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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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  • MyLittlePrincessK By MyLittlePrincessK
    07.30.14  

    Another Jazzerciser here too!

  • satrntgr By satrntgr
    07.30.14  

    I love this show and so wish that I would have stayed in dance. When I was young - it was the tap and ballet stuff that I just wasn't in to. Wish I could have known about contemporary and jazz back then!

  • i_speaks By i_speaks
    07.30.14  

    I've watched every season of this show, but for some reason I really loved the earlier seasons. Probably because it still seemed very new and fresh to me and all the great choreography blew me away. The show is still good as well as the choreography, but it's losing steam - maybe it's become more about one routine topping another rather than the actual dancing which is still very impressive.

  • AngelaNicole By AngelaNicole
    07.30.14  

    katee and joshua's routine to no air by jordan sparks..i LOVE it so much i STILL get goosebumps when i watch it :-) i'm a fan of the show!

  • emolie27 By emolie27
    07.30.14  

    I love this show, I could not pick a favorite. Out of the ones listed, I like Fix You.

  • penguin707 By penguin707
    07.30.14  

    Its one of my favorite shows, never missed a season. Alex and Twitch's outta my head is my favorite routine. The other favorite is the cancer routine, but its not mentioned in the list.

  • tgalbraith00 By tgalbraith00
    07.30.14  

    I remember when I was younger, me & my friends took dance lessons once or twice.

  • davisjodie By davisjodie
    07.30.14  

    I love this show, especially the contemporary and hip-hop routines. One of my favorites is OUTTA MY HEAD - Alex and Twitch.

  • sonia23 By sonia23
    07.30.14  

    i havent really watched the show but i wouldnt mind checking it out sometime,they make the dancing look so easy but you know thats alot of hard work

  • jimmiss71 By jimmiss71
    07.30.14  

    I do not personally dance except when I am cleaning (and its not site you all would want to see!) but I have always loved dancing as a child. This show allows me to continue to love dance without having to make a fool of myself. I personally loved the dance done by Neil and Lacey to the song, Time, as it makes me think of my father who passed away too early. This dance was so beautiful. All of the dancers are so talented and make it all look so easy and second-nature, but they are such strong athletes and really become actors and actresses as they try to get their story across to us. I love it!

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