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It was a huge coincidence that worked out perfectly.
Kayla Gilmore of KMG Creations Dance and Fitness, LLC, had planned Saturday‚Äôs ‚ÄúDancing in the Park with the ‚Äúmain objective is to expose different genres of dance, promote the arts and promote fitness for everyone.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI thought I would do something to help Mississippi with a crisis of unhealthy and obese people, especially with youth,‚ÄĚ Gilmore said. ‚ÄúI am trying so hard to alert people about healthy living because it could combat many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.‚ÄĚ
But a little earlier this month, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton announced a bill to the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. to declare July 31 as National Dance Day. It was also announced on the show ‚ÄúSo You Think You Can Dance.‚ÄĚ
In nation‚Äôs capitol, there will be a national ‚ÄúDancing in the Park‚ÄĚ program, and Starkville will be joining the celebration.
‚ÄúI said ‚Äėwell, we already had our Dancing in Park program planned for months,‚Äô so (the designated day) just adds so much fun and spice to our program,‚ÄĚ Gilmore said. ‚ÄúWhat a coincidence!‚ÄĚ
Gilmore currently teaches dance classes held at the Starkville Park and Recreation for children ages 5 to 18 and a fitness class for adults. She is a certified trainer.
Dances in each class will vary from African, ballet, hip hop, jazz and others. Her programs benefits greatly from the help of the City of Starkville Parks and Recreation, the Starkville Arts Alliance and dedicated KMG Creations parents.
‚ÄúThese chidren are brilliant and enjoy dancing,‚ÄĚ Gilmore said. ‚ÄúI try to stress to my students the importance of eating healthy and we do aerobic exercises during our dance session.‚ÄĚ
The local ‚ÄúDancing in the Park‚ÄĚ will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at McKee Park. Admission is free.
For more information, contact Gilmore at 312-5375 or email@example.com.