Producers from So You Think You Can Dance worked with congress to institute a National Dance Day, which was this past Saturday, July 31. Put it on your calendar for next year.
I celebrated the day with a beach trip followed by a client performance. Young Dancemakers Company took to the stage at the Ailey Center Saturday night for their Finale and Gala performance. These 16 youth dancers and choreographers are phenomenal and truly created some stunning works for the 15th Season. Themes of their dances ranged from power struggles and domestic violence to the seven deadly sins and freedom. Check out this video put together by NY Examiner reporter Jennifer Rathbone.
If this post puts you in the mood to dance, check out this creative and simple choreography from Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo, choreographers on SYTYCD.
They encouraged fans everywhere to learn it and perform the choreography at central location in what is called a “flash mob” demonstration on July 31. Fans could also upload videos of themselves learning the dance to youtube and SYTYCD’s facebook page. They showed quite a few of them during their results show this past Thursday.
Yeah for National Dance Day and thank you SYTYCD producers for initiating the movement.