National Dance Day

Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. NDD achieved national recognition when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, announced at a press conference on July 31, 2010, in Washington, D.C., that she was introducing a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day.
National Dance Day always takes place on the last Saturday in July. In 2014, NDD will take place on

Saturday, July 26


Each year DFF creates instructional dance videos for people to learn, perform and share with others as part of NDD. Created by some of your favorite SYTYCD choreographers and featuring SYTYCD Alumni, our videos aim to cater to a range of dance abilities so everyone can take part.
All instructional videos will be available in June through this page and tracks available on iTunes.

National Dance Day Events
Each year DFF hosts two National Dance Day events – one on the east and one on the west coast.
Los Angeles’ Grand Park plays host to our west coast celebrations each year with Senator Eleanor Holmes Norton playing host to events at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C on the east coast. Details of events taking place at each of these locations will be updated on this page in June. You will also be able to access details through Grand Park Los Angeles, The Kennedy Center and Senator Holmes Norton’s websites. There is no need to RSVP – people can simply turn up to these events.If you’re not close to either of these locations, don’t worry. Since National Dance Day is for everyone, we encourage people to create their own events.
We encourage people to celebrate NDD by creating your own events in your community. Don’t be afraid to get creative about what you do, as the list can be endless: do something charitable using dance, organize a Flash mob in your area, host a dance-a-thon or raise money for kids in your area to have more access to dance. Details of your NDD event can be listed on our Facebook page (starting June) for others to see and join in the celebration.


Share video of your event with everyone by uploading your videos to our Facebook page – it might even feature on SYTYCD!
Full details of how to upload your videos will be available on this page one month prior to NDD. Please check back in June to find out more.