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Nat'l Dance Day To Keep Kids Healthy & Fight Obesity

11:02 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO - A national dance day right here in the Piedmont had kids showcasing professional dance routines.

The goal is to encourage everyone to embrace dance as a fun way to maintain health and fight obesity.

Members of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greensboro laced up their dancing shoes to perform at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.  They were featured as the "Captain Green Eyes Dance Troupe."  Captain Greens Eyes is a fictional character created by one of the organizers, Carolyn Woodruff.  The character is created from a real-life stuffed cat that was given to her husband when he was born.

National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by "So You Think You Can Dance" co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe.  It's an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July.

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