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It’s National Dance Day

DayoWilsonLanierpic3 copyIf you watch the television dance show, “So You think You Can Dance,” you know that they’ve declared today (Saturday, July 31st) National Dance Day!

I love to dance, and dancing a fun way to exercise and stay fit. It’s great to see so many people and organizations stepping up the challenge to dance today (and specifically to learn a hip hop routine posted by “So You Think You Can Dance” online).

National Dance Day is a wonderful way to generate national awareness for dance and also to promote health, fitness and fun!

Have fun and remember to turn on some music and get moving!

Take care and God bless,

Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.

The Fact of the Matter

CaricatureI’ve transitioned from clinical medicine and am currently working on what I truly love and feel called to do… reaching children through music and dance, by writing, singing and performing songs that encourage healthy eating and exercise.

Many times we can recall songs from our childhood that taught us things we still remember today. Think “School House Rock” and how you knew the song “Conjunction Junction” by heart, before you even knew what a conjunction was!

I’m so grateful that my love of music and desire to sing have motivated me to do a children’s CD. It’s important that our children learn how to eat healthfully, and why it’s important to exercise, play AND get their rest. If I can achieve that through songs that facilitate movement, all the better!

As I wrote the songs for the CD, I used my children as “guinea pigs” to see if they liked them and found them catchy. I felt happy when they began to sing them on their own. But when they recalled verses from the songs, “Mommy, like the song said, we need to drink more water,” I was beyond thrilled.

I’m happy to announce the first single “Drink More Water,” from my debut CD “Dr. Lanier’s Dance Party, “ is due to be released August 2010. I hope you enjoy it!

Take care and God bless,
Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.