Fifth Annual “Dance for Your Health” event

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Beaufort Memorial Hospital with host its Fifth Annual “Dance for Your Health” event this Saturday, Feb. 21  from 8 to 11 a.m. in Sun City’s Pinckney Hall.

The free community wellness event will include introductory dance classes, professional dance performances, mini health seminars and health screenings.

Instructors from Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be teaching participants basic steps to dances like salsa, shag and swing. The mini-classes will be held every half hour. On the main stage, dance professionals, as well as local dance troupes, will be performing routines.

Throughout the event, BMH experts in cardiology, orthopedics and primary care will be available to answer questions. In addition, several of the physicians will be presenting 20-minute seminars on a variety of health topics.

Seminar topics include: “Turn the Beat Around: tips for your ticker,” presented by cardiologist Stuart Smalheiser, MD, at 8:45 a.m.; “Stayin’ Alive: avoiding vascular disease,” presented by vascular surgeon Chad Tober, MD, at 9:30 a.m.; and “Jivin’ Joints: managing hip and knee pain” presented by orthopedic surgeon Kevin Jones, MD, at 10:15 a.m. Participants also will have the opportunity to have free blood pressure and $10 cholesterol screenings.

Dance for Your Health is open to the public, both Sun City residents and non-residents, but registration is required. To sign up, visit www.beaufortmemorial.org or call (843) 522-5585.