Dance Day at Westfield will promote health, movement

To celebrate National Dance Day, Get Healthy Connecticut invites the public to “get jiggy with it” as a way of becoming more physically active on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westfield Trumbull, in the Lord & Taylor Court.

Get Healthy CT is proud to present the first annual National Dance Day in conjunction with Westfield Trumbull and the Trumbull/Monroe Health District.

This free event is open to the public and will include demonstrations as well as introductory dance lessons for beginners of all ages, presented by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Trumbull and other local dance schools.

The Stratford YMCA will get kids age four to six moving with “ZumbAtomic,” which features kid-friendly routines.

“People who are not in the habit of exercising regularly think it will be intimidating, expensive, and boring,” said Patrice Sulik, Get Healthy CT Physical Activity task force member and health director, Trumbull / Monroe Health District. “In fact, exercise can be fun and dancing is the perfect way to get started because anybody can do it, anywhere, any time and it's fun!”

Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Katie Holmes, among others, to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.

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