Wind Crest Residents to Hear the Music, Feel the Beat in Celebrating 3rd Annual National Dance Day

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Residents and employees of Wind Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, will be joining thousands across the country for the 3rd Annual National Dance Day. The community will host its own celebration of National Dance Day on Friday, July 27th at 1:3opm.  The variety show format will feature dancing from ballroom to tango, including performances by the Wind Crest Zumba Dancers, the Denver Southwest Tappers, Wind Crest Line Dancers, Wind Crest couples, local Zumba instructors and teens. Allyson Schmidt is a fitness and dance specialist at the Wind Crest fitness center.  She is a professionally-trained dancer and instructor who teaches everything from Aqua to Zumba as well as provides personal training at the retirement community. "We are looking forward to a fun afternoon in celebrating National Day Dance," described Ms. Schmidt.  "While dancing is known as a fun and social activity, there are also many health and wellness benefits that most people don't realize.  Dancing is a great form of exercise that contributes to better balance, improved muscle memory, fall prevention and mental dexterity.  Our residents are excited to showcase their talents on Friday." Peter Ritchie, the community resources manager at Wind Crest, will serve as the emcee of the event. National Dance Day was created by So You Think You Can Dancetelevision program executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.  It is a grassroots initiative to encourage people of all ages to utilize dance as a health and wellness activity. WHAT:    National Dance Day at Wind Crest retirement community WHEN:    Friday, July 27th 2012 1:30pm-2:45pm WHERE:  Wind Crest Flying B Cafe 3235 Mill Vista Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 About Wind Crest: Wind Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.