Saturday, July 30, was the second annual National Dance Day, a new official holiday created by "So You Think You Can Dance" producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe's Dizzy Feet Foundation to encourage amateur dancers of all ages and athletic levels to dance for fun and fitness. After routines choreographed by "SYTYCD" pros Mary Murphy, Robin Antin, and Tabitha & Napoleon were posted on www.dance4yourlife.org for fans to learn, those fans congregated at locations across the nation to participate in flashmobs (and burn a few calories while doing so--they were literally dancing for their lives!).
Lythgoe himself, along with (Dizzy Feet Foundation co-founders) Katie Holmes and "Dancing With The Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba, plus Nappytabs, Antin, and Sharon and Billy Blanks Jr., all appeared at L.A.'s National Dance Day event at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Meanwhile, Mary Murphy emceed the Washington, D.C. event at the National Mall, joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, whoRead More »from Katie Holmes & ‘SYTYCD’ Stars Celebrate National Dance Day