I had such fun putting together the Movie Addict Headquarters show this week! On our Tuesday episode, which aired on BlogTalkRadio, we helped listeners get ready for National Dance Day (July 25) by playing clips of performances by Gene Kelly, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Lily James, Dick Van Dyke, Lucie
Arnaz, Julie Andrews and more. Tap, rumba, waltz, musical comedy, burlesque,
ballet and other dance styles on film are included in this special episode. The show is available now for your listening pleasure. Just click on the link at the end of this post.
National Dance Day was
created to raise awareness about and encourage Americans to embrace dance as a
fun and positive way to maintain good health. Back
in 2010, Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the resolution in Congress, and the
last Saturday in July was designated as an “unofficial” national holiday by
Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of “So You Think You Can Dance” and co-president of
the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
Movie Addict Headquarters episode salutes dancing from such films as Singin’
in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Tap, Cinderella, Addicted to Love, Rocky Horror
Picture Show, Dance Girl Dance, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Make Your Move, The Rocky
Horror Picture Show, The Band Wagon and Footloose.
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