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June 14 10:07 AM

Celebrate National Dance Day

Jazzercise event celebrating National Dance Day in New Orleans on Saturday, July 27

 (New Orleans, La.) – “A moving good time” is the promise to attendees at a special Jazzercise event celebrating National Dance Day in New Orleans on Saturday, July 27, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.


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 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., participants will dance to routines led by Chere vanLigten, a 30-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 $30.00 until June 15.  After June 15 and at the door the registration fee is $45.00.  To register:  Send completed registration form, along with payment to:    

                                                           Pat Norman

                                                           524 Smith Drive

                                                           Metairie, Louisiana 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.

For more information about the event contact:         Anne Zetzmann:   504-834-1233 or

                                                                                   Darby Matthews:  225-978-4676

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