New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs And Philadelphia Sports Clubs to Offer Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Workout

Feb 27, 2004, 00:00 ET from Town Sports International

    NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a way to heat up those cold
 winter nights?  New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports
 Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs have the answer for you.  The largest
 network of health and fitness clubs in the northeastern United States will be
 offering the Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights workout beginning on Monday, March
 1.  The launch of this new class coincides with the release of the movie Dirty
 Dancing: Havana Nights, which is being released nationwide today by Lions Gate
 Films, the motion picture acquisition, production and distribution arm of
 Lions Gate Entertainment.
     This class combines the slinky and spectacular moves of Cuban dances for a
 sweaty and sexy cardiovascular workout.  Traditional Latin dances like salsa,
 mambo and tango are combined with ballroom-inspired moves in the distinctly
 Cuban dance format.  Participants don't need a partner for this workout, but
 they may not find themselves alone for long after giving this class a few
     The class will be conducted to the sizzling soundtrack to the feature
 film. With songs ranging from up-tempo dance numbers to sultry love songs, the
 soundtrack for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a hip, multidimensional
 collection in the vein of the original film's multi-platinum soundtrack. Songs
 and artists include Yerba Buena's  "Guajira (I Love U 2 Much)," Black Eyed
 Peas "Dirty Dancing," Santana (featuring Latin Grammy-winner Jorge Moreno)
 with "Satellite," and Orishas (featuring Tony-winner, Grammy-nominated Heather
 Headley) singing "Represent, Cuba," as well as songs from Christina Aguilera
 and Wyclef Jean.
     JoAnn Jansen, the movie's producer/choreographer, and upon whose real life
 experiences as an American teenager in Club the movie is based, acted as a
 consultant on the class.
     The Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights workout will be offered throughout the
 month of March at select New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs,
 Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs locations.
     Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights tells a timeless story of a young woman's
 discovery of love, sensuality and independence.  The movie stars acclaimed
 actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien), and, in what promises to be a breakout
 role, gifted young actress Romola Garai, who won raves for her performance in
 the independent hit I Capture the Castle.  The resulting film promises to give
 audiences -- from newcomers to those who cherish the first Dirty Dancing(R) --
 the time of their lives, and then some.
     Lions Gate Entertainment is the leading diversified independent producer
 and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home
 entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content, and its
 prestigious and prolific library of 8000+ titles is the largest in the indie
 world.  The Lions Gate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality
 entertainment in markets around the globe.
     New York-based Town Sports International is a leading owner and operator
 of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region of the United
 States. In addition to New York Sports Clubs, Town Sports operates under the
 brand names of Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia
 Sports Clubs with 130 clubs and more than 350,000 members. For more
 information on TSI visit
      Susan Gerson
      Town Sports International
      +1-212-246-6700, ext. 252

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