A Special Note to Day of Dance 2013 Attendees: Thank you all for making Day of Dance such a terrific event! We hope that you had a ball while dancing, eating healthy food and learning more about heart health.
For photos of our 2013 event, please see our online gallery at the Spirit of Women Facebook page. Also, be sure to visit our Spirit of Women web page and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay informed about all our upcoming women's health events.
Day of Dance is an annual event hosted by hospitals part of the national Spirit of Women network. In 2013, Northwest Hospital's Day of Dance was actually an energetic evening with various dance demonstrations, performances and entertainment! As the ladies explored our many offerings, they learned simple ways to stay healthy. They participated in health screenings and enjoyed light, heart-healthy food and refreshments. Best of all, they had a chance to tear up the dance floor!
Day of Dance in the Media
Conversation with Victoria Proctor
Hometown Hotspot segments on Fox 45's Good Day Baltimore
What is Day of Dance? by Mary Maslow, ACSM health fitness specialist for Northwest's cardiac rehabilitation program.
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Celebrating Women's Heart Health by Jill Bloom, interim VP of Marketing, and the Heartbeat Dancers of Northwest Hospital.
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Salsa Dance with Victoria Proctor, RN, health coach & Spirit of Women leader, and Cedrick Teamer from Georgia Boy Dance.
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Here's a listing of dance performers at our event that took place on April 11, 2013:
Dance and Musical Entertainment
Ubaka Hill – featured artist
Ubaka Hill is an authentically original, energetic performer, composer, songwriter, recording artist, motivational speaker, conference weaver, teacher and facilitator of hand drumming workshops for more than 25 years throughout the United States. Her soul-vision and intention is to facilitate and inspire personal transformation, empowerment, healing and joy with music that moves you.
Ubaka plays her signature “Ube” drum, djembe drum and various other percussion instruments of different cultures including gongs, hand drums, rattles, didgeridoo and singing bowls. Her music is intentional and indefinable, inspired by her appreciation of Celtic, jazz, Latin, African, shamanic, folkloric, Aboriginal and contemporary music, including the art of creative improvisation. In her solo performances, she creatively weaves percussion, poetry and song to inspire a positive, energetic atmosphere for her diverse audiences to sing and dance with her.
with Donna Wise and the Union Crew Line Dancers of Randallstown, Md.
with Rene Loeb
“Think Jazzercise was the workout of the ‘80s? Think again!” ~Cheryl Burke, two-time “Dancing With The Stars” champion
Today’s jazzercise combines hip-hop, jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and resistance training for a fun, strenuous workout that burns 10 calories per minute! Rene Loeb, owner of Jazzercise Columbia Fitness Center, says, “We’ve got both college kids and women in their 60s who come in and absolutely love this workout. Believe me, it’s high-intensity. You will sweat and you will be tired. But you’ll also feel invigorated and lighter. And I promise you will have a ball!”
with Circle of Friends Dance Facility/Sean Climer
This dance company, based in Pikesville, will be doing demonstrations of modern baloque, hip hop, rueda (a form of salsa), jazz and swing dancing.
with Maisha McCoy
Maisha is a pharmacist who combines her profession as a health professional with her passion for fitness. Since 1996, she has taught group fitness classes at various athletic clubs, and she teaches Zumba at local churches. Her mission is to use her health and fitness experience to provide a wealth of information to the community.
Zumba is a fun and energetic workout that combines dance moves from a variety of cultures. Come find out from Maisha why Zumba is so wildly popular!
Brian White, president, Northwest Hospital
Victoria Proctor, health coach, Northwest Hospital
Jonathan Rogers, cardiologist, Northwest Hospital
Demos and Screenings
“‘Basic 6’ Exercises to Live By”
with Mary Maslow, ACSM health fitness specialist, Northwest Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II
Don’t belong to a gym and want to learn simple strength-building exercises that you can do right in your home or office? Then Mary’s demonstration is perfect for you! She will show you the proper way to perform squats, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups, shoulder presses and abdominal contractions using simply the equipment you have on hand. Learn how to exercise your entire body like the pros do!