A grassroots campaign encouraging Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity culminates with an annual celebration on the last Saturday in July. This year’s event falls on Saturday, July 27.
To mark the celebration, Cumming First United Methodist Church will host seven dance studios — Born to Dance, Cumming Dance Academy, Dancer’s Studio at Windemere, Fusion Dance, Sawnee Ballet, Still Point and Tir Na Tralee — in a full week of dance classes leading up to National Dance Day. Classes include ballet, broadway, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish and creative movement.
The free classes are for beginners starting at age 3. Classes during the week will be for 4:30-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 22-26, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Classes will be at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy., Cumming.
Following the weeklong classes, participants will celebrate National Dance Day with practice and then filming of the dances. Filmed routines will be submitted to the Dizzy Feet Foundation website.
The "Everybody Dance Routine" will be at 9 a.m. with filming at 10 a.m. Practice for the "Hip Hop Routine" will be at 11 a.m. followed by a noon filming.