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International Dance Day

Dancers International Dance Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday event is always held on April 29

Today there will be music and laughter. Put on your clogs or dancing shoes. All over the world, there will be dancing in the streets, as it is International Dance Day.

International Dance Day is a truly global holiday celebration. It encourages everyone around the world to participate by dancing. You can dance to any music genre you prefer. Bring out the Irish dancers. Do the Macarena, a tap dance, or a Tango for two. Tribal dances and dances steeped in local customs are all encouraged. It's a day for events and festivities. It's the perfect day to hold a dance-a-thon.

 Each year the  International Theatre Institute (ITO) selects an outstanding dance personality to write a message about dancing for celebration on  International Dance Day. The ITO also select a host city each year, to hold dance performances, workshops and a variety of celebrations related to the world of dance.

However you decide to celebrate this day, be light on your feet, as you dance until dawn.

Related Holiday: National Dance Day

Dancers on International Dance Day


Today's Quote: " Find fitness with fun dancing. It's a lot of fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise." - - Paula Abdul


History and Origin of "International Dance Day":

This holiday event was created in 1982, by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITO). It is formally recognized by UNESCO.

The date of April 29 was selected, as this is the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of the modern ballet.


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