Seven years ago, the Dizzy Feet Foundation—you know it from founder Nigel Lythoe and “So You Think You Can Dance”–created a day devoted to dance for Americans of all ages and abilities. And because we’ll never say no to another day of celebrating dance (and because a big part of NDD is educating who I affectionately think of as laypersons—non-dancers—about the power and benefits of dance), we thought we’d share with you the choreography and how-to video for this year’s dance. The idea is that you teach your students this dance and then perform it in honor of NDD, wherever you are.
If you’re feeling frisky, you can film yourself and your students performing this year’s routine and upload it to YouTube to enter to win a private dance class with YouTube Red’s “Step Up” series dancer and actress Jade Chynoweth. Tag your video using the hashtags #nationaldanceday2017 and#StepUpandDance, and submit this form. Videos with the most votes get special call-outs across the Dizzy Feet social media.
OK, now on to the fun part: grooving! There’s both an accessible and adaptive version of the dance.