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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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  • cdgregory2009 By cdgregory2009
    08.11.14  

    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".

  • maryalicefranklin By maryalicefranklin
    08.11.14  

    Hummingbird is a SYTYCD routine that always sticks out in my mind!

  • twinkieluv By twinkieluv
    08.11.14  

    dont watch the show

  • ShellBell123 By ShellBell123
    08.11.14  

    I haven't watched this but I am looking forward to checking it out now!

  • AlisonR By AlisonR
    08.11.14  

    We haven't watched it yet, but it looks like something my daughter would love as she has recently started taking dance classes!

  • amymballou By amymballou
    08.11.14  

    I once got to dance at disney world for the candle light procession! It was amazing. :) Once in a life time opportunity.

  • Grammyof5 By Grammyof5
    08.11.14  

    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.

  • suttondancer By suttondancer
    09.15.14  

    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!

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