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Get up and Dance: 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dance Day

Dance Local

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Who knows how to celebrate National Dance Day better than the dance show responsible for the current craze? Find a list of local events including classes (many of them free) and performances at the SYTYCD website.

Partner Up

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Get up and dance with your man, or meet someone new with ballroom lessons. Not only is ballroom a great way to connect with someone else on National Dance Day, it's an amazing workout, too. Check out our ballroom dance primer to find out what you'll learn in class, what you should wear, which muscles you'll work and how to dance the weight off.

Have Your Own National Dance Day Party

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Invite your friends over for a dance party and you'll burn about 322 calories an hour. Serve up some healthy snacks and start things off with our You'll-Want-to-Dance Playlist. We guarantee you'll just have to get up and dance. Upload videos of your National Dance Day celebration to the SYTYCD blog.

Dance So Someone Else Can, Too

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Make a donation to the Dizzy Feet Foundation founded by SYTYCD producer Nigel Lythgoe, director Adam Shankman, DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba and actress Katie Holmes. Dizzy Feet is dedicated to improving access to dance education nationwide and providing scholarships and opportunities for talented underprivileged young dancers. Get up and dance and give back at Lifestyle Family Fitness's National Dance Day's Dance-Off Benefiting the Dizzy Feet Foundation. It's free!

Get the Legs of a Dancer—Without Taking a Step

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No you don't have to be a pro dancer to celebrate National Dance Day DWTS style. In fact, you don't have to do any dancing if you don't want to! Get the legs of a dancer (without taking a step) with this season's DWTS champion Nicole Scherzinger's lower body workout.

Check out more body toning secrets of your favorite DWTS pros.

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