
Are you a fan of Nigel's other creation, the show So You Think You Can Dance? If so, do you have a favorite routine that has left you crying, screaming, or cheering from either a choreography that drew you in, or a personal story that reached you?
If so, tell us about any dance experience in the comments below - and you'll automatically be entered to win a pair of 14kt gold classic hoop earrings!
To get in the mood, here are a few of the show's award-winning works that cover the gamut from Bollywood, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern Dance, Latin, Swing, Tango, Jive and then some - as they speak to our humanity.
|OUTTA MY HEAD - Alex and Twitch|
|TIME - Neil and Lacey|
|MI CONFESSION - Mark and Chelsie|
|MERCY - Twitch and Katee|
|FIX YOU - Robert and Allison|
*This giveaway is open through Aug 11th to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.
Congratulations to our Winner!: Shaktimom
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. They did not accept students younger than 5 when I was 3, I would sit in the back of the room on the floor & watch my sister's dance class.The story I have been told is that I was in the audience (I was 3 years old) watching my older sister's (5 years old) dance class perform at her first dance recital & I got up on stage and started doing the dance routine with her. My mom was upset & tried to get me to come off the stage. The dance teacher saw that I knew what I was doing & told my mom to let me finish. Needless to say I received a standing ovation at the end of the dance & the dance teacher told my mom to bring me to dance class as a participant from now on. I went on to perform with a professional dance company & am now a director of my own dance studio for 28 years!
I loved the routine with Chelsea and, I think it was Mark, when they danced to Bleeding Love. It was so poignant and moving. I replayed it over and over again. I still love the song and it still reminds me of that routine.
I once got to dance at disney world for the candle light procession! It was amazing. :) Once in a life time opportunity.
We haven't watched it yet, but it looks like something my daughter would love as she has recently started taking dance classes!
I haven't watched this but I am looking forward to checking it out now!
dont watch the show
Hummingbird is a SYTYCD routine that always sticks out in my mind!
Haven't missed this show since the day it started. These kids are always so talented and the artistry of the choreographers is amazing. Of the choices, I love "Outa My Head", but my favorite by far is "Ramma Lamma".
I've watched this a few times. I can't dance. :( But I love to watch good dancers, my mom was one of them. I started watching Championship Ballroom Dancing on PBS decades ago, before it became so popular. I'm ahead of the times. LOL.
Have not heard of this show nor do I watch any of the so u think u can dance or American idols etc....I always lol at my oldest as she is always doing some crazy dances that have me cracking right up and our youngest is always twerking lol he is 3
I love dancing. It's great for the mind, body & soul. When I was younger I took jazz and tap dance classes. I loved it so much. The highlight of my week was going to class. I loved the hip hop routines & learned how to point ball change, the hand jive, swing dancing, abd many more. It was challenging, and to stay in sync is hard. Those people on the shows do really well. Anyways, my first dance recital is my favorite memory. I got 2 cute colorful sequence covered outfits, my hair was cool, my shoes were cool. I felt famous for that moment, I was the coolest 7 year old around :-) we danced to many hits including "hound dog" "hand jive" etc. I believe it was called land of 1000 dances and was like a mix of a little bit of everything. I loved everyone clapping and throwing flowers. It was unforgettable, and when I see the video it brings tears to my eyes. (And makes me bust up laughing because of how I looked back then)
Love this show! I took my niece to the tour with the top 10 for her birthday!
I used to take ballet as A kid and loved it...although i never grew up to be a ballerina
I've never heard of it, but I love Zumba! Does that count???
I only took swing dancing years ago.