National Dance Day is an occasion for us to *officially* celebrate just how much we love dance! Nigel Lithgow (Executive Producer of SYTYCD) created National Dance Day almost a decade ago in 2010, with a vision of a nation-wide celebration; where people of all ages, races, genders and experience levels could enjoy dance and move from their hearts.
Dance is one of the few and unique art forms that combines both physical exertion, discipline and creative expression. National Dance Day was created to celebrate just how dynamic dance is!
National Dance Day- Saturday September 21st
This year marks a move of the official date of National Dance Day. While it used to be the last Saturday of July, we’ll celebrate it on the third Saturday in September moving forward. So, why the date change?
Nigel told Dance Spirit that the date was changed in order to promote teaching and celebrating with grade school children during the academic year. He also hoped that things would be a bit cooler for participants come mid-September.
Participate in National Dance Day!
The American Dance Movement Organization (formerly the Dizzy Feet Foundation), facilitates the celebration of National Dance Day by teaching a dance to people around the country in hopes to get those of all ages and abilities up and moving.
According to the official NDD website:
This year’s National Dance Day routine was choreographed by internet sensation Matt Steffanina, the most followed dancer in the world with more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.5 billion views, to Dua Lipa’s song, Electricity. The video features dancers Jashaun Gamble, Tatiana McQuay, Matt Steffanina, Criscilla Anderson, Will Simmons and Season 15 So You Think You Can Dance Winner, Hannahlei Cabanilla as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill.”
To participate in National Dance Day, simply learn the routine and dance! You can post on social media with hashtags to share your moves! This routine is for people of all abilities and experience, so have fun with it!
Click here to view the video and learn the choreography!
And use these hashtags when you post!