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National Dance Day: July 28

Updated on October 26, 2018
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about interesting things.

Most people don't know there is a day designated as National Dance Day. It was established in 2010 to be on the last Saturday in July. This year the date is July 28, 2018.

National Dance Day was created by Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator of the television show, So You Think You Can Dance. The day became more recognized and celebrated after Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness.

Other Dance Days

Don't get National Dance Day confused with other dance days.

  • International Dance Day is celebrated on April 2.
  • National Dance Week is celebrated the last week of April every year.
  • National Tap Dance Day is recognized on May 25.

The International Dance Day was designed by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute. April 29 was the chosen date because it was the birthdate of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet who lived from 1727 to 1810.

Dance is a part of America's fabric. There are several dancing shows on television. They include the following ones.

  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Dance World
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Dance Moms
  • Some dance acts also happen on variety shows such as America's GotTalent

What Do People Do on National Dance Day?

It is obvious that people celebrate by dancing. The public is encouraged to dance each year on National Dance Day. The Dizzy Feet Foundation designs the same day each year for people to enjoy the beauty and thrilling adventure of dancing.

The organization believes dancing has many positive benefits that include those listed below:

  • Dancing connects the mind and body.
  • It promotes health and wellbeing.
  • It helps people relate to others.
  • Dancing provides joy through movements.
  • Dancing is a fun exercise.
  • Dancing is accessible to all. Even handicapped people twirl around in their wheelchairs to the music.

Most people admit they enjoy dancing even though they are not good at it. As long as they are moving to the beat of the music they have a good time.

What the Dizzy Feet Foundation Offers

The Dizzy Feet Foundation has made it easy for people to take part in the celebration on Saturday, July 28. The organization has an instructional video online for people to watch and dance to it.

Dizzy Feet co-hosts free dance classes for people of all ages no matter what their skill level is.

Check out some of Dizzy Feet Foundation's offering for this year's National Dance Day by going to its website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. You will see groups all over the United States practicing the same routine that was designed by Mandy Moore. She is the Emmy-Award-winning choreographer who works with the dancers on the popular ABC show Dancing with the Stars.

The video shows people dancing to Kylie Minogue’s song, Dancing. You might also see some familiar faces in the video. For instance, Dancing with the Stars troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert are featured. Season 13 So You Think You Can Dance winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia are also in the video along with The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill.

Connect with others by dancing with them on Saturday, July 28. Or if you feel more comfortable, dance alone as if nobody's watching you.

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