DATE: June 25, 2012
NAME: Catherine McElrath
PHONE: 954- 357-7402
Put your body in motion at the library this summer as we celebrate National Dance Day, held annually on the third Saturday in July. Created in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, the judge/executive producer of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, National Dance Day promotes dance education and physical fitness for all and will be officially celebrated on July 28.
Young or old, you can try out hip-hop, jazz, salsa or line dancing – all for free at your Broward County Library. Go around the world and watch a Hawaiian dance performance, learn Latin American folk dancing or learn about African beats. There are classes, performances, drum-and-dance programs and even Zumba for kids!
What are you waiting for? Get moving at your library with these great programs:
June 23 - Line Dancing Class, adults, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-341-3900)
June 25 - Caribbean Heat: Learn Zumba, ages 8-12, 3:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pre-register: 954-201-2626. North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 (954-201-2600)
June 27, 28, 29, 30 - Ethnotricity Cultural Art Studio Dance Performance, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954-357-6282). June 27: 12:30 to 7 p.m. and June 28, 29, 30: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
July 2, 9 - Own the Night @ the Hip-Hop Palazzo for Teens! Learn hip-hop moves with today’s popular music, ages 12-18, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Branch Library, 6399 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313 (954-497-1630)
July 3, 17 - Hip-Hop & Jazz Dance Class, ages 7 & up, 6 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068 (954-968-3840)
July 6 - Let’s Move It! Dance, games & more, children of all ages, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Pompano Beach Branch Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954-786-2181)
July 7, 14, 21 - Princess Dream Dance Camp, ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, 954-680-0050, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Davie/Cooper City Branch Library, 4600 S.W. 82 Ave., Davie, FL 33328 (954-680-0050)
July 11 - Own the Night: JUS HIP-HOP dance workshop, ages 8-15, 5:30 to 6 p.m., Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020 (954-926-2430)
July 14 - Salsa Dancing Class, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-341-3900)
July 14 - Drumming with Ndakhte: Drum, Dance, Dream! Ages 5 & up, 2 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (954-538-9996)
July 16 - Moeata Luau Hawaiian Dance Show, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (954-538-9996)
July 18 - Geddy the Gecko Interactive Show, singing, dancing and lots of laughter, ages 3-12. Pre-register, 954-201-262, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 (954-201-2600)
July 21 - Line Dancing Class, adults, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-341-3900)
July 23 - Pre-Recital Hip-Hop & Jazz Practice, ages 7 & up, 4 to 6 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068 (954-968-3840)
July 23 - African Dreams: Drum & Dance Workshop, middle and high school students, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines (954-538-9996)July 23 - Vampire Dancing, Summer Reading Program event, call library for details, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Ct., Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (954-968-3820)
July 24 - Hawaiian Culture! Learn about Hawaiian culture through song and dance and storytelling with Ohana Arts, all ages, 6 to 7 p.m., Hallandale Beach Branch Library, 300 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale, FL 33009 (954-457-1750)
July 28 - Summer Reading Program Grand Finale, with hip-hop and jazz dance performers, all ages, 2 to 4 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068 (954-968-3840)
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