Do you need to get into shape, but you haven’t found a fun way to do it? Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance? You can begin dancing at any age. Are you interested in meeting new people, making connections, and learning how to dance all in one step? Learning to dance is beneficial for your mind and body. You will feel the benefits of a healthy dose of movement through dancing. Start Today!
Sadly, there are many in our communities that suffer health issues due to the lack of good physical fitness. As you know, the pandemic put a spotlight on the disparities that exist for African Americans throughout the health care system. According to the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services, African Americans are generally at higher risk for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS compared to whites. For example, African Americans are more prone to have diabetes (10% of blacks aged 35-49 compared to 6% of whites).
St. John Missionary Baptist Church provides fitness programs to assist our members and the community with healthy living. In collaboration with AGMS Consulting LLC, our church will proudly host a new fitness program called “Dancing for Healthy Living & Fun.” The series kicks off in the Fall of 2023.
On Saturday, May 13th, 4:30- 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, we will host our 2nd session, learning Latin dances of Merengue and Salsa. The event is FREE!
In April, we hosted our first pilot session; we had an amazing turn-out with over 30 participants, learning ballroom dances like Foxtrot and Rumba.
Dance coaches Dr Daryl and Estraletta Green have several years of social and competitive ballroom dance experience. The Greens are the business owners of AGSM Consulting LLC, based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Green has taught dance lessons at the college level.
No preregistration required! Start your progress toward a more fun, healthy life today!
For more information about this new program, please contact Jeffrey Washington, Directory of Exercise Ministry at 405-478-3344.
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