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In these turbulent times, we too often read about violence, drugs and apathy among our nation’s school children. Here’s a rare chance to share a positive story concerning America’s youth.
For ten years, nationally acclaimed dance instructor Christy Lane has taken her message of “Dance, not Drugs” to elementary, middle and high schools across the nation. Her immensely popular Dare to Dance school assemblies have excited, engaged and energized two million students. By promoting self-esteem, coordination and social skills, Christy convinces students what an important part dance plays in their physical, mental and emotional well-being. As one student recently wrote to Christy “I like what you said about whenever I am sad I can just close the door and dance and it will make me feel better.”
Taking students on an interactive musical history tour of the 1950’s through the present day, Christy teaches them the most popular dances from the days of their grandparents, parents, and older siblings and then fast-forwards her captive audience to the hottest dances of the present moment.
Physical education teachers and school principals are also enthusiastic about Dare to Dance assemblies, citing them as one of the most requested year after year by the students. Most see a level of involvement that surprises them. “She is the only person I know to get ALL of the attendees to participate and have fun. I think Christy is great!” noted one teacher.
Christy believes there is an urge inside everyone to want to move and know how to dance. Her biggest message to both adult and
“Dance can offer all the benefits of wellness. It is physical, mental, social, and emotional and it develops self-esteem. The emotional and social development is so badly needed in today’s society.”
One of her messages to kids turns frowns into smiles. “If you ever are feeling down, just go somewhere, turn on some music and let yourself go!