The Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program, in conjunction with Savannah Mall, will host a National Dance Day event at noon on Saturday, July 30, at the center court outside of Bass Pro Shops on the lower level of Savannah Mall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Savannah Flash Mob Dance Crew will be on hand at the event to teach participants the 2016 National Dance Day dance. Anyone interested in learning the dance prior to National Dance Day so that they can help teach the dance at the event can attend dance tutorials at the following times on the following days in the Community Room at Savannah Mall: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 and 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23.
“Dancing is a great way to increase physical activity to help promote a healthier and more active lifestyle,” said Director Chronic Disease Prevention for the Coastal, Cristina Gibson. “Dancing is fun and it’s also good for you. Including dance as part of a regular exercise routine can help prevent chronic disease and obesity.”
National Dance Day was started in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of the television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and co-president of Dizzy Feet Foundation, a national organization created to “support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.” National Dance Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday in July.
“Our Savannah Flash Mob Dance Crew includes people with all levels of dance abilities. For us, it’s all about having fun and getting our feet moving,” said Gibson. “The event on July 30 will definitely include both of those things.”