National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts National Dance Day Flash Mob

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with the Cincy Chocolate Divas, invite the media to attend the National Dance Day Flash Mob today, July 30 at 1 p.m. in the Grand Hall. Doors open at 12 noon from the Harriet Tubman Theater, where participants will meet and chat with members of Cincinnati’s Zumba community and warm up for the flash mob performance at 1: 00 p.m. Following the performance in the Grand Hall, co-founder of Cincy Chocolate Divas, Veronica Franklin, with give remarks detailing her personal journey of overcoming obesity and how she shares her personal story to promote and inspire healthy lifestyle changes in the African American community. The program is free to participants and does not include museum admission.

National Dance Day (NDD) was launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, as an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. NDD achieved national recognition when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, announced at a press conference on July 31, 2010, in Washington, D.C., that she was introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day. Since then, First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the effort as part of her Let’s Move! Campaign—a national initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

What: National Dance Day Flash Mob

When: Today, July 30, 1:00 p.m. performance, 1:30 p.m. remarks from Cincy Chocolate Diva’s co-founder, Veronica Franklin.

Where: Harriet Tubman Theater, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Who: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincy Chocolate Divas