Dancing has been around for more than a thousand years. It has been an art form and expressive form of communication ever since ancient times. As years go by, dancing has evolved on a much greater scale. As millions of people from around the world practice this activity, different forms of dancing have been created.
More and more people are getting drawn into the rhythmic ways they are able to move their bodies to all kinds of music. As a result, the dance industry has continued to grow and influence today’s society. Dancing has always been a part of human culture, and it continues to play a massive role in expressing the different stories of certain people and backgrounds.
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What is International Dance Day?
International Dance Day is a day wherein people from all over the world celebrate dance. Dancing has been a huge part of our lives. Whether you are a dancer or not, it has been there to keep us entertained and a way for dancers to communicate their own stories. Whenever we hear music, we unconsciously move along to the rhythm and beat of the sound. It helps us express what we are feeling at that very moment. Dancing has been instilled in us. This is why International Dance Day was established. To promote the practice of dance in general. It encourages everyone to join in on their community and together celebrate a beautiful way of expressing oneself. It raises awareness of the history and influence it has on our lives. Making people appreciate dance even more.
The History of International Dance Day
Dance has been a huge part of our history. The different types of dances around the world allowed us to connect and communicate with people from different cultures. International Dance Day was established to highlight the different types of dancing and the amazing talent of dancers that continue to be a part of the industry. Celebrating dance is a way for the dance committee to increase its awareness in hopes of leaders and citizens to get educated on the value dance has in today’s society. And lastly, for everyone to just enjoy dancing in all forms.
When is International Dance Day?
International Dance Day was officially established on April 29, 1982, by The Dance Committee of the International Theater Institute (ITI). They agreed on this specific date because it marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, who was considered to be the creator of modern ballet. And ever since then, every April 29 of each year, people from around the world celebrate dance.
International Dance Day Dates
This year International Dance Day is celebrated on Saturday, Apr 29, 2023
How is International Dance Day Celebrated?
Celebrating International Dance Day isn’t exclusive only for dancers or anyone a part of the dance industry. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to tag along and join in on celebrating this day. Since this day was created to promote the diverse culture of dancing. There are several ways you can celebrate this day. If you’re a dancer, you can do more research on the types of dances you perform, or you could perform in different places or events to spread your love for dancing on this special day. If you’re a dance teacher, you could hold a dance class at a discounted price or for free. If you have your own dance school, you could organize an event for your students to celebrate International Dance Day. And if you’re not a dancer but are interested in being one, now is the time to sign up for a dance class and get your body moving to the rhythm and beat.
Why We Love International Dance Day
On normal days, dancing, in general, is something people enjoy. Whether you’re just watching on the sidelines or performing on the center stage, something about it just brings us to a different world. Dance is a universal language that connects us all. This is why celebrating International Dance Day is loved by people of all backgrounds. It is a day wherein dancers from all around the world celebrate together their love and passion for dancing. Even with the different types of dances being practiced, they all share a common interest, dancing. They are all united. IDD is a day wherein they get to fully appreciate the impact dance has on our lives, and enjoy the benefits it brings them.
Dancing is for everyone. It is a part of our history. Its influence has helped shape today’s society. This is why celebrating International Dance Day is important. It is a way for us to give it value and show our appreciation for the impact it has made. Continue to show your support and be a part of the celebration each year. Keep dancing.
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