Jazzercise Old Metairie and Lake Vista are hosting the event for all to attend. “We hope to have mothers, daughters, families, siblings and groups of friends, along with our regular Jazzercisers attend,” said Christie Falcone, an instructor at Jazzercise Old Metairie and Lake Vista.
From 9 a.m. to Noon, participants will dance to routines led by Chere vanLigten, a 29-year Jazzercise instructor and Routine Taping Team Member, who teaches at the Jazzercise Fitness Center in Oceanside, California, and is an AFAA certified personal trainer.
Local Jazzercise instructors will also help lead the fun routines.
Proceeds from the charity event will benefit Community Works of Louisiana, Inc. (CWLA), a non-profit organization that promotes arts education for youth with after school and summer activities.
National Dance Day is a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move. For the celebration, individuals, families and organizations from across the nation are asked to come together and dance.
The celebration originated in conjunction with the Fox television program, “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Pre-registration fee is $25, May 15-July 15. After July 15 and at the door, registration fee is $35.
To register, send completed registration form, along with payment to:
524 Smith Drive
Metairie, LA 70005
Registration forms and credit card payments can also be obtained by visiting the Lake Vista and Old Metairie Jazzercise Facebook page.
Routines featured will showcase the workout program which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga and kickboxing movements.
Jazzercise has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor.
Judi Sheppard Missett founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. Today, the international franchise program hosts a network of 7,500 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries.