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 2016, 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. This year we are 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.
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.
Click here to see the full list of NDD events for 2016!
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 & Twitter. Who knows, you might even be featured in a National Dance Day recap on “So You Think You Can Dance”!
You can upload your videos by clicking HERE. Just be sure to submit your videos by Friday August 5, 2016 by 5pm PST.
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.
Thank you so much for participating in National Dance Day and we can’t wait to see your video!!
USE OF THE NATIONAL DANCE DAY LOGO
Please note that the National Dance Day logo is a trademarked logo.
The Dizzy Feet Foundation is proud to present the official 2016 National Dance Day routine. Featuring “So You Think You Can Dance” All-Stars, Marko Germar, Comfort Fedoke, Kathryn McCormick & Robert Roldan, along with Mackenzie Ziegler. Watch and learn as the All-Stars demonstrate this fun, simple routine choreographed to the song “Dance Like Yo Daddy” by Meghan Trainor.
Dizzy Feet is proud to partner with Heelys for National Dance Day 2016 to help encourage Americans of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives.
In preparation for the July 30 celebrations nation wide, check out this fun version of this years National Dance Day routine with Heelys. Just be sure to always use the appropriate safety gear when wearing Heelys.
“Heelys is thrilled to partner with Dizzy Feet this year for their 6th Annual National Dance Day.” says Liz Mandracchia, VP of Marketing, Heelys. The Dizzy Feet mission to promote freedom of expression through dance is a natural alignment to the core values of the Heelys brand. Heelys encourages kids and Americans of all ages to explore their freedom and lead active and healthy lifestyles through the benefit of movement.”