The YMCA of Greater Louisville and the Kentucky Center join forces for National Dance Day, a grassroots campaign to encourage people to dance for fun, fitness and recreation.
A series of free dance classes are offered at six family YMCAs.
Dance routines are available online for potential participants to learn and rehearse on their own, with a group or through classes.
Then, everyone is invited to the Kentucky Center to perform the routines together on July 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This year, the Kentucky Center will be holding the community event on the Whitney Hall Stage, providing a true stage performance experience.
The dance routines are a blend of genres of dance styles
Instructors will be on hand during the dance classes and at the community event to help people.
Both the classes at the YMCA locations and the community event at the Kentucky Center are free and open to the public.
Families are encouraged to participate together.
Registration not necessary but participants are encouraged to sign up for the classes.
Click here for National Dance Day information.
National Dance Day is held in cities across the U.S., where public dance events are held in schools, theaters and in many cases outdoors.
National Dance Day was established in 2009 by the Dizzy Feet Foundation, which works to support, improve and increase access to dance education in the United States through exposing children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education, providing scholarships to talented dance students and support and increase the quality of all styles of dance education in the United States.