National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July, recognized last year in a congressional resolution introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president and co-creator and executive producer of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Six Flags is a national venue sponsor of Dance 4 Your Life! and will host official National Dance Day events at select parks around the country. The events will include dance routines for all skill levels so everyone can enjoy them. The routines are available online as part of the Dance 4 Your Life! campaign. The event is free, but parking will be available at regular cost.
- Six Flags Discover Kingdom– Vallejo, CA; event starts at 8 a.m. and features Kupono Aweau
- Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, CA; event starts at 8:30 a.m. and features Carrie Ann Inaba, Billy Blanks Jr., Grover Dale, Robin Antin and Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo
- Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX; event starts at 8:30 a.m. and features Lacey Schwimmer
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas– San Antonio, TX; event starts at 8 a.m. and features John Platero
- Six Flags New England – Agawam, MA; event starts at 8:30 a.m.
- Six Flags Over Georgia – Austell, GA; event starts at 8:30 a.m. and features Comfort Fedoke and Jessica King
Also, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will be hosting an event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at 1 p.m. Mary Murphy, “So You Think You Can Dance” judge and ballroom dance champion, will be on-site to teach participants the official “Everybody Dance” routine.
The National Dance Day events are part of Dance 4 Your Life!, a campaign launched this year by the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Dizzy Feet Foundation. Dance 4 Your Life! asks Americans to dance their way toward an active and healthy lifestyle. Expanding the message and fun of National Dance Day into a year-around initiative, Dance 4 Your Life! aims to raise awareness of the benefits of dance and encourage people of every age and physical condition to incorporate dance into their lives as a way to improve heart health and combat obesity.
For more information on National Dance Day, Dance 4 Your Life! and how to become involved, please visit www.dance4yourlife.org