DATE: July 10, 2013
Move and groove with BCL during National Dance Day.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath Libraries Division
If you think you can dance, you’re in luck. Strut your stuff with Broward County Libraries 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.
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,16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331. 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 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, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
July 17, 24, 31 – Teen Dance Class, ages 12-18, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
July 24 – Get Fit with Ms. Kandyss, Rhythm Nation Dance Academy, ages 13 and up, Lauderdale Lakes Library, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311, 954-357-8650
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, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-357-7760
July 11, 18, 25 – Cowboys and Princesses Dance Camp, ages 2-3, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Please preregister: 954-357-6399, Davie/Cooper City Library, 4600 S.W. 82 Ave., Davie, FL 33328, 954-357-6399
July 11, 18, 25 – Cowboys and Princesses Dance Camp, ages 4-6, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon. Please preregister: 954-357-6399, Davie/Cooper City Library, 4600 S.W. 82 Ave., Davie, FL 33328, 954-357-6399
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 preregister: 954-201-2626, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
July 19 – Dance! Dance! Stop! Fun with D.J. Penn House, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Century Plaza Leon Slatin Library, 1856 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, 954-357-7740
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, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
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, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
July 22 – Teen Zumba: Use dance moves for a fun workout, wear sneakers, teens, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library,16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 3331
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, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
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, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33314, 954-2662-5477
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.
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