ABOUT NATIONAL DANCE DAY
Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and DFF 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 fight 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 NDD.
National Dance Day always takes place on the last Saturday in July. In 2017, NDD will take place on:
Each year, Dizzy Feet Foundation joins with the Music Center in Los Angeles for a west coast celebration at downtown’s Grand Park, while Senator Eleanor Holmes Norton hosts events at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2016 we were pleased to include The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando to the celebrations.
All Host Venue activities are free and open to the public. A full list of Host Venues for 2017 will be made available May 2017.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL DANCE DAY BY CREATING YOUR OWN EVENT
Let Dizzy Feet help get your event up and running (or should we say, dancing?)!
If you are not near any of these locations, don’t worry! National Dance Day is for everyone, so we encourage you to create your own events in your community. Be creative! The list is endless: Do something charitable using dance; organize a Flash Mob in your area; host a dance-a-thon or raise money for kids to have more access to dance. See details below on how to register and share your events for others to see and join in the celebration.
Register your National Dance Day event and you’ll be featured in our national directory for others to search and participate in the celebrations.
See the full list of 2017 NDD events here soon!
INSTRUCTIONAL ROUTINES & TRACKS
Each year Dizzy Feet creates instructional dance videos for people to learn and perform dance routines and share them with others as part of NDD. Created by favorite “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers and featuring “So You Think You Can Dance” Alumni, our routine is adaptable to range of dance abilities ensuring everyone can take part.
All instructional videos and iTunes tracks will be available on this page in late June – one month prior to NDD.
SHARE YOUR NATIONAL DANCE DAY ROUTINE/CELEBRATION
Share video of your National Dance Day routines and events here and we’ll share them with everyone via Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
Details on how to submit your NDD videos will be provided here closer to the event.
DFF makes no guarantees or representations that any video submission(s) will be posted, used, featured, displayed, or exploited in any manner or media. DFF reserves the right to reject or delete any incomplete, inappropriate, and/or non-compliant video submissions.
USE OF THE NATIONAL DANCE DAY LOGO
Please note: the National Dance Day logo is a trademarked logo. Use of the logo is only permitted to official National Dance Day host venues & sponsors each year.
Check back in June for the 2017 National Dance Day routine!