National Dance Day

July 31, 2010 by Post Team 

National Dance DayNational Dance Day, “So You Think You Can Dance”, the dance program of the Fox competition, now in its seventh season, is coming to Chicago.

In celebration of National Dance Day, is Saturday, the last contestants of “So You Think You Can Dance” are made the series memorable dances in cities throughout the country. In Chicago, Randi Evans, Evan Kasprzak, Season 5 contestants will dance a free show based on one of sauciest numbers in the series.

Dubbed “the butt dance” by fans – even the judges of the series began to call it – Mia Michaels choreography “Evans paid special attention later. The real name of the dance is” Koop Island Blues “, a song originally performed by Swedish company jazz duo Koop and the music used for dance.

Saturday is the first time the National Day of Dance will be held. The day was the brainchild of dancer Nigel Lythgoe, producer and judge on “So You think You Can Dance.”

“I read one morning on the problem of obesity and I thought that (getting people to dance) is an absolutely perfect to try to combat obesity,” said Lythgoe. “So I just mused about the idea and walk, ‘Hey, let’s have a Dance Day.” I never dreamed I would be off as much as it has done. ”

The Evans and Kasprzak performance will take place at 7 pm during the weekly SummerDance, held from Thursday to Sunday during the summer in Grant Park. Before his performance at 6 pm, free dance lessons will be Western swing and then at 7:30 pm, the Western Elstons play two hours of music without Western swing. C. Carlos Tortolero, SummerDance program director, welcomes National Dance Chicago Press Day.

“SummerDance is designed to teach people a series of dances in a fun and accessible while showcasing various dance schools across Chicago,” said Tortolero. “Similarly, the National Dance Day encourages people to learn about the art of dance.”

Lythgoe said that despite Fox and “So You Think You Can Dance” are heavily promoting the National Day of Dance, with the end of the day is not to draw attention to the television program.

“(The National Dance Day) about a whole country to realize how much I enjoy dancing,” Lythgoe said, “And the use of time and using the power of dance to help with a kind of routine exercise, which also connects to the First Lady idea of ‘let’s move. ”

Although Michelle Obama has not connected to the National Dance Day, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton (DD.C.) ha. In a press conference on Saturday, Norton will present a resolution National Dance Day to promote the teaching of dance and fitness across America.

“Over 30 percent of Americans are obese, and childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years,” said Norton. “The holding of a National Day of Dance is an excellent way to promote wellness and fight obesity.”

In addition to promoting the Day of Dance, “So You Think You Can Dance” had two of its choreographers, Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, create an easy to learn to dance. The show issued a step by step video of the choreography on his blog and asked viewers to send videos of them performing the dance.

“You forget how small the world is today with the Internet,” Lythgoe said, “People are sending their videos from around the world.”

Lythgoe said that what he wants people to come off the National Day of Dance is an interest in staying healthy and dancing, perhaps.

“Which is better, sitting in a gym working or putting music and pass it,” said Lythgoe. “Well, I think to the music, moving to it and dance.”

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