National Dance Day
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Father dancing with son in his bedroom.If you think you can dance, you’re in luck. Strut your stuff this month in celebration of National Dance Day on Saturday, July 27. This foot-stomping holiday was launched by renowned dancer/choreographer Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of television’s So You Think You Can Dance.

National Dance Day’s not just an excuse to show off your smoothest moves. With the national obesity rate climbing, getting fit and in good health is serious, but dancing extra weight away is easy!

Each year the Dizzy Feet Foundation, the organization founded by Lythgoe, sponsors National Dance Day and hosts two national dance events. They also create special choreographed dances that everyone can learn, perform or shares with others on National Dance Day. Check out the instructional video and no matter what your age or fitness range, you’ll be moving in no time.

National Dance Day Events

Whether its hip-hop moves, hula dancing or rockin’ and rollin’, National Dance Day is for all ages!
Go back in time to the glittering days of Studio 54 on July 13 at a special Disco Party from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library. Grown-ups are invited to put on their dancing shoes, learn the classic Hustle and move to the groove of the hottest disco sounds. The event is free and open to the public; call the library at 954-357-6580 for details.

Just for Children and Teens

July 9, 16, 23, 30 – Terrific Tuesday Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Cheer Dance Class with Miss Raquel, ages 7 and up, 6 to 7:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Teen Dance Class, ages 12-18, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 10, 24 – Get Fit with Ms. Kandyss, Rhythm Nation Dance Academy, ages 13 and up, Lauderdale Lakes Library
July 11, 18, 25 – Toddler Time: Stories, music and dance for ages up to 2 ½ years, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hollywood Library
July 11, 18, 25 – Cowboys and Princesses Dance Camp, ages 2-3, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Please pre-register: 954-357-6399, Davie/Cooper City Library
July 11, 18, 25 – Cowboys and Princesses Dance Camp, ages 4-6, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon. Please pre-register: 954-357-6399, Davie/Cooper City Library
July 17 – Dance! Dance! Stop! Fun with D.J. Penn House, ages 3-10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Large groups are welcome but must pre-register: 954-201-2626, North Regional/Broward College Library
July 19 – Dance! Dance! Stop! Fun with D.J. Penn House, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Century Plaza Leon Slatin Library
July 20 – Hawaiian Dancing: Watch and practice hula dancing while learning about Hawaiian dancing, ages 5-11, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library
July 22 – Family Science Fun Night with Geddy the Gecko. Geddy loves math, science, fast music, fast dancing and super-fast breakdancing! Audience participation welcomed, all ages, 6 to 7 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
July 22 – Teen Zumba: Use dance moves for a fun workout, wear sneakers, teens, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
August 3 – Summer Reading Program Grand Finale Performance: Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Cheer Dance Recital with Miss Raquel, 2 to 3 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
August 3 – Super Saturday: Rock and Roll Interactive Dance Show. Enjoy Fantasy Theatre’s high-energy, totally interactive dance show featuring today’s latest hits as well as dances from yesteryear, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., 1st floor, Program Room #1017, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library Research and Information Technology Center

Free Dance Music – Make Your Own Mix with Broward County Libraries Division Free Downloadable Songs!

Be your own DJ with Freegal, a free service for Broward County Library customers that puts thousands of the hottest hits songs from past and present at your fingertips. Freegal allows five free downloadable songs a week, every week, with selections from every musical genre you can imagine. Use your Broward County Library card number to sign up for Freegal and get the sounds and songs you want at no cost.

The Top Ten Highest-Grossing Dance Movies the Last 30 Years – Available at Broward County Libraries!

Magic Mike (2012)
Black Swan (2011)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Flashdance (1983)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Footloose (1984)
Step Up (2006)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Stomp the Yard (2007)