Students on their toes for dance week

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TRURO – Local students will participant in National Dance Week 2014.

More than 7,000 students from over 50 schools will be encouraged to dance for 20 minutes at least once during the week, which begins Tuesday. Any kind of dancing will do: from hip-hop to conga lines.

At Cobequid Old Barns and Valley Elementary School, teacher Margie MacIntyre has organized several dancing activities for the students, including Cape Breton family square dancing to the hokey pokey.

The week was organized to promote the benefits and fun dancing offers, said executive director of Dance Nova Scotia, Megan Hamilton.

“Dance can be easy, fun and for everyone,” said Hamilton in a news release. “We believe dance is the perfect exercise. The combination of movement and music offers unique, lifelong benefits physically, mentally, creatively, and socially.”

National Dance Week was organized to fall in line with UNESCO’s International Dance Day, which was established in 1982.

 

Organizations: Cobequid Old Barns and Valley Elementary School, Dance Nova Scotia, UNESCO

Geographic location: Cape Breton

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