National dance day celebration

Cumming First United Methodist Church holds annual day

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CUMMING, Ga. — Dance, groove and move with the National Dance Day annual celebration July 27 at Cumming First United Methodist Church.

This day encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity.

The day achieved national recognition when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, announced at a press conference July 31, 2010, she was introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day.

In a full week of dance classes leading up to National Dance Day, Cumming First United Methodist Church will host seven dance studios: Born to Dance, Cumming Dance Academy, Dancer’s Studio at Windemere, Fusion Dance, Sawnee Ballet, Still Point and Tir Na Tralee.

Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more.

All classes are beginning level for various age ranges starting as young as 3 and are free to the public.

Everything culminates with the National Dance Day on July 27. There will be a practice for the “Everybody Dance Routine” at 9 a.m. It will be filmed at 10 a.m.

A practice for the “Hip Hop Routine,” which is slightly more advanced, will be at 11 a.m. and will be filmed at noon.

The filmed routines will be submitted for inclusion on the Dizzy Feet Foundation website. All of Cumming and Forsyth County are encouraged to get out and dance July 27.

Cumming First United Methodist Church is located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming. For more information call 770-887-2900 or visit www.cfumcga.mobi.

This was published in the July 17 issue of the Forsyth Herald.