Ok, so I remember when the song was originally released by the group A Taste of Honey back in 1978. Let’s pretend I was just a toddler…
Anyway, it’s popular again and was very appropriate for the second annual National Dance Day, celebrated this past Saturday. For good reason. It really is hard to sit still while listening to it!
National Dance Day was kind of a light and upbeat diversion from some of the less than light-hearted news that was everywhere else. Lively events were coordinated in different cities across the country for people of all ages.
It made me think about how smart it was of Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer and judge of the TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance,’ to create this event and get the backing of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. She is a long-time proponent of healthy living and introduced a National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness across the U.S.
Their site says: National Dance Day is an annual event and grassroots initiative to encourage the nation, young and old, to move!
Ok, so it promotes the TV show in a big way. But the show is popular because people appreciate talent, dancing and entertainment, so what’s wrong with that? I say instead of worrying about overdone commercialism, we get mov’n and get careerwise!
What jobs are related to the National Dance Day events, promotions and TV show?
Here’s a start. How many jobs can you add?
- Entrepreneur (Nigel Lythgoe, definitely!)
- Dance Educator
- Costume Designer
- Event Planner
After you’ve completed your list and marked the ones that you’d like to look into further, go out and boogie, oogie, oogie. It’s good for you– every day!
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