Gear up for a fun day of free dance activities on Saturday, July 30 when Nashville Ballet hosts National Dance Day fun at its Martin Center home in Sylvan Park at 3630 Redmon St., Nashville.
From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., kids and adults of all ages can participate in complimentary dance instruction, including a preview of Nashville Ballet's new fall adult class called DANCEFIX. It's a high-energy dance workout class founded by Heather Britt, a professional dancer and choreographer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The DANCEFIX classes — only available at Nashville Ballet outside on Cincinnati — feature diverse choreography, from hip hop and jazz to Latin and lyrical.
"DANCEFIX was created to strengthen the connection between self-expression and community-building through dance," says Britt. "We've seen an overwhelming response at Cincinnati Ballet since its introduction 10 years ago, and offering it at Nashville Ballet feels like a natural next step because of its similar mission," she adds.
"Nashville has a strong adult dance community, and we're always looking for ways that we can use our space to get people moving in a new way," says Nick Mullikin, director of school at Nashville Ballet. "DANCEFIX offers a welcoming, no-stress environment to try out a new movement style and get excited about dance without the intimidation," he adds.
DANCEFIX will be a regular offering in Nashville Ballet's Community Division for ages 18 and older, but on National Dance Day, kids of all ages can give it a try with Mom and Dad during sessions from 10 - 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
From 12 - 1 p.m., everyone can have fun learning choreography from the Fox TV hit show So You Think You Can Dance
For more information about National Dance Day at Nashville Ballet, call 615-297-2966 or visit nashvilleballet.com