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National Ballroom Dance Week celebrated with local events

(The following is a press release from USA Dance Hattiesburg-Laurel.  For more details on upcoming events, visit www.usadancehattiesburg.com or call 601-818-2459.)

The USA Dance Hattiesburg-Laurel Chapter will celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week ™ Sept. 16-25 with a variety of events, including free dance classes and hosting a weekend dance spectacular that will feature workshops and a social dance.

"We're excited to roll out our fourth year of National Ballroom Dance Week activities here in Hattiesburg," said chapter president Karen Adams. "As in previous years, we are offering a variety of free and low cost dance events for the public. We always have great support from our membership, and we're hoping the events planned will introduce dance to other members of our community."

The local chapter has free classes scheduled Sept. 20-22 at Hattiesburg Ballroom & Beyond, located at 208 W. Pine Street and Mystique Dance, located inside Anatomies at 120 98 Place Blvd. in Hattiesburg. The workshops and social dance will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Jackie Dole Community Center in historic downtown Hattiesburg.  A calendar of events is available on their chapter website, www.usadancehattiesburg.com.

In addition, USA Dance Hattiesburg is receiving a proclamation from Governor Phil Bryant, declaring Sept. 16-25 as National Ballroom Dance Week for the State of Mississippi and from Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree for the City.

 "This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of determining if ballroom dancing is something you may enjoy," Adams said. "We have free and low cost events, and no partner is required."

USA Dance is not a social dance club, but a broad-based national volunteer organization serving as a catalyst to establish a great variety of dance-related programs and encourage more people to become involved and enjoy the many benefits of dancing, including fun, fitness and social interaction. The local chapter touts the instruction of all students by certified ballroom dance teachers, the only dance group in the area to offer that benefit.

Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of ballroom dancing, including countless physical and emotional benefits. It's no secret that moderate exercise and sensible eating habits are keys to maintaining good health. Besides being a fun social activity, dancing is also an ideal, low impact exercise and a mild aerobic workout. It can reduce stress, tension, anxiety and even depression, while increasing confidence in social and business situations and sharpen control, agility, speed and balance. It also increases your flexibility and stamina, strengthens your bones and cardiovascular system and burn excess calories.

For more information about the activities for National Ballroom Dance Week™, visit the USA Dance Hattiesburg-Laurel website at www.usadancehattiesburg.com or call 601.818.2459.

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