National Dance Day 2014

If you would ask me this question: “What do you think everyone should celebrate everyday?” My answer: “Ha, that is easy…everyday should be National Dance Day!”

National Dance Day was created by “So You Think You Can Dance” producer Nigel Lythgoe and takes place in the United States on the last Saturday in July. It was founded and officially recognized in 2010 when American congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness. This annual event was launched after many successful seasons of Fox’s hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” The excitement for this fun-filled day takes the United States by storm every year!

Of course I am a big fan of this day as it invites communities and individuals to come together in creative expression. Any style of dance is encouraged and the more imaginative, the better.
Everyone CAN dance! It is all about people from
all walks of life coming together to produce masterpieces of physical and emotional expression.

Sooo…can I get a 5, 6, 7, 8…Whoop here it is!!! Dancinerate footage is HOT OFF THE PRESS from this year’s National Dance Day 2014 where we rocked one unforgettable event with the Blanks Studios at The Sherman Oaks Galleria. You must check it out now! If you like it, please share with your friends ASAP so we get everyone dancing! I always say that if the whole World was dancing we would be a much happier place. Now it is your turn…share if you agree with me! I would love to hear your comments below and tell me what did you do to celebrate National Dance Day! Thanks to Nigel Lythgoe and Dizzy Feet Foundation for making this event possible.

Happy viewing!
#YoullThankMELater

xoxo,
ILYSE

“To Be the Best, Wear the Best: Dressing for Success!”

“To Be the Best, Wear the Best:  Dressing for Success!”

Wearing the right outfit when dancing or doing any other workout is very important…if your clothes and shoes fit right and make you feel comfortable, you’re more apt to focus on the workout, not on “how do I look to others in class?”  I’ve always felt that to do my best I should look my best and now, thanks to Reebok, I’ve got many different types of workout apparel and looks to choose from.  

My relationship with Reebok started about 18 months ago. Four girls from the USA and three from the rest of the world were brought together to form the Reebok Dance Team.  We were told that Reebok would be launching their very own dance line within a year.  We were selected to help Reebok fine-tune the line.  Giving them credit, they really went directly to the source: What do dancers want to wear?  What will both look good and be comfortable? What kinds of workout gear, from top to bottom, will not only be in demand “today” but also “tomorrow” were only some of the questions they asked us.

We all want to look our best and feel good, whether at work, partying or while working out. It’s important to wear clothes that make you feel more confident about yourself and your body.  It works for me, and my experience with my students is that it will actually make you work harder during each class.  It is fabulous seeing the “HOT Valley and Westside Moms” sporting cargo pants for Dancinerate.  I love it and I know it helps them feel funkier!

Since Reebok’s dance line launched back in January, I am in more love with the shoes and clothes then I was when I first saw sketches last year.  The clothing is colorful and stylish: the minute I put them on, I am dressing for success.  The dance sneakers are extremely light weight and flexible for our dancer feet.  They are colorful,  come in many styles and have a pivot point on the sole that is great for turning.

Who needs some new stylish Dance apparel and shoes???

Purchase all the latest looks from my favorite family, REEBOK, today!  We can be twins on the dance floor and look fabulous together. 

Click on this link:  http://www.reebok.com/ilysebaker and save 10% on your new workout gear

Then look to the left of page where you will see a hanger, click it to take you to the bottom of the page where my “favorite gear” section is and SHOP AWAY!  Once you click on what you want, you will be directed to reebok.com.  When you check out, look for your 10% discount on me! 

Happy Shopping and feel free to share with all your friends!  See you on the dance floor in your Reebok gear soon!

Life is a beat…dance to it!  Live with Fire!

xoxo,

ILYSE