Children's Museum of Manhattan dance exhibit encourages kids to use their moves to stay fit

Kids can now show off their best moves at a new exhibit on the Upper West Side. As NY1's Shannan Ferry explains, the interactive space opened just ahead of National Dance Day.

The 1,500 square foot exhibit opened Thursday at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. It features an interactive video portal, costumes, stage lighting, instruments, and more. Curator Ellen Bari says the goal is to get children engaged with dance as an art form.

Organizers say they timed the opening to coincide with 'National Dance Day,' which is Saturday. The celebration encourages Americans to dance to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Parents and kids we spoke seem to have no problem jumping in on the action.

Admission to the museum is $14. 

The exhibit runs through December, and includes daily workshops.

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