Debbie Allen from 'Fame' encouraged people to join on her virtual dance classes with renowned tap dancer Jason Samuel Smith as she promoted her free classes.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Debbie Allen has joined celebrities across the country in helping to encourage physical wellness. She has turned to her favorite art form; dance to encourage people to stay active.
According to CNN, Debbie closed the doors to her dance studio on March 12, 2020. During a meeting with her staff, she came up with the idea to create virtual dance classes with the support of the dance community.
Debbie's classes are known for their high energy and fun-spirited atmosphere as she encourages all dancers of all calibres and fitness enthusiasts to join in.
During her latest dance session, she teamed up with renowned tap dance, Jason Samuel Smith for a tap class. She encouraged her fans to tune in and tag their friends.
One satisfied viewer commented on the video after they had attended the session and admitted, "that was awesome!" Other fans also shared their approval and responded with heart emojis.
One commenter had nothing but praises to say about her. They said, "you are amazingly wonderful! I would love to have a dance class with you more than anything!" Another fan complimented her on her upbeat nature.
Debbie's dance classes have been a success and received thousands of viewers weekly. She toldCNN
why so many people had tuned in, she explained:
"A lot of people needed it, and it was a healing experience and a releasing experience and a motivational experience for people."
According to the Los Angeles Times, Debbie also sees her classes as an opportunity to bring people together, she said:
"The universe is speaking to our global community. I know one of the greatest places to come together is on the dance floor."
Debbie admitted that the restrictions on business and public interactions have had a disastrous effect on the dance community.
However, she sees the virtual class as another way to keep the classes going and highlight some of the skilled performers in the dance community by having them host lessons with her.