Nashville Ballet will celebrate National Dance Day for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, July 28 by offering free sample classes and choreography provided by Dizzy Feet Foundation, which was co-founded in 2009 by hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) creator Nigel Lythgoe.
The day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and a one-time youth musical theater class unique to this special day. Nashville Ballet encourages dance and wellness enthusiasts of all ages to participate on July 28 in honor of this annual nationwide celebration of dance. National Dance Day will take place at Nashville Ballet’s Nashville location (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209).
The National Dance Day schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. DANCEFIX (high-energy, adult dance workout class) OR Adult Introduction to Ballet
11 a.m. - noon Adult Contemporary OR Youth Musical Theater
Noon - 1 p.m. Dizzy Feet Foundation choreography
“National Dance Day gives us the opportunity to open our doors and offer the community a place to come together in a fun, no pressure environment and just express themselves through movement,” Nashville Ballet Associate Artistic Director Nick Mullikin said. “Not only can we celebrate the day with people who know us, but we’re also looking forward to meeting community members who may not realize that Nashville Ballet offers dance classes for all ages and experience levels throughout the year.”
Attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages of 10 or more classes when purchased onsite during National Dance Day. Nashville Ballet offers adult classes on a rolling basis all year at locations in both Nashville and Brentwood. Class packages can be used on any adult offerings, including DANCEFIX, ballet and contemporary (all of which will be offered on National Dance Day).
“Many of our adult classes have developed very loyal followings that began with students introduced to our organization through National Dance Day,” Mullikin said. “Our dance classes are great for incorporating more physical activity into any lifestyle, and I think anyone who attends National Dance Day will find that dance is also an exceptional way of fostering human connection and building friendships.”
National Dance Day offers a preview of regularly programmed School of Nashville Ballet classes. Adult classes are offered all year, and classes for ages 2-18 of all experience levels begin Monday, August 20.
No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins welcome. Participation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dizzy Feet Foundation aims to improve and increase access to dance education in the United States.
About Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2 (a pre-professional training company), provide more than 70,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through season performances and its Community Engagement programming. Curriculum-based Community Engagement programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. School of Nashville Ballet brings world-class dance instruction to students age 2 to 70.
Nashville Ballet receives public funding from Metro Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Contributions from local, regional and national institutional funders and community partners, as well as hundreds of generous individuals, provide ongoing support of Nashville Ballet’s mission-critical programs.
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