NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Ballet will celebrate National Dance Day July 28 with 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 creator Nigel Lythgoe, at Nashville Ballet’s Nashville location (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209).
The day will have a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and a one-time youth musical theater class.
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. to noon Adult Contemporary or Youth Musical Theater
Noon to 1 p.m. Dizzy Feet Foundation choreography
National Dance Day offers a preview of regularly programmed (including DANCEFIX, ballet and contemporary) School of Nashville Ballet classes. Adult classes are offered all year, and classes for ages 2-18 of all experience levels begin Aug. 20. Attendees will receive a 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages of 10 or more classes when purchased onsite during National Dance Day for the locations in Nashville and Brentwood.
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 2-70.
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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Sierra Smith, Nashville Ballet