Friday, July 16, 2010

National Dance Day: Deadline to Submit Your Ideas is Tonight

You can share your plans for National Dance Day, July 31, at the So You Think You Can Dance Facebook page, and there's also a form at the Fox website. However, make sure you share those plans before midnight tonight, July 16, if you hope they are shared on the show next week.

I posted the Tabitha and Napoleon routine weeks ago at this link and said back then I thought the hope was for flash mob dances.

I also mentioned plans for Washington D.C. at the end of the post about Mia Michaels's apology to AdéChiké here, after Nigel Lithgoe said the Washington D.C. Flash mob dance would be at Meridian Hill. However, on Thursday night's results show, July 15, he said the Mall. I found this from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on her website:
Norton Introduces Resolution to Launch Annual National Dance Day

July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution to recognize July 31, as National Dance Day. Norton will also host a National Dance Day Flash Mob on July 31, 2010 on the National Mall featuring Nigel Lythgoe, celebrity judge and producer of the popular national television show "So You Think You Can Dance." Norton, an avid proponent of healthy lifestyles and a lover of popular and other dance forms, is using National Dance Day and her resolution to promote physical fitness across the United States and the First Lady's Let's Move campaign.

"Astonishingly, more than 31 percent of U.S. children under the age of 19, and an estimated 68 percent of American adults are overweight or obese," said Norton. "National Dance Day and my resolution encourage Americans to live a physically active lifestyle and to have fun doing it. Organizing an annual National Dance Day in the nation's capital and throughout the country is a terrific way to promote fitness, and to emphasize the First Lady's Let's Move initiative to combat childhood obesity."

The Congresswoman's resolution received special recognition last week on So You Think You Can Dance when Nigel Lythgoe announced her resolution to recognize July 31, as National Dance Day.

In January, Norton introduced the Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act to promote exercise and diet changes. Norton's LIFE bill directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be a lead agency in combating obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
I haven't yet heard what's happening in New Orleans, if anything.

Here is a flash mob dance performance in a Canadian mall. It was staged April 29, 2010.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you know what time the flash mob will take place in DC?

Anonymous said...

Please provide more details for the event in DC - time, place, parking.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Please visit the National Dance Day Facebook page for more information about events for that day.

Anonymous said...

I've looked at that page, but didn't see any direct links to events in DC that day. Am I missing something?

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

This is what I found via the Facebook page:

NDD Flash Mob in Washington, D.C. at National Mall on Sat., July 31, from 1-5pm, btwn 3rd and 4th St. Nigel will be there. Come join us!!!

And confirmed at DizzyFeet.org

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

You can also follow the DizzyFeet Foundation on Twitter.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Also, the Fox website has started listing events, check here.

TheJessie said...

is the flash mon in DC doing the NappyTabs routine?

TheJessie said...

Is the flash mob in DC going to be doing the NappyTabs routine?

uggs said...

NDD Flash Mob in Washington, D.C. at National Mall on Sat., July 31, from 1-5pm, btwn 3rd and 4th St. Nigel will be there. Come join us!!!