The Coastal Health District will host “Let’s Dance, Savannah!” from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at Savannah Mall’s Center Court. The event will feature local dance groups and a variety of dance styles. Event attendees are encouraged to participate and dance their way toward better heart health.
“Dancing is a great form of exercise and a fun way to get your daily recommended 30 minutes of physical activity,” said Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Director, Cristina Gibson. “Physical inactivity is a contributor to heart disease. What better way to stay active and improve cardiovascular health than dance?”
Let’s Dance, Savannah! will include free dance demonstrations/mini-classes, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and information on the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line and smoking cessation classes.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 610,000 die from heart disease in the U.S. every year. Eating healthy, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight, and not using tobacco can help prevent heart disease which can lead to stroke and heart attacks.
Groups scheduled to take part in the event include Maria Colucci with special guest Koni Perodeau (Dance Chance), Abeni Cultural Arts (African), Salon de Baile (ballroom), Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, Savannah Flash Mob Dance Crew, One Spirit Dance Academy (ballet), Darrell Davis (hip-hop), and bRyaN (divas & pumps/hip-hop).