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July 23, 2013 > National Dance Day

National Dance Day

Submitted By Tia Washington

The City of Fremont Dance Department will be celebrating "National Dance Day" on Saturday, July 27 at the Pavilion in Central Park, Lake Elizabeth. This free event is open to everyone! Activities include performances by dance groups, raffles and dance contests with awesome surprises. This event is also part of the Dance Department's 50th year celebration.

"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. Most importantly, the day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.

"National Dance Day" got its start on the popular television show "So You Think You Can Dance," whose producer and judge, Nigel Lythgoe, promoted recognition of this day by Congress. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the congressional delegate to Washington, D.C., and leader of the government's national healthy lifestyle movement, took up the cause and brought it to a successful conclusion. The purpose is to celebrate dance, from professional ballet to hip-hop and Zumba; to help get people up and moving.

According to Lythgoe, the goal is to "prove that the Power of Dance can MOVE an entire country!"

If you love to dance, have ever wanted to try, or just want to watch, "National Dance Day" at Central Park in Fremont is a great opportunity to start. Come out and "get your groove on" learning and performing official National Dance Day "Everybody Dance" and "Hip-Hop Master Class" routines. Learn the routines and be performance ready before National Dance Day by going to

For more information about participating in "National Dance Day" in Fremont, please contact (510) 791-4351.

National Dance Day
Saturday, July 27
10 a.m. - noon
Central Park Performance Pavilion
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 791-4351

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