Holy Spirit News

Day of Dance Registration Open

Posted: 3 January 2014

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting its seventh annual Spirit of Women dance event in February. “Day of Dance” will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. The day will include dancing demonstrations and instruction, learning how to keep your heart healthy and more! Women and their families are invited to attend. To register, call 717-763-2100 or go to www.hsh.org/spirit-of-women.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women over age 25. It kills nearly twice as many women in the U.S. as all types of cancer, including breast cancer. “At Day of Dance, we will be uniting to combat heart disease and celebrate American Heart Month,” said Megan Atticks, Spirit of Women Coordinator. “Day of Dance lets us use the power of dance as inspiration for making healthy lifestyle changes, such as adding regular exercise into your weekly routine.  Regular exercise can help prevent heart disease because it helps to maintain a healthy weight and can lower blood pressure and cholesterol.”   

Free health screenings will be offered by appointment only to registered attendees 18 years of age and older. Screenings include blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cardiovascular risk assessment, non-fasting cholesterol and glucose, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and sleep assessment.  A limited number of screenings are available. To register for the screenings, call 717-763-2100 or visit www.hsh.org/spirit-of-women. Holy Spirit staff and vendors will have heart health information available as well.

Valerie Pritchett from ABC27 and Pat Gadsden, founder of WOMEN-Connect Magazine, will be the event emcees. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the event, and any attendee pre-registered by February 19 will receive a free gift when they check in at the event. 

Holy Spirit Health System is affiliated with The Spirit of Women Hospital Network, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities joined together to advance the cause and business of women’s health. Day of Dance events will take place in more than 80 cities across the nation, presented by affiliate hospitals of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network. 




12:30 p.m.       Registration opens

1:00 p.m.         Kick-off and special performance by the Asian Indian Americans of Central PA   

1:10 p.m.         Welcome from Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO, Holy Spirit

                        Health System

                        Group Warm Up led by Inspire Female Athletic Training

1:15 p.m.         Body Vive Group Workout – Momentum Female Fitness

1:35 p.m.         Belly Dancing Instruction – Egyptian Moon Dance

1:50 p.m.         “What Does the Fox Say” Dance – Always Time for Dancing Studio

2:05 p.m.         Hip Hop Hustle – Harrisburg Area YMCA

2:25 p.m.         Zumba – Harrisburg Area YMCA     

2:50 p.m.         YogaRhythm – Om My Yoga

3:05 p.m.         Bokwa Group Dance – Art in Motion

3:25 p.m.         Recharge Your Battery with Tai Chi – Jose Johnson Martial Arts & Wellness


3:40 p.m.         “Stayin’ Alive” Official Hands-Only CPR Dance of the American Heart

                        Association – Always Time for Dancing Studio and West Shore EMS

4:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks