Open House at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Cary to
CELEBRATE NATIONAL DANCE DAY
Saturday, July 26th
Open to Public, No Charge, No Reservation required!
Join us from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Cary (919) 380-2185
107 Edinburgh South Dr. Suite 123
Cary, NC 27511
Locals Hit the Dance Floor to Fight Obesity
National Dance Day celebrates dance as fun way
to stay healthy and drop pounds
(July, 2014) – Swing-dancing seniors, tangoing twosomes and salsa-loving singles are lacing up their dance shoes to fight obesity as Fred Astaire Dance Studio hosts our local National Dance Day celebration Saturday, July 26th from 2 to 3 p.m. The local day of dance is one of many throughout the country raising awareness about America’s dangerous obesity epidemic, while encouraging dancing as a fun and healthy activity.
“One third of all Americans are obese. It’s a major problem in our country, so we want our studios here and throughout the country to join in the fight,” says Fred Astaire Dance Studio CEO Jack Rothweiler. “National Dance Day is a terrific way to encourage people to come and join us for a day of fun and healthy activity.”
Come watch this fun, visual story as locals boogie to the beat to beat obesity! Everyone is invited to DANCE FOR FREE- from beginners to pros!
Dance ‘Till You Drop – Pounds!
Memphis doctor drops 100 lbs. on the dance floor
10 years ago, Dr. Andrea Smith had ovarian cancer. Her chemotherapy and subsequent treatments robbed her of her balance and form and she ballooned to more than 300 lbs. One night, she watched her son perform in a ballroom dance competition and went to the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio to sign up for lessons.
Andrea found it challenging at first, but her focus and ability improved with each lesson. She regained her balance, began lifting weights and added aerobics to her routine. After several months of fun on the dance floor, she had dropped more than 100 lbs!
“It was difficult at first, but the more I danced, the better I felt,” says Dr. Smith.“Then the weight just started falling off.”
Research shows a staggering 69 percent of Americans are currently overweight or obese (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), and the bad news doesn’t stop there.
- More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese. (Journal of American Medicine)
- Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. (CDC)
- The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. (CDC)
Better Health through Ballroom Dance
- Weight loss studies show that dancing continuously for 30 minutes has the same impact on weight loss as walking, swimming, or cycling (Mayo Clinic)
- Consistency counts – A weekly dance program improves physical performance and increases energy levels among adults (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
- Heart Health – Consistent social dance exercise leads to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels (Mayo Clinic).
- Bone up – Even if you’ve got two left feet, you’ll want them to remain strong! Dancing boosts bone density, along with muscle strength and coordination (American Council on Exercise).
Come to the celebration and meet locals who have lost weight and achieved better health through ballroom dance. Or have our instructors and students live in the studio to talk about the health benefits from dancing. Plus, learn a few moves while you’re at it!
About Fred Astaire Dance Studios®
Co-founded in 1947 by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. Fred Astaire Dance Studio Cary NC has Ballroom and Latin style dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Our unique method of instruction will allow you to learn dances from the Foxtrot to Salsa faster and more easily than you could anywhere else. Our mission is to enrich the lives of anyone and everyone who is associated with our company and to become your community
About National Dance Day
Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. NDD achieved national recognition when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, announced at a press conference on July 31, 2010, in Washington, D.C., that she was introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day.