National Dance Day 2012 in Washington, DC – Zumba and more

National Dance Day 2012 in Washington, DC – Zumba and more

Written by Heather

Topics: Planning & Reflection

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, lovers of dance celebrated National Dance Day!

I took three years of “street jazz” when I was a teenager (was described as “jazz meets hip hop”) and have always enjoyed watching live or televised dance performances. A few years ago, I realized I missed taking classes, so I attended a beginner’s belly dance class for about a year and I go to Zumba classes whenever I can. If I could afford it, I would take Latin dance classes. If someone taught Bollywood in town, I would be there every week.

To indulge my appreciation for dance this summer, I’ve been watching So You Think You Can Dance, and on National Dance Day, I traveled to DC to perform the group Zumba routine and watch the other performances.

National Dance Day was insanely hot in DC, and a crowd slowly formed in front of a stage on the National Mall.

National Dance Day 2012

National Dance Day 2012

National Dance Day in DC

National Dance Day 2012

National Dance Day 2012

A group eagerly waits their performance
National Dance Day 2012

National Dance Day in DC

Kass Martin from Zumba Fitness
National Dance Day in DC

I recorded part of the Zumba routine and partial performances from other groups. If you enjoy dance, let it load and check it out! I apologize for any shaky camera work O:-)

Kelly and I followed National Dance Day with a walk to The Sweet Lobby for a cupcake and macarons, which were well deserved after dancing, sweating, and walking.

In the next week or two, my fellow dance-loving gal Kelly and I will visit the theater to see Step Up Revolution. I’m a sucker for dance films!

4 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Jaime says:

    jaja love it!!! I used to dance for 13 years (tap, jazz & ballet) so love to dance. This would have been so cool to attend. That’s a lot of people dancing.

  2. Lindsey says:

    I always wanted to learn ballet but my mum never let me because ‘ballet dancers have weird feet.’ I mean to address this injustice soon! Looks like an amazing day out!

  3. Gav says:


    Lovely post beautiful, love watching you do Zumba ๐Ÿ˜‰ and giving you a laugh when I join in :-)

    It sounded like a great day out and I know you loved the Sweet Lobby too :-)

    I can’t wait to be there with you *HUG*

  4. Erica says:

    I wish I could have known! I’m sure there was super awesome things going on in Austin too!

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