Tuesday, July 26, 2011

National Dance Day 2011 in New Orleans

So far the only event I've seen for New Orleans for National Dance Day 2011 is this one, which was posted at NOCCA's (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) website.
July 5, 2011 – To celebrate the 2nd Annual National Dance Day (July 30), Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre is offering a free Zumba class at NOCCA. Launched by Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer and judge of “So You Think You Can Dance”, National Dance Day is “a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move! Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance.” (http://dance.blogs.fox.com)

Zumba “is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.” (http://www.zumba.com) The 1 ½ hour Zumba class will be taught by certified Zumba instructor, Jennifer Plauche. Following the class Jennifer and other members of Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre will teach the National Dance Day routines created by “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers. Anyone can join the class. All ages and levels are welcome. There is no need for membership, fancy sneakers or expensive dancewear. Just wear something comfortable and come dance with us!

Where: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

When: Saturday, July 30 @ 1pm-3pm

Cost: FREE

For more information please contact Chard at info@charddance.org or by calling (504) 939-2404.
If anyone's doing a flash mob here in NOLA, they're keeping it to themselves.

However, if you search the National Dance Day hashtag on Twitter, #nationaldanceday, something may pop up. Also, Sandy's Dance Center in Shreveport is having an event.

Looking for the three National Dance Day routines choreographed by SYTYCD choreographers? Click here.

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