Every 29 April is International Dance Day, a day set aside by the International Dance Council to promote public awareness of the “art of dance”. The date was chosen because it is the birthday of famed French dance artist Jean-Georges Noverre, but no particular type of dance or dancer is the focus of the holiday.
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International Dance Day is especially meant to get those not usually interested in professional dancing interested in it. It’s a time for promoters and practitioners of dance to reach out to a wider public.
A special International Dance Day message is sent on Dance Day by the International Dance Council, and a unique annual theme is also followed. The Dance Day message is posted on the official Dance Day website and serves to sync Dance Day efforts and events worldwide.