In celebration of Tennessee Child Health Month, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and Healthy Kids & Teens, Inc are dancing together.

Richard Kennedy, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, said, "We are joining together to collectively demonstrate our commitment to developing children’s health and wellness. Children are a third of our nation’s population, but 100 percent of our future. What better way to celebrate healthy moments than to just dance?"

Community members and youth alike are urged to put on their dancing shoes, stop everything and dance at noon on Friday wherever they are. The digital dance routine to Cupid Shuffle is available here. Learn the routine and show Tennessee your moves on Oct.30! It is okay to wear your Halloween costumes too.

“We are excited for the opportunity to support the health of Tennessee children. A virtual line dance is an engaging way to highlight an important issue” said Kennedy.

There are 100 spots available if you would like to participate in the live zoom feed. Don’t forget to share your videos and pictures using the hashtag TNchildhealthmonth2020.

About the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth is an independent agency created by the Tennessee General Assembly. Its primary mission is to lead systems improvement for all children and families through data-driven advocacy, education, and collaboration. Information about the agency is available at