The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 1 for Jazzercise at the Capital Grange, 911 S. Governors Ave., Dover, in celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary.

Chamber members, ambassadors and staff members joined the team at Jazzercise in celebrating its 50th anniversary. In addition, the company added six new classes to its teaching schedule in Dover.

This year, Jazzercise Inc. became the first dance fitness brand to celebrate the 50-year mark. The program was created in the Chicagoland area in 1969 by founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett, who manages a 260-person corporate team and oversees more than 8,300 franchisees, teaching 32,000 classes weekly worldwide.

Dover’s Jazzercise offers classes to fit various needs and lifestyles. Scheduled classes at Dover Jazzercise include Strike, Interval, Fusion, Dance Mixx and Strength 60. The typical class at Jazzercise includes strength, stretch and cardio activities. Following this format, classes will provide clients with a complete body workout in less than an hour.

Jazzercise has provided free fitness classes to local elementary schools and danced their way through the Old Dover Days Parade, and saw many young girls commit to fitness through the fundraiser Delaware Girls on the Run.

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