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Enter the SheSpeaks Celebrate Dance Giveaway

Enter the SheSpeaks Celebrate Dance Giveaway

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
 

"Our job, especially in the digital world, is not just to entertain but to inform. - Nigel Lythgoe"

 

 *This giveaway is open through Aug 11th to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.

 Congratulations to our Winner!: Shaktimom

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  • kuchick By kuchick
    08.06.14  

    Fix you with Allison and Robert I still watch it every year before the new season starts... BEAUTIFUL!

  • lorri1956 By lorri1956
    08.06.14  

    I took dance when I was young. And my daughter also took dance when she young. She a lot better at it and actually entered several dance recitals. But when it no longer fun, she stopped.

  • Erinssaving By Erinssaving
    08.07.14  

    I can't dance, but I love this show! I have several favorites, but I loved Hok & Jaimie's hummingbird routine, Heidi & Travis's Afro Pop, Courtney & Mark garden jazz, Alex & Twitch of course (also Twitch and Ellen!).

  • annjulie By annjulie
    08.07.14  

    I only took swing dancing years ago.

  • CC2014 By CC2014
    08.10.14  

    I've never heard of it, but I love Zumba! Does that count???

  • sweeper785 By sweeper785
    08.10.14  

    I used to take ballet as A kid and loved it...although i never grew up to be a ballerina

  • MomOnTheEdge By MomOnTheEdge
    08.10.14  

    Love this show! I took my niece to the tour with the top 10 for her birthday!

  • LynVazquez By LynVazquez
    08.10.14  

    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)

  • gwanita By gwanita
    08.10.14  

    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

  • milo9282002 By milo9282002
    08.11.14  

    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.

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