The Connection is offering a day of dance for all ages to celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, September 21.  All activities are free and open to the public.

National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. 

National Dance Day Adult Class Schedule:

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  • 9-10am Barre Sculpt with Kristin Quigley Russell
    (Ages 13+) Start the day with a great low impact, dancer’s workout that integrates the fat-burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping techniques of isometrics and the elongation principles of dance conditioning.
  • 9-10am Barre Sculpt with Kristin Quigley Russell
    (Ages 13+) Join us for a low-impact dance fitness class that integrates the fat-burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping techniques of isometrics, and the elongation principles of dance conditioning
  • 10-11am Zumba® with Kristin Quigley Russell
    (Ages 13+) Continue your workout with a high-energy dance/fitness class set to fun international rhythms
  • 11am-12:20pm Animation Hip-Hop with Chris Dixon
    (Ages 10+) Explore the basics of popping, locking and isolations in this stop motion inspired technique class taught by professional dancer and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Alum, Chris Dixon! Class will consist of a warm-up and a short, fun dance routine.
  • 12:20-12:45pm National Dance Day Routine
    (All ages) Learn the official National Dance Day Routine, choreographed by internet sensation Matt Steffanina, to Dua Lipa’s song, Electricity!
  • 12:45-12:50pm The Connection Dance Team Performance
  • 1-2pm Jazz Jumps, Kicks and Turns with Sydney Little
    (Ages 6+) Want to learn how to do a firebird? Looking to nail your side leap? Perfect what you know and learn some new skills in this class! Dancers will work on flexibility and correct placement for grand battements (kicks), leg holds, tilts, basic jumps and turns. Class will consist of a warm-up, across the floor, and a short, fun dance routine. 
  • 1-2pm Creative Movement and Improvisation with Taina Bey
    (Ages 3-6) Tiny movers will be introduced to the basic concepts of rhythm and movement using exercises and games designed to engage their imagination and expand individual creativity. Class will consist of a warm-up, games, and an improvised dance routine. 

Donations are welcome; all proceeds will be divided between The Connection and the Dizzy Feet Foundation.  The Connection Dance Team will hold a snack sale throughout the day. Check out and practice the Official National Dance Day Routines at http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day

The Connection is a non-profit, human service organization committed to providing fitness, wellness and enrichment programs and activities to all women, men and children regardless of physical ability or economic circumstance. To find out more about our financial assistance program or how you can help us help others with a donation, visit TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by 79 Maple Street, Summit.